Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Efforts

Broward County Public Schools Welcome Center

  • BCPS Welcome Center
    As part of its ongoing recovery and relief efforts to support residents displaced by Hurricane Dorian, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has opened a Welcome Center to help students and families arriving from the Bahamas. The BCPS Welcome Center is located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center, at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale.

    The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers, who provide school supplies, uniforms and clothes, food, and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward.

  • BCPS Welcome Center
    Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center 

    1400 NW 14 Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    Phone: 754-321-1595

    Hours of operation:
    Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    On-Site Services:

    • Student Registration - Provides support for the registration process
    • Immunizations - Provides immunization for school entry (students only)
    • School Health Physicals - Providing physicals as of September 13, 2019
    • Food Pantry - Provides non-perishable food items
    • Clothing Bank - Provides clothing, school uniforms, shoes, and backpacks

    Resource Information:

    • Children’s Services Council - Family resource guides
    • Children’s dental programs
    • Florida KidCare - Affordable health insurance for kids
    • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - Supplemental food and nutritional education program

    When the Welcome Center is closed, families should contact the Family & Community Engagement Office at 754-321-1599 for assistance. As the need for support increases, the District will offer additional hours of operation. 

Items Needed

  • BCPS students and their families can drop-off any of the much needed donated items listed below at their schools. Community members can drop-off items listed below at designated BrightStar Credit Union locations. 

    Donation Deadline: September 27, 2019

    • *Building supplies  (roofing materials, shingles,
      tar paper, drip caps, nails, plywood, lumber, etc.)
    • *Plastic sheeting rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes
    • *Sheetrock
    • Water
    • Water filtration devices
    • Canned goods
    • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's)
    • Hygiene kits
    • Monetary donations
    • First aid kits
    • Disinfectant
    • Wet Wipes
    • Large plastic trash bags
    • Mosquito repellent
    • *Bleach
    • Chlorine tablets
    • Non-perishable dry goods
    • Clean up supplies (mop, bucket, towels & towelettes)
    • Blankets
    • Water containers
    • *Chain saws
    • Lysol
    • Flashlights
    • *Generators
    • *Portable stoves
    • *Butane canisters
    • *New mattresses (single or double)
    • Air mattress
    • Pillows
    • Sheet sets
    • Household cleaning kits
    • Pampers
    • Baby wipes
    • Baby juice
    • Baby food
    • Baby formula
    • Cereal

    Check all expiration dates. Items that are expired or nearing expiration will not be accepted. Clothing donations are not accepted.

    *Deliver to BrightStar Credit Union Drop-Off Sites Only 

Drop-Off Sites

  • The following locations have been designated as Hurricane Dorian Relief Supply drop-off sites:

    Broward Education Foundation School Supply Center
    2300 West Copans Road, #5
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

    BrightStar Credit Union – Davie
    2400 Davie Road

    Davie, FL 3331

    BrightStar Credit Union – Downtown Fort Lauderdale
    600 SE 3rd Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

    BrightStar Credit Union – Hollywood
    4743 Hollywood Boulevard

    Hollywood, FL 33021

    BrightStar Credit Union – Lauderhill
    1879 North State Road 7

    Lauderhill, FL 33313

    BrightStar Credit Union – Margate
    3175 North State Road 7

    Margate, FL 33063

    BrightStar Credit Union – Pembroke Pines
    12405 Taft Street

    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    BrightStar Credit Union – Pompano Beach
    1600 South Federal Highway

    Pompano Beach, FL 33062


Monetary Donations

  • For donations by debit or credit card, please visit Donations by check can be made payable to Broward Education Foundation with the designation - Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund. 100% of all donations will go to the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund.

    Checks can be mailed to:
    Broward Education Foundation | 600 SE 3rd Avenue, 1st Floor | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301





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