Family Service Day 2015 – brought to
you by the City of Miami Beach and presented by Miami
Beach Medical Group and The Children's Trust.
here to volunteer with us! Earn your Community Service Hours, bond with your family and community, and have some fun.
September 26, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., hundreds of
volunteers of all ages will gather for a day of public service at sites
throughout Miami Beach. Following the completion of their projects, volunteers
will come together for a celebration at North
Shore Open Space Park, between Collins Avenue and the beach at
Family Service Day service learning projects include:
-Affordable Housing Capital Improvement Projects
-Art Therapy for Children
-Beach Dune Restoration
-Cross-Cultural Engagement Activities
-Non-Native Plant Removal
-Public Library Enhancements
-Sustainability Projects at local schools
Volunteers will receive lunch from burger hot spot Shake Shack, a free T-shirt courtesy of North Beach daycare institution Happy Kids, and a free reusable water bottle courtesy of Coca-Cola. There will be giveaways with prizes for
all ages brought to you by RDP Agency.
will receive documentation of their participation for community
service hours. In order to
raise awareness about the issue of hunger, promote solutions to the underlying
causes and show support to our neighbors in need, volunteers are asked to bring
one or more non-perishable canned goods. Proceeds from our food drive will be
distributed to the community’s homeless and most at-risk individuals and
In honor of the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Miami Beach will share valuable information on accessibility resources and City services and programs. Among other services, the City provides enhanced access to our beautiful beaches by means of our accessible beachwalk and boardwalk, as well as offering motorized and manual beach wheelchairs, free of charge, access through the dunes by means of beach mats, and swim ropes at several locations in the water to assist swimmers with orientation or who need extra support.
Registering to volunteer is easy and
is required. Click here to
complete the online form. Unfortunately
we are not able to accept walk-up volunteers due to the size of the event, so
please be sure to register online now, before the event fills up!
Did you Know?
-Students who do not complete high school make $7,000 a year less in income than their counterparts who complete school, making success at school one of the most important factors in your child’s life.
-The average age of homelessness in the United States is 11
-1 in 30 children in the United States are homeless
Family Service Day’s Resource Fair will provide information about the
many services available in Miami Beach; including job training, counseling,
youth development programs, truancy prevention initiatives, educational
support, health care services, the IB education program, youth employment, and
food banks, among others. Many of these services are available free of charge! Presenters
at the Resource Fair include members of the Miami Beach Service Partnership,
a collaborative engaging more than a dozen community service agencies. By
raising the visibility of the partner agencies, the event will improve access
to resources that increase the quality of life for all those who live, work,
and play in Miami Beach.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Bookmobile will be on site to encourage reading. Green Apple Day of Service and Teen Job Corps are providing crucial
assistance in the planning and implementation of the event. The City of Miami
Beach’s Parks & Recreation
Department is sharing vital resources to assist in the event’s execution.
Leadership opportunities for Family Service Day are available. For
more information, please download our Family Service Day Flyer, fill
out the registration form or
contact Talmage Thornhill at 305.673.7491 or via email TalmageThornhill@miamibeachfl.gov.
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The City of Miami Beach- Family Service Day 2015 is funded in part by The Children's Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.