Children’s Needs Fund
The Children’s Needs Fund fulfills Voices For Children’s mission of providing financial assistance to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Direct financial assistance for those currently in the foster care system usually covers immediate necessities such as food, clothing, and medical and/or psychological care.
Voices supplements the State’s limited allotment to these children for food, clothing, and medical and/or psychological care well as provides for other essentials such as rent and utility assistance so that children and their families have the basic necessities for survival. Some of the other initiatives Voices support include:
|Bear Necessities equips the judges with brand new teddy bears to give to children entering their court room; a gesture of kindness and understanding which helps children feel more comfortable.|
|Project Birthday provides children ages one to 18 with a birthday celebration, which many children would never have if not for this project.|
|Summer Camp Voices financially provides children in foster care the opportunity to attend summer camp programs primarily through Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department.|
|The Holiday Toy Drive provides all children in foster care with new, wrapped toys for the Holidays.|
|Workshops & Exhibits provide exposure to art and cultural experiences, which stimulates the imagination and helps kids develop critical, cognitive and creative skills. These workshops also strive to provide children with exposure to artistic experiences which are traditionally overlooked with this population, particularly in the public school system.|
If you have any ideas for future workshops or would like to get involved with our current Children’s Needs projects, please contact Dorothy Marin at 305.324.5678 or email@example.com.