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If you're unable to visit Seafarers' House, you can help by participating in a project. These projects are great for groups that want to do something to help the international mariners that Seafarers' House supports.


CELL PHONE COLLECTION PROJECT


Believe it or not, your old cell phone can benefit our seafarers! The proceeds from this collection program go to support programs and services assisting thousands of seafarers who pass through our portals each year.


We accept every type of phone, including batteries for the phones, when possible. Phones will be used by either those in need or will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. Seafarers' House will receive credit for all phones donated.

 

GEAR AND GOODIES COLLECTION PROJECT

 

Thousands of seafarers from countries all over the world come through our doors annually, and we would like to send them home with an expression of our hospitality.


Help us pack some "Gear and Goodies" for these hard-working crew members to use or take back to their children and families! Suggested items to include in one gallon Ziploc bags: 

 

  • For the Adults
    • Shaving cream
    • Disposable razors
    • Tissue packets
    • Soaps/Cologne
    • Tooth brush and paste
    • Work gloves
    • Comb
    • White athletic socks
    • Playing cards
    • Florida picture postcards
    • Pencils/Pens    
  • For Children
    • Crayons & Markers
    • Pencils/Pens
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Lined & construction paper
    • Coloring books
    • Small games
    • Puzzles
    • Activity books
    • Small stuffed animals

 

KNITTING PROJECT

 

It gets cold at sea! Receiving donated items of warm and practical clothing is always popular among seafarers, especially during the winter months. Many of the men and women working on ships are first time visitors to colder climates and are accustomed to the warmer temperatures of homelands like the Philippines, India, and the Pacific Islands.


These hard working crewmembers welcome hats, scarves, gloves, and warm socks, especially when they don't have the means or the shore-leave time to go shopping for such necessary items.  

 

Seafarers’ House welcomes donations of caps, scarves, socks, and vests that we can pass along to visiting mariners. This makes a wonderful project for individuals or groups and the results are always much appreciated by the seafarers. We have a pattern for knitting (or crocheting) a scarf and watchcap that you can download here.  

 

SHOEBOX CHRISTMAS PROJECT


Each year volunteers and community members put together hundreds of shoeboxes full of toiletries and sundry items for seafarers who visit Port Everglades in November and December.  These boxes are treasured by our seafarers, who often receive few tokens of appreciation and hospitality at sea.  

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Events

November 17, 2017

22nd Annual South Florida Business Leaders Luncheon

Join us for our 22nd Annual South Florida Business Leaders' Luncheon Benefiting Seafarers’ House Hosted by Holland America...

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