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Meals On Wheels Broward

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA AND THE AD COUNCIL LAUNCH NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE VOLUNTEERS AND HELP SOUTH FLORIDA SERVE MORE SENIORS

More than 10 million (1 in 6) seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger and more than 15 million (1 in 4) are living in isolation. In South Florida alone, more than ten thousand seniors are being served annually to address these issues. This summer, Meals on Wheels America, in partnership with the Ad Council, will launch its first-ever national campaign to recruit volunteers to serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. With the senior population projected to double by 2050, Meals on Wheels South Florida is joining the effort to help inspire a new army of volunteers in South Florida to meet the growing need.

Every day, Meals on Wheels South Florida’s volunteers deliver thousands of meals along with friendly visits and safety checks to those who need them most. As important as the meal delivered is the fact that, for many seniors, the volunteer who delivers it is the only person they will see that day. The delivery isn’t just about nutrition; it’s about the moments of human connection that nourish the senior and the volunteer alike.  South Florida relies on an army of nearly 500 volunteers to deliver meals daily, five days a week.

The national integrated public service campaign, created pro bono by the ad agency, Anomaly, will invite America to “Do Lunch” by volunteering during the critical lunch hour period to deliver meals and a smile to seniors. The TV, radio, print, out-of-home and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) will tell the poignant stories of just a few of the 2.4 million seniors the national Meals on Wheels network serves each year, stories that celebrate their lives and show how inspiring, wise and charming they really are. To further highlight their stories, renowned celebrity photographer Mark Seliger – who has photographed some of our culture’s most famous faces from Kurt Cobain to President Obama – will be turning his lens to Meals on Wheels seniors and creating a series of portraits for the campaign.

“We’re so excited to be working with Meals on Wheels programs across the country to launch this national effort on the ground,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “We hope that by sharing just a few of our seniors’ amazing and heartfelt stories, we can inspire even more volunteers to lend a caring hand to the growing number of aging neighbors in need.”

To learn more about the “America, Let’s Do Lunch” campaign, and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.AmericaLetsDoLunch.org or email info@mowsoflo.org

Mister Nonprofit Consultancy

Mister Nonprofit Consultancy is the result of my sincere and deep passion for nonprofit and community based organizations. I couldn’t imagine what our communities would be like without the programs and services they provide. My goal is to assist organizations in maximizing their resources and being the best they can possibly be for the communities they serve.​ Creating, discovering and implementing unique solutions for my clients. Aiding them in discovering the abundance of possibilities and resources that exist within the organization.

For more information please call (754)-281-8728 or email Tony@misternonprofitconsultancy.com

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history and heritage of Palm Beach County. Located in the former home of the late Solomon D. Spady, the most prominent African American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957, the museum opened in July 2001 and is the only Black History Museum & Cultural Center of its kind in Palm Beach County.

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together
  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

For more information on the S.D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Please visit their website http://spadymuseum.com/

Milagro Center

Mission Statement

Milagro Center is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the social and academic success of underserved children and youth through Cultural Arts, Living Values, Academic Support, and Mentoring.

Vision Statement

To be a center of creative cultural collaboration, engaging education and inspiration that dissolves social barriers, forms lasting connections and sets the stage for future success.

History

Milagro Center was founded in 1997 by several local visionary leaders motivated by the desire for community service centered on providing arts experiences to the economically-challenged neighborhood children.  Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, motivates children and teens to “reach for the stars” while being confronted by the many adverse influences they face in the community. Milagro Center’s uniquely integrated programs focus on empowering these at-risk youth and their families to succeed, both in school and in life, having a resounding positive influence on our Delray Beach community.

Milagro Center carries out its mission by providing afterschool, summer camp, and ARTreach programs, to disadvantaged and academically-at risk children and teens in grades K-12, right here in South Florida. Its STARS (grades K-5) and Teen Leadership (grades 6-12) programs center around four inter-related diverse and socially inclusive program components:  Cultural Arts Instruction (including art, musical instruments, dance, digital technology, theatre, voice) the United Nations-endorsed Living Values Education curriculum, Mentoring, and Academic Support. This unique and effective model allows Milagro’s children and teens to develop new skills, build self-esteem, and thrive socially and academically.  Milagro Center truly changes the course of these deserving children’s lives from repeating the recurring cycle of poverty to becoming self-sufficient and productive members of our community..

Additionally, The BLUEPRINT Gallery, a professional art gallery housed at Milagro Center, provides ARTreach programs to over 450 children, teens and adults each year. The BLUEPRINT Gallery hosts six exhibits a year showcasing the many talents of artists in south Florida. A variety of programming is offered and can be designed based on an organization’s needs.

To learn more about Milagro Center please visit their website or call 561-279-2970

4-H Extension Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on, practical educational program that focuses on building life skills in the areas of healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in young people ages 5 to 18.

4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, creed, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In Broward County, the 4-H program offers hands-on education and fun projects in many different areas such as marine ecology, photography, horticulture, food and nutrition, small and large animals, computers, and much more!

For more information visit their website or call 954-756-8519

CROS Ministries

CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations. In 1978 a group of United Methodist Churches located in Palm Beach County came together to form Christians Reaching Out to Society Inc. (CROS Ministries). These congregations realized that together they could make a bigger difference assisting the community’s hunger needs. Overtime, CROS Ministries became both ecumenical and interfaith, partnering with other denominations and faiths. Our primary goal is to alleviate hunger in our community through programs designed to provide food so that our clients can use their limited resources on other basic needs, such as medicine and housing.

To learn more about CROS Ministries please visit their website https://www.crosministries.org/ or call 561-233-9009

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