Give Miami Day 2013: Your Chance to Support the Causes you Care About


During last year‘s highly successful inaugural Give Miami Day, almost 5,000 donors gave more than $1.2 million to 300 nonprofit organizations that tirelessly serve Greater Miami. This year, the special charity event returns with new charities and associations that you can donate to.

Organized by the Miami Foundation, the event is a rare chance to help fund the projects that you care about. For a single day on November 20th, starting at midnight, your contribution will be 100% matched by the Miami Foundation, effectively doubling your donation.

With minimum donations starting at just $25.00, Give Miami is the ‘everyman’s” chance to make a different in causes that you really believe in. If you’re considering giving this year, but aren’t sure who to give to, have no fear. Even though this year’s list of organizations hasn’t been listed yet, here are our favorite charities from last year that will most likely be included again this year:

Big Hearts for Big Dogs
Big Hearts for Big Dogs helps rehabilitate, rehome and reshape the public’s opinion of large dogs of all breeds. They are an incredibly active organization, taking new rescues weekly from shelters, former owners and found strays. Big dogs have big needs however, and the organization needs all the help it can get.

Cat Network Inc.
The Cat Network, Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit corporation dedicated to humanely reducing cat overpopulation by educating the public about the need to sterilize their pets and strays; providing access to low-cost spay/neuter services for stray, homeless and abandoned cats; helping members in their efforts to place adoptable cats in loving homes; and advocating non-lethal population control and humane public policy.

HistoryMiami connects people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events. HistoryMiami maintains publicly accessible archives of the city’s historical evolution as well.

Locust Projects Inc.
Locust Projects is a not-for-profit exhibition space with a mission to provide contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas and methods, without the limitations of conventional venues. Artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work, and Locust Projects offers them a vibrant Miami in which experience to develop their ideas.

O Cinema
O Cinema is a cutting-edge, non-profit, independent cinema with locations in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District and the Village of Miami Shores. We showcase first-run independent, foreign, art, and family films. O Cinema operates with three core philosophies: Provide intriguing, entertaining, and superior quality films that audiences will otherwise not see in Miami-Dade County. Ensure that prices are accessible for the broadest possible audience. Transform Miami-Dade by creating a cultural beacon that offers films of interest to all demographics.

South Florida National Parks Trust
The South Florida National Parks Trust develops and funds projects that promote, preserve and enhance South Florida’s national parks in ways that enrich the experience of park visitors, connect diverse communities to these unique resources and build a legacy of park stewardship.

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