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Jack & Jill Center to Collect and Distribute Much-Needed Supplies for its Families and Staff Affected by the Devastating Floods in Fort Lauderdale

By April 20, 2023No Comments


In an effort to support its students, families and staff affected by the historic and devastating floods in Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center is spearheading relief efforts to collect supplies and monetary donations. Jack & Jill Center’s teachers, students and staff are in desperate need of essential supplies for children, teens and adults – most of who did not have flood, renters or full car insurance. As no FEMA or federal help is currently available, those without insurance don’t have anywhere to turn for assistance.

Monetary donations are also needed to help families and staff with the cost of hotels and transportation while they determine if they can return to their homes that were flooded. Jack & Jill Center is accepting items at its Halmos Family Building starting Thursday, April 20.

Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education and family strengthening programs to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

Items needed are:

  • Non-perishable food, easily opened
  • Diapers, pull-ups, wipes and baby products
  • Children’s underwear
  • Clothing for children 18 months – size 14/15
  • Furniture (beds, mattresses, dressers, couches, rugs, tables, TVs, etc.)
  • Kitchen appliances and utensils (plates, bowls, silverware, blenders, microwaves, toasters, etc.)
  • Cleaning products, laundry supplies, brooms and vacuums


Items can be dropped off at Jack & Jill Center’s Halmos Family Building.

Monetary donations can be made by visiting

For large furniture donations, please contact Tanisha Lewis at or 954-436-8772, ext. 207, to determine if the specific furniture item is still needed by a family.


Collection begins on Thursday, April 20.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Jack & Jill Center

Halmos Family Building

1315 W. Broward Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale 33312

About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 26,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit,,,, or call 954.463.8772.

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