Tag Archives: March

Guitars Not Guns

Image result for guitars not gunsWe had the pleasure of talking to Jimmy Rucollo, President of the Florida chapter of Guitars Not Guns. Guitars Not Guns provides guitar lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence. In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance & discipline and build self-esteem. More importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting. They can be reached by phone at 954-496-6520 or on the Guitars Not Guns website here. Listen to the program here: 

Broward Regional Health Planning Council

brhpc-broward-regional-health-planning-council-navlogo1We had the pleasure of having Regine Kanzki, Division Director, Ruth Thomas, ACA Navigator, Jean -Robert Menard, Assistant and Program Manager at Broward Regional Health Planning Council. BRHPC’s direct service programs serve uninsured and underinsured low-income Broward County residents. These services include Early Learning/School Readiness, HIV/AIDS Planning, Quality Assurance, Eligibility, Housing Assistance, Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Substance Abuse, Maternal/Child Health and Forensic Re-integration. BRHPC provides coordinated, efficient cost-effective and client-centered services with a diverse workforce. They can be reached by phone at 954-561-9685 or on the Broward Regional Health Planning Council website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs

Rotary_New-300x88This week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Judi Gulko, the co-organizer of the Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs. The Rotary Community Garden of Coral Springs is a joint effort of the City of Coral Springs, the Rotary Club of Coral Springs and interested citizens of our community. The garden is adjacent to the Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park, located at 2575 Sportsplex Drive, in Coral Springs, Florida. This is the garden’s seventh year. There are fifty-four 4′ * 8′ garden boxes, which individuals, families or groups rent out for the year. There is a mandala circle garden and other community areas where we grow herbs and vegetables for all our gardeners. There are row crops where food is grown for donation to homeless shelters. They are also currently building a food forest in the fruit grove. A food forest is a garden like a forest ecosystem, with different types, stages and layers of perennial plants which are edible or useful. They can be reached by phone at 954-200-1788, or on the Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs website here. Listen to the program here:  03/28/2017

Literacy Coalition of PBC

Literacy-Coalition-of-Palm-Beach-Co.This week on the show we had Kristen Calder, the CEO of Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The Literacy Coalition is a not for profit organization committed to ensuring that every resident of Palm Beach County, Florida is able to read. Their philosophy is best expressed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations: “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope… (it is) the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. Their goal is to ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County can read. They can be reached by phone at 561-279-9103, or on the Literacy Coalition of PBC  website here. Listen to the program here:   03/21/2017

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

leukemia-and-lymphoma-society_1439257737704_84902_ver1.0This week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had Orli Zimmerman and Melissa Mulvihill from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. They are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. They can be reached by phone at 561-616-8682, or on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website here. Listen to the program here:  03/13/2017

Make A Wish Foundation

downloadOn this week’s show we had the pleasure of having Richard Kelly and Marina Diez from the Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation grew from their humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to have a computer.  They grant experiences, also known as “wishes” to children with life threatening medical conditions. They have grown into an organization that grants a wish every 16 hours. They can be reached by phone at 954-967-WISH, or on the Make a Wish Foundation website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Make a Wish Foundation 03/06/2017

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