January 2016                                                                                                                                        Issue #113
Happy New Year Neighbor,

I hope each and every one of you had a great holiday. This holiday season was extra special.  We were able to help many families, as we do each year, but what was really amazing was how quickly all the families were adopted.  The response from the community was so enthusiastic and joyfully overwhelming.  Read below to see just a sampling of the generosity from our wonderful Neighbors.    

As we begin our 24th year serving the South Florida community, we wanted to thank each of you for your support each and every day.  Without you we can't help the hundreds of families each year during our Adopt A Family Program and the hundreds more through our many partnerships and campaigns. 

We look forward to making this year even more wonderful than the last and with you at our side that will definitely come true.  

And if you missed it, please view our Holiday Special and see first hand how together we make this community stronger.  

Thank you, from all of us at Neighbors 4 Neighbors

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, 
nothing is going to get better.  It's not".
                                                       - Dr Seuss

Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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Make all those great gift cards you got for the holiday become worth even more! 
   It can't get any easier or more rewarding than this!


What a fantastic time it was for the Adopt A Family program! The generosity of the community was felt far and wide. Here's just some of the wonderful photos and testimonials from our families and those who adopted them this past holiday season.

Good morning Katy,
Thank you and Neighbors4neighbors for giving us the opportunity to participate in bringing some joy and blessings to the Little family during the Holiday season.

It was a pleasure meeting with them. I look forward to participating again next year. Now that I know how the program works, I can prepare with ample time. 
Thank you again,
Aurora and Wes

"My husband and I adopted a local family for the holidays, a grandmother helping/raising her 5 grandchildren. It was such a wonderful experience visiting with them in their home and watching them opening gifts. I feel that we were as excited as they were, and we look forward to doing it annually. Below are a couple of pictures of our time together." - Karen and Steven Gissi n
Here's a card received by one of our Adopters, Marilyn Cale

The agencies we work with are the true hero's helping these families each day, but they know how to make us feel like heros!
N4N Family - Look what you
made happen this morning for a very grateful young family in need.
Angels on earth, baby!!! 

Evan J. Goldman, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer
Here's one that was shared on Facebook: 
I couldn't agree more. This is our 2nd year participating in this wonderful program and I feel so blessed to be able to take part in it! 

Our "adopt-a-family" experience brought many beautiful families together and taught us so much. We are all so blessed and have so much to be grateful for. Thank you to all those who donated! #shareyourblessings  Made with @flipagram - Lana Bezenyan Sukhman

Click the image below to see Flipgram

Via Email: 

"Good Morning, I adopted a family this year for the first time. I just wanted to email you and let you know I delivered gifts and holiday cheer yesterday to the family I adopted. What a humbling and amazing experience!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this program. My husband and I truly enjoyed putting together all the gifts and goodies for our family.

The smiles on their faces were simply priceless. They were an amazing family and I am touched that I was able to help them during the holiday season. I may have helped them with monetary gifts but they gave me the gift of love, compassion and gratitude that no amount of money can buy.

This truly is what the holiday season is about and the joy I feel in my heart is overflowing. Once again thank you! Happy Holidays, Krista Shaw"

The Milian Family sent an amazing video of their adoption. Looks like no detail was spared. 
Celestin Family
Celestin Family

And there were hundreds more.  

We'd like to thank our partners at Baptist Health Primary Care and Publix Super Markets Charities for their support this year.  Along with them and you our neighbors, hundreds of holiday dreams came true!

Thank you South Florida!
Thank you South Florida!
We are also very grateful for the support of the team at CBS 4.  With them at our side the program ran smoother than ever before.  All the families were all adopted well before Christmas and that was a dream come true. 


You can still support families in need, by making a donation online.  

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a 501©3 nonprofit organization, and your contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. You may make a secure credit card donation by going to our website at www.neighbors4neighbors.org  You may also mail a check to:  Neighbors 4 Neighbors, 8900 NW 18 Terrace, Doral FL 33172. 

We have the Coolest Partners! 

We'd like to thank the Intercontinental Miami, Florida Advocates and our Host Rick Folbum for partnering to support us!  The month long Miami On Ice event was a wonderful fundraiser for us that started with a special party in Dec. 12th that was coolest event ever!  For the first time in several years the Intercontinental Miami installed an outdoor ice rink right on the bay.  We were honored when they offered to give us a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales and even offered to host this special even on Dec. 12th.  Our fantastic volunteers came out to help us sell some amazing ornaments donated to us by the very generous owners of Barker Animation, Herb and Gloria Baker. We can't thank them enough for these gifts.  

Everyone had a blast, even Santa, the sneaky photo bomber, had a wonderful time. We'd also like to thank Dee and Hank Haegele, who coordinated a festive choir to sing as everyone skated.  They really help fill the air with holiday cheer. 
Some of families from our Adopt A Family program were invited to attend too.  Everyone really had a wonderful time.   
We hope you got a chance to glide across the ice and we can't thank everyone enough for making this the best holiday season yet. 

Rocking It Out for Neighbors!


