HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES REWARDS CHILDREN WITH FREE ICE CREAM

unnamed-25Hoffman’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 the nearly 6,000 children who will complete the KidSafe for Kids program.  The KidSafe for Kids program currently benefits children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties 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 elementary school 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.

For more information on Hoffman’s Chocolates, please visit hoffmans.com. For more information on KidSafe Foundation, please visit kidsafefoundation.org.