The coronavirus crisis hit Broward County residents, and the nonprofits that serve our community, harder than anyone could have anticipated.
With the holidays quickly approaching, the Community Foundation of Broward invites our Fundholders to partner with us to make the holidays bright for those struggling in our community.
Contact your Charitable Funds Services Manager to support any of the impactful programs below through your Fund or with a gift to the Community Foundation.
Pet Projects for Pets
Keep pets with their families and out of shelters
Pet Project for Pets works to keep pets safe inside their homes with families and out of shelters by providing free pet food and no-cost veterinary services to those struggling financially. Often, the elderly, disabled or seriously ill find themselves no longer able to provide for a pet that is often their only companion.
Your support will ensure these beloved family pets will have their food and medical needs met so they can remain in their loving homes this holiday season.
To learn more about Pet Project for Pets, click here.
Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation
Emergency support for pediatric cancer patients
A diagnosis of childhood cancer creates an immediate medical, emotional, and financial crisis for many families that was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation provides emergency relief to help families pay for everyday necessities such as utility bills, rent, car payments and groceries.
Your support will provide direct assistance for these basic needs that are vital to the survival of these children and families while they're receiving treatment.
To learn more about Jessica June's work, click here.
Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Help families get back on their feet
For the past 20 years, Broward Partnership for the Homeless has helped hundreds of families by providing supportive housing as well as the life-changing tools of education, health care, job training and employment placement. Families are struggling to stay afloat this holiday season more than ever and Broward Partnership needs your help to continue their wrap-around services.
Your support will help Broward Partnership restore these families' hope, independence and create self-sufficiency.
To learn more about Broward Partnership for the Homeless, click here.
Covenant House Florida
Assist homeless youth on their path to independence
Covenant House Florida empowers young people to overcome homelessness and trafficking by providing safe housing, food, clothing, health care, mental health counseling, education and job training. Many of these youth work in hourly wage jobs that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus this year.
Your support will allow Covenant House to continue providing the critical support that's desperately needed to keep our community's homeless, trafficked and runaway youth on a path to independence.
To learn more about Covenant House Florida, click here.
Thanksgiving food drive and holiday gifts for families in need
Each November, Harvest Drive partners with more than 190 Broward County public schools, private schools, civic organizations and businesses to make a Thanksgiving meal possible along with a week's worth of groceries and a gift card for more than 2,500 families. 450 of these families are also able to select gently used clothing, books and household items for their entire family in the Harvest Drive boutique as well.
Your support will sponsor the cost of food, gift cards, groceries as well as provide a selection of new toys for children who would not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.
To learn more about Harvest Drive, click here.
Sheridan House Family Ministries
Create happy holidays for single moms and their children
Sheridan House is committed to offering community services to give children and families the opportunity to reach their full potential and overcome impeding circumstances. Their Single Moms Program equips moms in need with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to thrive in their home, work and community. Sheridan House provides these single moms with groceries, clothing and other basic needs as well as intensive classes in finances, parenting, résumé preparation and interviewing, healthy meal planning on a budget and more.
Your support this holiday season will give a burst of hope to these single moms and their children! Your donation will help them celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal, Christmas gifts, and equip them to ring in a brighter New Year.
To learn more about Sheridan House Family Ministries, click here.
Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center
Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Since 1983, Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) has been treating disabled and chronically ill children in our community by providing family centered, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services. Every November, CDTC's annual Basket Brigade delivers meal baskets with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to 1,300 families with children with special needs.
Your support will provide Thanksgiving meals for families with disabled and chronically ill children and help with basic needs.
To learn more about Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center, click here.
Feeding South Florida
Help the Hungry this Holiday Season
Due to the devastating economic consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, this holiday season is especially desperate for an increasing number of families and seniors. Feeding South Florida has been working tirelessly since this crisis began to feed the hungry while facing extraordinary challenges themselves with food distribution networks severely disrupted and the extra costs of precautions needed to keep their staff safe.
Your support will allow Feeding South Florida to meet this increased need for more food, more temporary staff to distribute it, and more sanitation and cleaning supplies to keep their staff and the people they serve safe.
To learn more about Feeding South Florida, click here.
Salvation Army of Broward County
Virtual Red Kettle Giving
This holiday season, The Salvation Army of Broward County expects to see a greater need for their services - more than any in recent history. In fact, they anticipate serving up to 155% more people with Christmas assistance. The Coronavirus pandemic has not only created a bigger need to fill, it has also drastically decreased the number of traditional Salvation Army red kettles you're used to seeing on street corners and at store entrances each Christmas season. This means that the Salvation Army expects red kettle donations to be down by as much as 50% this year.
Your support is needed more than ever to provide Christmas gifts for children in need as well as grocery and bill-pay assistance for struggling families.
To learn more about Salvation Army of Broward County, click here.