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The Children’s Guardian Fund provides funding to meet emergency needs and enable normalcy and enrichment in the lives of children in foster and state care in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit. We also promote public awareness and community support for the children’s needs. And finally, believing that every child removed from their home needs a voice, we provide limited funding to support the recruitment, training and retention of Guardian ad Litem Program volunteers.

Upcoming Event

  • Helping Our Kids Soar – 2022

    We invite you to come and learn how we support abandoned, abused, and neglected children in our community.

    Children’s Guardian Fund’s Annual Fundraising Luncheon
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    Doors open for registration at 11:30 am
    Luncheon at 12:00 – 1:30 pm
    Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

    For questions, call: 941-504-9515

    Our luncheon theme is “Helping Our Kids Soar.”  Children who have lost the comfort of parental support face many challenges and have needs that cannot be met through state funding.  As they spend precious years of their childhood in foster or state care, they miss out on normal activities such as spending time with their siblings and participating in school events.  And when sheltered under emergency circumstances, they often lack basic necessities such as a bed or clean clothing.  This is why we come together every year – to help them soar above the limitations that come from being a ward of the state.  Your generous support enables us to provide normalcy and enrichment to the 1,200+ children we serve annually, while they wait for the courts to resolve the issues that brought them into foster care.

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