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2-1-1 Broward

President and CEO: Sheila Smith

250 NE 33rd St., Oakland Park, FL 33334

About Charity: To provide a 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families seeking crisis intervention assistance and connections to health and human services in Broward County. Every call to 2-1-1 is answered by a trained counselor who listens to the caller’s concerns, identifies their needs and connects them with agencies and programs that can help them. 2-1-1 Broward relies on the generous support of government agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals to provide this vital community service.

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4KIDS

President: Kevin Enders

2717 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: 4KIDS is propelled by the vision of a home for every child. Since 1997, more than 25,000 lives have been impacted through hope, homes and healing. 4KIDS families in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast counties to give love and refuge to our community’s most vulnerable children every day. Through the 4KIDS EPIC Therapeutic Approach, kids and young adults are learning to break cycles and thrive.

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A Child Is Missing, Inc.

CEO and Founder: Sherry Friedlander

500 SE 17th St., Ste. 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: A Child Is Missing, Inc., a Florida based non-profit, assists law enforcement agencies in the early search and recovery of missing children, elderly and disabled in the first two to three hours of their disappearance by use of a rapid response communications Internet, network program. Assists law enforcement agencies by informing communities. ACIM provides child safety, anti-bullying, Internet safety, communication and other prevention programs for children, adolescents and adults. Volunteers are welcomed to assist in events, case follow-up materials and R&D grant applications.

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Achievement Centers for Children & Families

CEO: Stephanie Seibel

555 NW Fourth St., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: Now in its 50th Year, Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community-based organization dedicated to serving low-income children and families. Our mission is to inspire children and families to help build a beautiful community with ACCF while ensuring school readiness, providing skill-building opportunities, promoting academic achievement and supporting healthy lifestyles. Our volunteer opportunities include academic mentors, art instructors and event committee members.

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Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

President and CEO: Pam O’Brien

P.O. Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482

About Charity: AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.

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Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

CEO and Founder: Johanna Kandel

1649 Forum Place, Ste. 2, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Charity: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention and advocacy for all eating disorders. The Alliance works tirelessly to raise awareness; eliminate secrecy and stigma; promote access to care; and support those susceptible to, currently struggling with, and recovered from eating disorders. We created findedhelp.com connecting people with resources to those needing and seeking help.

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ALSAC - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

President and CEO: Richard C. Shadyac Jr.

3750 NW 87th Ave., Ste. 100, Doral, FL 33178

About Charity: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

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ARC of Martin County

President and CEO: Keith W. Muniz

2001 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: Empowering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral and other related health care services. Looking to make an impact in your community? The ARC of Martin County wants to make the best use of your time and talents by offering rewarding opportunities for volunteers who want to enhance the lives and opportunities of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Come visit us!

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Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

Board Chairs: Misty Weinger, CPA, CFF, CVA; Kofsky Weinger PA

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020

About Charity: The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood (ACCH) cultivates creativity and the support of the arts in our community through education, innovation and collaboration. ACCH offers contemporary gallery exhibitions, education programs for youth and adults, and live stage performances. Its programs foster a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish and reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. ACCH impacts more than 60,000 people each year at three facilities—the circa-1924 Kagey Home, the Arts School adjacent to the main facility, and a 500-seat theater. Founded in 1975, ACCH is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County.

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ArtServe

President and CEO: Jaye Abbate

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: One of the six original arts incubators in the United States, ArtServe is an award-winning non-profit that offers an array of services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative opportunities that foster artistic growth and entrepreneurship among artists of every genre. ArtServe helps artists turn their passion into a viable profession, thereby creating sustainable arts businesses that enrich our community and strengthen the local economy. ArtServe’s creative space allows individuals or groups to teach, exhibit, create, perform and hold meetings or events in a vibrant, ever-changing setting. ArtServe is proof that when the arts thrive, communities flourish.

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Barry University

President: Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, Ph.D.

11300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33161

About Charity: Barry University provides a higher education experience that applies what is learned in the classroom to a constantly changing and diverse world, while promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Barry University is comprised of eight colleges and schools and offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

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Boca Helping Hands, Inc.

