AG Associated Grocers (Pompano Beach) invites us several times a year to follow their amazing food shows and with our team of volunteers, glean what food is left by vendors to use for our Care Bags, Volunteer/Staff lunches or for use in the thrift store. They’re also one of the suppliers we buy from for the food pantry items we give away.
Agile Element helped us create an inspired webpage that expertly reveals what we do, who we are and why we exist. We’re so grateful and pleased with their work.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival) sponsors some of our events and has honored us as a beneficiary of the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival for several years in a row. This means participation and funds raised on our team is doubled and returned to us. In 2017, that means our $75,000 raised became $150,000 when they cut a check for us in April.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided the Poverello Center with support for the first time in 2017. They are one of the first organizations to support our expanded mission to serve people with other critical/chronic illnesses in addition to HIV.
Broward County Sherriff’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) “for the support or operation of any drug treatment, drug abuse education, drug prevention, crime prevention, safe neighborhood, or school resource officer program(s).” We provide extra food to those who are food insecure who otherwise might turn to crime to feed themselves or someone they love through LETF.
Campbell Foundation has supported the Poverello Center for decades. Their faithful support has meant thousands of people with HIV get the food and nutritional services they’ve needed. https://www.campbellfoundation.net/
City of Fort Lauderdale works with The Poverello Thrift Store to supply furniture and household items to people who are placed into their programming.
City of Wilton Manors Police Department partners with The Poverello Thrift Store, when bicycles are not claimed to donate these to our store. We also help out people who need bike transportation coming to us from the police department to supply them with bikes.
Dick’s Service Station provides volunteers who cut hair at our Wellness Center. In addition to helping our clients with barber services, they also host food drives, promote, attend and donate to our fundraisers.
Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work provides collaborative educational experiences for students at The Poverello Center, Inc. as part of their field education. Students work with participants through intake, assessments, referrals and counseling.
Food Recovery Partners allow Poverello Center Staff to pick up items daily that would otherwise go to waste. Mainly breads and other bakery items, this food allows us to provide artisanal bakery items at our food pantry. Publix #70; Publix #0591; Publix #750; Publix #1097; Boston Bagel; 7-Eleven; Warsaw; Pink Submarine and Panera Bread.
GFS (Gordon Food Service) invites us to their food show yearly. We bring a bevy of volunteers and collect the items vendors leave for use in our food pantry and for volunteer/staff meals every day. We also purchase items from them for use in our grocery bags given to our program participants.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (Sunny.org) lists our destination shopping location, the Poverello Thrift Store in their shopping section of their website. In addition, they provide advertising support for events we list with them.
H.G. Charitable Foundation funds half of our Nutritionist salary for 2017-2018. This will allow us to have both individual and group nutrition interventions in service of our mission.
House of Hope partners with us to supply back to work clothes to women wanting to re-enter the workforce.
Hunters Nightclub allows us several times throughout the year, to do fundraising at their beautiful club, right in the heart of Wilton Manors. These type events support us throughout the year. Hunters also sponsors our annual Bowling to Fight Hunger event. Hunter’s also hosts benefits and invites Poverello to be a beneficiary.
Dr. Evelyn Lopez volunteers as an Acupuncture Physician at our Live Well Center. Twice monthly, she spends four hours providing professional services to our participants.
Macy’s funds food for participants who are not eligible for any other programming. The generosity of the employees and customers means people get food right away when they come to us. Macy’s also allows Poverello to be a beneficiary of their employee program “Bag Hunger” where each spring they host a food and fundraiser for the food pantry.
Memorial Regional Health System partners with us on a pilot program to outsource healthy groceries for participants who have difficulty making their primary care appointments. Participants see their physicians, have labs drawn and receive their supplemental food assistance in the same location. We’re looking to expand this programming West and North Broward.
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit member of this group, we look to partner and collaborate with members to better serve the community and accomplish our mission.
Pink Sub provides food recovered items for use by our participants, holds fundraisers for us and collaborates with us on initiatives, community events and volunteer appreciation.
Pride Center as our neighbor, collaborates with us on events, helps us during the week with parking and we help with parking on flea market weekends. We share participants, volunteers and provide referrals to Pride Center programming like HIV testing.
Primanti Brothers steps up to the plate in more ways than one. Each year, they help supply turkeys for our thanksgiving groceries for participants. They also sponsor our Bowling to Fight Hunger.
Publix for the first time this year included us in their Food for All support with a check for $10,000. Their cashiers ask you to contribute at the register, and we’re a recipient of this food assistance now. Several of their stores help our clients by allowing us to recover high quality baked goods to give our participants. We also purchase from them for our Healthy Foods Support gift card program.
Ryan White Part A Program Providers collaborate with us to create a continuum of HIV care services that spans medical care, pharmacy, dentistry, case management, food, peer support, legal and disease case management. When someone signs up for the program, they select services for which they qualify and that they need. We work closely with these providers to offer participants collaborative high quality healthcare. Our Part A collaborators are AHF, Care Resource, Broward House, Latinos Salud, SunServe, Memorial Health System, Broward Regional Health System, Broward Regional Health Planning Council, and Legal Aid.
The Smart Ride first helped us bring back the Nutritionist position at The Poverello Center several years ago. The nutritionist seed money coupled with more recent generosity from other organizations has helped us maintain our nutritionist service. We began helping at the ride by providing some crew and logistical support. This year, we’re a recipient of their 10% Lifeline Funding to support our work at the Live Well Center.
United Way of Broward hosts the Lifeline program, whose original goal was to supply 1,000,000 meals to residents of Broward County. Long ago having met this goal, the program continues to supply food to our participants in the form of our Care Bags. We also receive food from
Urban League outsources employees who they pay salaries for to the Poverello Center, Inc. These workers are generally seniors who are returning to the work force and need a good work experience while they seek permanent work.
Waste Management Services supports our events like our 30th Anniversary celebration in June 2017.
The Wawa Foundation provided us with a direct grant to be used for our programs in 2017. As they enter our market, we’re excited to see their participation in the community also comes with a commitment to help us achieve our mission.
Wilton Manors Business Association is our hometown association of businesses who work collaboratively to make our Island City a better place. Working together, we get closer to our agency mission.