Adopt a Family 2014 is now open! Sponsor a family in need today

In these tough times more families than ever are calling for food, and basic life necessities.  Money for holiday gifts and food will be in short supply, but you can help.   Our holiday program, Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays, is in its 22nd year and continues to be our pride and joy. Help a family today! or Learn more

Operation Elf

Organizing your own toy & gift card drive can be simple, easy and fun! You can get your family, co-workers and friends involved in making this holiday season a little brighter for low-income families in our community. This year, we’ve partnered with the YMCA of Broward and Greater Miami to be the recipients of the toys we collect as they will help us serve some of the most vulnerable children in South Florida. The gift cards collected will help serve those families that do not get adopted through our Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays Program. Often, families with teenage children get passed over for adoption in favor of those with little ones.  Click here to find out more.  


Our most popular program each year matches hundreds of families in need with caring adopters.

Each year, during the holidays Neighbors 4 Neighbors matches hundreds of families with caring businesses, churches, groups and individuals who help make the holidays a little brighter. Learn more – A unique way to give back to your community on your terms, on your time

An off-shoot of Adopt A Family, this unique website invites people with talents and skills to share, an opportunity to search for a family that needs them.  All families are submitted by NPO social service agencies.  The system matches according to need, geographic area and criteria established by the volunteer and agency.  Since launching in March of 2013, the site has registered over 400 volunteers and 86 nonprofits.  More registrations and projects are being added every day. Click here and register today to connect with a project near you! 

Family Resource Guide now available through Children's Services Council

Each year the Children’s Services Council of Broward County publishes the Family Resource Guide. 

This guide comes in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole and is free. It includes phone numbers and web links to for local agencies and programs serving South Florida families. You can find health and safety tips, public school information, child care and after school care options, sports and recreational programs and much more. You can download a copy here or visit Children's Services Council's office in Broward to pick one up.

Get prepared for hurricane season 2014

    Neighbors 4 Neighbors was started in the wake of the devastation after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. At Neighbors 4 Neighbors, we know the importance of being prepared for the Hurricane Season.

     Does your family or business have an emergency plan? Have you or your family designated a meeting location in case a disaster strikes? Does your company have a remote back-up system? Do you know the evacuation routes? Do you have items for each member of your household from the disaster checklist?

     Don’t wait for disaster to strike. Now is the time to prepare. Learn more!

N4N in action - In the news and on your tube!

All year long, Neighbors 4 Neighbors is making connections between those in need and those who can help. Sometimes the stories are so compelling they end up right on your TV via CBS channel 4! Here are some recent stories of Neighbors 4 Neighbors in action. Click here to check it out!

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Children's Services Council

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. 

Summer of Safety

Neighbors 4 Neighbors spotlights several issues over the summer to keep kids safe.  Our swim safety campaign airs spots on air with information on free and low cost swim safety classes.  Our Look Before You Lock Campaign reminds people to check the back seat for children who may be overlooked when getting out of the car.  Click to learn more!

N4N Stories Coming to Shelves Near You!

We're proud to announce that the CBS 4 News magazine and newspaper has picked up Neighbors 4 Neighbors as a regular contributor of content. Check out our latest Back to School story in the August issue of the Coral Gables magazine edition and newspaper. Pick up your free copy at Publix, Navarro and other stores across South Florida. 

Neighbors 4 Neighbors has helped more than 550,000 individuals across two decades. Now we need your help!

Spring reminds us that life comes back. Despite rough weather that can knock us down, or slow our growth, we can start over.  Over the past 22 years, with your help, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has helped our neighbors recover from disasters large and small.  Together we have delivered over 10.5 million in donations of cash, food and services to those in need.  Served over 550,000 individuals for the holidays through Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays, and supported over 900 South Florida nonprofits with resources, donated goods and services.

Now, we need your support to help us continue to help our neighbors.  We have launched a fundraising campaign on behalf of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, and ask that you make a donation in whatever amount you wish.  Please click here to make a secure credit card donation.  Checks may be mailed to Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 8900 NW 18 Terrace, Miami FL 33172

Thank you.