President of the Board of Directors: Gary Peters

1500 NW First Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: Boca Helping Hands (BHH) provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. BHH offers Job Training Programs including Hospitality, Home Health Aide, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and IT Help Desk Technician; Serves lunch six days a week and a Thursday night family dinner; Helps 1,100 elementary students in nine schools through BHH Backpacks and distributes 5,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified Palm Beach County residents. If interested in volunteering, please email Melissa Keklik, volunteer program manager, at melissa@bocahelpinghands.org.

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Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum

President of the Board of Trustees: Hank Jawhari

71 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is a non-profit membership institution that serves the Boca Raton community by collecting, preserving and sharing its history. The museum, showcasing historical exhibits and artifacts, is located in Boca Raton’s original Town Hall in the heart of downtown. Other programs include history tours of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the Boca Express Train Museum and Town Hall. Volunteer opportunities are available; please visit our website for more information. The museum’s major fundraisers include the Walk of Recognition and Boca Bacchanal.

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Boca Raton Museum of Art

Chair: Jody Harrison Grass

501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art recognizes knowledge is gained by thinking and by making. This idea is expressed through the creative vitality of our three components: the Museum in Mizner Park where visitors experience and learn about the beauty and diversity of the visual world; the Art School where children and adults discover and further their creativity through studio art instruction; and the Artists Guild where local artists exchange ideas and exhibit and sell their work.

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation

President: Mark Larkin, CFRE

745 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486

About Charity: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation supports the hospital’s mission of providing superior, compassionate health care through the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts. Financial gifts are used to fund new and expanded programs, invest in technology and recruit and retain the finest health care professionals. The foundation reaches out to the community with health education, wellness programs and disease prevention initiatives that touch thousands of lives each year.

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

CEO: Patrick Shavloske

900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: Bonnet House, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3 whose mission is to preserve the unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy.

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Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council

CEO and Scout Executive: Terrence Hamilton

8335 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

About Charity: Boy Scouts of America prepares young people to make ethical, moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting is an educational program designed to engage character development, citizenship and personal fitness through adventure, service, achievement and leadership training. Scouting builds character and community through a variety of activities including camping, sailing, community service projects and more. Not only do the programs reinforce the positive development cultivated in home and school, but they also bring opportunity to at-risk youth. The Gulf Stream Council currently serves more than 7,250 Scouts in a seven-county area.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

President and CEO: Brian Quail

877 NW 61st St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

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Broward Education Foundation

Executive Director: Shea Ciriago

600 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale,, FL 33301

About Charity: Broward Education Foundation is the only 501c3 direct support organization of Broward County Public Schools and is solely dedicated to providing multiple resources for students, teachers programs and initiatives. The foundation is agile, adept and responsive to shifting needs in public education. Most recently responding to the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Broward Education Foundation raised $10.5 million for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted. Through the generosity of corporate partners, business leaders and community donors, Broward Education Foundation contributes nearly $3 million annually to Broward County Public Schools.

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Broward Health Foundation

Chair: Kyle C. Boos

1201 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: The mission of the Broward Health Foundation is to improve the health of the community by providing resources to promote, support and enhance the programs and initiatives of Broward Health. The foundation would like to thank the many donors and supporters whose generosity helped build the new Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital as part of our expansion of pediatric services across our health care system and to those currently helping to fund the renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Broward House

CEO: Stacy Hyde

1726 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: The mission of Broward House is to improve the quality of life for individuals impacted with chronic health challenges, including HIV, by providing pathways to wellness.

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Broward Housing Solutions

CEO and President: Lisa Vecchi

305 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Broward Housing Solutions (BHS) is a non-profit, 501c3, certified housing development organization (CHDO) that provides affordable housing opportunities to approximately 400 low-income or homeless people with disabilities who also have mental illness via five programs: Rental Housing (adults and families); Youth Solutions (foster youth ages 18 to 23); Home for the Brave (homeless veterans with PTSD and mental illness); Senior Solutions (aged 55, chronically homeless); and Samaritan (unaccompanied homeless adults). Our vision is to create a community where all low-income people with mental illness have a permanent and safe home in which to live. Our core values are stability, dignity and hope.

