A Philanthropic Michael Capponi

CORRECTING and REPLACING Grassroots Thanksgiving Effort Led by Michael Capponi to Feed and Help Homeless in Downtown Miami Continues to Draw Support and Volunteers
Monday November 20, 2:07 pm ET

Doctors and Addiction Specialists to Offer Services; Restaurants and Philanthropists Underwriting Cost of Food; DJ Irie to Provide Music

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Second graph, location address of event should read: …at the Miami Arena, 721 NW 1st Ave. (sted …at the American Airlines Arena.).

The corrected release reads:

GRASSROOTS THANKSGIVING EFFORT LED BY MICHAEL CAPPONI TO FEED AND HELP HOMELESS IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI CONTINUES TO DRAW SUPPORT AND VOLUNTEERS

Doctors and Addiction Specialists to Offer Services; Restaurants and Philanthropists Underwriting Cost of Food; DJ Irie to Provide Music.

The grassroots effort by hospitality entrepreneur and real estate developer Michael Capponi to feed the homeless in downtown Miami on Thanksgiving Day has grown into a larger outreach initiative that will include the services of physicians, addiction specialists and not-for-profit organizations provided at no charge to the community, Capponi announced today.

“Spirit of Thanksgiving” will take place on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Miami Arena, 721 NW 1st Ave.

Joining the effort are J.R. and Loren Ridinger of Market America and Jim Cavanaugh, president of Janni-King, who are underwriting the cost of more than 1,500 meals; Shareef Malnik of The Forge restaurant, who has arranged and paid for transportation to the event; Dr. Jeff Kamlet, president of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, who will provide addiction treatment evaluations and sponsor rehabilitation programs; additional physicians who will give medical aid where needed; representatives from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Miami Rescue Mission, among other not-for-profit organizations; Eric Milon of The Opium Group, who will provide non-alcoholic beverages; Rosinella restaurant, which will provide desserts; and Miami’s favorite, DJ Irie, who will handle the music and make “Spirit of Thanksgiving” a day to remember.

“Due to the overwhelming response to our first announcement, more than 200 volunteers have called and written to offer their support,” Capponi said. “We continue to welcome Miamians who want to join this effort and lend a hand, as well as donate clothing and blankets for distribution.”

To participate in the “Spirit of Thanksgiving,” please contact Michael Capponi at mc@michaelcapponi.com or call his office at (305) 695-4410.

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