It feels like just the other day our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic - so it's hard to believe holiday planning is in full swing. We have lots of news to share about how we are going to bring holiday magic to our kids again this year! Please join us for a virtual holiday discussion next Wednesday, Sept 30th at 10 AM to learn more -- details are below.
While we are talking about the holidays, one way you can support our children is to use AmazonSmile when purchasing online and choose Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay as your charity of choice: smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2961546. For every 2 dollars you spend, we receive 1 cent--it might not seem like a lot, but it adds up over time. This year, we have received hundreds from supporters purchasing items on Amazon.
We know GALS continue to advocate for kids everyday and we want to take a moment to share one story of how together we are making a difference:
Kaia is a 3-year-old girl who has been living with her aunt after being removed from her parents due to severe neglect. Kaia’s mother has no contact with her, and her father is homeless and is unable to show up for Kaia at this time. Due to COVID-19, Kaia’s aunt lost her job as a waitress recently. Kaia is growing quickly and needed new clothing but her aunt had no extra funds after paying her bills with savings. The GAL states, “Kaia is a quickly growing girl and her aunt is trying to do as much as she can for her, but she needs help. She is not currently working due to no fault of her own and she continues to provide Kaia with a safe and happy home even during such a tumultuous time.”
Thanks to our donors and Kaia's Guardian ad Litem, Kaia now has the clothing she needs and her aunt has a little less stress. We continue to be here for you and the children for whom you advocate. We appreciate all you do, especially during these challenging times.
Amy E. Foster
P.S. It's your last chance to register for the SuperHero 5K. If you like to run or walk or just want to be a Hero to A Child: register today. As you know the best, our SuperHero 5K can be virtual, but our kids needs are not!