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Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.

President: Lisa Kitei

201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: The Broward Performing Arts Foundation supports the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Ranked as one of the top 10 theaters in the country for attendance, the Broward Center offers more than 700 events for more than 700,000 visitors annually and serves more than 130,000 students each year with the largest arts-in-education programs in the country. Membership and support opportunities include Patrons’ Circle, Founders’ Club, Entourage, Classical Society, Ghost Light Society and Corporate Circle.

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Broward Public Library Foundation

Board Chair: Tim Bascombe

100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, C 33301

About Charity: The Broward Public Library Foundation’s mission is to enhance the collections, programs and services of Broward County Library beyond the means of tax support. The Library Foundation and its 900 donors and members support early literacy programs, such as the Summer Learning Program and the Children’s BookFest, as well as free SAT/ACT classes for high school students and networking opportunities at the Creation Station Business Coworking Hub at the Main Library.

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Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc.

CEO: Stanton Collemer

P.O. Box 3292, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: The Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of local children, women, men and their families, who are touched by cancer, by providing need-based financial assistance, information resources and access to services and support groups in our community. CAHH seeks to provide respite to those receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis. The organization has helped more than 2,500 cancer patients and their families who live and/or receive treatment in Palm Beach County and dispersed over $2.5 million. CAHH focuses on assisting patients with their ordinary living expenses such as rent and mortgage, auto and health insurance, car payments and food. We use volunteers in a variety of ways, from office assistance to fundraising, event planning and support.

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Child Rescue Coalition

CEO and Founder: Carly Asher Yoost

4530 Conference Way S., Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based non-profit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the non-profit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 10,000 online predators and rescued over 2,300 abused children in the past four years.

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ChildNet

CEO and President: Larry Rein

1100 W. McNab Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: ChildNet was chosen by the Florida Department of Children & Families to serve as the Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties. As such, it is the single private non-profit entity responsible for managing the local system of services and supports for abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community. Our system of care was developed with extensive input from local stakeholders and its effective implementation depends upon their continued support.

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Community Foundation of Broward

President and CEO: Linda B. Carter

910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: For more than 34 years, the Community Foundation of Broward has connected people who care with causes that matter. We know Broward County, and we help visionaries, innovators and doers develop customized strategies to create significant change through their philanthropy. Our donors are forward-thinking philanthropists who have invested more than $100 million addressing the most urgent issues facing Broward. And with nearly $200 million in assets, the Foundation is ranked among the top 100 community foundations in the nation. If you take action and lead the way instead of waiting for others to act; if you take pride in your community and care about Broward’s future; if you want to create a legacy of bold impact that lasts forever; the Community Foundation of Broward is the partner for you. Contact us today to get started.

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Covenant House Florida

CEO: Michael S. Long

733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: We are committed to serving homeless, at-risk, runaway and trafficked youth under the age of 21, including moms and their babies, to empower them to live independently and become contributing members within our community. We offer crisis shelter, transitional living, outreach, family reunification, drug addiction management, counseling, health services, GED program, job readiness training and a variety of other services.

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Deliver The Dream

Executive Director: Paul Withrow

3223 NW 10th Terrace, Ste. 602, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

About Charity: When one person in the family is ill, the entire family is impacted. Deliver the Dream’s three-day retreats provide structured, therapeutic activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis. Each retreat is focused on a specific illness or crisis such as autism, spina bifida, epilepsy, Down syndrome, AIDS/HIV, cancer and others. DtD also provides one retreat each year for families with a recently returned combat veteran. There is no charge for the retreat, which includes lodging, all meals and activities. DtD has more than 300 volunteers who assist families with their needs during the weekend. To date, DtD has hosted 170 retreats serving over 10,000 families throughout Florida.

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Delray Beach Public Library

President: Nancy Dockerty

100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

About Charity: Delray Beach Public Library enriches the lives of individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provides support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior library services through responsible staff, dynamic collections, effective programming, appropriate technology and access to global information. The library is considered the “people’s university” where everyone has free access to our reference services, library materials, programs and professionally trained staff. For more information on the library’s programs, please visit our website.

