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Help Make Our Community Safer This Give Miami Day

By November 12, 2015 April 26th, 2024 No Comments

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A community is only as strong as the individuals who live in it. As you probably know, recidivism rates are a serious problem in this country. You can help us turn this around in Miami by donating to Riverside House on Give Miami Day on Thursday, November 19.

Did you know? It costs $47.50 per day to house one inmate in a Florida prison. For each offender we help guide away from a life a crime, we save taxpayers $17,338 per year. The more funding we receive on Give Miami Day, the more lives we can help change and the safer our streets will be.

What is Give Miami Day? Give Miami Day is a unique, 24-hour online giving event that allows individuals in our community an opportunity to build a greater Miami by making a charitable gift to a local nonprofit such as Riverside House.

buttonWhen you donate $25 or more to Riverside House through GiveMiamiDay.org on Give Miami Day, your donation will be matched by The Miami Foundation. We’ll also be qualified to win bonus funds. That’s right! The foundation will match, on a percentage basis, the total of donations made during the 24-hour donation period.

All proceeds raised from Give Miami Day will be used to fund our residential reentry program, which is our live-in program for ex-offenders. Each individual is guided through a personalized plan that emphasizes issues such as employment, life skills, substance abuse counseling, and family reunification. Programs such as this one give us the greatest opportunity to change the lives of at risk individuals and guide them away from a life of crime.

If you are unable to donate financial support, can you please help us spread the word by sharing about our cause on social media? Together, we hold the key to a safer community.

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