Voices For Children Foundation Helps Over 300 Miami Dade Foster Children Get Ready For A New School Year
Miami – August 10th, 2017 – Voices For Children Foundation celebrated their 7th Annual Back to School Event on August 09, 2017. The Old Navy store located at 7220 North Kendall Drive in Miami was closed to the public between 6:00 and 8:00 pm to give over 300 children between the ages of 5-18 in Miami-Dade County foster care an opportunity to shop for uniforms and clothing essentials for the new school year.
Each child received a $100 gift card to spend during their VIP shopping experience. While the children waited, they were treated to a variety of snacks and beverages and were greeted by Burnie the Miami HEAT Mascot who made his way throughout the store bringing his high energy and fun to the children.
Foster parent, Natalie Roy, said, “Thank you for your amazing support last night at the Old Navy event! The staff and volunteers were all amazingly cheerful, helpful and nice. Thank you from our foster families. You all blessed so many amazing kids.”
The event was made possible thanks to donations from Old Navy, The Mickey and Madeline Arison Family Foundation and the generous support of the public who donated during our Back to School fundraising campaign.
About Voices For Children Foundation
Voices For Children Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to help ensure that abused, abandoned and neglected children in Miami-Dade County each receive a court appointed Guardian ad Litem to advocate for them throughout the legal process. In addition, Voices For Children offers direct financial assistance and other resources to provide for medical, educational and social needs.
Currently, there are almost 2,700 children in Miami-Dade County’s foster care system. Almost 23 % have no Guardian ad Litem representation. On average, children with a Guardian ad Litem volunteer are less likely to languish in foster care and twice as likely to find a safe and permanent home. For more information, please visit www.BeAVoice.org.
Editor’s Notes: Event photographs are available upon request.