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Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Executive Director: Patricia Zeiler

219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) is a proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors. FLHS brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts housed in five historic buildings—the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum; the History Museum in the 1905 New River Inn; the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House; the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse; and the Hoch Research Library.

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Friends of Birch State Park, Inc.

Executive Director: Gale M. Butler

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: Friends’ vision is to “Bring Birch Back!” to being one of the best state parks in Florida. Our mission is to preserve, conserve, enhance and promote Hugh Taylor Birch State Park with the help of the community. We have a 35-member board led by Chair Jim Ellis who is the catalyst for projects to add a public floating boat dock, raise and restore the 1.2 -mile seawall, widen the loop road for safety purposes and add Marti’s Meditation Garden. Volunteer opportunities include clearing out non-indigenous plant life and driving trams.

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Funding Arts Broward

Board President: Carolyn Lee

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ste. 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: Funding Arts Broward (FAB) is a volunteer-based organization committed to preserving and cultivating quality arts programming in Broward County. The membership organization has awarded more than $3 million to date for local arts organizations through an annual grant process. Year-round, FAB offers exclusive member activities plus other arts-focused events that inspire, educate or motivate individuals and businesses to support the arts.

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Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Founder and CEO: Jay A. Feinberg

800 Yamato Road, Ste. 101, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: At Gift of Life we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life—and we are determined to make it happen. We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter. It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win—finding a match and a cure.

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Gold Coast Jazz Society

President: Tim Ingham

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

About Charity: The mission of the Gold Coast Jazz Society is to perpetuate and advance the cultural art form of jazz through performances, education and outreach activities.

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward

CEO: Nancy Robin

3564 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. This year, Habitat Broward celebrates our 35th year and launches a 77-home community, the largest in our history. To date, we have placed 430 hard-working, low-income families in safe, affordable homes with zero-interest mortgages, thanks to our generous partners. Every donor, volunteer and homeowner plays a vital role to make our vision a reality.

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Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County

President and CEO: Randy Nobles

181 SE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483

About Charity: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Always a “hand up,” never a “hand out”—hardworking, low-income families earn safe, decent and affordable shelter to break the poverty cycle and learn life-changing skills to invest in themselves and their communities.

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Heart Gallery of Broward

Executive Director: Yvette DuBose

401 NE Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: The Heart Gallery of Broward’s mission is to help the hardest to place foster children find a permanent loving family. Volunteer opportunities include program/mentor days (monthly/quarterly) and National Adoption Day in November.

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Henderson Behavioral Health

CEO: Dr. Steven Ronik

4740 N. State Road 7,Ste. 201, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

About Charity: Henderson Behavioral Health celebrates 65 years of service to the residents of South Florida. Founded in 1953, Henderson provides innovative health care, compassion and hope for more than 22,000 persons of all ages with behavioral health conditions in Florida each year.

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Historic Stranahan House Museum

Board of Directors President: Mike Gossman

335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Stranahan House is the oldest and most historically significant structure in Broward County and where the City of Fort Lauderdale began. Frank and Ivy Stranahan are credited as the founding family of Fort Lauderdale through their civic activism and philanthropy. The museum’s mission is to tell the story of the birth of the community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created and to serve as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. The museum welcomes nearly 30,000 visitors annually and operates as a cultural and history museum, education center, event venue and community gathering place.

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HomeSafe

CEO: Matthew Ladika

2840 Sixth Ave. S., Lake Worth, FL 33461

About Charity: HomeSafe’s continuum of care starts with the Healthy Beginnings program, where our team screens children ages 0 to 5 for developmental delays or behavior concerns, and helps parents provide their children a healthy start. For children ages 9 to 17, our five group homes are a safe haven from abuse, and provide needed therapeutic services. Our SafetyNet Program works to break the cycle of abuse through immediate intervention and prevention services to domestic violence victims. Our Pond Place program provides a bridge to self-sufficiency and affordable housing for youth who have “aged out”of foster care.

