October 2015                                                                                                                                         Issue #110
Hello Neighbor,

THANK YOU SOUTH FLORIDA!!!!  You put smiles on the faces of 2,240 kids this Halloween.  Thanks to our generous neighbors who donated gently worn and new costumes for kids in need.  See photos and details on Operation Candy Corn below.

Now, it is on to Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays.  It's our pride and joy each year as we connect hundreds of families in need with caring people, companies and groups who are willing to share their blessings with others.  I hope you will participate, and learn why previous "adopters" say it is the best holiday experience ever! 

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. 

Sincerely,

Lynne Cameron
Executive Director

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A EVENING WITH DREAM GIRLS WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!
                                 
We are truly blessed.  Our annual fundraiser at Lips in Ft. Lauderdale was just electric.  With our  Dream team of Dream Girls, Alyssa Lovitt, 
Alonzo Reed, Max Tucci and Susan Renneisen, we raised over $11,000!!

 We could not have done it without their dedication and the support of all of you who attended to cheer them on!  We walked away with boxes of money, all to support our Adopt A Family 4 the Holidays Program

What makes us happiest is knowing that all that money came from the deepest parts of your hearts and from the bottom of ours we can't thank you enough.  

Special thanks to Keith Backer and his Team at Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster for their support again this year. It's community partners like your team that keep our team going all year long.    

A sparkling thank you to Whittal & Shon for the exquisite facinators they donated for our Dream Girls to don the night of the event.  They will wear them for years to come and made their costumes complete!  

We also cannot thank our Board Member and Dream Girls Chair, Michael Goodman, enough.  His leadership for this annual event is inspiring.  It takes a lot to put an event like this together and he does it with grace and style.  Thank you Micheal!     






What a treat this Halloween was!  Our third annual Operation Candy Corn Costume Drive grew even bigger than we could have imagined. With so many people and organizations collecting, it took us a week to count it all!  The treats didn't stop there, many held parties for the amazing kids of our area in addition to collecting amazing costumes. Making this Halloween even more special.  

This Halloween you helped us collect and distribute 2,240 new and gently worn costumes to Kids in need. 
Thank you South Florida. We have the greatest community!!!

Here's a list of everyone who collected:
Indian Ridge Middle School
The Waves Apartments
Miami Management, Inc
FirstService Residential
Rock Creek Adademy
University of NSU
Orange Theory Fitness, Cooper City
Wells Fargo Bank
Brightstar Credit Union - 7 collection sites
Carnival Cruise Lines
Conchita Espinosa Academy
Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
The Miami Hearld
Felix Varela Sr. High School
Dadeland Mall
Homestead Correctional Institute/DOC
Oliver Hoover Elementary School
Somerset Academy Bay
St. Brendan Elementary 
Brennan Lopez
Group M
Monat Global
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Natacha Seijas 
Westland Mall
NWSA / MU Alpha Theta
The Falls Mall
The Miami Marlins
CBS4 / Neighbors 4 Neighbors

Without them, we could not have helped make this 
Halloween so special for so many.  
 

In November we celebrate Homeless Awareness Day in 
Miami-Dade County.

At the Port of Miami, on November 5th, those working closest with the goal of eradicating homelessness gathered to celebrate the achievements reached thus far.  This day serves to invigorate the community to help reach the goal of ending homelessness in Miami-Dade by Dec. 31st 2017!

This goal might seem impossible, but in Miami-Dade alone this year, over 400 veterans have been placed in housing, wrapped in services leaving only 23 homeless vets in our community.  Only 23! The goal of ending Veteran homelessness in Miami-Dade, by Dec. 31st, 2015 is so close to being reached and is supported by you and this amazing community.  

This gives hope to all of us working to help those who need us the most!
To find out more about the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust click here.
   
To volunteer to help the homeless in our community log on to:
Helping Feels Good.org, powered by our partners at 
Everglades Holiday Park, to find a project near you.
Save the Date for a special event to benefit Neighbors 4 Neighbors 
Dec. 12th! Noon to 3pm
Santa will be there too!  More details to come soon. 



  

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 for Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants
Dominique Turgot , Director, Business Operations Baptist Outpatient Services


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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