MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The clock is ticking for those willing to give to families in need this holiday season.
CBS4’s community outreach program, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, is once again busy with its annual Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays program whose success wouldn’t be possible without support from the community.READ MORE: Federal Judge Clears Class-Action Lawsuit Against Florida On Juvenile Solitary Confinement
Last year, Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays served 2,285 members of our community including nearly 1,500 children matched with caring adopters.
Now we are doing it again!
With just two weeks left to adopt a family, there are 116 families waiting and 355 adopted so far.
Just dial **GIVE (star, star, GIVE) on your mobile device to see how you can help.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors works with non-profit partners to screen the families which are submitted by social workers from each agency.
Last year, more than 500 families received assistance through one-on-one adoptions. On average, donors spent over $600 per family, with 537 families adopted.
A total of $342,000 was spent on families in need last year and hundreds of more families were gifted $10,000 in gift cards to Walmart, Target, Publix and Winn Dixie!READ MORE: Police Release Video Of 16-Year-Old Carlos Sanchez Alonso's Suspected Killer
This year, along with our partners at Publix and Tri-Rail, Neighbors hopes to help even more families.
As a registered adopter, you can browse family profiles, and select based on location, nonprofit provider, or number of family members. Best of all, you get to meet the family you are helping, and share the joy.
Other Ways To Give
If adopting a family one-on-one is not for you, there are other ways to give.
Gift card donations help large families, and those not able to have a one-on-one experience. Through our Operation Elf gift card program, Neighbors provides a $25 Publix gift card for each family member, as well as a $25 gift card to a retailer for each child under 18.
Although human kindness is our greatest asset, Neighbors 4 Neighbors depends on monetary donations to purchase gift cards and provide emergency assistance. Your financial contribution, in any amount, enables the non-profit organization to continue providing hope and a hand up to those in need this holiday season.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a 501©3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Just dial **GIVE (star, star, GIVE) on your mobile device.
Click here to make a secure credit card donation.
You may also mail a check to:
- Neighbors 4 Neighbors
- 8900 NW 18 Terrace
- Doral, FL 33172