We love supporting organizations that are truly making an impact – and Give Miami Day is the ULTIMATE day to do that for Miami-based nonprofits who are making a difference in our community and beyond.
We’ve featured 7 South Florida nonprofits this year on our podcast, Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, over the years. Want to learn more about their Founder’s stories, their deep rooted WHY, and how they are making this world a better place? Give these episodes a listen by clicking the images below.
Exchange for Change
There’s magic in being in the right place at the right time. In this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we are talking about just that. Though our guest’s career journey was not a lateral one (but who’s is?), she gives credit to being in the right place and following her passion. Kathie Klarreich tells us her story of going from botany to global journalism, to founding Exchange for Change – which teaches individuals in prison how to share their stories. Something we couldn’t love more! Listen in to find just how she navigated these accomplishments and the vast impact she has made.
Be Strong International
One day at a time, nonprofit Be Strong International, is making South Florida a better place for individuals and families. At the helm is CEO Michelle Shirley, who began her career with the organization out of college, thinking it was a “stepping stone” to other opportunities. Little did she know, she would grow dramatically personally and professionally through her work with Be Strong International.
Passion. Purpose. Happiness. These are all things she found in her own life through her work at the nonprofit and witnesses the healing nature of their programs, in the lives of those they serve.
Seven years ago, Meg Daly had a crazy idea. With two broken arms from a recent bike accident and a new lens for how she looked at the world, Meg walked below Miami’s Metrorail and saw nothing but potential. Space that to anyone else would be considered dirty, dangerous, and not worth a second look, but Meg saw an opportunity for a chance to bring more green into Miami – specifically in an underutilized space. Her vision slowly started to come to life in 2014, and today The Underline is open to the public.
Health in the Hood
Food justice is social justice, and Asha Walker is doing her part to bring healthy food options to Miami communities. With a mission that was inspired by the direct need surrounding her, Asha Founded Health in the Hood to bring vibrant vegetable gardens (and other wellness programs) to underserved communities. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Asha shares the story of Health in the Hood from day one, the impact they make today, and her goals for growth in the coming years.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month – and today on Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Betty Lara of Glory House is sharing the nonprofit’s mission of supporting human tracking survivors. On Episode 39, Betty shares path towards bringing Glory House to life, the incredible work they do, the things you may not even know about human trafficking in America, and most importantly, the ways you can help. On January 11, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, you can join Glory House in the nationwide Darkness into Light event, bringing light to horrific crimes happening all across the country and world.
No More Tears
Somy Ali spends 7 days a week saving the lives of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking victims. As the founder of No More Tears, she has helped over 30,000 men, women, and children find freedom from lives of abuse. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Somy tells her story, from what her present day looks like as a not-for-profit founder all the way back to where the passion for this cause came from.
305 Pink Pack
Rosemary Carrera is changing lives of women across South Florida. In Episode 11 of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, we are inspired by Rosemary’s journey from a passionate optometrist and new mom, to breast cancer survivor and nonprofit president – all in the span of 2 years.
Rosemary’s organization, 305 Pink Pack, was inspired by her own experiences and women in her community who did not have the support they needed to focus on undergoing cancer treatment. Even now, amid a global pandemic, they are diligently providing resources to women who are undergoing these difficult times.