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
Home improvement shows are all the rage but one South Florida family needs a new kitchen built to accommodate to their special needs.
With the help of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, they’re hoping to make it a reality.
It takes a lot of work for Lissette Ference, 51, to do every day chores in the kitchen.
“If I wanted to get close to the stove, I would have to climb up,” said Lissette.”I can’t reach the knobs on the stove.”
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
Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school lets out for the summer, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. The SFSP is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during the summer months and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for the upcoming school year. Learn more
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.
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!
For the past 22 years, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has used the power of media to connect those in need with those who can help. In 2013, Helpingfeelsgood.org, a website that matches nonprofit client needs with volunteers was added to the mix, giving people a chance to register and sign up for projects that match their skills. Seeing the wide areas of interest, and willingness to help solve community challenges, we want to take that a step further and focus on critical community areas of concern, such as homelessness. Through media partnerships with WFOR, WBFS, CBS newspapers and magazines, Miami Herald, and large social media network, we will engage and educate our neighbors. Learn more
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. Our Safe Sleeping Campaign alerts parents of proper sleeping habits for kids. Click to donate!
In partnership with Broward Children’s Services Council, and the Kids 4 Kids Club, N4N supports Back to School drives that delivered backpacks and supplies to 4,600 kids last year. Broward recipients are identified by school social workers and the effort focuses on kids in unstable living conditions. A Back to School Extravaganza at the BB&T center drew thousands of kids and parents who were treated to free haircuts, shoes, socks, uniforms, and backpacks filled with school supplies. In Miami Dade the focus was on Farmworker children. 600 Backpacks filled with supplies were given out in addition to books, snacks and friendship. Click to donate!
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.
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
This year's Local Hero contest starts now, and you could win a wheelchair-accessible vehicle! Learn more
This past year, Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida connected over 400 families in need with adopters who provided gifts, decorations, food, and most importantly, friendship. Though the online portion of Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays is now closed, there are still ways to help. Please click here to make a secure online donation to benefit families who are not yet matched with an adopter. You can also mail a check to Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 8900 NW 18 Terrace, Miami, FL 33172.
Studies have found that students with better attendance have higher GPA’sand standardized test scores. The phrase, “Bring It...All Day, Everyday,” captures the spirit of the message we want to send to encourage better attendance. Together with parents, teachers, Broward County Schools and the Children's Services Council of Broward County, our community can make a difference!
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 FloridaELMORE.org.
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.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open for enrollment. Log on and find the best plan for you and to see if you qualify for lower costs!
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.
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.
The 2013-2014 Family Resource Guides are available for pickup or delivery. It's filled with tons of important information for families on topics such as child care, financial literacy, education, and child safety. Download your copy online 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.
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
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.
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 always looking for great interns to join our team. 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 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.
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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 organizational and financial information can be found on Guidestar here.