Countdown to Steps for SOS 2018




2018 is a special year for us at SOS Children’s Villages Florida as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.Since opening our doors in 1993, we have served over 650 children giving them ​ the life each child deserves. It is through the engagement and generous support from people like you that we can fulfill our mission to provide a family-oriented community offering healing, hope, and home for children, young adults, and families to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Our mission is to provide a family-oriented community offering healing, hope, and home for children, young adults, and families to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. With your help we have been able to realize some outstanding outcomes.For the past 15 years in a row, 100% of our high school students have graduated and received their high school diplomas. 95% of these young people and received their high school diplomas. 95% of these young people have gone to college or other form of secondary education.



You spoke and we listened!!  We are starting our 5K run/walk ONE HOUR LATER at 8:00 am in 2018 at beautiful Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. The scenic route includes tree-shaded paths and a stable for retired horses.This is an excellent opportunity for families, friends, co-workers, and every one of all fitness levels to come together, make a difference and help provide a better life for our children. The route is certified and timed for runners, and allows for a pleasant morning stroll for those who prefer a more leisurely pace. This will allow for more of you to bring your friends and family and come out to enjoy the event. Because this is our 25th Anniversary, you can expect a few special commemorative items. The medal will be the focal point for top fundraisers and runners, and the t-shirt will not be a "sleep shirt", but rather a wardrobe staple available to everyone who fund raises $100 or more. Our Kids Zone will have activities including a bounce house, face painting and crafts. Join our SOS children and Alumni for an extraordinary event featuring FREE food, FUN, and ENTERTAINMENT. Every step you take brings our boys and girls one step closer to their dreams of success and happiness.



Famous P. Rhodes is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing officer for Bluegreen Vacations. Mr Rhodes previously served as Vice President of Digital Marketing and Customer Experience for AutoNation from 2015-2017 and as Vice President of eCommerce for AutoNation from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining AutoNation, Mr Rhodes served as Senior Director of Yahoo! Autos in 2012 and several leadership roles for eBay motors from 2007 to 2012, including Senior Director from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Rhode's experience prior to 2007 includes serving as Executive Vice President of DXS Financial Services, LP, Vice President of and Manager KPMG LLP. Mr.Rhodes holds a B.B.A in Management and an M.B.A. Famous is married to Sheri L. Rhodes a fellow Texas A&M Alumni with a Masters in Psychology.They have two children together in Famous and Celebre.

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“We are a foster care community in Broward County focusing on keeping siblings together when they are removed from their homes due to abandonment or neglect. Your participation in this fundraising event helps us provide everything our children  need to have a have the childhood every child deserves.”

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