As a longtime south Florida resident, it’s been a huge honor to partner with local non-profits in my community. Here are some of the groups I’m proud to work with:
Started in 1992, Harvest Drive donates food, clothing, toys and other resources to thousands of struggling families in S. Florida. They also provide students with meaningful opportunities to volunteer, and to learn the importance of helping neighbors in moments of greatest need. I was honored to work with their staff and volunteers in co-writing and producing a theme song and video.
This wonderful group provides “healing retreats that enable families living with a disability, serious illness or crisis build bonds and form relationships with other families who are experiencing the same thing to regain strength in mind, spirit and family…one retreat at a time”. It’s my honor to get to host virtual songwriting workshops and concerts for the families in their program.
Since 1972, HandsOn Broward has taken on the complex and essential task of connecting willing volunteers with the non-profits that need their assistance. And they’ve done so at an incredible scale; for example coordinating 12,000 volunteers for 56,000 hours of service to complete over 1,000 local projects – and that was just in ONE year. I’ve had the opportunity to work with them, doing music and activities with seniors and preschoolers, and as a team leader on a special memorial project for one of the Parkland shooting victims, during which we created a garden at a home for veterans.
I’m very grateful to have grown up surrounded by family elders who shared their wisdom and knowledge, personal stories, and profound love. I believe it’s essential that younger generations show the same respect and care to their generation as they grow older. The ADRC is very helpful in providing resources and programs to make life better for seniors and their families, including my own grandmother who, I’m glad to say at 87 years old still attends their exercise and knitting classes several times a week. I’ve proudly volunteered with her at their Deerfield Beach location for gardening days, and attended their exercise classes – which I can attest are a very legit workout! You do NOT wanna mess with my G-Ma. She’ll kick your butt.
Animal aid has been finding homes for homeless dogs and cats since 1999. They also offer low-cost spay and neuter programs, and operate a 3-acre feline sanctuary. Each year they find loving homes for an average of 1200 pets. I thoroughly enjoyed performing a pro-bono concert for them at a recent adoption event, and every time they post a new list of adoptable pets, I’m gushing over their cuteness and trying to convince myself not to adopt every one.
Feel free to visit these organizations’ websites at the links above for more information. If you have any questions or are looking for support for a non-profit, feel free to contact me.