Parkland Hearts is a project coordinated by HandsOn Broward to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in 2018. HandsOn Broward developed the Parkland Hearts initiative to provide a forum for community members who wished to lend support and encouragement to those impacted by the tragedy.

In the weeks leading up to the fifth anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, HandsOn Broward and HandsOn Miami will work with community partners to coordinate a minimum of 200 volunteers in service projects across Broward and Miami-Dade communities. The projects will provide opportunities for the public to volunteer in support of meaningful activities to honor and remember those lost while also raising funds to benefit charities created in honor of the victims.

Those who wish to participate will need to contribute a minimum $25 donation. All donations will directly benefit the families of those lost.

 

UPCOMING PARKLAND HEARTS ACTIVITIES

 

Parkland Hearts Inside Out Project Pasting | December 16, 2022

HandsOn Broward staff and partners will come together to create an art installation to honor those lost. Participants will work together with wood and paper to create a portrait mural which will be on display during the City of Parkland's 2023 Commemoration event. Individuals interested in participating should contact kristina@handsonbroward.org. 

 

 

MSD Remembrance Project at Fruitful Field (Broward) | January 7, 2023

The Fruitful Field is an urban garden in Deerfield Beach that models creative and sustainable use of land, provides dynamic hands-on learning opportunities for all ages, and builds healthy relationships with the local community and beyond. The Fruitful Field donates half of their harvests to food banks, soup kitchens and community members in need. HandsOn Broward staff and volunteers from the Florida Panthers will take part in helping The Fruitful Field maintain the property by removing invasive plants and mulching. Garden beds will also be constructed to help The Fruitful Field staff extend their existing community garden programs and make an even bigger impact to their local community.

 

 

MSD Remembrance Project at Edison Park K-8 Center (Miami) | January 14, 2023

On January 14, community volunteers will join HandsOn Miami and HandsOn Broward to participate in an impactful day of service at Edison Park K-8 Center. Through various projects, volunteers will be adding colorful and engaging murals throughout the campus. A new outdoor classroom and seating will be constructed to replace the existing one that is in unusable condition. Garden beds will be installed next to outside classroom in order to educate students about food growing and maintenance.

REGISTER HERE

 

MSD Remembrance Project at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (Broward) | January 28, 2023

On January 28th, volunteers from Comcast and the local community will join our HandsOn Broward team to transform the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School campus. Volunteers will help through various renovation projects such as building an outdoor classroom, refreshing the basketball court, and installing a memorial garden. Several murals and quotes will be painted throughout the school to motivate and inspire the students and teachers of Thurgood Marshall Elementary.

REGISTER HERE

 

 

To become a sponsor or to learn how your business can support Parkland Hearts, view our sponsorship package HERE or contact kristina@handsonbroward.org. To make a donation in support of Parkland Hearts, CLICK HERE.