Local Orgs Provide Support to Surfside Condo Residents

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and Feeding South Florida will support those impacted by the Champlain Towers collapse

Image courtesy of Support Surfside
Image courtesy of Support Surfside

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade County

In an effort to support the community, individuals, and families impacted by the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will provide displaced area youth access to its 2021 in-person summer camp at no cost. Children from Champlain Towers’ three buildings will be granted access to attend summer camp at any of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s four clubs: Hank Kline, Northwest, Kendall, and South Beach Clubs.

Children will enjoy arts and crafts, computer room and game room time, table games, movies, basketball, and more. Outdoor activities include organized group games. Field trips are also offered to exciting locations and events.

The in-person camp program is open to all boys and girls ages 5 to 17 years (must be entering kindergarten in the fall; cannot turn 17 before Sept. 1, 2021), and runs from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To help accommodate the urgent need, counselors are available to supervise children from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Children will enjoy a nutritious lunch and afternoon snack at no additional cost, but children may also bring their own lunches. At each club, awards will be given to recognize the boys and girls who made a positive contribution to the summer camp program.

For more information or to register, please click here or contact Diana Perez at dperez@bgcmia.org.

Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida is coordinating and providing the logistics for supplies donations for those impacted by the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside. Feeding South Florida is in direct and consistent contact with the Town of Surfside, The American Red Cross, and Volunteer Florida.

Feeding South Florida is currently accepting the following high priority items:
  • Unopened, unused hygiene/personal care items (not used)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers
  • NEW bedding and towels (not used)
  • Nonperishable food
  • Water
Feeding South Florida is unable to accept the following items:
  • Used bedding
  • Used clothing
  • Used towels
  • Opened personal/hygiene items

Drop-off hours are Monday to Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Feeding South Florida’s warehouse (2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL 33023).

For everyone’s safety, Feeding South Florida is still observing COVID-19 protocols.

Monetary donations are most helpful in any disaster, they provide the most flexibility for organizations and individuals to purchase what they need. Monetary donations for Surfside can be made on the Support Surfside website.

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