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Humane Society of Broward County

Chairman of the Board: Thom Bambenek

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: Advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services and education. Volunteer opportunities include foster care and adoption ambassadors; humane education presenters; dog walkers; customer service and adoption counselors; animal care associates; dog bathers; photographers and photo assistants; clinic volunteers; greeters and guides; boutique sales associates; and animal-assisted therapy teams.

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JAFCO

Executive Director: Sarah Franco

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351

About Charity: JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility, one we accept with joy, pride and love, giving every child a place to belong.

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JARC Florida

CEO: Debra Hallow

21160 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: JARC Florida provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

President and CEO: Matthew C. Levin

9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: At the hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County strategically engages donors, supporters and community partners in addressing and planning for current needs of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. The Federation accomplishes these goals by building Jewish community and developing Jewish communal leadership; promoting Jewish identity, education and engagement; caring for the vulnerable; advocating for the well-being and security of the Jewish people; and standing with Israel, our spiritual homeland.

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Junior League of Boca Raton

President: Renata Sans de Negri

261 NW 13th St., Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Junior League of Martin County

President: Rosi M. Shepard

759 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 200E, Stuart, FL 34994

About Charity: The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. (JLMC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLMC has provided more than 8,000 books to Martin County teachers through our Books for Kids program that began in 2015. Our community partners are numerous and include The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Gertrude Walden Child Care Center, House of Hope, Hibiscus Children’s Center and many other various non-profits geared to women and children in Martin, St. Lucie and Eastern Okeechobee counties.

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Junior Welfare Society

President: Gretchen Heinsen

P.O. Box 39646, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339

About Charity: Junior Welfare Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in need throughout Broward County. We provide one-time stabilizing assistance to individuals and families that have experienced an unexpected setback. We work with social service professionals whose clients will be back on track after receiving our assistance. JWS membership is comprised of 40 active members along with supporting and honorary members. We invite you to support our 63rd annual Toyland Event, Nautical Nights, which will raise funds for year-round giving. There will be great food and drink with entertainment by DJ Jason. Attire is yacht club casual.

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Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)

President: Lois Pope

1720 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, FL 33462

About Charity: Since 1993, Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) has been dedicated to helping and improving the lives of the voiceless and vulnerable in our society—those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or forgotten because of disabilities, socio-economic status, neglect, age, abuse and other barriers. Founded by Lois Pope, one of America’s most committed and creative philanthropists and humanitarians, LIFE provides aid and assistance for disabled veterans, medical research, humanitarian relief and animal welfare.

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Leadership Broward

Executive Director: Andrew Zullo

1421 SE Fourth Ave., Ste. D, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Leadership Broward is Broward County’s premier leadership development organization with more than 35 years of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in Broward County. Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through its Leadership Broward program, Youth Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward.

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Light of the World Clinic

Executive Director: Sandra Lozano Barry

5333 N. Dixie Highway, Ste. 201, Oakland Park, FL 33334

About Charity: Light of the World Clinic was founded with a mission of providing free quality and preventative healthcare to the uninsured and low-income families of Broward County. The clinic is able to do this thanks to our vast volunteer medical staff who work together to improve the health of our patients. The clinic is always looking for new team members and volunteers. We encourage you to reach out and see how we can work together to make our community healthier. Current volunteer opportunities include bilingual psychologist or psychiatrist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist and bilingual front office receptionist.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

Board President: Tom Streit

3651 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33426

About Charity: To improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy for adults and children. Community members support literacy by volunteering as reading tutors, making donations, organizing book drives, attending literacy events and participating in literacy initiatives such as “Read for the Record” and the fall “Read Together Palm Beach County” campaign, a one book, one community initiative, September through December.

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Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Chairman of the Board of Directors: Robert Press

4491 S. State Road 7, Ste. 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

About Charity: We create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Founder and Chairperson: Heather Geronemus

1655 N. Commerce Parkway, Ste. 302, Weston, FL 33326

About Charity: The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. To date, MADD has saved more than 300,000 lives and counting. As one of the largest victim services organizations in the country, MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 15 minutes at 1.877.MADD.HELP. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K is the nation’s largest and most successful MADD fundraiser in the organization’s history. Jan. 30 Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale VIP Kick-Off Party; 6 p.m.; ArtServe; $25

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Neighbors 4 Neighbors

Executive Director: Lynne Cameron

8900 NW 18 Terrace, Doral, FL 33172

About Charity: Using a combination of resource development, collaboration with service providers and the power of media, we empower our neighbors to use the talents, time and money they have to help others. In 2017, Neighbors 4 Neighbors developed and delivered more than $900,000 to our community-based partners and neighbors in need. Volunteers can register on our website to use their special skills and talents.

