This time of year many of us are thinking about giving from our overflowing cup and helping those in need. Whether you are looking for South Florida volunteer opportunities or where to donate goods, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help.
Broward Outreach Center encourages South Florida residents to consider donating used clothing and other items to help those in various outreach centers. Donated items are distributed or sold to raise money for their homeless programs. Whether you’re moving, spring cleaning, or simply looking for a few more tax deductions before the end of the year, Broward Outreach Center will pick up your items at no charge and provide a receipt for your taxes. Fill out the contact form on their website or call 1-800-817-HOPE for more information.
Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida serves 25% of Florida’s hungry in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. In addition to distributing more than 50 million pounds of food (42 million meals) per year, Feeding South Florida also leads hunger and poverty advocacy efforts through innovative programming and education. In order to help them with their mission, Feeding South Florida accepts donations of food and funds, and relies on volunteers 12 and older to sort and inspect food donations. They also provide community service hours. Volunteer hours are available: Tuesday through Saturday
8:30am to 11:30am & 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Click here for more information about volunteering and donating.
South Florida Donation Center offers great service and quick pickups throughout South Florida. Donations of gently used clothing and furniture help support a variety of Jewish foundations from Key Largo to Palm Beach, Miami to Boca Raton and throughout the tri-county area. Donations to: B’nai B’rith, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Services, Jewishmiami.org, Miami Beach JCC, Miami Jewish Health Systems, and Soref JCC are all accepted through South Florida Donation Center. Schedule your quick pick up and get a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.
HandsOn Broward leverages the power of people and socially responsible businesses to affect positive change in Broward County. HandsOn Broward inspires, equips and mobilizes thousands of volunteers to transform communities through meaningful volunteer projects such as revitalizing schools, parks, and playgrounds and build sustainable gardens. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round for people of all ages to help in work that positively impacts the community, protects the environment and teaches financial literacy. For more information call: (954) 233-1300 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation encourages South Florida residents to donate used clothing, furniture and household goods to Pickupsforbreastcancer.org to help them end breast cancer through advocacy, education and research. Donations provide valuable funding for all of the programs and events sponsored by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and are fully tax-deductible. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation accepts donations in the South Florida Tri-County area. To schedule a pickup call toll free 1-888-492-4483 or click here for the online scheduling form.
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