Professional clothing drive helps to support at-risk youth and young adults.

The Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the sixth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men. Together, they are encouraging residents to donate their gently used business attire to help give a fresh start to disadvantaged youth and young adults.
Along with more than 150 other nonprofit organizations across the country, GMSC and National Suit Drive will distribute the items collected at the local Men’s Wearhouse locations to program participant’s, veteran’s and community residents in need.  Items being collected include men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Residents may donate their gently used items now through July 31 at any local Men’s Wearhouse location. Donations are tax deductible.

Low-income homeowners may benefit from home beautification program.

before-and-afterMiami-Dade County is improving neighborhoods in Commission District 2 by offering low-income homeowners the opportunity to have their home painted and/or yard landscaped.  Through the District 2 Home Beautification Program, participants may have the exterior of their home painted and their property landscaped at no cost to them. 

The program is available on a first come first served basis to residents in Miami-Dade Commission District 2 which includes portions of the City of North Miami.  Homeowners are required to participate in a forgivable mortgage program which requires them to remain in their home for five years after the upgrades have been completed.

Bicycle Presentation to take place during Miami-Dade Parks’ University of Miami BikeSafe® Program at Continental Park, Thursday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.

The Tax lawyers of Marini and Associates, P.A. pledged three new children’s bicycles to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade’s Neill L. Miller Fund to teach bicycle safety to children at Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camps. 

The bicycles will be presented by Ronald Marini, president of Marini & Associates, P.A. to Dick Anderson, president of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Renae Nottage, superintendent for recreation for Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, on Thursday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Continental Park, 10000 SW 82 Avenue, in Miami, during the camp’s UM BikeSafe® Program.

Miramar Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis and Consolidated Credit Solutions will host a Home Preservation event on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sunset Lakes Community Center located at 2801 S.W. 186th Avenue.

According to Vice Mayor Davis, “Even though the economy is slowly picking up, there are many that are on the cusp of foreclosure.  This event will help many to avoid the pitfalls of foreclosure.  Homeownership is the backbone of any community and we must do everything we can to preserve it.” At this event, HUD certified counselors can advise you on your mortgage, discuss various funding options and you can also speak with lenders and servicers on site as well.