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Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller

Commander: Isabelle Paul, GCSJ

201 Plaza Real, Ste. 140, Boca Raton, FL 33432

About Charity: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Malta), Knights Hospitaller is one of the oldest Orders of Chivalry in existence. The organization’s motto, Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Hominum—For Faith, For Service to Humanity—is synonymous with philanthropy, generosity and compassionate care. The Order’s vibrant chapter, Florida Commandery, is led by Commander Isabelle Paul and is based in Boca Raton. It is focused on activities and fundraising for critical local charities serving the sick and the poor. Order of St. John brings together ladies and gentleman known for their love of humanity and who are contributors to the good of their communities. Those interested in applying for membership should contact Mary Csar at mary@bocahistory.org

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Palm Beach Symphony

Executive Director: David McClymont

44 Cocoanut Row M207B, Palm Beach, FL 33480

About Charity: Palm Beach Symphony’s mission is to engage, educate and entertain through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. Now in its 45th season and under the leadership of Executive Director David McClymont, the symphony has earned a stellar reputation as a world-class orchestra with a mission that includes carefully designed education and community outreach initiatives that bring live classical music programs and concerts to the Palm Beaches. The 2018-19 season offers both masterworks and chamber music series, crafted by Maestro Ramón Tebar, that are performed in venues such as the Kravis Center, Society of the Four Arts and Harriet Himmel Theater.

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Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County

Executive Director: Robin Miller

21301 Powerline Road, Ste. 303, Boca Raton, FL 33433

About Charity: The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. The South Palm Beach County Chapter provides the local Parkinson Community with wellness classes, support groups and educational programs in many locations.

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PAWS – Humane Society of Broward County

President: Julie Strauch

2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

About Charity: PAWS is dedicated to providing the volunteer and financial support to assist the Humane Society of Broward County in its mission of advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services and education. It is PAWS’ belief that “Pets Are Worth Saving.”

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Pinion Inc.

Presidents: Linda Danoff, Alice Harry and Marian McCray-DeLoach

1203 Oakwood, North Lauderdale, FL 33068

About Charity: Pinion, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit that conducts charitable drives and social events within its local community to raise funds for Special Olympics of Broward County. Pinion, Inc. was founded in 1991 and has grown into an organization whose membership comprises a cross-section of South Florida business and community leaders. Since inception, Pinion has hosted regularly scheduled social events, meetings and activities on behalf of Special Olympics. Pinion has become the financial arm of Special Olympics Broward County, providing the program with the funds needed to give individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in the program. Special Olympics has recognized Pinion several times as the Local Support Organization of the Year.

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Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale

Chair: Claire C. Crawford, DPA

1824 NE 27 St., Wilton Manors, FL 33306

About Charity: The first “Pioneers’ Reunion” was held on April 7, 1958 at the Governors’ Club Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. One-hundred-and-twenty women who helped build Fort Lauderdale enjoyed lunch together at the suggestion of Ford Jeter Brown and Mrs. Richard Hood. The gathering was officially christened Pioneers’ Reunion and was to be held each year on Easter Monday. Members of the Pioneer Women of Fort Lauderdale are descendants of pioneers or women who have resided in Fort Lauderdale for 50 years or more. They honor their ancestors and promote and preserve the community’s history and enjoy sharing and keeping its history relevant in today’s world.

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Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus

Founding CEO: Charles L. Bender III

21441 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433

About Charity: Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus is dedicated to providing a stable and loving family environment for hurting children and their families. We are committed to meeting desperate needs in our community by sharing God’s love and placing hope in their lives—one child and family at a time.

