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Local Nonprofits Support Surfside

Local nonprofit organizations have stepped up in an effort to support the community, individuals and families impacted by the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade:

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.

For more information or to register, please visit or contact Diana Perez at

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:

  • Unopened, unused hygiene/personal care items (not used)

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Diapers

  • NEW bedding and towels (not used)

  • Non-perishable food

  • Water

They are unable to accept the following items:

  • Used bedding

  • Used clothing

  • Used towels

  • Opened personal/hygiene 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.

Monetary donation 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 at

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Unsplash


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