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 well over 500 children.
Funds distributed: $197,282.43