HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES REWARDS 6,000 CHILDREN WITH FREE ICE CREAM
Partnership with KidSafe Foundation benefits
Elementary & Preschool students for completing program
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August, 2015) – Hoffman’s Chocolates is giving kids a treat through its partnership with non-profit organization KidSafe Foundation. The chocolatier is proud to be an active member of the community and is excited to provide a free ice cream cone to nearly 6,000 children who will complete the KidSafe for Kids program in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, as well as Central Florida.
The KidSafe for Kids program is an eight-week curriculum designed for children in grades PreK4 through fifth grade. Children participating in the program will learn important safety skills through fun not fear using developmentally appropriate techniques such as role play, song, art, discussion and the foundation’s two award-winning children’s books, “My Body is Special and Belongs to Me!” and “Jack Teaches His Friends to be KidSafe!”
“It is such a pleasure to reward our future generations for participating in this great program,” said Lois Marino, Director of Marketing with Hoffman’s Chocolates. “Hoffman’s Chocolates is proud to partner with KidSafe and looks forward to an ongoing relationship.”
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, Hoffman’s Chocolates is dedicated to the community in which they serve. With eight locations throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Hoffman’s Chocolates continues to use the time-honored tradition of candy making with the finest and freshest ingredients. The children who complete the KidSafe program will be able to redeem their free ice cream cone at any Hoffman’s Chocolates location.
“We’re so excited to add this special incentive to participating children,” said KidSafe Co-founder and Executive Director Sally Berenzweig. “Hoffman’s Chocolates has truly been a great organization to work with.”
KidSafe Foundation was founded in 2009 by Sally Berenzweig and Cherie Benjoseph, both of whom are child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers and moms. This non-profit organization strives to prevent child abuse through awareness and prevention education programs at schools and child care agencies across South Florida.
Hoffman’s Chocolates is a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings that is part of the BBX Capital family. BBX Capital Foundation donated $2500 to KidSafe Foundation to help provide Child Sexual Abuse Prevention programming for children and adults in Broward County Title One Elementary Schools.
About Hoffman’s Chocolates
Headquartered in Greenacres, Florida, Hoffman’s Chocolates, a subsidiary of BBX Sweet Holdings, is a manufacturer of gourmet chocolates, with several retail locations throughout South Florida. The tradition of legendary chocolates began 40 years ago in a small chocolate shop in Lake Worth with a commitment to use the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world. The Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory is a popular tourist destination where guests from all over the world are greeted by the aroma of slow-simmering chocolate and caramel and watch the art of candy making first hand at its observation windows. The company is notable for its elaborate December holiday displays, including the Hoffman’s Holiday Wonderland, and products such as gift baskets and chocolate covered pretzels. Other extraordinary creations include the “Snoodle” and “Pecan Caramel Jitterbugs.”
Hoffman’s product lines includes over 70 varieties of confections all handmade using time honored traditions of candy making, plus Kosher O-U chocolates. Hoffman’s Chocolates is available via its retail store locations, thru online distribution channels and by direct shipping throughout the U.S. It has been a favorite local brand for residents throughout Florida. For more information, please visit www.Hoffmans.com. BBX Sweet Holdings is a 100% owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE:BBX).