Community Plans Events to Benefit Stoneman Douglas Victims

It’s been a week since 17 lives were taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and the community has come out to support the victims and survivors. People have donated blood, donated to the official GoFundMe account, and now civic groups, charities, and local businesses are organizing ways to help those impacted.

Here are some upcoming events to keep on your radar:

#Parkland Oreos

While supplies last at Hoffman’s Chocolates (locations in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Fort Lauderdale, and Plantation). The delectable chocolate shop has created a batch of specialty Oreos, $10 for three, with all proceeds going to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Their goal is to raise $15,000. Visit

Stoneman Douglas Memorial

Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. at Lady and the Mug, 3111 N. University Drive, Suite 111 in Coral Springs. Join the team for a dove release at 4 p.m., followed by a memorial for the lives lost at 6 p.m. The shop will have different stations to write letters, journal, and live art. All sales will go towards a humanitarian scholarship. Call 954/323-0110 or visit

Fundraiser at It’Sugar Candy Shop

Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at It’Sugar, 4437 Lyons Road, Suite 107 in Coconut Creek. The candy store will be donating all proceeds to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Call 954/597-5401 or visit

Blood Drive for the Parkland Victims

Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mizner Park grand lawn,  201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Join OneBlood for a blood drive to benefit the survivors of the Parkland shooting. Visit

How to talk to your children in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting

Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Faulk Center for Counseling, 22445 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. The Junior League of Boca Raton is hosting this talk to provide guidance on helping children process the tragedy and steps to restoring a sense of safety. Plus, tips for managing our own anxiety. Free. Call 561/620-2553 or email

Donation Fundraiser for Stoneman Douglas

Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom,700 S Rosemary Ave., Suite 100 in West Palm Beach. The restaurant is donating 10 percent of all sales to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Call 561/653-1351 or visit Mellow Mushroom CityPlace’s website.

JetBlue and Florida Panthers Blood Drive

Feb. 22 from noon to 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center, 2555 NE 136th Ave. in Sunrise. Join the airline company and hockey team for a blood drive—no appointments necessary.

Benefit Concert for Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Rock out Friday night with a benefit concert to aid survivors, victims’ families, and first responders. Acts include Austin Mahone, Saigon Kick, Jack & Jack, The Reis Brothers, God Damn Hustle, and more. Tickets $19 with 100 percent of proceeds being donation; 50 percent of bar sales will be donated. Visit

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Benefit Run by Youfit Health Clubs

Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Youfit, 9535 Westview Drive in Coral Springs. Youfit is hosting a benefit run/walk from the gym to Stoneman Douglas High School and back, totaling 3 miles. The gym will donate $1 per person, per mile who participates. Call 954/905-1840.

United As One: #MSDStrong

Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Lakes Softball Park 17601 SW Second St. in Pembroke Pines. Students have organized a “ceremony of hope” and “field of remembrance” for those who were killed. Call Jen Sotarakis at 954/298-2708.

Cabo Flats Fundraiser Lunch

Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at all Cabo Flats locations (Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupter, Pembroke Pines, Doral City Place, and the Dolphin Mall). A portion of lunch proceeds will benefit the families of the Stoneman Douglas shooting. Visit

I Heart Mac & Cheese Stoneman Douglas Fundraiser

Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at I Heart Mac & Cheese locations (Parkland, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and Pembroke Pines). A portion of sales will benefit the families of the shooting victims—many employees at the Parkland store are students at Stoneman Douglas High School. Visit

Parkland Strong Fundraising Event

Feb. 25 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Frank & Dinos, 39 SE First Ave. in Boca Raton. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students Nicholas Vaccarezza, Michael Vaccarezza, and Madison Ciccone will be at the event to help raise money, with all proceeds benefiting shooting victims. Call 561/218-4636 or visit

Free PTSD Seminar

Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Innovative Interactive Therapies is hosting a seminar on overcoming trauma and PTSD, how to talk to your children after a tragedy, and coping mechanisms. Call 877/460-7701.

Parkland Pride at Tap 42

March 1 to 14 at all Tap 42 locations (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami and Coral Gables). The restaurant has partnered with Ketel One Vodka to create a special cocktail, Parkland Pride, to help raise money for the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund. All proceeds from the purchase of the $9 drink will go to the fund. Visit

Casino Night Fundraiser

March 3 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Heron Bay Plaza Del Lago, 11535 Osprey Trail in Parkland. The Parkland Pokers baseball team is donating a portion of proceeds from their travel fundraiser to the Stoneman Douglas victims. Tickets $100. Call 954/204-8722 or visit

#PintForAPint Blood Drive at Tropical Krave

March 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at Tropical Krave, 222 Commercial Blvd. in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Come by to donate blood in support of the MSD community and Broward County’s hospitals. Donors 21 and older will get a pint of beer; donors younger than 21 get a milk shake! All donors will receive a free movie ticket. Tropical Krave will also be collecting school supplies for the students at MSD. Visit

Stoneman Douglas Victims Fundraiser Concert

March 4 from 1 to 11 p.m. at O’Malleys Sports Bar, 1388 N. State Road 7 in Margate. Crush, The Flyers, Knockdown, The Groove, Chemradery, The Vive, NZM Band, and Scattered State will be performing a benefit concert with proceeds going to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Plus, a candlelight vigil, raffles, a “forever in our hearts” bracelet in Stoneman Douglas colors, food, and more. Visit

Blood Drive – Boca Raton

March 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NE 13th St. in Boca Raton. The Junior League of Boca Raton is hosting a blood drive to help replenish blood banks’ supplies after the Parkland shooting. Donors will receive a OneBlood t-shirt and wellness checkup. Call 561/620-2553 or visit

Blood Drive – Fort Lauderdale

March 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, 704 SE First St. in Fort Lauderdale. The league is hosting a blood drive to help replenish blood banks’ supplies after the Parkland shooting. Donors will receive a OneBlood t-shirt and wellness checkup. Call 954/462-1350 or visit

Majory Stoneman Douglas FUNdraiser

March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Little Town Play, 15200 Jog Road in Delray Beach. Bring your little ones for snacks, play time, face painting, a bake sale, and t-shirt sales. Proceeds will benefit Moms Demand Action and the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Call 561/562-5661 or visit

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