Hello Friends of Children's Aid Club,
I certainly hope that all of you are staying safe, remaining healthy, and continuing to remain positive about our world that is changing daily. Just to let you know, the Children's Aid Club is still working to enrich the lives of the children in So. Florida!
We acted quickly in the anticipation of schools closing, and we were able to deliver many of our Easter Family care packages early, before distribution and communication became difficult.
Our liaisons are in contact with each of the organizations we support to identify specific families in need for us to supply assistance. The CAC will try to fill in the gaps the government aid may miss. Our goal is to provide help where it is needed most.
I feel confident that our country and South Florida will get through this crisis quickly and successfully. If you would like to help our dedicated service club, then I invite you to check out our website where you can make a donation now. I assure you we use 100% of donations directly to help the neediest children here in South Florida. Thank you on behalf of the members of the Children's Aid Club. We wish the best for you and your families.
The primary purpose of CAC is to provide immediate, strategic help to children and families that have medical, financial and social hardships in our South Florida community.
100% of the profits goes directly back into our community.
Our 30 all volunteer members lead with our hearts enriching the lives of the many underprivileged children in our community.
Children’s Aid Club was founded in 1955 by a small group of women who wanted to do something to help enrich the lives of the many underprivileged children in our South Florida community.
Over 60 years later, the 30 active members of CAC are continuing to select support and contribute financially and socially to the welfare of children in South Florida.
Children’s Aid Club has helped hundreds of children and families through our partnerships with schools, charitable organizations, and our Immediate Response Fund for Families. Providing personal contact and involvement is our strength and what makes us unique and successful.
Our purpose is to help fill the gap for countless children in South Florida whose needs are not always met by existing social service programs. We accomplish this by assisting children and their families suffering from medical, financial, and social hardships. We accomplish this in two ways:
By partnering with local children's Organizations and through our Immediate Response Fund for Individuals and through Special Projects.
WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS
Children's Aid Club establishes relationships with certain schools in low-income areas and selected charitable organizations providing services to families in need. This enables us to reach more children, both in groups and as individuals. A liaison will work with each school or organization to identify its needs, propose an annual budget to CAC and ensure that budgeted funds are used effectively and efficiently to benefit as many children as possible.
WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS
Through our Immediate Response Fund for Families, Children's Aid Club is able to act swiftly to provide financial assistance to families with children for short-term crisis situations. Families referred to us from our partner organizations are screened to qualify their needs, expenses, income, and ability to sustain themselves in the future. By working directly with creditors, we are sure that funds are being spent in accordance with our funding guidelines.
WE ALSO …. Have Special Projects
Distribute Holiday Baskets of food and gifts
Assemble and distribute layettes for at-risk newborns
Distribute food gift certificates to ensure that children do not go hungry
Provide school uniforms and shoes
Sponsor achievement award events in schools
Sponsor Birthday and Holiday parties
And so much more.....
The Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) hosts an Annual Charity Golf Classic to benefit two local children's charities. Children's Aid Club has worked closely with CASF since 2006 and been the recipient of their generosity. CAC club members organize raffle, silent auction and live auction items for the golf tournament and provide volunteers for the day of the event.
This years CASF Golf Classic has been Cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Our major fundraiser is our Valentine's Taste 'n' Tell Lunch held annually. This is a unique event featuring a menu of 5-6 items. Our guests are given a small recipe booklet that "tells" them how to prepare the items. Taste ‘n’ Tell also features a bake sale, a silent auction, a live auction and raffle baskets of goods and services
donated by generous people and companies in the community. 100% of the profits from Taste ‘n’ Tell is put back into the heart of the community.
"WE ARE ALL HEART!!
OUR TASTE 'N' TELL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!
We would like to thank our most generous donors, sponsors and guests that helped make this year's event was such a great success!!
100% of the profits will go directly back into the community.
Thank you for helping CAC help those children and families most in need right here in our community. We could not do it without your support! Thank you!!
During 2018-19 we were able to provide "immediate response" to 33 families, which included 82 children and 43 adults. Providing food cards, help with rent, gas cards, and other expenses due to house fires, sick children, sick parents and the like.
2020 EASTER BASKETS
Our Easter Basket team worked diligently and acted quickly in the anticipation of schools closing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and we were able to deliver many of our Easter Family care packages early, before distribution and communication became difficult.
We were able to reach 70 families, which included 180 children and 116 adults.
This past Christmas we were able to deliver some holiday happiness to many families in our community through the partnerships with our organizations and our Holiday Drive. We reached 77 families, which included 221 children and 140 adults.
