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The Friends of Jack and Jill Center to Host 21st Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center – a support group of volunteers committed to developing community awareness, fundraising and program assistance for Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families – is excited to host the 21st Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, presented by Michele and Joe Maiuro, at The Plaza on Las Olas on Tuesday, Nov 29, at 6 p.m.

Adults are invited to ring in the holiday season while giving back to the community with cocktails, light bites and festive live entertainment. The event will culminate with the magical lighting of a 30-foot Christmas tree, illuminating downtown Fort Lauderdale.

All proceeds will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Since it was established in 1999, The Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5 million and volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of the Center's children and families.

Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education and family strengthening programs to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.


The Plaza on Las Olas (Stiles Plaza) 301 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Tuesday, Nov 29, 6 – 8 p.m.


This event open to the public and is an adults-only affair.

Individual tickets may be purchased for $125 in advance of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, please visit

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact

Director of Special Events Jennifer Swercheck at 954.463.8772, ext. 206 or jswercheck@jack​andjillcenter.o​rg.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Friends of Jack & Jill Center


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