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Making a difference in a child’s life or seeing the happiness and relief provided to a family in need cannot simply be accomplished by donating dollars. It requires time, humility and compassion, too. The Little Lighthouse Foundation prides itself on educating, recruiting, coordinating and mobilizing an array of volunteers to lend a helping hand directly to our beneficiaries. This volunteerism could involve visiting Ronald McDonald House to prepare and serve a meal to the families of hospital patients, or heading to the Chapman Partnership to read stories and do arts & crafts with the resident children.
Dispatched over 10 times a month to a selected network of charities, our volunteers feed, clothe, counsel and play with South Florida children. In many cases, the time, smiles, and heart of our volunteers are far more valuable than monetary contributions.
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Adopt-A-Meal @ Ronald McDonald House of South Florida
The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home‐away‐from‐home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child, at little or no cost. The Adopt‐A‐Meal Program ensures that the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House have nutritious meals without taking precious time away from their children. LLF arrives twice a month with sponsored meals from local restaurants, and volunteers to facilitate a delicious and comfortable meal to the children and families residing in the house. LLF will also purchase, prepare, and serve meals with partnering chefs on special occasions.
Volunteers are welcome to make an once‐a‐month, quarterly or even once‐a‐year commitment to help these families in need.
If you know of a restaurant interested in sponsoring a family style meal for 30 for our Adopt-a-Meal program, please email email@example.com for more information and to reserve your spot. Sponsoring restaurants are feature in our monthly newsletter.
Story Hour at the Chapman Partnership
Since 1995, Community Partnership for Homeless has been assisting homeless men, women and children in transitioning off the streets of Miami‐Dade County and on their way to attaining greater stability and self‐sufficiency in their lives.
Story Hour occurs every Tuesday and consists of thematic activities including storytelling, songs, games and arts/crafts. At the end of each story hour, each child chooses a book to keep for his/her library. Annually, LLF provides books to Chapman and other local facilities through their book granting program, supplied by LLF’s Summer Book Drive.
Adopt-A-Floor Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial
The Adopt-A-Floor (A-A-F) program involves volunteers adopting one or several of the hospital’s patient units; working with children living with a variety of chronic illnesses such as Cancer, Sickle Cell, and solid organ transplant. The group plans events 2-3 times a month, based on the needs of the children’s unit. Little Lighthouse volunteers work directly with the patients by playing games, reading and engaging with them in arts and crafts projects.
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) ‐ formerly the Children’s Psychiatric Center (CPC) ‐ is a private, not‐for‐profit organiza2on that has been providing health, behavioral health, educational, and prevention services to the children, adolescents, and families of Miami‐Dade County for over 60 years.
The All‐Aboard BLOCKfest™ offers young children in Miami–Dade and Broward Counties early exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education through interactive hands on guided block play, as their parents are introduced to ways they can con2nue with early math and science education at home.