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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 on February 14, 2023, HandsOn Broward and HandsOn Miami worked with community partners to engage nearly 200 volunteers in service projects across Broward and Miami-Dade communities. The projects provided 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.




Parkland Hearts Inside Out Project Pasting | December 16, 2022

HandsOn Broward staff and partners came come together to create an art installation to honor those lost. Participants worked together with wood and paper to create a portrait mural which will be on display during the City of Parkland's 2023 Commemoration event. 



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

On January 7thHandsOn Broward staff and volunteers from the Florida Panthers came together to serve at The Fruitful Field; removing invasive plants, mulching, and constructed garden beds to help The Fruitful Field staff extend their existing community garden programs. 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.


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

On January 14th, community volunteers joined HandsOn Miami and HandsOn Broward to participate in an impactful day of service at Edison Park K-8 Center. Volunteers painted colorful and engaging murals throughout the campus, built a new outdoor classroom and seating, and installed Garden beds next to the new outdoor classroom in order to educate students about food growing and maintenance.


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

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


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