Forgotten Children’s Festival
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.
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.
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.
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:
Official Silver Sponsor:
American Sugar Refining
Dharma Endowment Foundation
3-Sixty Marketing Communications
Cool J’s Urban Wear & Footwear/Outdoor Empire, Inc.
ILA Association Local 1416
ILA Association Local 1922
Jay and Susan Shapiro
Leon Medical Center
Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics
Mallah Furman Certified Public Accountants
Michael and Diane Rosenberg Family Foundation
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