October 2015                                                                                                                                         Issue #110
Hello Neighbor,

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!  Our Adopt a Family 4 the holidays Program is now open.  Currently, 22 of our nonprofit partners have submitted 327 families for help.   If you have "adopted" through us in the past, you know the joy of sharing your blessings with others who are less fortunate.  

Our Halloween costume drive, Operation Candy Corn has 33 collectors such as Carnival Fun Team, Dadeland and lots of schools.  Check our website regularly, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to find out how you can get involved this holiday season. 
 
Our most popular fundraiser every year is at LIPS in Ft Lauderdale on October 21.  Join our community stars, Max Tucci, Alyssa Lovitt, Susan Renneisen and Alonzo Reed for An Evening With Dreamgirls.
 
Tickets are available here...VIP seating is limited.

 
Sincerely,

Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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ADOPT A FAMILY 4 THE HOLIDAYS

For the past 23 years, Neighbors 4 Neighbors has connected those in need with those who can help, and your support has been critical to our success. Because of you, last year's Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays program helped 3,537 people.  

Here's the breakdown:  1,237 children and 677 adults were matched with caring adopters.  An additional 259 people, not eligible for "adoption" were served through gift cards, and 1,364 toys were collected and distributed.  In total, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, and you, served 3,537 people through Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays.

More families than ever are being submitted for help by our nonprofit partners, and their stories will touch your heart.   As a registered adopter you can browse family profiles, and select based on location, nonprofit provider, or number of family members.  Best of all, you get to meet the family you are helping, and share the joy.   

In a post survey, most adopters tell us it is the highlight of their holiday.  Can't do the "Adopt" thing?  We need gift cards to serve large families, and those not able to have a one on one experience.  Operation Elf provides a $25 Publix gift card for each family member, as well as a $25 gift card to a retailer for each child under 18.

Although human kindness is our greatest asset, we depend on monetary donations to purchase gift cards and provide emergency assistance.   Your financial contribution, in any amount, enable us to continue providing hope and a hand up to those in need this holiday season.



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.

 
 

              
A EVENING WITH DREAM GIRLS!
                                 
It's just three weeks until our annual fundraiser on 
Oct. 21st  at  Lip's in Fort Lauderdale! 

This year's theme is An Evening With Dream Girls and this
 "One Night Only" Event will be over the top with fun, food 
and of course you, our friends.  

The evening begins at 6pm with a VIP Reception.


With your support last year, our event committee headed by 
Max Tucci raised over $20,000 for our Adopt a Family program. 

This year our Dream team of Dream Girls includes, Alyssa Lovitt, 
Alonzo Reed, Max Tucci and Susan Renneisen.  

Every vote means more help for the families in our 
Adopt A Family 4 the Holiday Program.    

If you've been to this event, then you know it's not to be missed.  
If you haven't been, make this your year to join us.  
And, no rubber chickens here, the food at Lip's is divine.  




 We are thrilled by the response so far to our 3rd Annual Operation Candy Corn Costume Drive.  As of now, 25 businesses, schools and groups are collecting costumes in Dade & Broward County.  

Last year, we collected almost 1,700 costumes and with all these great collections going on now, we know that number will be even higher this year. 

To find a drop location near you just log on to our website today. All sites are accepting new and gently used costumes for infants through teens.  Please drop off your costumes by Oct. 20th so we can make sure they get into the hands of all those great kids! 

APPLY TODAY FOR EMERGENCY OR EVACUATION ASSISTANCE
 

Residents of Miami Dade and Broward County, there are Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Programs that you can register for now, before a disaster, like a hurricane hits, to receive evacuation support. These programs are open to those residents who may require specialized transportation, whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own or who may require evacuation assistance. Additionally, the program may also be utilized after a disaster to provide other assistance to those who are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issues and who elected to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other disaster.

Register now and be prepared. 

  

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 GraceyDir. of Marketing for Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants


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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