DAY OF UNITY MIAMI
If you are a supporter of the Miami community and would like to pay–it-forward to the beautiful city, unite4:good has created an opportunity for everyone in the region to give back with acts of kindness and service. Kicking off the new year in a celebration of unity, we have teamed up with several non-profit organizations to present the unite4:good - Day of Unity in Miami on January 20th, 2014. The day will conclude with a concert and after party, complementary to the day’s volunteers, featuring special performances by Miami On Beat, Cam Anthony, and headliner Flo Rida.
Check out all of your opportunities to help spread kindness, raise awareness and contribute to local non-profit organizations during this amazing day of community service, by reviewing the day’s lineup below and signing up to volunteer! If you also happen to be a Miami organization that would like to set up an activity for the Day of Unity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amigos For Kids
Address: Jose Marti Park, 362 SW 4th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Service Project: Amigos For Kids Reading Enrichment Program
How You Can Help: Amigos For Kids will launch their reading enrichment program which serves to engage volunteers for a long-term commitment to assist children reading. Interested volunteers can join this project to learn more and meet some of the children in the program. Volunteers will have a chance to sign up if you would like to continue being of service to the organization for a period of 12 weeks, min 2 hrs/week.
Brownsville Civic Neighborhood Association (BCNA)
Address: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery – 3001 NW 46 Street Miami, FL 33142
How You Can Help: Historic Cemetery Restoration Project! Volunteer to give the park maintenance and beautify, landscape and do general clean up!
How You Can Help: Join Chapman Partnership as they organize and fulfill slip requests for items such as shoes, clothing, baby items, etc.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 37th Annual Parade
Location: Liberty City- Northwest 54th Street & 10th Avenue to 27th Avenue
Time: 11:00am- 3:00pm
How You Can Help: On the third Monday of January every year, Miami joins in this federal holiday with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Liberty City. The parade takes place along NW 54th Street on a route from NW 12th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue. It ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. Join MUJER, Smart Off Smart, VIDA, Florida International University, PARK Project and UR Awesome as they walk the 37th Annual Miami MLK Parade as they make history with unite4:good!
Address: University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park - 1951 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Time: 11:00am- 2:30pm
How You Can Help: This project provides a brief intro into robotics and entrepreneurship to 40 middle school students from underserved communities with an emphasis on practical hands on skills.
Address: Dorsey Park - 1701 NW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Time: 11:00am- 4:00pm
How You Can Help: High school students will set up a face painting station at Dorsey Park in support of Urgent Inc.’s Murals at Dorsey Park project.
Joshua’s Heart Foundation: Feed the Children
Time: 8:00am-10:00am set-up; 11:00am- 2:00pm event
How You Can Help: Joshua’s Heart Foundation is working with Feed the Children to provide food and personal items to 800 families. A child’s mission to stop world hunger will impact the lives of many! Join him as he makes a difference!
Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Address: Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10850 SW 113th Place, Miami, FL 33176
Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm
How You Can Help: To help the residents plant a vegetable garden at the nursing home they reside in. January 20th will be a planning day including trivia and a group discussion on the basics of planting a fruitful vegetable garden. (pun intended!)
Location: Lincoln Road, Dorsey Park and MLK Parade, Liberty City
Time: 10:00am- 3:00pm
How You Can Help: PARK Project is coordinating several FLASH MOBS of KINDNESS throughout the city to Perform Acts of Random Kindness (PARK). Volunteers can expect to have FUN spreading kindness, smiles, high-fives, hugs and give-a-ways provided by Coca-Cola Refreshments and KIND Healthy Snacks.
S.T.A.R.S. Autism School
Address: 1535 SW 87 Ave., Miami, FL 33174
How You Can Help: S.T.A.R.S. will host and plant a garden with 12 kids and their parents. Join them as they impact the lives of autistic children!
Location: Liberty City, MLK Parade Marching Unit with PARK Project
Service Project: Awesomeness in Action
What to Expect: UR Awesome wants YOU to know how AWESOME you are! Join this Flash MOB of KINDness to join awesome group of people as they invade Miami with high fives, hugs, and peaceful pounds!
Address: Dorsey Park - 1701 NW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Time: 11:00am- 3:00pm
How You Can Help: Volunteers will take part in a "Community Paint Day" with Kadir Nelson. The featured mentoring artist, children, their families, and hundreds of volunteers will be painting murals to revitalize Overtown and the historic Dorsey Park, known for being the only field where the Negro Baseball League was allowed to play.
COMMUNITY, SERVICE & CULTURAL EVENTS
Cam Anthony & South Miami Hospital
What to Expect: Cam Anthony is a 12 year old soulful and artistic young man who has a pure sound with an infectious style and swagger. He is a lovable young prodigy that brings a solid sound and expression to music. He will be performing at the chapel inside the South Miami Hospital where he will be televised throughout every television set throughout the hospital so that every single patient and individual within can be blessed with Cam's incredible sound.
Address: 11402 NW 41 Street Suite 225, Doral, FL 33178
• 8:30am- 9:30am Beginner Class
• 9:45am- 10:45am Gentle Yoga - seniors and/or people with limited mobility abilities
• 1:00pm- 2:30pm Acupuncture Education workshop, 15-20 minute yoga class & acupuncture therapy
What to Expect: Energy Yoga is offering free wellness services throughout the day. They will be having FREE beginner yoga classes, gentle yoga and acupuncture classes.
Life Is Art
Location: Ice Palace
Time: 6:30pm- 10:30pm
What to Expect: During the Day of Unity concert event, Life Is Art will present the Art 4: Good Show to showcase some of the best of the South Florida artists and raise funds for Unite 4: Good. The featured artists are Eleazar Delgado, MANO, Nathan Delinois and Trek6.
MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy
Address: Homestead Middle School, 650 NW 2nd Ave. Homestead, FL 33030
Time: 8:00am- 2:30pm
How You Can Help: Join Miami Dade College and City Year volunteers working alongside community members to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with a "A Day On, Not A Day Off" by transforming and uplifting Homestead Middle School. Service project includes painting murals, planting gardens, landscaping, and building benches.
Miami Music Project
Address: Palace 2125 Biscayne Blvd., Unit 215, Miami, FL 33137
Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm
How You Can Help: Join in the community instrument donation drive and help bring the joy of music in the lives of children! Hundreds of unused musical instruments are sitting in closets right now, while many children are not getting a chance to learn music simply because they do not have an instrument. You can help by collecting musical instruments and donating them to Miami Music Project where they will be placed in the hands of children in our ESMIA Children’s Orchestra program.
Rise Up to Cure Paralysis
Time: 11:00am- 2:00pm
How You Can Help: Come join Rise Up Gallery at their Art Therapy Workshop that assists newly injured patients living with a variety of ailments including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.
VOLUNTEER DURING THE DAY & CELEBRATE AT NIGHT
Once we are finished with all the kind acts listed above, we have something special planned at night to cap off the Day of Unity. Starting at 6:30 pm at the Ice Palace Film Studios on 59 NW 14th Street in Miami, we will be hosting a celebration.
And in case you need an extra incentive to volunteer aside from performing kind acts, everyone who volunteers during the Day of Unity will receive FREE entrance to this amazing celebration. All volunteers must also create a unite4:good user account here to receive their free ticket. But don’t worry if you can’t volunteer, as you can still attend by purchasing tickets.