April 2016                                                                                                                                        Issue #116

Hello Neighbors, 

A big welcome to our newest Helpingfeelsgood.org partners: Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center, Children's Home Society, Ft Lauderdale parks and Recreation, Communities In Schools and Broward Regional Health Planning Council.  These nonprofit organizations are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of needs.  Check out our volunteer matching website,  www.helpingfeelsgood.org  If you know of a nonprofit that could use high quality volunteers with talents and skills to share, tell them to contact us. 

Not only is Publix where shopping is a pleasure, it's a great example of a corporation that cares deeply about community.  On April 6 th, Publix distributed 1.4 million dollars to over 60 nonprofits, including Neighbors 4 Neighbors.  The money was collected from customers during the annual Food For All Campaign over the holidays.  Thank you Publix, for your constant support of our South Florida neighbors in need.

Sincerely,
Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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DO YOU KNOW THE ABC's OF SAFE SLEEP?

When putting a baby to sleep it is important to follow the ABCs of safe sleep.
Babies should be alone, on their backs and in an empty crib.
When we skip any of these steps, like letting them sleep in bed with us or with their favorite stuffed animal, we put our babies at risk. And on average, nearly one baby dies every other week in our community due to these unsafe sleep practices.
Protect your baby by following the ABCs of safe sleep.

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, Helping Feels Good.org,  powered by our partners at Everglades Holiday Park, 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 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
 

BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK OUR AQUATIC TREASURE

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is working with one of our most cherished natural resources along with our partners at the  Herbert Hoover Foundation.  Learn more about this unique  treasure in our own backyard, Biscayne National Park.  





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. 
 
 
NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS IS AWARDED $30,000 
FROM PUBLIX CHARITIES  

 

This past holiday season Publix customers and  associates came  together for a banner  2015 holiday season  campaign!   Neighbors 4 Neighbors is proud for be one of over 70 South Florida  non-profits that will be awarded a part of the $1.48 million collected in late 2015. We can't thank the South Florida community enough for giving generously to this campaign, which benefits not only our organization but many of our non-profit partners in which we work with everyday! 




THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET TAX PREP HELP


There is still time to get the help you need to make your filing less taxing this year.  If you earned $54,000 or less in 2015, you may qualify for free tax preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit.   Neighbors 4 Neighbors along with our partners at Children's Services Council of Broward County, Hispanic Unity and the United Way of Broward County want you to get the most from your hard earned money.  If you aren't sure if you qualify or want more information, please log on to  www.vitataxesfree.org or call 211.  
This service is provided throughout Broward County at more than 14 permanent tax sites at local nonprofit locations as well as via a tax mobile unit at 20+ partner sites. And, trained IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will assist individuals in English, Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese and sign-language at designated tax sites.
Vita Free Tax Prep 2016
Vita Free Tax Prep 2016


BOARD SPOTLIGHT

Neighbors 4 Neighbors would like to introduce Melissa Gracey, 
one of our fabulous Board of Directors.  

Melissa is Director of Marketing with Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, a position she has held since 2011.  Throughout her 25-year career she has worked with privately held and publicly traded companies in a range of industries, providing experienced marketing, branding and public relations strategy and leadership. Before joining the firm, Gracey was director of marketing and public relations with BankUnited (NYSE), where she delivered sound counsel to guide the $15 billion bank's brand through the financial crisis, an FDIC takeover, recapitalization and the largest bank initial public offering in U.S. history. Before this, she spent seven years as senior vice president of one of South Florida's largest public relations firms serving clients in the consumer products, professional services and real estate industries.  

Earlier in her career, she was a marketing manager with SunTrust Banks in Miami and worked in the public relations departments of the Doral and Turnberry Resorts. Gracey holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and is currently an active member of the Orange Bowl Committee, United Way Women's Leadership Council and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sports Council.


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 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: 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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