Hurricane Season 2013 will last from June 1 - November 30. Make sure you're prepared for any storms that come our way. Click here for resources on how to be as prepared as possible. Miami-Dade County residents should review the storm surge evacuation zones to see whether their home is included - the zones have been extensively updated this year.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children in South Florida and Neighbors 4 Neighbors along with the Children's Services Council of Broward County want to keep your family safe through our drowning prevention and swim safety campaign. With pools, lakes and canals all around, it's essential that parents take precaution. Enrolling your child in swimming lessons reduces the risk of drowning by 88%. The YMCA of Broward County and the YMCA of Greater Miami offer swimming lessons. Click here for locations in Broward and click here for locations in Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit The National Drowning Prevention Alliance website.
Everyone has something to give. And now Neighbors 4 Neighbors is making it easy to share your talents and help neighbors in need with a new website – HelpingFeelsGood.org. Go online to connect with local organizations and find simple projects to help others. No talent is too big or too small. Perhaps you're a local mechanic who can help a family that can't afford to repair their car or want to share your green thumb to brighten a senior's yard. Together, we can spread kindness throughout our community. Step-by-step instructions on how to use HelpingFeelsGood.org are available here. Click here and register today to connect with a project near you!
Heatstroke in vehicles is the leading cause of all non-crash-related fatalities involving children 14 and younger. Even the best of parents or childcare provider can overlook a sleeping child in a car, and the end result can be injury or even death. These injuries or deaths are completely preventable. Everyone has a role to play in protecting our children, so Look Before You Lock! Click here for more info.
Things changed for a South Florida family in a matter of moments when bullets from a drive by shooting paralyzed a 15 year old boy and his family turned to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for help. Click here to see Aaron's story. Families like Aaron's depend on Neighbors 4 Neighbors to give them a hand up during times of crisis but we can't help them without your support. Please help us make families whole by donating to the Neighbors 4 Neighbors Family Fund here. Our Family Fund assists families who never thought they'd need to ask for help.
The Children's Services Council of Broward County is already gearing up for the fall with a backpack collection effort. The goal is to raise money and take in donations to supply children living in foster care, shelters and in distress with a backpack, school supplies, a pair of shoes and a uniform if necessary. Outfitting one student with one complete new uniform plus backpack and supplies is only $30. Click here to donate to the Back to School Extravaganza in Broward or to Back to School efforts Miami-Dade County and make sure you choose the program designation from the pull-down menu.
Boating is one of the most popular activities in Florida and 72% of operators involved in boating accidents have had no formal boating education. Classes are available and the best way to keep you, your family and everyone else out on the waterways safe. Click here for the schedule. Stay informed by brushing up on tips provided by the US Coast Guard here and at theMonica Burguera Foundation.
If your children or clients' children are under the age of 18, they can attend Summer Break Spot - a program that serves low-income children FREE meals at certain sites during the summer. Most sites serve two meals per day, or one meal and a snack. At almost all sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal. Some sites also offer enriching activities for children as well for a small fee. Click here for more information and here to find a Summer Break Spot site nearest you.
This summer will mark four years since a triple murder in Miramar left two teenagers and one of their mother’s dead in a random act of violence and now , Camille Hamilton, the survivor of the shooting who lost her daughter in the attack is in need of surgery. She has suffered significant medical problems after being shot in the head including loss of hearing on her left side and a portion of vision loss in her left eye. After undergoing at least 6 surgeries, her doctors say she is in need of another. For more details about the story, click here. You can help Camille by making a donation to the Neighbors 4 Neighbors Family Fund here and typing in Camille Hamilton in the dedication field.
It only took minutes to destroy Moore, Oklahoma, and it will take many years to recover. Neighbors 4 Neighbors, along with Eye on South Florida, is accepting donations and working with long term disaster recovery organizations that will rebuild lives and community. Please help by making a donation online here and selecting "Tornado Relief" as the Program Designation. Click here to see the video.
S.T.E.P.S. In The Right Direction, a Hialeah-based organization, helps strengthen the community by delivering health and human services to the elderly, caregivers of the elderly and children, needy families and children, refugees, immigrants, and individuals with disabilities and any special needs. Michael Salem, President & CEO, has submitted nearly 20 projects to HelpingFeelsGood.org on behalf of his clients with need areas ranging from Construction to Elderly Services. Assistance from Federal and State funding pays for specific programs and repairs for the families S.T.E.P.S. assists, but as Michael explains, "for people strapped with a fixed income, it doesn't help with their everyday needs that come up, like plumbing that they don't have the funds for."He describes being able to submit projects as a "blessing" as "HelpingFeelsGood.org opens a door wide open for resources that wouldn't normally be available to help." For one project, "Unemployed Professional Needs Car Repair," the client is looking for a job, but getting her car fixed will allow her to "not only just keep her going, but help sustain her as it meets her transportation needs. It's a win, win situation for everyone - [a volunteer] does a good deed and it benefits someone in need."
YouGiveGoods is a unique platform to connect people in need with people that want to give by offering an online way to make drives easier, less expensive and more productive. Select your charity and create an online Drive Page in minutes. Then use email and social media to spread the word. Food and goods are purchased online and when the drive is over YouGiveGoods will deliver everything at no charge. To learn more click here or call 888-548-4496.
