August 2015                                                                                                                                         Issue #108
Hello Neighbor,

What a busy summer this has been.  It's already Back to School time, and thanks to your donations, more than 7,000 kids in Broward and Miami Dade will have the supplies they need.  


You sang with us at Hard Rock CafĂ©, honored Community Heroes at Bahia Cabana and donated money to support kids in vulnerable living circumstances.  


Thank you.  


Now, it's time to think about donating those gently worn costumes your kids have outgrown.  Last year nearly 1,700 costumes were collected and distributed to kids in need, through our Operation Candy Corn Program.  Just email and she will send you the forms to be matched up with one of our nonprofit partners serving kids.


We can't do it without you.  


Please visit our website and donate now to support programs like Operation Candy Corn, Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays and The Faces of Homelessness.  


Click here to donate today.



Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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We can't thank everyone enough for joining us at our Night on the Water event! The rain didn't keep anyone away and the skies cleared just in time to make the night incredible. Thank to our Board Member Chuck Malkus and our fantastic event planner Ana Vento from Events by Vento Designs for bringing it all together. We were thrilled to have the wonderful Rick Shaw join our producer Katy Meagher as Emcees for evening. Special thanks to the wonderful new friends at Bahia Cabana Resort for donating the venue and delicious food.  All of you came together and made the evening simply, perfect. 
And to our honorees, Renee Lopez-Cantera, Charles Caulkins, Danet Linares, Chad Moss, John Scinicariello, Elaine Vasques, it was our privilege to celebrate your contributions to the community along with our 23 years of serving South Florida.  We look forward to the future.

Neighbors 4 Neighbors 2015 Summer Special
Neighbors 4 Neighbors 2015 Summer Special

In case you missed, click here to watch our 2015 Summer Special!


See the stories our organization has been working on the past few months, including all the fun at our recent fundraisers Iron Tribe in Coral Gables and the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood!


It's just three weeks until the new school year begins in South Florida. Many of the children heading back at the end of August, won't have the supplies they need, but you can help.  With a donation of only $35 you can outfit a child for the entire year, complete with a backpack filled with brand new school supplies!  

Last year, with your support, nearly 5000 students were assisted through the our partnership with Children's Services Council of Broward, and the Kids 4 Kids Club, servicing Miami-Dade.  Just $35 outfits a child for the entire year! Donate today! 

For more information on the Children's Services Council of Broward County's  Click here: Back to School Drive. 

Back to School
Back to School



Halloween is nearing and Neighbors 4 Neighbors is gearing up for our 3rd Annual costume drive, Operation Candy Corn.  

Last year we collected almost 1,700 Costumes and with your help we can make that number even higher this year.  

To become a collection site, please complete this form and email it to  We'll match you with one of our local non-profit partners and get the costumes to all the little boys and ghouls our community.  



New Hope For Veterans Facing Homelessness


Neighbors 4 Neighbors wants to bring awareness to the many Faces of Homelessness, like our nations Veterans and share efforts being implemented to help these heroes tragically living on the street. 


According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from a count conducted in January 2014:

  • There are 49,933 homeless veterans in America.
  • This is a decline of 33% (or 24,837 people) since 2010.
  • There has been a 40% drop in the number of veterans sleeping on the street. 

This is part due to a new initiative called Housing First that helps to remove old obstacles that prevented these heroes from entering stable housing more quickly than in the past.  Once off the street, services to help these Vets can be more successful and the reoccurrence of homelessness is decreased considerably.  

States like Utah have seen great progress in their communities and have become the model for the rest of the country, including South Florida. 

In an article published by the Washington Post:

  • In 2005, Utah had nearly 1,932 chronically homeless
  • 2014, that number had dropped 72% to 539

Not only have they seen a decline of those on the street, but it has saved the state a great deal of money.   Since the homeless become sick or injured more often, it costs the state a considerable amount of money each time a person is admitted to the hospital. 

Sadly, some homeless must resort to theft or other petty crimes just to survive.  If arrested, one person, can cost the state upwards of $20,000 or more per year.  The solution was to get Veterans back into housing which was not only more cost effective, but it helped remove the desperation that might lead someone having to break the law just to survive.  Additionally, being in a safer environment, many of their medical issues eliminated.  With this stability, these once thriving members of our community are able to get back to work.  Once on their feet, support services can now work the way they were intended. 

It's not just about saving money, it's about rebuilding lives.  Lives of those who once risked so much for their country and often by no fault of their own ended up in the worst place possible, on the street.


Neighbors 4 Neighbors works each day to help connect those in need with those who can help.  Log on to our website and along with our partners Wells Fargo and Everglades Holiday Park, you can volunteer to help in our community to end homelessness.    


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.



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.

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. 


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.   
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. 

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. 
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.

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. 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 

(305)593-0244 TTY  


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

Lee Teichner, Holland & Knight LLP



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.