Giving Back

May 26, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Make Our Schools Safe is hosting a virtual run next month to encourage a healthy lifestyle and support school safety. 'Run for School Safety' is a virtual run or walk taking place June 27-28, 2020. Participants can run or walk 1 mile, 5K or 10K any time the last weekend in June. All ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Community members from Parkland, Coral Springs and surrounding areas have teamed up to help rescue animals through Wonder Paws Rescue. The nonprofit animal rescue was founded with the purpose of helping families with animals in crisis and animals in need of rescue. According to the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Before the Coronavirus pandemic began, Broward County already had over 250,000 people that don't know where their next meal is coming from, including 75,000 children. According to the county, nearly 15% of our population is food insecure, and the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Coastal Community Church is hosting a food packing and distribution event for the local community this weekend. On Friday, local residents and area community volunteers will be preparing and packing the food for distribution the following day. On the morning of Saturday, May ...

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PARKLAND, FL- What's that in the sky, you may ask this Memorial Day weekend? Why, it's the Goodyear Blimp, flying overhead in South Florida. The legendary Goodyear Blimp, known for its presence over major events everywhere, is making its way to South Florida to honor healthcare workers battling ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, Inc. has organized a facemask fundraiser to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and honor the memory of Gina Montalto. The turtle themed masks sell for $20 each, and the proceeds will go to the general scholarship fund and programs supporting ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The MSD Eagle Regiment got creative in an effort to continue their traditional end of year banquet. The Eagle Regiment will hold their Band Banquet virtually this year on Friday, May 15, 2020. They have combined their virtual banquet with a fundraising effort that will both celebrate ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Mother's Day is a global celebration and appreciation of mothers everywhere. Parkland is filled with mothers that love, bless, and care for the families in our community. The Kids Care Club, made up of local high school students, has organized an effort that blesses nearly 500 local ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Foundation has organized a way to honor Gina Montalto and bless healthcare workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Montalto would have turned 17 on April 22 and was known for having a huge heart to help others. In honor of National Nurses Day and in an effort ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Local business owner Melinda Green knows firsthand the economic impact the Coronavirus can have on our daily lives. Green is the Co-Owner of a photography business called Autumn and Melinda Photography. The company lost almost all their business overnight in the wake of the pandemic.

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation wanted to give back to the men and women protecting us each day. Last week, they donated the protective KN95 masks to fire departments in Parkland and Coral Springs.  The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation was set up to honor ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Social distancing has its challenges for everyone, but it can be especially lonely for residents in senior living facilities. Most senior facilities have not allowed visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving seniors to feel alone and isolated. Parkland Mayor Christine ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland girls that created the nonprofit "3 Heart Strings" two years ago are selling new items to support the local heath care community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic grew and began to hit closer to home, Gabby Fisher, Stacey Gringauz, Hanna Guttentag, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of many items, but the most dire need is the protective KN95 masks for essential workers. Stand with Parkland saw a need within our community and met that need head on. This past Wednesday Stand with Parkland donated KN95 masks to Broward ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The final weeks of the school year are often challenging for students. Many children are feeling "spring fever" and can't wait for summer break. Others are stressed out and cramming for finals. One group that is normally soaking up the last days and weeks of their school experience ...

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PARKLAND, FL- National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020) is celebrated annually in America, giving an opportunity to recognize some of our nation's outstanding citizens. Parkland is filled with residents that have a heart for our community and South Florida in general. Heather Khalil, wife and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Residents of Parkland have been organizing an effort to donate meals to the tireless workers battling COVID-19 at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Bridgette Zaragoza is a nurse at Holy Cross and has been working almost constantly since the onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Parkland, FL- Community members from the Parkland area are pitching in to make Mother's Day special for moms in need. High school leaders from Kids Care Club and local residents have been organizing the community donation drive to put together tote bags complete with personal maintenance ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A local middle school student is making tremendous use of her time during the stay-at-home season. Jasmine Downey, an 8th grader at Mary Help of Christians School, has been spending her time sewing surgical caps, donating them to healthcare workers during this time of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland community rallied together to help families in need over Easter weekend. Dozens of volunteers provided supplies and organized Easter baskets, donating around 200 of them to Hope South Florida and God's Little Lambs Preschool and Childcare to bless the children. "Hope ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A number of Parkland neighborhoods had a chance to welcome and see the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Residents in Parkland Golf and Country, Town Parc, Miralago, and Cascata neighborhoods witnessed and cheered as the Easter Bunny cruised by their homes riding in a car. We Mix it Up is ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland girls that created the nonprofit "3 Heart Strings" two years ago are now aiming to support the local heath care community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic grew and began to hit closer to home, Gabby Fisher, Stacey Gringauz, Hanna Guttentag, Sofia ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A local student has been working on an ongoing project to care for abandoned animals this season. Keely Owen, a junior at North Broward Prep, has always had a heart for animals that she couldn't care for in her own home. She began the project called "Rescue Kits" before the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As local residents experience a time like no other, Calvary Chapel Parkland has been creatively finding ways to support and bless the local community. New rules and stay-at-home mandates separate people physically, and in many ways these guidelines increase the need for connection on ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation is hosting its' Third Annual "Egg My Lawn" Fundraiser. With a minimum donation of $25, ''Easter Bunnies" will deliver candy-filled plastic eggs in your yard the evening before Easter. The Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation will also leave ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Coronavirus is affecting all Americans and shutting down many facilities that people count on for daily assistance. Local shelters have been forced to close, creating a dire food and housing need for families. Pery Canan, Senior Director of Shared Meals and Mobile Showers at Hope ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will be offering “virtual learning” videos with accompanying activities beginning on Monday, March 23. The videos will be released weekdays (Monday through Friday) through MODS’ enews and on social media channels.  MODS will be offering ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Kids Care Club, the local high school led community service group, is organizing a Mother’s Day event for local women in need. Co-Presidents of the Kids Care Club, Charlie Khalil and Alexa Teo, started the Mother's Day Project in 2019. Last year, 250 totes were filled and donated to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Several hundred walkers are preparing for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Parkland and Coral Springs on Saturday, March 7 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at the Sportsplex at Coral Springs. “Our theme is ‘Imagine a World Without Cancer’,” said event co-lead Megan Mila. “Over 60 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The 3rd Annual "We Are Stoneman Douglas" event is just around the corner. "We Are Stoneman Douglas" is a two day food and wine fundraising event that supports and sponsors mental health care via its partnership with Parkland Cares, a local nonprofit organization. The event will be ...

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