You are washing your hands. You are keeping a distance. But, is there something else you could you be doing to help the individuals, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19?
Several businesses and organizations are giving back to those in need, helping us pass time as we practice social distancing or just trying to keep their businesses relevant and afloat. We encourage you to support those who are working hard to keep us occupied as they keep their businesses going strong.
Here’s what you can do to support some of our clients and friends at Aspen and Fort Lauderdale-based public relations agency Durée & Company while staying safe at home.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, celebrating its 100th anniversary in Fort Lauderdale this year, is presenting a four-part virtual visit to the museum! The estate was built along Fort Lauderdale Beach in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. Visit today.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade remains closed however, the Club is committed to serving its youth members by offering a “Virtual Club.” Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade youth members can participate in fun activities virtually including story time, STEM, arts and crafts, physical fitness, yoga, homework assistance, mentoring, social-emotional learning, “virtual get-togethers” and much more! Learn more here.
Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services remains committed to serving the community and will extend meals for breakfast and lunch to students and their families at select school locations. Breakfast is available 8-10 a.m. and lunch is available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, or to find the nearest meal distribution center, click here.
Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, is working diligently to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and the rapidly evolving and increased food needs of children, seniors, families and recently unemployed. Feeding South Florida is hosting drive-thru food distributions to supplement closed agency sites, schools and meal sites in South Florida. To donate to their COVID-19 Response Fund or get involved in efforts to curb hunger, visit their website.
Freedland Harwin Valori, PL and the Rotary Club of Weston are working to provide meals to front line workers and families in need. They have teamed up with local restaurants and catering companies to produce these meals at affordable prices and have free meals delivered where they are needed most. For more info, contact Blake Freedland or Deborah Richman, R.N. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami remains temporarily closed, the museum is remaining “open” with virtual reality tours of its current exhibitions, free at-home art projects for kids, deep dives into its permanent collection and more. For more information, visit their website.
All Natural Life retail stores in Tallahassee and Jacksonville are open and offering curbside pick-up and local delivery. For those not local, its online store is open 24 hours a day for orders placed anywhere in the nation. Receive $10 off and free shipping on any purchase using code NLFC. Shop now.
Pink Taco in Miami Beach is offering free delivery on all orders placed online at PinkTaco.com and $10 off orders of $35 or more. Carry out is also available. The full dinner menu is available every day from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and the brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The full bar is also available to-go. Order today!
Partners of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in Fort Lauderdale are offering a variety of virtual experiences from the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s live stream programming to Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ feel-good playlists on YouTube. For a full list of The District’s virtual activities, click here.
Special Needs Group, the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals, but they also offer a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. One really great product that they have for sale is the Soothie Cushion. It is useful for hot cold therapy in addition to working well for lumbar support. Special Needs Group’s store also has thermometers, finger pulse oximeters, stethoscopes and more. To order, shop here.
Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery’s online store is still open! To help revitalize your face (and hands!) during this time, all Steiger Skin Care product purchases over $100 will receive free shipping and a Steiger Facial Cosmetic Surgery cosmetic bag. Use promo code freeship at checkout.
Susie Levan is sharing meditation tools (free of charge) as an offering of support for you and your well-being. Now more than ever, meditation will help with your mental, emotional and physical wellness. Click here to download Susie Levan’s two guided visualizations.
Tanasi designed a care package including some of their favorite CBDA/CBD products to promote wellness and self-care. With a purchase of the care package, Tanasi will donate 10% of the proceeds to Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a thank you to all the medical workers. Visit here to shop.
Veritas Farms knows you could use a little more support which is why they have carefully crafted stress kits with you in mind. Combining the most calming products, the kits will give you the peace of mind you deserve during these overwhelming and stressful times. Also, follow along on Veritas Farms’ social media channels for different flash sales and newly-launched “Yoga Saturdays” on Instagram Live. Shop now.
Westfield Broward, has launched #WestfieldCares, a series of community and philanthropic actions aimed at helping some of the most vulnerable populations in Plantation impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Along with monetary and in-kind donations, #WestfieldCares is intended to help drive awareness and additional donations for non-profits that serve groups such as those experiencing homelessness, economically disadvantaged families, seniors and children. Follow @WestfieldBroward on social media to see the ways they are working within the community to celebrate and encourage giving back, with the hope of inspiring others to do the same.
About Durée & Company
Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm founded in 1999. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. Durée & Company serves the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. Services include public relations, social media, marketing, content development, advertising, special events, branding, radio promotions and more. Durée & Company clients include well-known names in business, fashion, hospitality, travel, wellness and CBD, marine & yacht, art and culture, nonprofit organizations, legal and professional services and real estate. Durée & Company is a member of PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), an international network of boutique PR firms. To learn more, go to https://dureeandcompany.com/, visit Durée & Company on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DureeCoPR/, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dureecopr Twitter at https://twitter.com/dureecopr or YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DureeAndCompany, or call 954-723-9350.