Positive Images, as it is so kindly called, has been an outstanding organization to be involved with. It's mission is: To empower men, women, service members, Military and their children to become self sufficient by providing assistance with education, housing, health and wellness, safety and prevention, as well as job training and career development.
My experience with Positive Images Enterprises, Inc. since 2000 has been a rewarding one. The Executive Director does not let anything stop her for helping those in need. Just this 2016 holiday season is an example of that. When she learned that a family of six children had been abandoned by their mother when their apartment was severely damaged by fire that engulfed by the entire apartment When the landlord would not assist the mother in finding adequate living environment she turned to the only people she knew to help, her mother and grandmother. She didn't want to take her children to a shelter where she was to eventually live.
Learning of this the Executive Director two days before Christmas called Neighbors4Neighbors, a Channel 4 CBS nonprofit organization informing them of the six children's plight. They needed clothes, food, shoes and toys. She was asked if she could drive to Doral, FL from Oakland Park, FL and pick up gift cards from a local grocery chain for food. Not only that she was given some contacts of other organizations that would help. She drove approximately 30 miles to their office minutes before they left for their holiday vacation and was given $200 worth of gift cards. Drove back and started a one-man show calling the organizations that was given to her. One of them was "Jacobs Shoes" Was instructed that only nonprofit organization could be considered. The next day she went to pick up the donation of six pairs of dress shoes, sneakers, flip-flops and socks. On Christmas Eve she picked the donation up and took the 51 year old grandmother and 81 year old great grand mother grocery shopping. In the meantime she contacted her close friends, who called their close friends and they collected money, clothes, toys and things for the house.
With much thanksgiving in her heart for this family, she isn't finished. They are is dire need of a vehicle to get the grandmother to get to and from her Sickle Cell Clinic appointments. While doing the food shopping for Christmas she almost collapsed in front of the store. They spent Christmas together but she was hospitalized and needed emergency help. There is only one Sickle Cell Clinic close to where she lives and her Humana Insurance will not pay for her to go to the well renouned Cleveland Clinic Hospital. So the next mission is to get a vehicle for this family.