You don’t need snow to feel the special holiday vibes in Miami at this time of year. But for all of its cheer, December is not a jolly month for many in our community. So, to help the less fortunate, below is a shortlist of charities that could use your time, money, and good thoughts.
It’s hard to put into words how important it is to prevent child abuse—and how much good is done daily by the agencies that focus on this noble mission. For years, Amigos for Kids has been focused on valuing children, and they need your help. You can Make Christmas morning memorable by donating or volunteering for the annual toy drive or join us for Blue Ribbon – Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Sign up now and let the less fortunate kids of Miami know that they are not forgotten!
Donating for a cause can have different meanings. Often, it’s about money for obvious reasons. But, there are times when that’s not enough. Investing time and effort is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami understands better than many organizations. You, too, can become a part of their growing family, donate and help a young life thrive.
Access to healthy food options should not be a privilege. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the case for many low-income communities. Fortunately, there are groups like the amazing team at Health in the Hood, which strives to provide nutrition education and healthy food to those who struggle to afford it. Paying a visit to their gardens will help you see how donating and volunteering can go a long way.
With a goal to help all those in need, this nonprofit’s work is never done. The organization depends on donations and community support to connect those in need with those who can lend a hand. Get involved in any of their amazing events and spread some joy in your community!
If you’re looking to make a difference by being a friend to someone, look no further. The Friendship Circle of Miami Beach and North Dade has a number of programs that benefit special needs children and their families. The nonprofit focuses on meaningful human interactions and relationships. You can make a difference in someone’s life and create a special bond that can last a lifetime. Get involved now.
With the holidays right around the corner, our thoughts are often with those who may be in transition during this time of the year. The Humane Society of Greater Miami is here to remind us that this includes our furry friends that are looking for loving homes. Change the life of a special pet by adopting one, or brighten the lives of many by simply donating or volunteering at the shelter.
There are so many ways to help the friends at Paws4You! For example, you could lend a hand by driving pooches to and from the vet, exercising them, getting involved in events and fundraising, and so much more. Or, visit on one of two Saturdays a month to see the new faces looking for a family! As always, any monetary donation or gift of time that you can spare for the pets in need is greatly appreciated year-round.
This year, spare some thoughts on those in need and contribute, as much as you can, to make their lives a little bit easier.