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Published on: Miami Herald Click Here to View the Original Article When civic leaders note the number of homeless on the streets of Miami has dropped from 8,000 to 1,000, the talk often shifts to the help offered through the years.…
Backpack drives generally bring shelters a surplus of supplies by September, but most donors overlook the socks, underwear and other must-haves for parents of growing children. Shoes tend to be the most expensive item on the shelters’ lists, but also one of the most important.
Levels of poverty, racial disparity and domestic violence are among the main causes of child homelessness in the US. Maria Finoshina continues her journey across the US.
Homelessness among Florida public school children has increased by 84 percent over the past five years. These children, even those living in emergency housing, will start the school year without basic “back-to-school” supplies. Essential supplies are simple things; a backpack, the right uniform, calculators and notebooks, yet will remain out of reach for Miami-Dade’s homeless children unless the community rallies to help.
FIU Athletics and its more than 400 student-athletes take great pride in their involvement in the community. This past year, the Panthers have been involved with Chapman Partnership – an organization that provides comprehensive services to empower homeless residents to become self-sufficient.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors 2015 Spring Special. View stories of your neighbors in need and how they are being helped, stories of struggle and hope. Stories that shows that helping feels good.
Philanthropist R. Kirk Landon drove an old wood-paneled station wagon for years, and was known to turn up at business meetings with his tie in his briefcase. Though the walls of his Coral Gables office showcased paintings by Jasper Johns and Frank Stella, nearest his desk sat an abstract sculpture of the city created by Miami-Dade County schoolchildren from scrap materials.