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Give Hope, Help and Recovery Towards Mental Health On Give Miami Day

What is Give Miami Day?

Give Miami Day is one of the biggest annual giving events in the United States. Organized by The Miami Foundation, this year the online only fundraiser will take place for 24 hours on November 16th.  Give Miami Day 2016 made history by raising $9.1 million for 660+ local nonprofits from more than 19,000 donors spanning the city, nation and globe.

On Give Miami Day, anyone can make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting our area nonprofit organizations. The 24-hour giving event begins at 12:00 a.m. on November 16th and ends at 12:00 a.m. on November 17, 2017.

Throughout the day, individuals may view online profiles of hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable gift using credit or debit cards directly on The Miami Foundation and its partners will maximize the community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 16th through

Why donate to NAMI Miami Dade On Give Miami Day?

We are the local branch of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the biggest national grassroots organization that advocates for the rights of people and families living with mental health challenges. We provide education, support and advocacy to Miami Dade residents struggling with mental illness.

On top of the bonus gifts given by The Miami Foundation, we have secure an anonymous donor that will match your Give Miami Day donation to NAMI Miami Dade.

Your $25 donation gives 5 people access to a mental health support group.

Your $50 contribution trains 1 person to lead a mental health support group.

Your $100 generous donation provides mental health training to 2 family members.

Use your debit or credit card to pledge your support here before November 16, 2o17.

On Give Miami Day Thursday November 16 go to or our homepage to make a tax deductible donation and give hope, help and recovery. You will receive a receipt on your email for your records.

NAMI Miami Dade Accomplishments In The Past Two Years Since Its 2015 Restart

• Moved into our first office suite allowing access for additional volunteers to grow our groups and programs
• Hired our first 2 employees – an Executive Director and Program Coordinator
• NAMI Miami Leader elected to NAMI National Board of Directors in a highly competitive ballot
• NAMI Miami Leaders receive NASW Miami-Dade Citizen of the Year and Miami-Dade Court Advocate of the Year
• Increased the number of family support groups from 1 to 10 and added 5 Spanish language groups
• Held 10 Family to Family classes, in English and Spanish, educating over 200 family members to understand and manage their loved ones’ mental illness
• Increased the number of peer support groups from 1 to 5
• Held 4 Peer to Peer classes
• Assumed leadership positions nationally, locally and state-wide with NAMI National Board of Directors, DCF, the managing entity, the courts, University of Miami and Florida International University
• Held 7 day-long Mental Health First Aid classes aiding over 120 participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness
• Participated in 80+ community outreach events and local television broadcasts reaching thousands of people
• Began monthly public Expert Speaker Meetings at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club
• Held 2 film festivals: the inaugural one in May 2016 in Hialeah with 200 people attending and the 2017 Reel Minds Festival with over 650 people attending
• Trained 5 “train the trainers” to train local members to lead more classes and groups
• Presented monthly to CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) mental health training for police in Miami –Dade
• Held a medical/educational conference with over 200 attendees who were family members, consumers and practitioners
• Awarded grants and developed partnerships with United Way, South Florida Behavioral and Health Foundation of South Florida
• Received Proclamations from Miami-Dade Public School Board; Board of County Commissioners; Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Commissioners Xavier Suarez and Esteban Bovo – elevating mental health as a priority for our community


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