In an effort to support the community, individuals and families impacted by the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is providing 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 locations.
Summer Camp is offered at the Hank Kline, Northwest, Kendall and South Beach Clubs, and staffed by qualified full-time and summer staff. The Summer Camp program enables children to learn values such as friendship, honesty and teamwork by providing a safe and secure environment where they can develop into productive and independent young adults.
Children participate in fun indoor activities such as arts and crafts, computer room, game room, table games, movie room, basketball and much more. Outdoor activities include organized group games. Field trips are also offered to exciting locations and events.
The in-person Summer Camp program is open to all boys and girls ages 5–17 (must be entering kindergarten in the fall; cannot turn 17 before Sept. 1, 2021), and runs Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; however, counselors are available to supervise children from 8:15 a.m.–6 p.m.
A nutritious lunch and afternoon snack is provided daily at no additional cost, or children may bring their own lunch. At each Club, awards will be given to recognize the boys and girls who have made a positive contribution to the Summer Camp program.
Feeding South Florida:
Feeding South Florida is coordinating and providing the logistics for the donation of supplies for 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:
They are unable to accept the following items:
Drop-off hours are Monday-Friday, 9 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Feeding South Florida’s warehouse located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, 33023.
For everyone's safety, Feeding South Florida is still observing COVID-19 protocols.
Global Empowerment Mission BStrong is responding in the first, second and third phase disaster relief, by supplying $1500 Gem Bstrong Visa cards through our Champlain Tower Residents Fund. 100% of all funds donated will be distributed amongst survivors to assist them with short term cash for essentials.
GEM bstrong has also been supporting the Shul of Bal Harbour with Family Necessities Kits and supporting First Responders with essential goods and meals from restaurant groups.
GEM bstrong in partnership with the Alexander Team has assembled a portfolio of over 100 apartments for surviving residents
Donate to The Surfside Hardship Fund: The Coral Gables Community Foundation, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, Miami HEAT, and Miami HEAT Charitable Fund are standing together to build a hardship fund for those impacted. They are asking Miami-Dade County residents to contribute to The Surfside Hardship Fund. Donors can use PayPal or credit cards. Here is the page.
Donate to The Greater Miami Jewish Federation: They have established an emergency fund for short-term and long-term needs. The federation is accepting checks with the notation Surfside Building Collapse at 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137. They are also accepting donations via credit card. For more information about the fund, call 305-576-4000 or visit this page.
Donate to The Shul of Bal Harbour: They are accepting donations for those impacted by the collapse. To donate visit www.theshul.org/8777.
Donate to The Miami Heat Charitable Fund: They are working with the humanitarian organization Direct Relief and raising funds to help survivors and first responders. Here is the page.
Donate to one of GoFundMe’s Verified GoFundMe Pages: GoFundMe has launched a centralized hub identifying all verified fundraisers. Here is the page.
Donate to Operation Helping Hands: Operation Helping Hands, a partnership between United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald, is assisting with relief efforts. Here’s how to support and assist families with their short-term and long-term recovery needs: Operation Helping Hands donation link. VolunteerMiami volunteer link.
If you or your business would like to donate meals to our first responders on the scene, there is now a direct email you may send a message to with your proposal. Many firefighters on the scene are working for hours on end without food. If you wish to provide food or meals to them, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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