Throughout the year the Harvest Drive Boutique serves hundreds of families referred by Broward County School Social Workers and other social service agencies. The Boutique provides an amazing selection of new and gently used clothing, shoes, toys, and household items such as bed linens, towels, and kitchen essentials. All of these items are donated and offered to the families at no cost. People experience life crisis situations such as home displacement, fires, or family separations. Our resources serve as a much needed bridge for families struggling to make ends meet.
The Harvest Drive Boutique is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. If you share our passion for helping others and recycling quality goods, then Harvest Drive is right for you! Volunteer opportunities are available during our weekly sorting activities. We also welcome collaborating with companies to acquire new donations, toys, and linens. Please reach out to us by contacting email@example.com.
Harvest Helping Hands Bag & Box Program
Throughout the year, the Harvest Helping hands Food Bag & Box Program packs and distributes more than 3300 very full bags of child-friendly non-perishable groceries to food insecure children and their families. Each bag contains more than 18 meals. Recipient families are determined by Broward County Schools Social Workers and other reputable local social service agencies. These monthly food packings are a fantastic way for community partners to get involved. By working together, we are able to pack 360 bags or 144 boxes in one day providing immediate and impactful assistance for families in crisis. Engage with us at a packing. Feed your soul by feeding others.
If your company or organization would like to partner for a box packing, please reach out to Amy Freund, Program Director at 954-651-0772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Thanksgiving Drive kicks into high gear along with the start of each new school year. All Broward County Schools have the option to sign on to participate in collections and receive referrals for their families. Our 13 different school-based distribution sites working with, more than 180 schools, ensure that all recipient families receive 4-8 bags of groceries along with a gift card or perishables to complete their Thanksgiving meal. Recipient families are identified by Broward County School Social workers and other reputable local agencies like Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and Firewall Centers.
None of this just happens. Every item collected, every school signed on, and every community and business partner who assists their local schools become a vital part of the project. Imagine going to your local grocery store and purchasing 200 jars of peanut butter or 800 soups. Not an easy or inexpensive task. If a company asks each employee to bring in 4 or a school asks each student to bring in 1, the task becomes much more manageable. These collections are the sum of all who participate. We invite you to join us by partnering with your local distribution school to assist families nearby to where you live and work.
The Harvest Drive is truly a grassroots community-based effort. Our distribution sites are located throughout Broward County. All of our sites encourage participation by their area public schools, business partners, civic and community organizations. The energy the student leaders bring to this project is absolutely inspiring. Knowing that you have helped to make your very local community a better place to live and learn is priceless. We are proud to acknowledge the huge role the Harvest Drive Café plays during this time. The café which is managed by dedicated volunteers is able to provide snacks & meals for hundreds of our hard-working volunteers through donations from local restaurants, organizations & retailers.
When your children come home from school with a donation request for the Harvest Drive, please help them fill this request. Let them be a part of the process. In doing so, kids become hunger heroes. When your business, place of worship, civic organization, or family is looking for a way to assist others during the holiday season, please reach out to Renee Herman at email@example.com or 954-444-5548 or Holly Stracquadaine at 954-465-0042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of distribution sites, click here