Where to Donate and Help the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

While we managed to escape the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, our friends to the south in the Bahamas weren’t so lucky. With the Category 5 storm hovering over the islands for nearly two days, communities are devastated.

Thankfully, multiple businesses, municipalities and nonprofits are banding together to raise funds and collect donations to send to the Bahamas as they work to rebuild.

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Bahamas Red Cross Society: Serving the commonwealth for more than 60 years, the nonprofit is working on the ground is leading multiple groups through relief efforts. Donate to bahamasredcross.org.

Hope 4 Hope Town: A GoFundMe account has been created with the goal to raise $1 million for the Northern Bahamas. More than $170,000 has been raised so far.

Hurricane Dorian Recovery Campaign: Royal Caribbean International is matching up to $500,000 in donations to the Pan American Development Foundation. The funds will be used for recovery and reconstruction of the islands—donate to padf.org/hurricane-dorian-royal.

Pearth: An alpaca blanket company founded by Boca Raton resident Jamie Raitan, the company is donating a blanket to the Bahamas for every blanket purchased. Use discount code BAHAMAS (and she’ll also give you 20 percent off as a thank you.)

United Way of Broward County: The group is raising funds for relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts in the islands. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to the Bahamas. Donate to unitedwaybroward.org/donate.

United Way of Miami-Dade: The nonprofit has launched Operation Helping Hands and is accepting monetary donations at unitedwaymiami.org.

American Red Cross: You can make donations to specifically go to those who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian at redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html

Community Organized Relief Effort: Founded by Sean Penn, the nonprofit formerly known as J/P Haitian Relief Organization is working with World Central Kitchen and Direct Relief to provide emergency shelter, water, medical supplies and food for communities impacted by the hurricane. Donate to donate.coreresponse.org/hurricanedorian.

Caring House Project: Local real estate designer Frank McKinney’s nonprofit organization is collecting funds to be able to bring gasoline to the Bahamas, which will help with fueling generators and other tools. Visit frank-mckinney.com/caring-house-project.

Palm Beach County

Orange Theory Fitness: Multiple gyms are collecting donations through closing on Thursday, Sept. 5. Items include hygiene kits, water, disinfectants, cleaning supplies, DEET-free mosquito repellant, and more. Please bring boxes labeled, and they will take care of pickup.

  • 2240 NW 19th St. in Boca Raton; 561/750-0900
  • 9097 W. Atlantic Ave. #110 in Delray Beach; 561/376-1127

Bahamas Relief Concert: The Royal Poinciana Plaza is hosting a courtyard concert benefiting the Green Turtle Cay Foundation and the Bahamas Red Cross Society on Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in its east courtyard. 340 Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach; theroyalpoincianaplaza.com/events/courtyard-concert-series

Bahamas Benefit Music Festival: Mathew’s Brewing Company is hosting a music festival to raise money for the Bahamas on Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is free, and the company will donate $1 for every pint sold. Attendees are encouraged to bring water, canned goods, dog food and other items that will be sent to the islands. Sons-of-a-Tradesman, Hell & Hollar and Spred-the-Dub will be performing, more bands to be announced. 130 S. H St. in Lake Worth; 561/ 812-3738; mathewsbrewingcompany.com.

Enerzy Exchange Yoga: The studio is collecting first aid kid items, rubber gloves, baby formula, garbage bags, plastic cutlery, bug spray, sunscreen and more. Drop off is from Sept. 9 to 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. 6919 SW 18th St., Suite 103 in Boca Raton; 561/617-1801; enerzyexchangeyoga.com

Boca Raton Airport: The airport is collecting tools, electronics, baby supplies, nonperishable food, water, medical and personal supplies, and cleaning supplies. All customs clearing fees are being suspended through Sept. 14 to help with relief efforts. 903 NW 35th St. in Boca Raton

Bahamas Relief Collection: The Boca Raton Firefighter & Paramedic Benevolent Fund, Inc. is collecting banned food, can openers, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, wipes, baby formula and food, first aid, hygiene products, batteries, flashlights, cleaning supplies, tents, cots and tarps. Drop off through Sept. 15 at the following loctions:

  • Fire Station 1, 1151 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton
  • Fire Station 5, 2333 W. Glades Road in Boca Raton
  • Boca Center’s Valet Stand, 5150 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton
  • Boca Raton Innovation Campus, 5000 T-Rex Ave. in Boca Raton

Bahamas Benefit Concert: Tin Roof is planning a benefit concert for Oct. 3 with music from BKH Band, Sttel Town Religion and other bands to be announced. Stay tuned for more details. Eight E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach; 561/265-5310; tinroofdelraybeach.com

Simon Malls Donation Drive: Through Oct. 31 South Florida Simon Properties is partnering with 305 Gives Back and the Imaginate Foundation to collect relief supplies. Donors will receive a free Savings Passport as a thank you. Accepted items: non-perishable foods/canned goods, Portable phone chargers, flashlights/lanterns, first aid kits, batteries, insect repellant and sunscreen, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Drop off at Town Center at Boca, 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton.

