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As private luxury yacht charter brokers, working and living in South Florida is truly a blessing. This is the yachting capital of the world, and we are blessed with warm weather, great beaches, and year-round access to the newest and largest yachts in the world.
While our mission is to Deliver the Superyacht Experience to our clients, our business is built for the specific purpose of generosity: We strive for success in order to share our blessings with our community.
This week, on Thursday and Friday, EVERY PERSON AND CORPORATION in South Florida has a unique opportunity to be generous, by participating in The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day — a 24-hour period in which donations can be made online to more than 500 charities. The blitz begins 12:01 a.m. Thursday and runs for 24 hours.
Now in its third year, Give Miami Day has gained popularity with each campaign, with more and more charities coming on board. This year, Give Miami will include 115 new charities — among them Goodwill Industries, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, the South Florida SPCA Horse and Large Farm Animal Rescue, and Honor Flight South Florida. Returning charities include Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Inc., and Shake-A-Leg Miami – a sailing program for the physically-challenged.
Here’s how it works: Simply go to the website www.givemiamiday.org, look at the profiles of each charity, and make a donation to any charity (or charities) that touch your heart. Donations between $25 and $10,000 will qualify for a bonus for the recipient, distributed based on how much is raised and how much is collected in the bonus pool on Give Miami Day. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation, and other sponsors have contributed to the bonus pool as an “incentive” for giving.
One of the participating charities that we at 1-800 Yacht Charters support is Project PetSnip. Their mission is to stem the staggering pet overpopulation problem in Miami by providing free and low-cost spay and neuter services, along with veterinary health care to animals in need. Last year, we are proud to say, our company President, Jana Sheeder, donated over $4000 to Project PetSnip for the purchase of an autoclave – used to sterilized their medical/surgical tools. Jana explained how our participation helps: “By having additional clean instruments available, more animals can be cared for each day.”
Last year, Give Miami Day received more than 10,000 individual gifts like Jana’s, and raised $3.2 million to support 407 local nonprofit organizations.
There are so many worthy charities participating in give Miami Day – certainly there are one or two that will call out to you. ANY amount will help SO MANY!
Please join us Thursday and Friday for Give Miami Day. As Jana likes to say, “You can make a difference and you can change the world.”
What: The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day
When: Thursday, November 17 through Friday, November 18
How: Visit givemiamiday.org and either click on the charity of your choice, or search through the database. Donations between $25 and $10,000 qualify for a percentage of the bonus pool.
Social media: @MiamiFoundation on Twitter and Instagram — and (hashtag) #givemiamiday
For more information: givemiamiday.org.
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