The Parent Advisory Committee and Miami Lighthouse have together created a new Family Security Fund. Anyone in our community can contribute to this fund, which will offer support to our families financially impacted by the pandemic. If one Miami Lighthouse family is hurting, we all feel it. The closeness of our community is what distinguishes the Miami Lighthouse.
A number of our families are experiencing food or shelter insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Miami Lighthouse has been spending on average around $3,500 a week for dozens in our community to have two meals per day. Many of our families, 87% of whom reside in zip codes defined as poverty zones, have been financially impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing food and/or shelter insecurity, as well as job loss, as a result.
Since it was announced in our 2020 fall newsletter, you, our generous donors, quickly met the Dr. Herman Centner Matching Challenge for Family Security, which was created by David and Leila Centner in honor of David’s father. Your gifts to this fund are earmarked for families of children in our Lighthouse Learning Center, many of whom continue to struggle to make ends meet. Due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, our families are still in need of your support and we thank you for your continued kindness.
Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".
Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.
Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.
Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.
Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.