Rocco’s Tacos: The restaurant chain is partnering with The Eagles Wings Foundation to collect supplies, including tents, cots, purified water, non-perishable food items, hygiene kids, first aid supplies, generators, chain saws and more. All locations will be accepting supplies, and all large items can be dropped off at 514 14th St. in West Palm Beach. roccostacos.com

IPIC: All IPIC movie theaters in Florida will be collecting donations for the Bahamas relief effort; items can be dropped off at Guest Services from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. under further notice. Check here for a full list of items they will accept. The company encourages monetary donations to be sent to the American Red Cross.

  • IPIC Boca Raton, 301 Plaza Real in Boca Raton; 561/299-3000; ipic.com
  • IPIC Delray Beach, 25 SE Fourth Ave., Delray Beach; 561/359-5844; ipic.com

Vegso Community Resource Center: Drop off general, medical and hygiene supplies to the resource center to be sent via boat and plane to the Bahamas. For a full list and more information, email community@jlbr.org. 261 NW 13th St. in Boca Raton; 561/620-2553; community@jlbr.org

Global Empowerment Mission: The nonprofit is collecting supplies, donations and recruiting volunteers in all three counties. Contact Kara Skelley, 305/458-1029 or email info@globalempowermentmission.org. Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman, PA, 11891 US Highway 1 in North Palm Beach

Palm Beach Outlets: The shopping center is hosting a Bahamas Relief Supplies Drive, collecting first aid kids, cleaning supplies, canned goods, box fans, flashlights, leather work gloves, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food, water, tarps, tents, toiletries, diapers, and cleansing wipes. Drop off items at Customer Service inside the Food Pavilion. 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach; 561/515-4400; PalmBeachOutlets.com

Brightline: All three stations in South Florida will be collecting water, food, medicine, generators and other supplies to be taken to the Bahamas by Tropic Ocean Airways. Check the donations request list and drop items off at:

  • West Palm Beach Station, 501 Evernia St.
  • Fort Lauderdale Station, 101 NW Second Ave.
  • Miami Station, 600 NW First Ave. 

Delivery Dudes: The food delivery service will be accepting donations and supplies to The Bahamian Relief Drive at the following locations and times:

  • Downtowner Office, 333 NE Second St. in Delray Beach; 561/573-5018 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Riverside Market Cafe, 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, 954/358-8333 from 8 a.m. to Midnight
  • Riverside Market Plantation, 6900 Cypress Road in Plantation; 954/306-6819 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Riverside Market South, 3218 SE Sixth Ave. in Plantation; 954/524-8986 on Sunday, Sept. 8 until 5 p.m.
  • Interior Designs by Steven G, 2818 Center-port Circle; 954/592-3332 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Titou Hospitality: The Regional, Pistache and PB Catch are serving as drop-off sites for donations to be taken to the Bahamas by The Eagles Wings Foundation. No clothing will be accepted. The restaurants are also in need of volunteers to help organize and pack supplies. Email jessica@titouhospitality.com.

Community Effort: Drop off donations at the following locations, which are working together to bring supplies to the Bahamas. Donations include tarps, canned goods, ready-to-eat meals, hygiene and feminine kits, first aid kits, mosquito repellant, bleach, and more. Take them to:

  • Elks Club Delray Beach, 265 NE Fourth Ave. in Delray Beach; 561/278-1770
  • Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 400 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach; 561/276-8458
  • St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, 3300B S. Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach; 561/732-2045
  • Dancing Lion Yoga Studio, 290 SE Sixth Ave. in Delray Beach; 561/562-5080;

The Gardens Mall: The mall is collecting items at the Information Desk on the lower level near Macy’s during mall hours. Items include water, nonperishable food, family hygiene kits, water bladders/containers, cleaning supplies, baby items and supplies, cots, blankets, flashlights, batteries, insect repellent, fir aid, portable radios and more. 3101 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, 561/622-2115; thegardensmall.com

Brightway Insurance Agency: The Hite Agency in Boynton Beach and Lake Worth have created an Amazon list to be sent to their office, which will be sent to the Bahamas. For in-person donations, The Murphy Agency is accepting donations at its office at 4550 Donald Ross Road in Suite I-110.

Broward County

Fundraiser at Ocean 234: The Pam and Toni Team of Compass Realty is hosting a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Ocean 234 to benefit Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Tickets are $15; event details here.

