Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Miami, FL. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Dedicated to training, employing and placing people with disabilities
Goodwill Industries of South Florida is dedicated to providing rehabilitation, on-the-job training, work experience, and placement services to help people with disabilities and special needs overcome barriers to employment and become employed in the community. Our vision is to be the leader in providing services to those with disabilities who want to work, but face barriers to employment, and to train and place them in jobs they can perform successfully and retain. Goodwill Industries of South Florida is a lot more than just a place to donate used household goods and clothing. It is a place where people with disabilities are rehabilitated and trained to be productive members of society.
Great Futures Start Here
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade inspires and enables young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Club is a place designed solely for youth programs and activities. Clubs are open every day, after school and on weekends, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to other community programs.
No One is Homeless
Miami Rescue Mission has been serving the homeless and needy of South Florida since 1922. It is our mission to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost of our community to inspire hope with human compassion and the love of God. We empower men, women and children to become successful in life, reunite families, restore lives, find employment, acquire housing, and build new futures. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing and shelter, along with recovery programs and education for those who want to change their lives. Our ministries include the Center for Men, a Community Activity Center, the Center for Women and Children, and the Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center. Thrift Stores provide gift-in-kind as well as revenue for our programs. The Mission also operates centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach (Broward County). Over 1,300 men, women, and children are helped each day.
Working towards a future where all citizens of El Salvador can meet their basic human needs
In 1983, the Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF) was formed in the United States as a vehicle to obtain donations of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment and arrange shipments to El Salvador. SAHF supports programs in Human Development, Health, Education, Nutrition, Housing and Disaster Relief Aid implemented by its in-country sister Foundation, FUSAL, which together with other organizations work to improve the quality of life of the Salvadoran people, especially the most vulnerable, by making use of their potential and strengthening their communities. SAHF/FUSAL mobilize the goodwill, social responsibility and generosity of their benefactors to manage and invest donations in an ethical, professional, effective and efficient manner.
When there's nowhere else to go there's Miami Bridge
The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services mission is to promote positive youth development, and strengthen and support families to enable children to actualize their full potential to become productive community members. When kids need a place to go, The Bridge is there to provide respite care in its two emergency shelter facilities. We serve more than 900 children each year. The Bridge provides emergency shelter, food and, just as importantly, counseling for troubled youths and their families. The Bridge works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and in so doing, helps our community ensure that these kids have the opportunity to become productive members of our society.
Presenting and promoting ballet
Founded in 1985 by Edward Villella and Toby Ansin, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is among the largest ballet companies in the United States. MCB's active repertoire has 88 ballets, including nine world premieres; the Company has toured all over the United States and with this season's touring included, will have danced in more than 100 U.S. cities. Internationally, MCB has performed in Europe, Great Britain, South America, Central America, and Israel. Miami City Ballet School, opened on Miami Beach in January 1993, trains students for a professional career in ballet. The School has an enrollment of 375 students, and no child of talent is turned away for lack of funds. The Company's Education program is experienced by thousands of young people annually.
America's Orchestral Academy
The mission of the New World Symphony (NWS) is to prepare highly gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensemble groups throughout the world. NWS is dedicated to the artistic, personal, and professional development of outstanding instrumentalists. The NWS fellowship program provides highly gifted graduates of music programs at leading colleges, universities, and conservatories the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training. Through a wide range of performance and experiential instruction activities, NWS seeks to develop in its participants the full complement of skills and qualifications required of twenty-first century musicians. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the program offers in-depth exposure to both traditional and modern repertoire, with the active involvement of leading guest conductors, soloists, and coaches.
Preventing child abuse and neglect
Amigos For Kids was founded in 1991 to create awareness and obtain support from the burgeoning Hispanic community in South Florida. Today, Amigos For Kids has evolved into a mainstream non-profit and its child abuse prevention message now reaches communities across the country - no matter their ethnicity or native language. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities.
Improving the health, education and independence of people with disabilities, disadvantaged youth and their families
Shake-A-Leg Miami is South Florida's premier adaptive water sports community that serves people of all abilities. With many programs offered seven days a week, Shake-A-Leg Miami provides many opportunities for children, youth and adults with or without physical challenges to experience beautiful Biscayne Bay. We use the marine environment to improve the health, education and independence of people with disabilities, disadvantaged youth and their families in an inclusive setting.
Every child deserves neat stuff
Established in 1995, Neat Stuff provides free brand new clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts to meet some of the basic needs of abused, neglected and other children in distress, allowing them to dress with pride and dignity, inspiring their self worth. Neat Stuff serves children from birth to 18 who are in foster care, shelters, and are referred by participating agencies. These children, and those who care for them, face enough challenges. A book to read, shoes that fit properly, underwear with no holes, and a new pair of jeans is the least we can do to help lift their spirits. Many foster children are removed from their homes with only the clothes they are wearing.
Inspire through advocacy, education, and enrichment services.
Mourning Family Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning, provides a multitude of opportunities to enhance the lives of children and families in the South Florida community through advocacy, education and enrichment services. Presently, the Mourning Family Foundation supports over a thousand youth and families through the Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine programs. These programs serve over 700 students ranging from ages 8 to 25 that reside in South Florida and attend schools in the area.
Inspiring young people and expanding their learning through the arts
Founded in 2001, Arts for Learning (A4L) is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources. As a leading source of arts integrated programs in Miami, A4L connects the arts to other subjects to support academic achievement and child development. A4L's comprehensive services include teacher and artist professional development, arts-integrated instruction, student studio programs, community art programs, student internships, and mentoring.