February 2016                                                                                                                                        Issue #114

Hello Neighbors, 

Helping Feels Good and that's why hundreds of our South Florida neighbors are registering to volunteer their special talents and skills at www.helpingfeelsgood.org  If you are a nonprofit organization that can use talents such as web design, yoga classes, gardening, art lessons, repairs, music or any number of special skills, contact Katy@neighbors4neighbors.org to sign your nonprofit up and start entering projects.  We want to provide services and skills to improve quality of life for those you serve. Volunteers to help with your nonprofit needs also available. 

This year our National Parks System celebrates 100 years.  Did you know that we have the largest Marine Based National Park in the entire system, right here?  Biscayne National park consists of 172,000 acres of submerged lands, with hundreds of species.  Even seahorses!  In the coming months, we will be showing you around this precious resource, introducing you to the inhabitants and some of the scientists who study them.  Take a look at the video below, by Colton Chase, for a sneak preview. 

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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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF 
OUR NATIONAL PARKS


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.  

We can't wait to share all the wonders of this special area and how you can help to conserve it and the surrounding areas. 

Celebrate 100 years of our National Parks and start with the watery wonderland right here in South Florida.




Rocking It Out for Neighbors!

  

This little furry guy has a special something for you, it's our limited edition pin! You can get yours exclusively at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood has 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! 
 

Ice Cold Cash!

  

We want to thank the Intercontinental Miami for making us the beneficiary of their cool event, Miami on Ice, which earned us a wonderful donation of $8,700 for Neighbors 4 Neighbors!  For all those of you who hit the ice on this one of kind bayside rink you know how magical of a time it was.  Thank you again! 


Get Much Needed Volunteers For Your Organization!
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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.   

 

Board Member Spotlight!
  

We are thrilled to introduce you our newest Board Member,  Russel Lazega.  He has worked with Neighbors 4 Neighbors for many years behind the scenes, and was even honored at our 20th Anniversary celebration back in 2012. We are honored that he has agreed to join our leadership team.  
Professionally, Russel is lawyer living in North Miami Beach, Florida.  He is a columnist for the Aventura News and the author of several nonfiction publications, including Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice (PIP), the nation's leading treatise on Florida car insurance law that stirred tremendous excitement throughout Florida's sprawling community of insurance agents and insurance lawyers. His newest book Managing Bubbie is his first foray into creative nonfiction and a great look at caring for an elder member of the family who survived almost insurmountable odds.  When he's not writing, or chasing after what he calls, a pair of fire-breathing, house-wrecking T. rexes impersonating small children, he can be found kayaking the waterways of South Florida, venturing as far as the tide will take him from his loving, but indescribably overbearing, family.


Congrats again to Michael Goodman who was honored this past weekend for all the amazing work he does in our community.  We are honored to have him as our cherished board member and excited to share this honor with you.  


  

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, 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.  


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