Subscribe here to receive your own copy of the Cause An Effect e-newsletter any time before July 9th and you will be entered in a contest to win a $15 Best Buy gift card.
According to Miami Matters, a Health Council of South Florida initiative, motor vehicle crashes result in more than 41,000 deaths; 500,000 hospitalizations, and four million emergency department visits annually. Motor vehicles are the leading cause of death for children and young adults. Click here for steps to keep you safe on the road.
If you work full time in a public service position, you may qualify for student loan forgiveness! Under this program created in 2007, you may qualify after you have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers. Click here for more details and here for the full flyer.
Donating your clothes, furniture and other items to be sold at the Salvation Army will transform the lives of the men in the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program. Robert's dramatic transformation was only made possible through donated bags of clothes, and bargain shoppers - a true example of retail therapy. Robert is so proud of his job as a janitor at Burger King. When he arrived at the center, the years of hard drug use, street violence, and petty drug convictions were etched into his facial features and unwashed clothes. He began his transformation, receiving a mandatory shave and haircut as well as new clothes to follow a strict dress code as well as education and self-sufficiency. But the hardest part was transitioning into the "real world." Click here to learn more about Robert's transformation and how your donation truly makes a difference.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is honored to receive 211 Broward's Non-Profit of the Year for Innovation award for our latest web-based program, "Helping Feels Good" - launching Monday, March 4th. The site was carefully developed and designed to help volunteers find meaningful community projects on their terms and help non-profits better serve those in need. Dozens of non-profits in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have completed training and plan to take advantage of participating in the program.
The Neighbors 4 Neighbors team was excited to celebrate the big win, Friday, February 22nd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with their non-profit partners and collaborators, HandsOn Broward and the web development team at Marketing Matters. We look forward to the growth of "Helping Feels Good" and know it will provide a unique community resource to both citizens looking to engage in their community and non-profits seeking new ways to generate awareness and help their clients!
Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid are providing free legal advice, counsel, and/or representation to income-eligible Broward residents. Open through June 30th, the program covers the areas of bank, homeowner & condo association foreclosure defense, mortgage modification, pre-foreclosure issues and tax liens. Learn more here.
Join us as we celebrate twenty years of caring and help us continue our work in the community with our "Twenty 4 Twenty" campaign! Every $20 donation represents the twenty years that we have been serving the South Florida community and gives us the opportunity to continue connecting those who can help with those in need. Click here to make a donation and click here to learn more about Twenty 4 Twenty Campaign. Be one of the first 250 donors to this campaign and you'll receive a $15 dining gift certificate to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, FL! Plus, for every $20 donation you make, you'll also receive a gift set of 6 Kindness Cards!
The Children’s Services Council of Broward County provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children. More than 100 CSC programs are delivered by “provider” agencies that have clearly defined goals and outcomes and are regularly monitored for quality and performance.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is proud to partner with the Children's Services Council on important initiatives to help the children and families of our community, like our annual Back to School campaign and Swim Safety initiative.
Click here to learn more about the Children's Services Council.
ATTENTION STUDENTS - We're looking for great Summer Interns to join our team. 3 positions available: special events, social media and production. Social work, public administration, marketing or journalism background preferred. Interested? Send your resume & a brief narrative describing what you'd like to get out of an internship experience with us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community partners at HandsOn Broward connects individuals and groups to meaningful hands-on service opportunities at over 600 nonprofit organizations in Broward County - and they will soon be serving Miami-Dade as HandsOn Broward this Fall.
Click here to connect with HandsOn Broward and learn more about volunteer opportunities, trainings and events.
Filled with tons of tips and info for your growing family. If you live in Broward County, download your copy or pick one up at The Children's Services Council of Broward. If you live in Miami-Dade or Monroe Counties, you can download or pick up a copy from the Early Learning Coalition of Miami!
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If you're unemployed and live in Miami-Dade or Broward County, check out these great links!
- Hollywood Job Opportunities
- Ft Lauderdale Job Opportunities
- Dania Beach Job Opportunities
- Lauderhill Job Opportunities
- Miramar Job Opportunities
- Pompano Beach Job Opportunities
- Sunrise Job Opportunities
- Tamarac Job Opportunities
- Hallandale Beach Job Opportunities
- Oakland Park Job Opportunities
- Margate Job Opportunities
- Broward County Schools
We want to thank one of our founding underwriters,The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, for their continued support of Neighbors 4 Neighbors over the past 20 years!
Adopt-a-bear is a grassroots non-profit campaign dedicated to fighting child abuse. Our daily mission is to help comfort abused, neglected and abandoned children – one teddy bear at a time!
At the core of our adoption effort is the experience of children helping children. The “adoption” of the teddy bear by one child for another who is less fortunate, is a treasured gift for all. Of course, we encourage loving adults to adopt as well.
The campaign was created by CBS-4 News Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen in response to state budget cuts that endangered the gifting of bears by our Juvenile Court Judges. Thanks to you, the bears are being rescued – and so are the children. To make a donation to Adopt A Bear, click here.