June 2016                                                                                                                                        Issue #118

Hello Neighbors, 

What a fantastic time we are going to have at Singing With The Stars on Friday, June 17th. If you were with us last year, you know what I mean...nuff said. Show up at Hard Rock Café inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino by 7pm, and maybe you will be singing! Crazy for good!

Yes, kids are just getting out of school, and we are already working on Back to School. We and our partners at Broward Children's Services Council, and Miami Dade Public Schools, need to serve thousands of kids in unstable living conditions. We want them to have all the tools they need to succeed. 
 
Be safe this summer. Look Before you lock, learn to swim and teach your kids. Take a free Safe Boating Class, don't tease snakes and wear sunblock!

Details on all of the above are on our website www.neighbors4neighbors.org.

Sincerely,
Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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SINGING WITH THE STARS IS JUNE 17th!


Karaoke fans! Come join us for the event of the summer at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood on June 17th at 7pm.  

Presented by the Hard Rock Cafe and 104.3 The Shark

It's the 2nd Annual Singing with the Stars! 

Singing With The Stars 2016

Singing With The Stars 2016 Spot 

We are thrilled to announce for the 2nd year in a row our host will be the very talented Cynthia Demos, joining her will be:
Rixys Alfonso, CEO, CauseMo Marketing, LLC
Jim Berry, Sports Anchor, CBS4 South Florida
Lissette Gonzalez, Meteorologist, CBS4 South Florida
Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, CEO, Childrens Services Council of Broward
Ashley O. - 104.3 The Shark - The Big Mistake with Toast & Ashley
Toast - 104.3 The Shark - The Big Mistake with Toast & Ashley

Bid to sing with your favorite stars along with a live band!

Can't join us live? No problem, go online and vote for Rock Star of the Night! Your donation will be included with the ones raised on the night of the event-it's a win-win!

When you support Neighbors 4 Neighbors, you're helping kids go back to school with the tools they need, as well as distribute gently worn Halloween costumes to kids in need, provide gifts, food and friendship to families in need over the holidays, and assist families, teens and veterans in finding a home. 


A small donation from each of you will really add up! We appreciate each and every one of your contributions.

See you there!

KEEP KIDS SAFE AND OUT OF HOT CARS
 

Neighbors 4 Neighbors and our partners at the Children's Services Council want to make sure you know that heatstroke in vehicles is the leading cause of all non-crash-related fatalities involving children 14 and younger. Especially vulnerable, are children four and under because their bodies overheat more quickly. Florida ranks 4th in the U.S. in the number of hyperthermia deaths of children in vehicles. Not surprising: even with a window rolled down a few inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s, as is often the case in Florida, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in as little as 10 minutes. On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year in the U.S. from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or child care provider can overlook a sleeping child in a car, and the end result can be injury or even death

If you see a child alone in the car, TAKE ACTION! 
Don't wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return. Keep in mind that it is okay to get involved in the situation-it is our duty to protect the children. Also, "Good Samaritan" laws offer legal protection for those who offer assistance in an emergency. If the child is not responsive or is in Distress, take the following steps immediately:
·       Call 911.
·       Get the child out of the car.
·       Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).
·       If the child Is responsive stay with the child until help arrives.
·       Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.
Look Before You Lock
Look Before You Lock PSA

              Learn more at http://neighbors4neighbors.org/Summer-of-Safety

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, www.HelpingFeelsGood.org
 organizations like yours can add volunteer project of all shapes and sizes,  for free, any time day or night.  


Email Katy at katy@neighbors4neighbors.org or call us at 305-597-4404 to find out to post your volunteer needs today.   

Calling All Non-Profits - Helping Feels Good - N4N - 2016
Calling All Non-Profits - Helping Feels Good
 

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. 
 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT

Neighbors 4 Neighbors would like introduce you to
Terri Lynn, one of our fabulous Board of Directors. 
 
T erri Lynn has been an active board member for three years but her commitment to Neighbors 4 Neighbors has deep roots. As the head of Superstars, Terri has earned a blue chip reputation in the fast-past world of high profile public relations.

Whenever there is a crisis or a disaster, Terri or one of her prominent clients are the first to offer help in the form of financial assistance or services.Terri has a heart of gold and her values align perfectly with our organization. She is always there to help. As a partner in SouthFloridaReporter.com we can always count on her support.

In September of 1995, Terri volunteered her services, pro bono, to Don and Claudine Ryce, whose 9-year-old son, Jimmy, was abducted and murdered in Miami. She serves as Communications Coordinator and family spokesperson and coordinates all media requests, interviews and press conferences for the family.

A few years back, Terri assisted the Brewer family when they were inundated with national media requests when 15-year- old, Michael Brewer was set on fire by classmates.

In October 2007, she was honored by Broward County and joined the distinguished ranks of "First Lady of Broward County."

A bundle of energy who has time for everything and everyone, Terri compares herself to a Ferrari. Her engines need to be in full gear for peak performance.

Terri is a Certified National Weather Service SKYWARN Storm Spotter. In her down time she loves to cook. Her signature dishes are honey glazed corned beef, short ribs and blueberry crumb cake. She is also an avid traveler and a wiz at maximizing points and miles.



BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK 
OUR AQUATIC TREASURE

Neighbors 4 Neighbors along with our partners at the 
Herbert Hoover Foundation, are working to share with you one of our most cherished natural resources, Biscayne National Park.  Many are surprised to learn they have visited the park without even knowing it.  This mostly aquatic park is filled with many amazing plants and animals, unique to this area.  There are also many historic wrecks and of course the one of a kind, Stiltsville.  Learn more about this unique  treasure in our own backyard,  Biscayne National Park .

  





Set Your DVR.

Tune in July 10th for our Annual Summer Special. 
There's two chances to see all the wonderful work being done by our Neighbors and for our Neighbors. 

   
My33 - WBFS Sunday, 7/10 10:30am
CBS 4 - WFOR Sunday, 7/10 12:30pm


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 throughout the year.  Together we are able to make a greater impact in the community.

 



Volunteer Opportunities & Help for your non-profit


 

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 to Infrasol for the keeping their donation of b rand new computers and a top of line cloud storage system to our office, in tip top shape. 

They are the leading IT consulting firm in South Florida providing IT Support to small and medium-sized businesses.


N4N Stories Are On The Shelves Now!

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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