Forgotten Children’s Festival

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Join Voices For Children Foundation as we remember the fact that every day 850 of our nation’s children silently enter an intimidating and unfamiliar Foster Care System. 
That is 6 children a day in Miami-Dade County alone.

The Forgotten Children’s Festival is a half-day event that begins with a march and followed by a Festival - a free event which provides a morning of entertainment for families, such as face-painting, pony rides, art displays and relay races.

For more information please call 305.324.5678.

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In 2009, Voices For Children proudly hosted National CASA’s The Forgotten Children Campaign. Endorsed by Dr. Phil and Cold Case’s Danny Pino, this event brought awareness and support to those who are “lost and forgotten” within America’s foster care system. There are 850 children entering an intimidating and unfamiliar foster care system every single day in the United States. In honor of these children, 850 life-sized cut-outs of children were displayed in downtown Miami, each holding a real message from a foster youth currently in the system. On September 12th, 2009, our community showed their support for these children by attending a public march holding these 850 cut-outs.

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Following this public march and rally, participants enjoyed A Children’s Celebration, a free public event designed to increase awareness about the lives and experiences of abused, abandoned, and neglected children through their own creative works such as art, photography, poetry, and music.

A Children’s Celebration postcard
A Children’s Celebration postcard
Art exhibit at A Children’s Celebration
Art exhibit at A Children’s Celebration
A room of their own at A Children’s Celebration
A room of their own at A Children’s Celebration
See my world at A Children's Celebration
See my world at A Children’s Celebration

Click to play video: Voices For Children CBS4

Click to listen:  Voices For Children on GraceFM 90.3

 

We would like to thank all of our cash and media sponsors
for their kind generosity and vision for this event:
 

 

Official Diamond Voice Sponsor of Voices For Children:

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Official Silver Sponsor:

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Advocate Sponsors:

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Hero Sponsors:

American Sugar Refining

Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez, District 7

Dharma Endowment Foundation

Florida Crystals

Florida Power & Light

Miami Heat Charitable Fund

Morgan Stanley Foundation

Swire Properties

 

 Voice Sponsors:

3-Sixty Marketing Communications

BenTrust Financial

Michael Block

Cool J’s Urban Wear & Footwear/Outdoor Empire, Inc.

Compuquip Technologies

Eller ITO

ILA Association Local 1416

ILA Association Local 1922

Invesco Global

Jay and Susan Shapiro

KPMG, LLP

Leon Medical Center

Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics

Mallah Furman Certified Public Accountants

Michael and Diane Rosenberg Family Foundation

Northwestern Mutual

Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe

Peace For The Children Foundation

Publix Supermarket Charities

Ryder Charitable Foundation

Terremark Worldwide, Inc. 

Wachovia a Wells Fargo Company