December 2015                                                                                                                                         Issue #112
Hello Neighbor,

I wish each of you could spend a day at Neighbors 4 Neighbors to see  what a kind and generous community we have.  True, we hear from many  who are in very difficult, and sometimes desperate, circumstances,  but thanks to our many nonprofit partners, and people like you,  we are often able to help.  

This holiday season, we wish you joy in whatever way you celebrate,  and the privilege of sharing it with others.  Many of you have Adopted  Families for the Holidays, and seem as excited as the families.  

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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ADOPT A FAMILY 4 THE HOLIDAYS



Take a look at what our Neighbors are doing this year!

We kicked off our Holidays with a Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted by our very dear friends at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood.  
They laid out a full Thanksgiving spread for over 300 people, 
all families from the Broward County School HEART Program. 

Santa was on hand and so were the fantastic players from the 
South Florida Gold ABA Basketball team.  
Everyone had a wonderful time.  

You can Adopt A Family 4 The Holidays, just like one of those at this 
luncheon,  by going to www.aaf.neighbors4neighbors.org  
pick a family near you and make some holiday dreams come true.  

The deadline to pick a family is Dec.16th.  
We are happy to report that the families are being adopted 
every second, so don't delay, pick your family today.  

Don't have the time to Adopt, please consider making a donation:

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.  

 
Rocking in the Holidays!
 
We are also thrilled to announce that, the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood is now selling these Limited Edition Neighbors 4 Neighbors Pins! 
 
They are $14 and available exclusively in the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL Rock Shop inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL.
 
What a great stocking stuffer these would make! Get yours today!


There's a cool way to get into holiday spirit this season, at Miami on Ice, right on the bay at the IntercontinentalMiami.  

Enjoy real ice skating from Dec. 4th to Jan. 10th. 

Tickets are just $15 for adults and $10 for kids. 

The coolest part is each ticket sold will benefit the Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program. 

Join us Dec. 12th for a special event with real ice skating, Santa, food trucks and more! 

CBS 4's  very own  Rick Folbaum will be our guest master of ceremonies, too! 

So bring your family and tell your friends!

Join our partners at Florida Advocates and get into the holiday spirit with ice skating and helping those in need this holiday season. 
 

It'll be the highlight of your holidays.


Parking: Discounted valet at the hotel or park at one of the many parking areas near the hotel along Biscayne Blvd. or Bayside.   You can also take the Metrorail to the Metro mover and exit at the Bayfront Park Station, right across the street from the hotel. 



Looking for a great gift for that special someone? 


We even have VIP Tickets for an Upcoming Miami Heat 
game up for auction too!




From our Partners at Baptist Health South Florida:
Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
 
Let the holiday celebrations begin! Thanksgiving officially marks the beginning of the holiday eating season.  Tasty food and drinks at family get-togethers, office gatherings and holiday celebrations over the next six weeks are sure to delight the taste buds and likely to be bountiful.
With so many delicious choices around to tempt even the most mindful eaters, 
is it possible to avoid gaining weight?
"The good news is the average weight gain over the holidays is one to three pounds," says Cathy Clark-Reyes, a registered dietician with Baptist Health Primary Care. "But those pounds are often hard to lose. Having a plan and sticking to it can help keep you from gaining the weight."


  

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: 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 for Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants
Dominique Turgot , Director, Business Operations Baptist Outpatient Services


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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