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Tomorrow is Give Miami Day, the biggest giving event of the year in the 305. Last year, the campaign raised more than $9 million for SoFlo nonprofits, and this year the sponsor, the Miami Foundation, is hoping to top $10 million.

Here’s what to know if you want to get in on it.

  • On Nov. 16, from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., you’ll have the chance to donate to more than 600 local nonprofits via the Miami Foundation.
  • If your donation is between $25 and $10,000, it can be amplified by the Miami Foundation in a couple ways.
  • Bringing in the most donations during one particular time period can get a nonprofit an additional $1,000 or more. Find all the bonuses here and set your alarm.
  • There are also “match minutes” – all donations that come in at a few 60-second periods throughout the day will be matched by the Miami Foundation. Find those times here.
  • You can track how much money your favorite nonprofits are raising via the leaderboard. It’s like Flywheel for charity.

Make a list of your favorite participating nonprofits and get your credit card ready. It kicks off at midnight. Donate here.

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11/19 at Miami Book Fair: Guest-editor Ben Katchor talks with some of this year’s contributors. Great comics: something we can all agree on. Learn More ».
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Silver lining. Local environmental groups are riding a post-Irma wave of attention and support, with hundreds of volunteers picking up thousands of pounds of trash. People wanna know how to volunteer and donate as South Florida struggles to clean up all the debris left behind by the monster hurricane. (Miami Herald)

Oy vey. The owner of Lokal and Kush, Matt Kuscher, has bought Stephen’s, Miami-Dade’s oldest operating deli. Kuscher is closing it briefly for renovations, but says the spot will be serving up its famous corned beef in Hialeah soon – and Henderson “Junior” Biggers is staying put. (Miami New Times)

YASSS. Plus, Jackson’s Soul Food is opening up a spot on Ocean Drive. We’re not sure how its amazing fried chicken and mac-n-cheese fits in with those itty bitty bathing suits, but we don’t even care. (Miami.com)

Denied. Sea level rise threatens the very existence of the Key West mole skink, a brown and pink lizard. But the Trump administration has denied endangered protected status for it and 24 other species. Now the Center for Biological Diversity is suing, claiming the rejection is because the administration doesn’t believe in climate change. (Miami New Times)

I do what I want. Just two months after pretty much all of South Florida lost electricity from a Category 1 storm, FPL is asking for permission to pass the costs of fixing its leaking cooling canals at Turkey Point onto us consumers. But environmental and consumer groups aren’t gonna let that happen without a fight. (Miami New Times)

Fighting to stay. There are 2,500 Nicaraguans in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, many of them right here in SoFlo, and they’re scrambling to figure out what’s next after the Trump administration announced it would end the TPS program, which means they’d have to return home. But there’s some hope. Three members of Congress, including our own Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, are working on legislation that would allow everyone protected by the program to apply for permanent residency. (Miami Herald)

PAMM + Frost Science + free performances to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. Free, RSVP now. Learn More ».
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Check out this event from our advertiser, Knight Foundation.

🎉 Dec. 4: Celebrate the arts in Miami PAMM + Frost Science + free performances to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. Free, RSVP now.


🎨 12/2: LUSH at Fancy Nasty Studios

Thornton Wilder's iconic play is reimagined -- Miami style! Oct 26 thru Nov 19 at the Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road. Tickets on sale now! Learn More ».
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