Adopt A Bear

N4N is the fiscal agent for Adopt A Bear which was created by CBS investigative reporter, Michelle Gillen.  Bears are purchased and given to Family Court Judges, Fire and Police, for children who have been traumatized, in Miami Dade and Broward.  Recent grants from Palm Beach Sherriff’s office, has taken the program to Palm Beach.  Since its inception the program has distributed over 10,000 bears to comfort children.

To make a donation to Adopt A Bear, click here.

Check out our YouTube channel and stay up to date with N4N's connecting power!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a powerful media outlet committed to connecting people in need with those who can help. All year long, our YouTube channel gets populated with new stories, specials and tips to keep you and your family safe. Feel free to comment and subscribe, and definitely check it out! Here's a list of the latest!

Spreading Kindness

During the summer South Florida youths attending the YMCA Summer Program competed to have their image of kindness selected for reproduction.  60,000 copies of the six winning images have been printed and laminated for distribution.  These “Kindness Cards” have a drawing on one side and this message in English and Spanish on the other:  “You just performed a random act of kindness.  I noticed, and want to thank you for making our world and community a better place.  Please enjoy the art on the other side and pass this card along to someone you see performing a random act of kindness.”

 A Facebook campaign invited “friends” to “like” their favorite images. The top six images were printed laminated and are being distributed through other nonprofits, community groups and the general public. 

Donate to the N4N Family Fund!

Our Family Fund provides emergency food, clothing, and shelter to families in crisis.  Often it is a fire, or unexpected event such as an accident or illness that exhausts a family’s resources.  It may be a wheelchair for a recently handicapped teen, or linens for a family moving from  homelessness to permanent housing. Thanks to generous donations from the public, Neighbors 4 Neighbors is able to meet the need through our Family Fund. Donate now

Calling all local heroes!

This year's Local Hero contest starts now, and you could win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle! Learn more

Florida Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program

ELMORE will assist senior homeowners in Florida who have reverse mortgages and face foreclosure due to nonpayment of property-related expenses. The goal is to help them catch up on past-due and upcoming payments so that they can remain in their homes. The program can provide up to $25,000 for eligible senior homeowners. To apply, call the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-800-601-3534 and learn more at

Volunteering for Good Health by Sharon Harvey Rosenberg

Looking for a supplemental dose of good health? You can earn extra mental and physical health benefits by volunteering. That's the verdict from various academic, medical and federal research reports. Volunteer work leads to lower depression rates and better functional abilities, studies show. Other benefits include reduced levels of stress, chronic pain and heart disease symptoms. Learn more here

Ways to Work Car Loan Program
Ways to Work provides financial education for working families and affordable loans to purchase reliable used vehicles to meet their critical transportation needs. The program is managed by Branches and the first step clients must take in order to participate is to attend a financial literacy Money Smart Class. Click here to learn more or call 786-507-3999ext 3103. 
"Doing the Most Good" with The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's Family Stores are doing their part to offer help to the most forgotten individuals in need by repairing donations of clothing, shoes and all sorts of household goods. To each person who gives to The Salvation Army, thank you for "Doing the Most Good!"
HandsOn Miami is here!

It's official! The new HandsOn Miami is here to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action to positively affect change in Miami-Dade County. They connect individuals and groups to meaningful hands-on service opportunities that make a difference in local communities.

Black Tie South Florida

We’re proud to partner with Black Tie South Florida – a wonderful resource for event management created to empower nonprofits by giving them access to online event planning and convenient, easy, one-stop web-based technology for heightening awareness, raising money, managing events, communicating with supporters and managing critical data

Eye on South Florida

We have partnered with Eye On South Florida to bring our neighbors even more stories about helping those in need in our community every day. They're all about communicating news and entertainment with good family values.

HandsOn Broward

Our community partners at HandsOn Broward connect individuals and groups to meaningful hands-on service opportunities at over 600 nonprofit organizations in Miami-Dade and Broward County.

Click here to connect with HandsOn Broward and learn more about volunteer opportunities, trainings and events.

Thank You, Herbert Hoover Foundation

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!

Neighbors 4 Neighbors on Guidestar

Neighbors 4 Neighbors organizational and financial information can be found on Guidestar here