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Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

Founder and President: Deborah Kann Schwarzberg

2751 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. 2A, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

About Charity: The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has been working locally and nationally for more than 23 years to promote our mission through educational and programmatic events about life-saving techniques on prevention and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma. The Students Against Melanoma Clubs in middle and high school and the SunSmart America curriculum have educated thousands of students, families and communities on sun safety behaviors and techniques for prevention and early detection of skin cancer. RDK and Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt work daily to build sun smart cities around the country with the distribution of sunscreen dispensers in partnerships with cities, parks, schools and sports venues.

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Royal Dames of Cancer Research

President: Carole Nugent

6278 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 378, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: Royal Dames of Cancer Research was founded exclusively to raise funds for the study and research of cancer. These philanthropic ladies have raised more than $3 million to benefit ground-breaking studies at Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research at Nova Southeastern University.Each year, the Royal Dames present the Tiara Ball, its signature fundraising event and one of the most elegant affairs of the social season. This year’s ball, chaired by Anita Kotler, is themed “Tickled Pink.” We will honor Sharon Gustafson-Florescue. Guests are welcome.

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Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

President and CEO: Danielle N. Hartman, MNM

21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services offers help, hope and humanity through our comprehensive range of programs and services, which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services, career and employment services, family and children’s services and volunteer opportunities.

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Seafarers’ House, Inc.

President: Eugene F. Sweeney, Sallyport Marine Services, Inc.

2550 Eisenhower Blvd., Ste. 207, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: Seafarers’ House, Inc. offers refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service. We welcome administrative associates, community ambassadors and special events associates. Volunteers can help by organizing donations of clothing and hygiene items. Students will earn community service hours. For more details call or visit our website.

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South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA)

President and CEO: Peter Kaldes

2038 N. Dixie Hwy., Ste. 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

About Charity: SoFIA’s mission is to improve economic and social insights and services to empower people as they age. Volunteer program opportunities include Legacy Corps, caregiver respite services for Veterans and military families; RELIEF, respite for elders living in everyday families; Senior Companion Program, senior companionship for elderly individuals living alone; Impact Consulting, retired executives who help local nonprofits achieve their mission; Foster Grandparent Program, seniors who mentor underserved children; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, senior community volunteer opportunities; Veterans Helping Veterans, assistance to Broward County Veterans who need support transitioning to civilian life; and Senior Planet, a technology training program for older adults.

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Symphony of the Americas Society

President: Nancy Voneida

2300 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 306, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

About Charity: Symphony of the America Society is the support arm for the Symphony of the Americas under the artistic direction of Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese. Its volunteers assists in raising funds for the Symphony’s Guest Artist Series performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, its pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida, its Serenades@Sunset Chamber music series at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s PierTop, its international music festival, Summerfest and its myriad of outreach performances and educational activities.

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Symphony of the Americas, Inc.

President: Paul Finizio

2300 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 306, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

About Charity: Symphony of the Americas is a 30-year-old Broward County designated Major Cultural Institution. It presents Guest Artist Series performances with full orchestra at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, pops and outdoor performances throughout South Florida, a Serenades@Sunset chamber music series at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s PierTop, an international music festival Summerfest, plus outreach performances and educational activities.

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The Broward Partnership

Chairman of the Board: Dodie Keith-Lazowick

920 NW Seventh Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

About Charity: The Broward Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Broward County through its 230 bed, short-term housing facility and a number of community-based permanent housing programs. Since 1999, the partnership has afforded more than 25,200 men, women and children the opportunity to achieve dignified independence and rebuild their lives. Please call for available volunteer opportunities.

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The Charity Guild of Fort Lauderdale

President: Shelley Ray Senecal

P.O. Box 39555, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339

About Charity: Our mission is to raise funds to provide health care and social services for the medically fragile, disadvantaged and emotionally challenged children in Broward County for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Kids in Distress.

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The Opera Society

President: Jan L. Solomon

2808 NE 23rd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

About Charity: The Opera Society endeavors to foster interest in music, especially opera. To promote friendship among music lovers. To provide charitable, educational and cultural projects for the public. To devise fundraising in order to bring better opera to the community. To function as an affiliate of Florida Grand Opera. With your membership, you can help promote music education in the community, meet fellow opera lovers, enjoy the many social events and help support FGO. Membership starts at $50 annually.