#IHeartBAHAMAS Relief Effort: Radio DJs Paul Castronovo and Amelia De Vita will be collecting relief items on on Friday, Sept. 6 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 527 SW 145th Terrace in Pembroke Pines. Visit big1059.com for details.

City of Hollywood: The city is collecting water, non-perishable foods/canned foods, hygiene kits, baby formula, flashlights, batteries and other supplies through Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at City hall and seven days a week at its six fire station. Click here for the full list and addresses of drop-off sites.

Press & Grind: The juicery and coffee bar are collecting donations to be sailed over to Great Abaco and Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas on Saturday, Sept. 7. Donations will be accepted through 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Items include bottled water, clothing, toiletries, baby supplies, canned goods, can openers, batteries, and first aid supplies. Monetary donations can be sent here. Press & Grind Café, 474 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale; 954/909-5316; pressandgrindcafe.com

Bahamas Hurricane Relief: Wild Sugarcane Co., Atlas Event Rental and The Hub Spark are teaming up to collecting sanitary napkins, tampons, diapers, wipes, deoderant, soap, towels, blankets, first aid items, insect repellent, water purification kits, flashlights, batteries and tarps for the Bahamas. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Sept. 4 to 6 at the following locations:

  • The Hub Spark, 828 NE Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale
  • Atlas Event Rental Miami Showroom, 7251 NE Second Ave. #101 in Miami

Freedland Harwin Valori, PL and Rotary Club of Weston: Freedland’s son is coordinating flights to the Bahamas to drop off supplies. Items will be collected at the Weston Hills Country Club through 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. 2600 Country Club Way in Weston

Fundraiser at Sky Zone: On Sept. 18, Sky Zone is donating 40 percent of all jump-day proceeds to Neighbors 4 Neighbors to support relief for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Sky Zone Fort Lauderdale, 1834 SW Second St. in Pompano Beach; 954/417-3999; skyzone.com/fortlauderdale

Goombay Smash Cocktail: Through the end of September, Steelpan at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is donating 50 percent of proceeds from the Goombay Smash cocktail to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954/302-5252; steelpanftl.com

Simon Malls Donation Drive: Through Oct. 31 South Florida Simon Properties is partnering with 305 Gives Back and the Imaginate Foundation to collect relief supplies. Donors will receive a free Savings Passport as a thank you. Accepted items: non-perishable foods/canned goods, Portable phone chargers, flashlights/lanterns, first aid kits, batteries, insect repellant and sunscreen, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Drop off at Coral Square, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Coral Springs.

XXXtentacion Foundation: The nonprofit created in honor of the late rapper is working with Western Air, which has donated its air hangar space to collect bulk supplies and large quantities of donations. 3200 S. Andrews Ave. Suit 119 and 205 in Fort Lauderdale

Smaller supplies and individual donations can be dropped off at these McDonalds locations owned by Rio Vista:

  • 111 N. Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach
  • 835 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Hallandale Beach
  • 15096 NW Seventh Ave. in Miami

Global Empowerment Mission: The nonprofit is collecting supplies, donations and recruiting volunteers in all three counties. Contact Kara Skelley, 305/458-1029 or email info@globalempowermentmission.org. American Horse Trails Ranch, 4828 SW 198th Terrace in Southwest Ranches

Brightline: All three stations in South Florida will be collecting water, food, medicine, generators and other supplies to be taken to the Bahamas by Tropic Ocean Airways. Check the donations request list and drop items off at:

  • West Palm Beach Station, 501 Evernia St.
  • Fort Lauderdale Station, 101 NW Second Ave.
  • Miami Station, 600 NW First Ave. 

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate: Coldwell Banker offices in the Southeast region are collecting donations to be given to Global Empowerment Mission. Items in need include generators, chainsaws, non-perishable food, diapers and baby wipes, formula and baby bottles, Pedialyte, sanitary/hygiene products, cleaning supplies, tents, tarps, flashlights and batteries, medical gloves, bug repellent, masks and life jackets and pain relievers for children and adults. coldwellbanker.com

American Icon Brewery: The new restaurant is collecting donations for Bethenny Frankel’s bstrong charity—the restaurant will also donate 10 percent of the guest’s check when they donate. 911 NE Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale; 954/500-4266; americaniconbrewery.com

Quarterdeck Restaurant: The restaurant’s 17th Street location is serving as a drop-off locaiton for the Bahamas Strong Hurricane Relief organization. The full list of suggested donations can be found here1035 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale; 954/524-6163; quarterdeckrestaurants.com

Delivery Dudes: The food delivery service will be accepting donations and supplies to The Bahamian Relief Drive at the following locations and times:

