List of Volunteer Websites

Find the Non-Profit that Fits Your Passion and Pitch In When it comes to non-profit organizations, Melodie Stoligrosz, regional consultant for Ministry Ventures, has worked with a great many of them. Providing resources and coaching for faith-based non-profit ministry leaders, Ministry Ventures offers coaching and training around five key areas that enable ministries to become sustainable organizations. These Five Best Practices include Ministry Model, Fundraising, Board Development, Administration and Prayer. In order to maintain high standards, Ministry Ventures offers a certification program, Ministry Mastery™, for those who complete the coaching requirements. They also offer online coaching and training programs. From […]

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2-1-1 Broward Presents Non-Profit Academy Awards

In true academy awards style, nearly 800 executives, community leaders and members of the non-profit sector attended the sold-out 5th Annual South Florida Community Care Network Non-Profit Academy Awards hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and presented by 2-1-1 Broward on February 13. The prestigious awards honor the work of Broward County’s non-profit organizations and leaders. Distinguished winners of each of the 11 award categories were honored for their dedication to Broward County and the impact they have on the community. Winners in each category received an Academy Award statue and $1,000 for their non-profit organizations. Finalists in […]

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How I Found Healing in a Hog Pen

Entrepreneur, marketing director, video producer and corporate president, this is only a partial list of my supposedly impressive credentials. Now, let me take off my mask. Without that mask I was a self centered, prideful alcoholic and drug addict. I was bound by all of the above for 31 long years. I have been in jail 16 times for alcohol or drug related offenses, twice divorced, went through three inpatient recovery programs and three suicide attempts. The last attempt I ingested 60 valiums in an alcoholic blackout. Yes that was the real me. Notice I said the past tense “was” […]

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Cheryl Ladd Named Ambassador For The Poor

Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma named actress Cheryl Ladd an Ambassador For The Poor at the charity’s 12th annual Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures gala recently at The Mar-a-Lago Club. “Cheryl Ladd is a woman of substance,” said Aloma as he introduced Ladd to the crowd of more than 175 and talked about getting to know her through her work with the charity. Since 2011, Ladd has championed the needs of the destitute as spokesperson for Food For The Poor’s Angels Of The Poor program. During the gala’s live house rally, homes for 25 destitute families were […]

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Undercover Angels Hosts Duf-Fulls of Love Drive

Undercover Angels delivered almost 500 duffel bags to ChildNet in February as part of their Duf-Fulls of Love, duffel bag drive for foster children. When Undercover Angels’ CEO Ginger Gilley, met with Elizabeth Wynter, community relations director for ChildNet, the subject of duffel bags was front and center. On average, 100 children a month enter into the foster organizations is a continuous struggle. Oftentimes these children are uprooted under hasty circumstances, leaving them no choice but to use trash bags to transport their belongings. “[A duffel bag] is something that lets them know they matter, that they’re not trash” explained […]

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Place of Hope Names “Hero of Hope”

Place of Hope introduce a new element to its annual Hope Bash in Palm Beach Gardens this year in naming local philanthropist and child advocate Elin Nordegren as its inaugural Harris L. Weinstein “Hero of Hope” for her dedicated support of children in need. Nordegren said, “I have been interested in child psychology for most of my life, and when I learned Place of Hope focuses on the psychological well-being of foster children, I felt this organization was a very good fit for me.” Themed “Angels of Hope,” the 2015 Hope Bash was held February 20th.“Angels” was selected as the […]

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West Palm Beach Teen On Way to Olympic Qualifier

Marco Bernal, a junior at The Kings Academy, in West Palm Beach, competes in the equestrian sport of dressage, the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility and balance. Bernal recently returned from Mexico where he competed for his native country of Colombia as the youngest competitor seeking to qualify for the 2015 Pan-American games, which leads to the Olympic Games. He qualified both as an individual and with his team, which includes his father, internationally acclaimed dressage rider Marco Bernal Sr. “It was the most amazing experience to compete internationally with my […]

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Walk Like MADD 5k Dash and Kick Off Event

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) celebrated its upcoming April 26 annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K with a kick-off party on February 11 at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. The party brought a record number of attendees for the organization, which since its establishment in 2011 has raised more than $400,000 to date for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. During the “pep rally” for the April 5K, guests and […]

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Banyan Air’s Corporate Chaplain Albert Beltran Named Chaplain of the Year

Albert Beltran, a chaplain serving Banyan Air Service based in Fort Lauderdale for 7 years, was recently named 2014 Chaplain of the Year by Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). Beltran, a senior certified chaplain, has been with CCA for 12 ½ years. This honor is based on demonstrated passion and excellence in fulfilling CCA’s mission. Attributes of a Chaplain of the Year include genuine care for people, availability and responsiveness to their needs and clear, faithful witness to the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ in both word and deed. During a recent hangar ceremony at Banyan, teammates gathered to […]

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93 Florida Vets join 1,200 Vets Nationwide in 7-Eleven’s Franchise Giveaway Contest

93 Florida Vets join the more than 1,200 Vets Nationwide in 7-Eleven’s Franchise Giveaway Contest Enlistment has been brisk for Operation: Take Command, 7-Eleven, Inc.’s first franchise giveaway contest targeted exclusively to U.S. military veterans. With the Jan. 25 deadline less than two weeks away, more than 1,200 veterans have completed the contest application, exceeding company expectations for the first-time promotion. The winner will receive a waiver of the franchise fee, valued at up to $190,000, to franchise any of the company’s 7-Eleven® convenience stores available in the continental U.S. at the contest’s culmination. Interested veterans, who are first-time 7-Eleven […]

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