Miami Beach & Ft. Lauderdale, FL Initiative

Jack and Jill Center

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 - RESCHEDULED

Due to the massive amount of liquid sunshine that has been bestowed upon Broward County, Florida, the initiative to build a raised garden for the Jack and Jill Children's Center has been post-poned until July 15th, 2017.  

We have been sending regular updates to the volunteers who have signed up online, so if you have not received any of the updates, please reach out to  

If you have any further questions regarding the event, please contact Kay Mellinger at 954-551-4357.  

One Island Park Marina in Miami Beach and IGY Marinas Corporate Marketing team in Fort Lauderdale, Fl will be teaming together with neighboring marinas, Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Lauderdale Marine Center to support the Jack and Jill Children's Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Additionally, Anchor Club Strategic Partners, Maritime Professional Training and National Marine Suppliers will also be providing volunteer support to accomplish goals set for the day.  

In working with the Jack and Jill Children's Center of Fort Lauderdale, the Inspire Giving through You Initiative will seek to provide a larger outdoor play area for the children attending the school's daytime programs by relocating planters and perimeter shrubbery.  

Tasks to be Accomplished: 
  • Removal and relocation of shrubbery
  • De-construction and relocation of current planters
  • Rebuild and paint planters in place of removed shrubbery
  • Planting of fruits and vegetables
  • Revitalization of current butterfly garden

Event Schedule for June 10th, 2017:

8:30am - Volunteers from One Island Park Marina for a light breakfast and will then be transported to Jack and Jill Children's Center In Fort Lauderdale
9:30am - Volunteers may meet directly at the Jack and Jill Children's Center located at 1315 West Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 where a light breakfast will be provded
10:00am -  a brief rundown of the day will be provided and everyone will be split into teams to tackle different tasks in the play area.  IGY Marinas will be providing all supplies and tools necessary.  
12:00pm -  Lunch delivered.  We will be ordering from a local sandwich shop and will be sure to order vegetarian options as well.
3:15pm - Goal of all tasks completed
3:30pm - Cleanup of the site completed and all garbage and debris removed from the area
3:45pm - Departure to Mellow Mushroom for Volunteer Appreciation Party located at 525 N Federal Highway #500, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
5:45pm - Transportation will be provided back to One Island Park Miami

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If you're unable to attend our day of community service, but would still like to help, please feel free to donate directly to the organization.  Monetary donations can be provided through Jack and Jill's Ways to Donate, and food and clothing donations can be sent to: 1315 West Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
The Jack and Jill Children's Center of Fort Lauderdale provides support to children and their families in the area through Early Childhood Education, Family Strengthening, and After-school Care & Summer-camp programs by way of five fundamental principles.  
  • Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning
  • Social–emotional competence is a significant factor in school success
  • Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning
  • The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions
  • Teacher–family partnerships promote development and learning
The Jack and Jill Children's Center also provides a food pantry and clothing closet open to families in need of everyday necessities. The center receives all items through donation and is actively seeking donations to keep items available to the families.  

Donation Request: 
  • Toiletries - Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes (baby, children's, and adult), deodorant, toilet paper, papertowels, etc.
  • Non-Parishable Foods - Snacks, Cereals, Pastas, Rice, Side Dishes, Canned Goods, etc.
  • Local Pantry Items- Non-perishables, boxed almond milk, canned food, and freeze dried items 
  • Miscellaneous - grocery store gift cards for parishable items, toys for all age groups, batteries, socks, board games, family-friendly movies
Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.

Sign-Up Today!

Please contact 
for further information regarding donations and where to send them

June 11th, 2016 The Military Hero's Support Foundation 

Thank you to all of our volunteers, who participated in the "Inspire Giving through You" Community Outreach Project. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to make a difference by inspiring others to give back to their communities. 
For more information concerning The Military Hero's Support Foundation or to donate to the organization directly Click Here

In working with The Military Hero's Support Foundation (MHSF), IGY staff and volunteers will assist with renovations, interior upgrades and landscaping services to local military family homes. In additional we will raise charitable donations to send overseas to our service men, women, and K-9's. 

The Mission of the (MHSF) is to provide our military veterans direction and support in achieving an effective transition during their return home. MHSF's goal is to act as an advocate and liaison between service members, their families and available resources within the military and the local communities." Never let a Hero Stand Alone"- MHSF
Donation Request: 
  • Toiletries (small containers)- Oral hygiene supplies, contact care, eye drops, deodorant, body wash, razors, lotion, chapstick, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, feminine products, foot powder and socks.
  • Snack Foods- (individually wrapped) Beef jerky, Slim Jims, protein bars, granola, fruit Bars, trail mix, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, nuts ( cashews, almonds, peanuts), cookies (Oreos, Chips Ahoy), crackers (Cheez-its, Goldfish), pre-package cans of tuna/chicken, crystal light, individual drink packets, instant coffee & creamer in small packets.  
  • K-9 items- freeze dried/canned food, treats, bones, chew toys, etc.        
  • Miscellaneous- Batteries, phone cards, socks, shoelaces, playing cards, hand held video games, board games, movies, Google Play & iTunes gift cards
  • Foundation Request- Shipping boxes, packing tape, and office supplies
  • Local Pantry Items- Non-perishables, boxed almond milk, canned food, and freeze dried items 
Fort Lauderdale, FL donation drop-off locations: 

1915 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

617 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Our number one goal is to work together inspiring others through the act of giving back our time, support efforts, accessible resources, goods and services.
Please contact: for further information regarding donations and where to send them