  • Downtowner Office, 333 NE Second St. in Delray Beach; 561/573-5018 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Riverside Market Cafe, 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, 954/358-8333 from 8 a.m. to Midnight
  • Riverside Market Plantation, 6900 Cypress Road in Plantation; 954/306-6819 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Riverside Market South, 3218 SE Sixth Ave. in Plantation; 954/524-8986 on Sunday, Sept. 8 until 5 p.m.
  • Interior Designs by Steven G, 2818 Center-port Circle; 954/592-3332 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brightway Insurance Agencies: The McGregor Agency in Deerfield Beach is accepting donations, including pet food and supplies. 2745 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Suite 6

Miami-Dade County

Bahamas Hurricane Relief: Wild Sugarcane Co., Atlas Event Rental and The Hub Spark are teaming up to collecting sanitary napkins, tampons, diapers, wipes, deoderant, soap, towels, blankets, first aid items, insect repellent, water purification kits, flashlights, batteries and tarps for the Bahamas. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Sept. 4 to 6 at the following locations:

  • Atlas Event Rental Miami Showroom, 7251 NE Second Ave. #101 in Miami
  • The Hub Spark, 828 NE Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale

#IHeartBAHAMAS Relief Effort: Radio DJs Paul Castronovo and Amelia De Vita will be collecting relief items on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St. in Sweetwater from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit big1059.com for details.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade: Through Sept. 13 from 2 to 7 p.m., all five clubs in the county are collecting donations (non-perishables, diapers, baby products, pre-sorted clothes and shoes, first aid, bug spray and hygiene products). Items can also be sent via Amazon.

Simon Malls Donation Drive: Through Oct. 31 South Florida Simon Properties is partnering with 305 Gives Back and the Imaginate Foundation to collect relief supplies. Donors will receive a free Savings Passport as a thank you. Accepted items: non-perishable foods/canned goods, Portable phone chargers, flashlights/lanterns, first aid kits, batteries, insect repellant and sunscreen, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Drop off at:

  • Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Drive in Miami
  • Miami International Mall, 1455 NE 107th Ave. in Doral
  • The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St. in Miami

The Lincoln Eatery: Beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, the food hall is collecting items in partnership with the Miami Beach Fire Department and US Coast Guard. Items include water and water purification kids, non-perishables, first aid items, hygiene kits, flashlights and batteries, insect repellent, portable radios, cleaning supplies, plastic tarps and debris removal tools. 723 Lincoln Lane N. in Miami Beach; 305/695-8700; thelincolneatery.com

The Mondrian South Beach: The hotel is offering a Hurricane Relief with up to 40 percent off and other perks. Portions of proceeds will go to Third Wave Volunteers’ Hurricane Dorian Bahamas relief program. 1100 West Ave. in Miami Beach; 305/514-1500; morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-south-beach

Rocco’s Tacos: The restaurant chain is partnering with The Eagles Wings Foundation to collect supplies, including tents, cots, purified water, non-perishable food items, hygiene kids, first aid supplies, generators, chain saws and more. All locations will be accepting supplies, and all large items can be dropped off at 514 14th St. in West Palm Beach. roccostacos.com

City of Miami: The city is collecting water, canned goods and supplies at its city buildings and fire departments to be sent to the Bahamas. Click here for the list of drop-off locations.

Miami-Dade Community Operations Center: Collecting toiletries, diapers, first aid items, cleaning supplies, canned goods, box fans, leather work gloves, hand sanitizer, non-perishible food, water, generators, tents, cleaning and baby wipes, and generators. No clothes, please. Contact Valencia Gunder (786/877-7826), Vanaya Bredy (786/269-8070) or Ruban Roberts (305/343-7971). 5120 NW 24th Ave. in Miami

IPIC: All IPIC movie theaters in Florida will be collecting donations for the Bahamas relief effort; items can be dropped off at Guest Services from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. under further notice. Check here for a full list of items they will accept. The company encourages monetary donations to be sent to the American Red Cross. 3701 NE 163rd St. in North Miami Beach, 786/563-7061; ipic.com

XXXtentacion Foundation: The nonprofit created in honor of the late rapper is collecting smaller supplies and individual donations (see Broward County for large quantity donations). McDonalds, 15096 NW Seventh Ave. in Miami.

Global Empowerment Mission: The nonprofit is collecting supplies, donations and recruiting volunteers in all three counties. Contact Kara Skelley, 305/458-1029 or email info@globalempowermentmission.org. Sacred Space Warehouse, 340 NE 59th Terrace in Miami

Brightline: All three stations in South Florida will be collecting water, food, medicine, generators and other supplies to be taken to the Bahamas by Tropic Ocean Airways. Check the donations request list and drop items off at:

  • West Palm Beach Station, 501 Evernia St.
  • Fort Lauderdale Station, 101 NW Second Ave.
  • Miami Station, 600 NW First Ave.