Nonprofit

Comfort Cases

INSPIRING COMMUNITIES TO BRING DIGNITY AND HOPE TO YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE.

On any given day, there are nearly 437,500 youth in the foster care system in the United States.  Of the thousands of youth who enter the system each year, most arrive carrying little more than the clothes on their backs.  If they are afforded the opportunity to collect any personal belongings, many are then given a trash bag in which to place and carry their personal items.  It is a time of great upheaval and instability, and their first foster home placement is unlikely to be their last.  Many youth in foster care will be moved from home to home multiple times, carrying their life’s treasures in a trash bag.  At Comfort Cases, we believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity.  Every child deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own.  It is our mission as a charity to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave youth in foster care on their journey to find their forever home.

To learn more about Comfort Cases please visit their website.

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FUNding Working Families

15230801_1728294060823800_3729146840619847533_nWe had the pleasure of having The Wilson Family,  of FUNding Working Families.

Funding Working Families is a 501c(3) nonprofit charity. Our mission is to provide inspiring theme park vacations to underprivileged children and their hard working families. 

According to the US Census Bureau the 2017 poverty threshold for a household of 2 adults and 2 children is an annual income of $24,858. These families are working but unable to afford a much needed family vacation that many of us enjoy yearly. 

 

They can be reached by phone at 561-249-9652 or on the FUNding Working Families website here. Listen to the program here: 

Chariots of Love

cache_4094845855We had the pleasure of having Valerie Mathieu, of Chariots of Love.

The Chariots Of Love mission is to provide FREE wheelchairs, and wheelchair repairs, to mobility-challenged children in the USA under the age of 21. This is funded by tax deductible public donations and grants

 

They can be reached by phone on the Chariots of Love website here. Listen to the program here: 

 

Silvie Bells

sb-logo-largeWe had the pleasure of having Jennifer Smith  of Silvie Bells.

“Our daughter Silvana (Silvie) was born with life-threatening complications and given a 10% chance of survival.  While she was fighting for her life in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) I made a promise… “If Silvie survives, I will find a way to pay it forward.”

Silvie spent December and January in the NICU, the holidays we’re not merry or bright.
Happily she graduated the NICU on January 31, 2016!

To keep my promise to pay it forward if she survived, I created Silvie Bells.
We are a 501c3 NonProfit that gives families of sick and preemie NICU babies a bit of cheer during the holidays by gifting them the things that helped us during our own NICU journey. ”

They can be reached by phone at 561•212•5695 or on the Silvie Bells website here. Listen to the program here: 

Sea Turtle Adventures

downloadWe had the pleasure of having Jacquelyn Kingston, President and Founder of Sea Turtle Adventures.

Our mission is to conserve local populations of sea turtles, educate the public about the marine environment, and provide nature-based programs and life skills training to adults with disabilities.

History

Established in 2016 when biologist Jacquelyn Kingston, after working with several adults with special needs, recognized that increased conservation awareness can enrich the lives of this under-served audience. For 18 years, Kingston has been permitted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to monitor sea turtle nests along a three-mile stretch of beach in southern Palm Beach County. Creating STA offered a way to provide more environmental education through hands-on activities such as beach cleanups, observation of turtle monitoring, and presentations that effectively engage adults with disabilities in the community.

 

They can be reached by phone at (561) 704-5911 or on the Sea Turtle Adventures website here. Listen to the program here: 

Gilda’s Club South Florida

downloadWe had the pleasure of having KIM PRAITANO CEO of Gilda’s Club South Florida.

Gilda’s Club South Florida, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people impacted by cancer, family members and friends of those diagnosed, children, and people who have lost someone to cancer.

FREE OF CHARGE TO EVERYONE

Gilda’s Club South Florida provides a gathering place where people with cancer, as well as their families and friends, or people that have lost someone to cancer, can join with others to actively involve themselves in building social and emotional support as a supplement to regular medical care. Our evidence-based programming includes support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, mind-body classes, social activities, educational lectures and community resource information.

We build community, so we can take on cancer together.

The mission of Gilda’s Club South Florida is to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.

They can be reached by phone at 954-763-6776 or on the Gilda’s Club South Florida website here. Listen to the program here: 

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