This little furry guy has something really cool for you, it's our limited edition pin, and you can get yours exclusively at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. They have chosen us as their philanthropic partner for 2016.  We can't wait to share all the great opportunities they have in store for us in the New Year.   Thank you Hard Rock for your support we can't wait!  

Get Much Needed Volunteers For Your Organization!

Are you a non-profit agency that is need of skilled volunteers?  We can help. Through our site, Helping Feels Good.org. Organizations like yours can add volunteer project of all shapes and sizes, for free, any time day or night.  
Our site is already jam packed with volunteers ready to help you today.

Email Katy at katy@neighbors4neighbors.org to find out how.   


Did you see our Holiday Special?
Neighbors 4 Neighbors 2015 Holiday Special

Click above to see highlights from our Adopt a Family, Operation Candy Corn, Back to School and many other campaigns.


Board Member Spotlight!

We are honored to announce that, Michael Goodman, of our Board of Directors will be honored at the Hot Havana Nights event coming up at the end of this month. 
AS you all know, Michael is a passionate, committed businessman, and community leader.  On January 30th, he will be honored at an exciting event that will take you back in time to 1950"s Cuba nightlife.  In addition to the tremendous support he gives to Neighbors 4 Neighbors, he champions so many other important causes and nonprofits Let's celebrate our friend and one of the nicest human beings on the planet.  For additional information on this event, please click the image below. 



Every donation you make is processed by our heros at Berkowitz Pollack Brant. We can't thank them enough for their support this year.  Together we are able to make a greater impact in the community.


Volunteer Opportunities


Looking to help out in the community but don't know where to start? Are you a non-profit who needs volunteers?  Learn more about where to volunteer locally here. And how to share your projects with the community.  HelpingFeelsGood.org.




Thank you again to Infrasol for the  kind donation of b rand new computers and top of line cloud storage system to our office. 

They are the leading IT consulting firm in South Florida providing IT Support to small and medium-sized businesses.

N4N Stories Coming to Shelves Near You!
Have you picked a copy of the CBS 4 News magazine and newspaper?  Grab your free copy at Publix, Navarro and other stores across South Florida. New editions hit the store each month.   
Free & Reduced School Lunch
Your children may qualify for free or reduced price school lunch if you meet Federal Guidelines for eligibility. A new application must be filled out each year and now is the time to apply. 
It's easy to apply online. Click here to apply in Broward and here for Miami-Dade County. 

When a child is caught up in a scary situation, a soft cuddly bear is a great way to calm their fears.

Learn more about Adopt a Bear their dedication to fighting child abuse - Just click here for details. 
The Bargain Corner
We want to share great deals with you!  

If you know of any great bargains that can help your Neighbors, please  email us  so we can share them with the community. 

The Wish List

 Neighbors 4 Neighbors is all about connecting those in need with those who can help and our list of organizations with wishes is constantly growing. Many organizations in our community are in need of specific items to help them operate to their fullest potential. Visit our Neighbors In Need page to see if you can help an organization on our wish list! If you make a connection, let us know - we'd love to share it with the community. 


Support N4N

 The Neighbors 4 Neighbors Family Fund helps families with anything from emergency food to making a dream come true.  Your support can change a family's life.


News 4 You

 Want to keep out of town friends and family members informed with the latest South Florida happenings?  Just go to CBS4 for all the latest. CBSMiami.com is always on.    


We're proud to partner with Black Tie South Florida - a wonderful resource for event management created to empower nonprofit 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. 

Helping Hands

Help is only a phone call away for a Neighbor in a crisis!


          Miami-Dade County 3-1-1                 Broward County Commission 954-831-4000    

Switchboard of Miami 305-358-HELP           2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward


Both Switchboard of Miami & 2-1-1 Broward offer great services to make sure that seniors not only have the physical support that they need, but emotional support as well.   


  Neighbors 4 Neighbors 
8900 NW 18th Terrace
Miami, FL  33172
Tel: (305) 597-4404 
Fax: (305) 592-2766   

Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

Katy Meagher
TV Producer & New Media

Monica De La Guardia
Executive Assistant



President: Amanda Gonzalez,   AVP Marketing, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center   
Vice President:  Ronald Book, PA, Ron Book & Associates
Secretary:   John R. King , LINQ Group Benefits, LLC
Michael Goodman , Goodman Public Relations, President
Adam Levy , Vice President and General Manager, WFOR/WBFS Television
Terri Lynn, Superstars
Chuck Malkus, Chief Strategist, Starmark International
Melissa Gracey, Dir. of Marketing, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants
Dominque Turgot, Director, Business Operations Baptist Outpatient Services
Russel Lazega, Esq. Lazega Law 

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a non-profit organization 501 (c) 3 originally created by CBS4 in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. As South Florida recovered, CBS4 made a commitment to make Neighbors an integral part of its community service program.  Using the power of television to reach people who want to help and by forging relationships with important community and business leaders, Neighbors has evolved into a valuable resource for individuals and families in our community facing critical needs.