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By Zach Schlein
And beyond our excitement that the weekend is right around the corner, we were also heartened that a lot of you got in touch about Miami orgs doing great work for National Give Something Away Day yesterday. Here are a few of the responses we got, complete with links to the respective local groups:
⛑ “Junior League of Miami; Camillus House; and American Red Cross, Greater Miami and the Keys Chapter.” — Mary S.
🍴 “I volunteer with Be The Change South FL, Buddy System MIA, and Miami Community Fridge helping to keep the community fridges clean and stocked. I wrote an article about Buddy System MIA, the nonprofit that runs Miami Community Fridge; here’s a link.” — Josie G.
💚 "Urban Oasis Project." — Ana B.
🙏 “The Woody Foundation, an organization that strives to improve the quality of life for people who are paralyzed and their caregivers. Since 2011, the group has given over $1 million for individuals to show that despite not having a cure for paralysis, they can still enjoy their life today to the fullest. Check out our website or our IG @woodychatter.” — Lucy F.
💕 “What a great idea; there are so many worthwhile charities and many kind-hearted people among us.
"There's a small, local charity that would benefit greatly from a shout-out: A Safe Haven for Newborns. Their mission is to come to the aid of newborns and save them from abandonment. Nick Silverio is the founder and the heart and soul of the foundation. To date, they have given 338 newborns a chance at life and assisted over 5,000 expectant women/girls in their time of need.
"For the past 10+ years I have volunteered my time assisting them in any way I can. It is just Nick and an office admin; the rest of us are all volunteers. The Foundation relies on donations from caring supporters and fundraising events. For more information, please visit www.asafehavenfornewborns.com or contact Nick at 786-246-1304.” — Gina P.
In addition, it also came to our attention that YWCA South Florida is also organizing a back-to-school supply drive through Monday, August 2; more information is available right here.
Thanks for being so sweet, Miami. ❤️ Now, onto today’s news...