100% of profits from funds raised goes directly back into the community
Fast response to urgent needs
Individual Response Fund for Families
Provide personal contact and involvement
Vast network of connections in the community
We serve over 20 organizations
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FUND FOR FAMILIES
CAC assisted 33 individual families with 82 children spending a total of $49,026.48.
Examples: CAC paid rent to avoid eviction, utilities to avoid cut off, car insurance, car repair or gas cards for work transportation; provided clothing, coats, uniforms, shoes for children in need at various times in the year and gave food gift certificates to help relieve finances and be sure to have food on the table. We helped families transitioning out of the homeless shelter into apartment living and helped homeless families find a place to live. We provided rental assistance, food gift certificates and gas cards to help indigent families of children suffering with cancer.
total of 1,033 $10.00 Winn Dixie food gift certificates and 656 $50.00 Publix food gift certificates were distributed by CAC in holiday baskets, to families in need and to clients of the organizations we partner with to be sure there was food on their table.
CAC assembled baskets for over 175 families consisting of over 600 children spending a total of $35,577.22. Baskets are distributed to families in need three times a year at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Recipients are referred to CAC by social workers, partner organizations, and individual members. Baskets are a combination of member-donated goods, purchased goods, and food gift certificates. In addition, CAC organized an adopt-a family Christmas gift program for 76 families which assisted Santa by providing clothing and toys for the children.
ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS
CAC Partnered with 22 schools, churches and community organizations serving the disadvantaged, providing funding totaling $111,678.73
HOW SPENDING IS MONITORED
Spending of budgeted funds is monitored by individual CAC member liaisons who keep in contact with the organizations. Examples: CAC funded health exams for girls at PACE; shopped for and assembled 20 layettes of clothing and supplies each month for at-risk newborns of low income mothers; provided car seats for newborns: provided books and learning materials to several schools and preschools: hosted monthly birthday parties for children in the homeless center and at two low income nursery schools; sponsored recognition and learning incentive programs at three schools in low income areas and provided food gift certificates and diapers and wipes for distribution to clients of organizations serving low income families. We provided funding for mobile eye exams and glasses and aided a non-profit program by providing new socks, shoes and underwear and a toy to over 500 children.
Funds distributed: $197,282.43
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We will be posting important information throughout these challenging times to help your children and their families in need. We will also be providing assistance, so please contact your Children's Aid Club liaison with your request. Thank you and BE WELL!
Broward Schools Summer Meals Distribution on Tuesdays
The Broward County Public Schools Summer Meals program is underway at 49 school sites throughout the District. Grab-and-go meal service is open from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, providing children 18 years and younger, and adults who accompany them, meals for the entire week. Adults may receive meals for children who are not present by providing identification for the children. Adults wishing to receive meals must be present. Meals may be obtained by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus. The Summer Meals program is made possible with the help of community partners including Feeding South Florida, Health Foundation of Broward, The Hunger Coalition, United Way of Broward, Miami Dolphins and The Jim Moran Foundation. For more details and a complete list of distribution locations, visit bit.ly/3cBZK3I.
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" I did not know my eyes were very bad. I knew my mom and dad had problems but did not know it would pass on down to me, but I feel like I have a new pair of eyes!"
"Good afternoon Ms. Linda this is Tiffany. You helped my children and myself in September. I wanted to thank you and your charity once again, we really appreciated all that you did for us. I was calling to let you and your team know that my children and I finally have a home to call our own and my job is going well. Thank you guys so much . I will never forget what you have done for us. I am forever grateful."
"A huge thank you again for the incredible donation! Greatly Appreciated!"
Tiffany Romero Director
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With the assistance of our partnering organizations and the generous shoppers adopting families resulting from our Holiday drive and several CAC members adopting families we were able to reach 77 families, 221 children and 140 adults this past Christmas bringing some sunshine to their holiday.
This Easter we were able to reach 70 individual families in need, 116 adults and 180 children, once again through the help of our partnering organizations.
Construction Association of South Florida Charity Golf Tournament, which took place on May 9th, 2019
CASF Presented their Annual Charity Golf Classic! All proceeds benefited Children's Aid Club and SOS Children's Village. CAC will provided Raffle prizes and Silent Auction items in addition to help raise funds during the event.
WE ARE SO VERY GRATEFUL TO CASF for their generosity. We could not do what we do without their support!
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve the lives of underprivileged children and families in our community. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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