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Fishing For Families In Need, Inc.

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Causes: Amateur Sports, Children & Youth, Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To educate and empower individuals to become responsible anglers through hands- on programs centered on fishing in a more sustainable manner to foster widespread community engagement and change.

Results: Over the past 11 years, we have taught more than 2,000 children how to be responsible anglers, provided over 3,000 hot meals of fresh fish to a local soup kitchen, and have utilized over 650 youth and adult volunteers in our many community efforts.

Target demographics: Low income highly motivated boys and girls from Boca Raton/Delray/Deerfield/Miami/Coral Gables, Kendall areas. Our main group served is made up predominantly of Hispanic and African American children between the ages of 6-18 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year we educated over 125 children how to be good stewards of the environment, donated over 400 pounds of fresh fish to a local soup kitchen, and engaged over 75 youth and adult volunteers.

Geographic areas served: South Florida and the Caribbean

Programs: Responsible Angling Education and Fishing Tournament Waste Reduction

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fishing for Families in Need is an extraordinary organization. A lot of charities have a goal of “helping” society but many lack directions. F4FN teaches kids about fishing and marine biology which may not seem like much, but if you break it down, it has a huge impact. I was able to witness first hand the joy being brought to the kids when Nick (Executive Director of F4FN) taught them about different marine species and used interactive, hands on methods to get the class more involved. This had the kids on the kids on the edge of their seats waiting to learn how to fish. Many of the kids were able to successfully operate the fishing equipment on their own after one lesson and this left a huge impact. By teaching kids how to fish you are allowing them to find food, business, and a hobby. The opportunity cost is very positive as a day of fishing could keep the kids away from other troubles that many teenagers experiences and this is a wonderful thing. I hope to see F4FN branch out because I can truly say I have witnessed its magic.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing nonprofit with an inspiring mission. Truly a great experience if you ever get to volunteer!

Stamatia P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

F4FN is an incredible organization truly making a significant societal change. I'm excited to see how they continue to better the community and make a positive difference!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fishing for Families in Need is an amazing run by wonderful people. I look forward to seeing them expand their programs in the future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fishing for families in need is a Great program wonderful people!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great instructors who find creative ways to teach and engage children in marine science programs. They cater science education to a wide range of ages.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been giving to this charity for years, and I am amazed by the growth and efficient allocation of funds towards programs over administration!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization with a plethora of amazing stories that have benefitted families all around

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve supported the charity for 10 years - I love seeing how many kids they’re able to teach about responsible angling and marine ecosystems. Simply the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A program that is truly with the best interest of the individuals being served at heart. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for F4FN and everyone it helps!