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The Symphonia

President: Carole Boucard

2285 Potomac Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Charity: The mission of The Symphonia is to enrich the South Florida community through distinctive musical performances and innovative educational outreach programs. Inspiring and engaging both existing and new audiences, The Symphonia is committed to the highest standards of artistic excellence.

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Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

Chairman:: Nuccia McCormick

11 Harborage Isle,, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

About Charity: The Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund is a Florida non- profit organization, named after Nuccia McCormick’s late husband. Our mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students in high school and college from Broward County to travel abroad to our sister cities in an exchange student program, encouraging them to experience other cultures, languages and enrich their lives. The organization supports cultural diversity and international diplomacy. Our Youth Ambassador Club helps stimulate enthusiasm among youth to donate volunteer time, “give back” to the community and increase awareness of cultural foreign exchanges. Call for events and front-row seats to the annual Winterfest Boat Parade with five-star dining!

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Touch A Heart Foundation

Executive Director: Jennifer Kaufman

9411 Grand Estates Way, Boca Raton, FL 33496

About Charity: Touch A Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of disadvantaged children in South Florida. We work with selected agencies in the Tri-county area to create outreach programs to assist children and families in distress. Throughout the year we also host events for volunteers to participate in giving back to the community. Spa Day is our major annual fundraiser that supports our yearly programs. Wellness professionals from the community volunteer their time and services for guests to enjoy a day of relaxation.

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Unicorn Children’s Foundation

President: Gregory Fried

21100 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Ste. 250, Boca Raton, FL 33428

About Charity: Unicorn Children’s Foundation exists to create cradle to career pathways that will help kids and young adults with special needs excel in their community. Our volunteer opportunities include graphic design, grant research and writing, general office assistance, committees and special events, administration, fundraising, marketing and ambassadors.

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Winterfest, Inc.

Chairman of the Board: Ben Wesley (FPL)

512 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

About Charity: Wholesome, unique, internationally recognized events that reflect the diversity and culture of South Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade celebrates 47 years as the “Greatest Show on H2O.” This year’s signature holiday event sails at 6:30 p.m. from the New River up the Intracoastal to Pompano Beach. View fireworks for 12 miles with Grand Marshal Showboat and parade entries decorated to the theme “Best of the ’80s.”

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WOW! Women Owning Wellness at Holy Cross Hospital

President: Laura Minor

4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

About Charity: WOW!, a committee of Holy Cross Hospital, is a proven team of community leaders who have come together to help establish long-term bonds between the community at large and Holy Cross Hospital. The committee has a particular focus on endeavors that improve the health and lives of women and their families. Members of WOW! volunteer in fundraising activities and in various areas of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center in support of Holy Cross Hospital. WOW! fundraising efforts currently support the Partners in Breast Health program at Holy Cross.

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Young At Art Museum

Founder, Executive Director and CEO: Mindy Shrago

751 SW 121 Ave., Davie, FL 33325

About Charity: Young At Art Museum enriches the community through artistic, interactive experiences for all ages. This state-of-the-art, AAM accredited, Gold-LEED certified museum serves as the epicenter of cultural arts education with five exhibition galleries, the YAA Institute professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and digital art and film as well as a Preschool and Teen Center. YAA’s community initiatives include ArtREACH, a mentoring program for children living in homeless shelters; ArtHouse for low-income residents of Northwest Gardens; Girls N’ Power, an arts-based empowerment program with PACE Center of Broward; and YAA, serving children, teens and adults with autism.

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Youth Automotive Training Center

Founder: Jim Moran (1918-2007)

399 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

About Charity: The mission of the Youth Automotive Training Center is to train and educate at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of this program is to prepare young adults who are at a disadvantage in their lives to become self-sufficient, productive and law-abiding citizens. Founded by automotive pioneer and philanthropist Jim Moran, YATC has been steering at-risk youth toward brighter futures since 1984. With a success rate of more than 90 percent, most graduates are employed or continuing their education. YATC continues to offer support to more than 700 graduates and their families.

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