Neglected and abused children are a delicate topic. Some of the most common questions we receive are answered here.
We are an all-volunteer board with our mission to provide for the needs of the children we serve. We make policy, raise funds and bring child abuse and prevention awareness to the community. Contact us for more information on joining the Board. We look forward to getting to know you!
Our purpose is to help children in need. Only requests for household expenses that fall directly under that purpose will be honored. For example, we would help a child who does not have a bed. Please visit our resource directory to find an appropriate organization to handle family needs.
Because needs vary from child to child, we take each request as it comes. Whenever the request is for an unusual or expensive item, we get input from the entire board before responding.
Yes! We always have upcoming projects and events. If you are willing to help us solicit donations, research venues or assist with mailings, we can use you! Please click here and let us know how you want to help.
I thought it was up to the state of Florida to provide for the needs of children in foster care. Where do you come in?
Our mission is to provide children in the dependency system with needs that are not being met by the state. We give them the opportunity to have the same childhood experiences they would likely receive if their family was still intact. We pay for extracurricular activities such as sports, camps and lessons in the arts. Many children in foster care get their basic needs met, but that’s where state funding often ends. We believe those “extras” are actually vital to a child’s overall health and development.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept donations of goods. Please consider donating these goods to our partner, The Sharing Center, instead.
Requests usually come from the child advocates who work with the children. If you know of a need, please contact us to describe the child’s situation and needs. We will advise if this meets our criteria.
No. We also help other needy children in our community who are displaced or considered at risk.