Mission: Helping feels good uses technology to create human connections across the south florida community. Our website is a venue to share stories, inspire action and ultimately create change for our neighbors in need. Our vision is to empower every person in south florida with the knowledge that they have something of value to share with a neighbor in need
Programs: Adopt a bear: neighbors 4 neighbors is the fiscal agent for adopt a bear which was created by former cbs investigative reporter, michelle gillen. Bears are purchased and given to family court judges, fire and police, for children who have been traumatized, in miami dade, broward and palm beach.
adopt a family 4 the holidays & operation elf: our most popular program each year, sponsored in 2017 by publix and baptist health. We increased adoptions to 516 families, from 408 in 2016. An additional $20,000 was raised and provided gift cards for families in need from key west to north broward. Coordinated numerous aaf events such as shopping sprees and parties for families.
helping feels good. Org: using technology to make human connections. Our award winning volunteer matching website has nearly 1,500 active volunteers who search for and respond to projects needing their talents and special skills. More than 200 nonprofits constantly enter projects needed for their organization and the clients they serve. Every day new volunteers are registering and projects are being entered. In 2017 we began connecting our volunteers through a series of informal happy hour meet-ups and activities. It became a vital part of recovery for hurricane irma in 2017.
I have been a volunteer for N4N since Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992. They initiated a phone bank with CBS 4 that helped those in need. Southern Florida was devastated. Since then, they have helped those in need in conjunction with many non-profits in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The annual Adopt a Family program has made the holidays happy for many needy families. Lynne Cameron works tirelessly to help those in need.