The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s website says they have received such an overwhelming amount of mail and response for their request of banners that they ask the public not to send any more at this time.
Since so many people from around the world have extended offers of support since Feb. 14, Broward County Public Schools set up an online form for those who would like to offer further support services or in-kind donations to MSD. Go to browardschools.com/wesupport.
Comfort By Candlelight. Christian recording artist Kathy Troccoli has been asked to bring her current tour to South Florida to provide an evening of comfort and hope to the community, family and friends of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. The free concert will take place on March 29, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. While the concert is free, people attending are asked to bring a ticket, which they can find and print at www.itickets.com.
We Are Stoneman Douglas Fundraiser. The Parkland Golf & Country Club, along with the the Parkland Golf & Country Club Foundation, Inc., will host a fundraiser on April 8 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Parkland Sports Club, 10001 Old Club Road. All proceeds go to the Broward Education Foundation, the official organization raising money for the students and teachers in Broward County Public Schools. Tickets purchased through April 1 are $150. If purchased between April 2-8, it is $175. Festivities include food stations from 25 restaurants, wine and craft beer stations, silent auction, entertainment by MSD students and alumni. Event emceed by Y-100’s Chris Cruz. Purchase tickets at www.parklandgcc.com.
17 Acts of Kindness. The staff and friends of North Regional/Broward College Library will donate goods to people experiencing homelessness in the community in the memory of the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives. Suggested items include shampoo, soap, hand lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, comb, razor, chapstick, socks and granola bars. Bring the items to the checkout desk at the library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek before April 30. Call 954-201-2601.
Walk for a cause. The Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation offers free help to parents who suffer the loss of a child, siblings and other types of losses. The Foundation plans a Healing Hearts Angel Walk on April 22 at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road in Deerfield. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk at 1 p.m.
Eat and give. This year, the Diamonds and Donuts Super Car Show on April 29 will include a charity barbecue for #MDSstrong. The charity BBQ starts at noon. Wristbands will be available for charity from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Diamonds By Raymond Lee, 2801 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton.
Benefit concert. AEG Presents, in partnership with Entercom Radio Group and the city of Pompano Beach, will host “#ParklandStrong, A Benefit for the Victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting” on May 16 at The Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach. All of the proceeds — including ticket sales, concessions, merchandise and sponsorships — will be donated to the official Broward Education Foundation Stoneman Douglas Fund. The concert will feature New Found Glory; Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Ryan Key. Cost is $25. VIP tickets in the first three rows are $100 minimum auction. Purchase at pbamp.com and axs.com.
Donate by mail. Make checks payable to Broward Education Foundation and write in the memo section “Stoneman Douglas Fund.” The foundation’s address is 600 SE Third Ave., First Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Orangetheory memorial fund. The local fitness community and Orangetheory Fitness studios have come together to raise funds for those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting through YouCaring. Give at youcaring.com/marjorystonemandouglashighschool-1108945.
Care Packages for MSD Students.. Island Water Sports wants to provide a backpack for every student filled with practical items. If you want to contribute backpacks or Starbucks cards of between $5-$10, contact email@example.com. Drop off items at Island Water Sports, 1985 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach. Call 954-427-4929.
Skate night donations. Push for Good, Island Water Sports, Vans and Boards for Bros will host skate night from 5-9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Tamarac Skatepark, 9901 NW 77 St., Tamarac,. Volunteers are welcome as they grill hot dogs and serve drinks for the monthly meetup. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy a T-shirt. The Parkland PTA/PTO has organized a fundraiser selling T-shirts online. Proceeds will go to the victims' families, first responders and the Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial Fund. Call 833-472-7552.
Send students to Washington. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Marjory Stoneman Douglas students to fly to the nation’s capital to speak with the Senate about having a hearing on gun control.
Give from the heart. The Broward Health Foundation is looking to benefit individuals and families affected by the shooting. The nonprofit fundraising arm of Broward Health is launching a public version of its "Give from the Heart" campaign and reaching out to current contributors to the foundation and its community partners. All money raised will be combined with the results of an employee giving campaign. To contribute, contact the Broward Health Foundation at 954-712-3980 or visit browardhealthfoundation.org and click on the “donate” tab on the homepage.
In memory of Jaime Guttenberg. An organization is being formed by the family called Orange Ribbons for Jaime that will address school safety issues. The funds raised via GoFundMe.com will help in that effort.
Nicholas Paul Dworet official donation page. The family has set up a donation page through Serenity Memorial Chapels for TS Aquatics, which is starting a foundation in Nicholas’ name called “Swim For Nick” #Swim4Nick. He was captain of his high school’s swim team.
Here are some of the top-generating campaigns that GoFundMe.com has vetted and added to its Stoneman Douglas High School hub page.
Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund, benefiting victims and families.
Medical Fund for Samantha Fuentes, to help with her medical bills after surviving the shooting and to help with family expenses.
In Honor of Our Fallen Hero, benefiting Aaron Feis.
Alex Schachter Scholarship Fund, creating music scholarships and increased security at school.
Meadow Pollack Memorial Fund, for funeral arrangements and long-term counseling for Meadow’s mom.
Brother’s Funeral Martin Duque, benefiting family of Martin Duque.
Alyssa’s Memorial Fund, benefiting family of Alyssa Aldaheff.
For the Hixons, benefiting the family of athletic director Chris Hixon.
Joaquin Oliver, benefiting family of Joaquin Oliver.
Editors’ note: The Sun Sentinel has not verified fundraising accounts. GoFundMe and law enforcement authorities say they are working together to make sure accounts listed on GoFundMe are legitimate.