As a longtime south Florida resident, it brings me great joy to partner with local non-profits in my community. Here are some of the groups I’m proud to work with:
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”. In 2020 I was honored to host two virtual events for them: a songwriting workshop, and a “campfire concert”, for the families in their program.
This organization was started in 1992 and currently provides THOUSANDS of struggling south Florida families with access to free food, clothing, toys and other resources. They also provide a fantastic opportunity for local students to volunteer and learn about the importance of helping our neighbors in their moments of greatest need. I was thrilled to co-write and produce a theme song and video for them in 2017 and to work with their incredible staff and volunteers.
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 at a senior home, and as a team leader on a special memorial project for one of the Parkland shooting victims, in which we created a garden at a home for veterans.
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County
I’m very grateful to have grown up surrounded by great-grandparents, grandparents and other extended family, who have shared with me their wisdom and knowledge, personal stories, and profound love. I believe it’s essential that younger generations show the same respect and love to those elder generations as they enter the last phases of their lives. 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.