Debbie Rand Memorial Service League

FooterLogoThis week on Forum for Nonprofits we have Amy Carmichael, director of volunteer services and retail operation and Sherry Thomas, president of Debbie Rand Memorial Service League. Part of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the League was created to coordinate all volunteer services, to raise funds and to initiate beneficial activities in support of the not-for-profit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Each year hundreds of people serve as Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League volunteers, meeting the needs of patients, their families and the staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The volunteers act as hospital ambassadors to patients, employees and visitors; assisting patients and staff on a nursing unit; raising funds for equipment and services; serving on an event planning committee; helping with the Pet Therapy program; delivering flowers and much more. They can be reached by phone at 561-955-4098, or on the Debbie Rand Memorial Service League website here. Listen to the program here:   05/16/2017

Trustbridge

TrustbridgeLogo_runner-3000x1142On this week’s show we had the pleasure of having Sue Gallup, the director of volunteer services at Trustbridge. Since 1978, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Broward County and Hospice by the Sea have cared for 200,000 families in South Florida. These three hospices are now one branch of Trustbridge, a community nonprofit that provides support for families facing serious illness 24 hours a day. Their other services include home health care, palliative medicine, caregiver support and bereavement programs. They can be reached by phone at 888-848-5200, or on the Trustbridge website here. Listen to the program here:  05/16/2017

Sweet Dream Makers

eT1XnRDuThis week on the Forum for nonprofits we had Suzy Broad with Sweet Dream Makers. Hundreds of struggling families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties are referred to us each year though Social Service agencies and community organizations that work with children and families. They put an average of 50 kids per month into new beds as well as providing gently-used furniture and housewares to families who are furniture poor. The families they serve may have previously been homeless, lost everything due to bed bugs, are unemployed, the working poor, migrant workers, victims of domestic violence, the disabled and the elderly. They can be reached by phone at 561-571-SDM3, or on the Sweet Dream Makers here. Listen to the program here:   05/08/2017.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

images (1)This week on the show we had Claire Clum, director of education at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities.  The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles.  It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world. They can be reached by phone at 561-392-2500, or on the Boca Raton Museum of Art here. Listen to the program here:   05/03/2017

Compass LGBT Community Center

CompassLogoNewBigThis week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had Julie Seaver, the CEO of Compass. Compass aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They emboli the youth, promote pride in the community and act as an educator, advocate, health service provider and focal point for community organizing. Compass promotes awareness of the caring nature of this diverse community. They can be reached by phone at 561-533-9699, or on the Compass website here. Listen to the program here:  04/27/2017

Jubilee Center of South Broward County

imagesThis week on the show we had Leanne Vasquez of the Jubilee Center of South Broward County. The Jubilee Center of South Broward is a social service agency whose goal is to provide meals to the hungry and social services to the neediest in the community.  They provide a place of hope for the hopeless, compassion for those who have found non, and unconditional love and support to all who arrive at their doors. They can be reached by phone at 954-920-0106, or on the Jubilee Center of South Broward County here. Listen to the program here:   04/27/2017.

Heart2Heart Senior Outreach

h2h_04On this week’s show we had Blake Silverstrom, the executive director of Heart 2 Heart. The vision of Heart2Heart Senior Outreach is to provide residents in South Florida long term care centers with regular and consistent visitation with the opportunity. South Florida leads the nation in the number of elderly residents per capita. A vast majority of residents in long term care centers do not receive any visitors at all; not from family members, friends, or sadly, even the church. Most of the residents – who served us and our country as parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, nurses, civic officials, business professionals, law enforcement officers and in the armed forces – are lonely and feel abandoned and rejected. They can be reached by phone at 954-600-6584, or on the Heart2Heart website here. Listen to the program here:  4/04/2017

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