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Learning to Give Back

Read one volunteer’s reflection of how the FBA Bayfront Park Shoreline Cleanup project has helped her be a more appreciative mother while benefiting her community.

Cleanup Postponed

FBA is partnering with Bayfront Park Miami in effort to clean up the Biscayne Bay shoreline. Come volunteer and enjoy a beautiful day downtown while making a positive impact in your city.

Jonathan Dickinson SP

FBA is planning its first ADVENTravel fall project taking us to one of Florida’s most splendid state parks. Join us for an adventurous 3-day nature trip at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

LEARNING TO GIVE BACK: GROWING CLOSER TO MY DAUGHTER

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Submitted by: Ana C. Vega

Since I became part of the One Two Tree family back in 2001, I learned to give back to our community by participating in many of the events that we sponsor or are part of every year.

A few months ago, I was talking to my daughter Anita about getting involved with a nonprofit organization to give some of my time to a good cause.

She is a member of the FBA, or Forever Bloom Alliance, which is an organization led by students, teachers, volunteers and business professionals. Their personal mission is to promote the educational and social well-being of America’s youth.

She invited me to participate and I liked the idea of giving back to our community by helping young people participating in different events.

One of their events is the shoreline clean up at Bayfront Park, which is monthly volunteer work to clean up the beautiful Biscayne Bay shoreline. This area connecting Bayside and the Miami River is important to the upkeep of the beauty of our city, and is now one of the community events sponsored by One Two Tree.

I feel that this is a good way to give back, by supporting America’s youth and also spending quality time with my daughter.

Filed Under: One Two Three News

Project Postponed
 
Due to uncertain and potentially hazardous weather conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Erika, the Bayfront Park Shoreline Cleanup scheduled for August 29th has been postponed until a later date.  Once the storm has passed and a new cleanup date has been chosen, I will send out an email with information on how you may participate.  Thank you for your willingness to help improve your community and I look forward to seeing you at the next scheduled cleanup in September.  

BAYFRONT PARK SHORELINE CLEAN UP

Saturday | August 29 | 7:00am – 1:00pm | 301 Biscayne Boulevard
FBA is partnering with Bayfront Park Miami in effort to clean up the beautiful Biscayne Bay shoreline connecting Bayside and the Miami River.
Come volunteer and enjoy a beautiful day downtown while making a positive impact in your city.

Your day of service will include a picnic lunch in the park, water, snacks, and community service hours.

1. Please confirm your participation and whether or not you need transportation no later than Monday, August 24th by emailing us at info@foreverbloom.org. Volunteer spaces are limited to adult and teen volunteers 15 years and older.

2. All new FBA volunteers must complete the online FBA Volunteer Enrollment Form.

3. All FBA volunteers under age 18 must download and have a parent complete the FBA Volunteer Health Statement.

4. All FBA volunteers must purchase a $10 – $15 FBA t-shirt to wear during the event.

Activities: Shoreline clean up, preparing for picnic, clean up, etc.

Accommodations: FBA will provide water, snacks, and lunch

Transportation: Public Transportation and Carpool Available

Cost: Free for Volunteers

FBA Contacts: Jenny Ruiz – jruiz@foreverbloom.org & Anthony Reid – areid@foreverbloom.org

 

   FBA Fall Project to Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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FBA is planning its first ADVENTravel fall project taking us to one of Florida’s most splendid state parks. On November 20 – 22, 2015, FBA will take a road trip up to Hobe Sound, Florida for a 3-day nature trip at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.  Keeping in line with the FBA’s mission to introduce young people to the wonders of nature and our state’s history, this trip will feature scenic hikes, canoeing, team building games, photo workshops, and good old fashion barbecues in a friendly group setting.   

Earn Community Service Hours!

Visit our Jonathan Dickinson Project page for more information.  

Or click here to participate!

 

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