March 2016                                                                                                                                        Issue #115

Hello Neighbors, 

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is proud to introduce our new Board of Directors Executive Committee.
Chair, Michael Goodman; Vice Chair, Ron Book:  Secretary, Russel Lazega and Treasurer Dominique Dorsanivil.   Directors are:  Amanda Gonzalez, Melissa Gracey, Adam Levy, Terri Lynn and Chuck Malkus.  Thank you for your leadership and support.
We have a gift for South Florida nonprofits.  The gift of over 700 volunteers who want to share their skills and talents with you and those you serve.  Call us at 305 597-4404 or email katy@neighbors4neighbors.org to sign up and start entering projects on our volunteer matching website, helpingfeelsgood.org  It's all free, and training for your team is virtual.

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

Sincerely,
Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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GET TAX PREP HELP


There is some help to make your filing less taxing this year.  If you earned $54,000 or less in 2015, you may qualify for free tax preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit.   Neighbors 4 Neighbors along with our partners at Children's Services Council of Broward County, Hispanic Unity and the United Way of Broward County want you to get the most from your hard earned money.  If you aren't sure if you qualify or want more information, please log on to  www.vitataxesfree.org or call 211.  
This service is provided throughout Broward County at more than 14 permanent tax sites at local nonprofit locations as well as via a tax mobile unit at 20+ partner sites. And, trained IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will assist individuals in English, Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese and sign-language at designated tax sites.
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BOOK A GUIDED TOUR OF 
BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK


Neighbors 4 Neighbors will be embarking on a wonderful project with our partners at the  Herbert Hoover Foundation  in an effort to bring awareness to a national treasure in our own backyard, Biscayne National Park.  

Weekends are a great time to visit our National Parks, especially the most unique of them all, Biscayne National Park! And there are wonderful guided tours to get you out on the water and see for yourself. Check our website for details.  http://neighbors4neighbors.org/Biscayne-National-Park




ROCK YOUR PIN

Make sure you get our limited edition pin!  You can get yours exclusively at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 
 

CALLING ALL NON-PROFITS
Get The Volunteers You Need!


Are you a non-profit agency that is need of skilled volunteers?  Could your clients use help, learning a language or an instrument?  Maybe you need help with an event or around the office.  What ever the project, we have the volunteers ready and waiting to help.  Through our site, Helping Feels Good.org,  powered by our partners at Everglades Holiday Park, 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 or call us at 305-597-4404 to find out to post your volunteer needs today.   

 

Board Spotlight!
  

NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS APPOINTS MICHAEL GOODMAN AS BOARD CHAIR; ANNOUNCES 2016 BOARD MEMBERS
 
MIAMI (March 8, 2016) - Neighbors 4 Neighbors , recognized as a vital community resource for more than two decades, has appointed Michael Goodman as chair along with other volunteer board members for 2016. The organization, founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, empowers South Florida residents to inspire action by helping their fellow neighbors in need.
 
This year's Neighbors 4 Neighbors board members are as follows:
 
Board of Directors
Michael Goodman of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Chair
Ronald Book of Ron Book & Associates, Vice Chair
Russel Lazega, Esq., of Florida Advocates, Secretary
Dominque Dorsainvil of Business Operations Baptist Outpatient Services, Treasurer
Amanda Gonzalez, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Immediate Past Chair)
Melissa Gracey, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants
Adam Levy, WFOR/WBFS Television
Terri Lynn, Superstars and southfloridareporter.com
Chuck Malkus, Malkus Communications Group
 
"We're excited to maintain our role in the community as an integral source to link those who can help with those in need," said Lynne Cameron, executive director of Neighbors 4 Neighbors. "This group of dedicated volunteers will continue to steer the organization into the future and allow us to fulfill our mission."
 
A notable community activist, Michael Goodman, founder of GPR | Goodman Public Relations, possesses an extensive history of advocacy for a variety of philanthropic causes in South Florida. A long time board member of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Goodman was recently honored by the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood for his dedication to the arts. He is also a current board member of ARC Broward, board secretary of the Florida Theatrical Association and vice-chair of the City of Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board. His past community engagement includes board and other leadership roles in support of the African American Research Library, ArtServe, City of Oakland Park, Family Central, Harvey Milk Foundation, Junior Achievement, Leadership Broward Foundation, The Pride Center, United Way and more.


Did You Know?

Did you know that Neighbors 4 Neighbors is funded solely by Corporate  Sponsorships  and donations from supporters like you? Without these funds we can't  continue our work  connecting those in need with those who can help. Consider making a donation today.  
  

  

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. 


Adopt-A-Bear
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 
c/o WFOR-TV CBS4
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
Katy@neighbors4neighbors.org

Monica De La Guardia
Executive Assistant
Monica@neighbors4neighbors.org

www.helpingfeelsgood.org

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Michael Goodman , Goodman Public Relations, President
Vice President: Ronald Book, PA, Ron Book & Associates
Secretary: Russel Lazega, Esq., Florida Advocates, Private Law Firm
Treasurer: Dominque Dorsainvil, Dir. Business Op Baptist Outpatient Services
Amanda Gonzalez, AVP Marketing, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Melissa Gracey, Dir. of Marketing, Berkowitz Pollack Brant
Adam Levy, Vice President and General Manager, WFOR/WBFS Television
Terri Lynn, Superstars
Chuck Malkus , Chief Strategist, Starmark International


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.  


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