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Gateway Florida Thanksgiving Observer

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Sitting from left to right: Amy Rife and Carol A. Ray
Standing from left to right: Georgie Brown, Todd Paton, Victor Matos & Francesca Nachsheim
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From left to right: Carol A. Ray and Doug Campbell
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From left to right: Rob Denton, Carol Fernaays, Carol A. Ray, Doug Campbell, Spencer Ely and John Brodie.

BrandStar Co-founder Doug Campbell and team hosted our GCO Board meeting and headed the Strategic Planning conference at the BrandStar Office Studios on September 17th, 2019.

Thank you BrandStar for your time and diligence in “BrandStorming” with our GCO Board on how we can further our efforts to reach the public and to extend awareness, prevention and intervention in order to better safeguard and protect our most vulnerable communities.

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We are proud to announce that Gateway Community Outreach Inc. was awarded Best of the Best Charity in Our City Readers’ Choice 2019 edition, for helping thousands of local families, seniors and individuals with food, economic assistance and support after a financial downturn or challenging crisis in efforts to reestablish self-sufficiency.

We are flattered to be voted the Best Charity of 2019 among our communities and Our City readers’ and would like to offer a special thank you to our sponsors and colleagues for helping to sustain our mission to protect, restore and transform many lives within our communities.

In picture left to right: Amy Rife, Montel Williams, Carol A. Ray and Doug Campbell
In picture left to right: Amy Rife, Montel Williams, Carol A. Ray and Doug Campbell

On behalf of Gateway Community Outreach, we would like to thank BrandStar for spotlighting our non-profit organization. As a partner during your Thanksgiving luncheon on November 19th. It was an honor for our President & CEO Carol A. Ray and to meet the entire BrandStar family.

We were very excited to meet Montel Williams, the new host of BrandStar’s television show Military Makeover.

Thank you again for an amazing day!


On October 28, 2017, Gateway Community Outreach Founder, President & CEO, Carol Ray was recognized for her efforts in guiding Gateway Community Outreach and serving those in the community who are suffering for over 22 years.

She received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Broward National Recovery Month ceremony. In her acceptance speech she said, “It is an honor to be presented with this Lifetime Achievement Award.” She added that “Share your testimony, Share your recovery and Share your victory. We all are recovering from something.”


July 2018 Winner of Our City Best Charity
Gateway Community Outreach
291 S.E. 1st Terrace, Deerfield Beach

Gateway Community Outreach helps address the needs of the hungry and homeless-ness in the community. The Gateway mission is to safeguard and protect our most vulner-able community members by providing food, housing assistance, referrals and intensive case management to those in need of emergency aid. Their goal is to feed the hungry, prevent home-lessness and help clients reach self-sufficiency.

They assist over 30,854 clients each year with a staff of 4 and nearly 300 volunteers. Through 8 satellite locations Gateway provides food and emergency assistance to prevent homeless through the utilization of our Federal EFSP and Foundation grants.

Their successful program utilizes a case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and refer-rals (e.g.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance.

Read article on page 8 here

proclamation250-250x400 June 7, 2016 - Proclamation presented to Gateway Community Outreach
citynews-21st-birthday-article-06-10-16 Article on 21st Birthday Event
Coral Springs/Parkland City News
jm-family-childcare-center-letter Letter Received from JM Family Center
doyle_award_2015 Gateway Community Outreach honored with the Doyle Award for Non Profit Excellence
Gateway Receives Proclamation from Mayor
Gateway Receives Proclamation from Mayor
Gateway Radio Interview – Alpine Jag

Gateway Radio Interview - Alpine Jag

Gateway Radio Interview – Alpine Jag

Radio interview - Robert and Spencer


Gateway Community Promotional Video


GCO Speical Touch Christmas 2016

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Your tax-deductible contributions will have a tangible and meaningful impact in our community. Because Gateway Community Outreach responds to the specific needs of our families, our programs are both efficient and cost-effective. We also keep our administrative costs low so more of your donated dollars reach the families and individuals we serve.

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