Sarasota, March – Dr. Hal Hedley, President of the Board of the Children’s Guardian Fund, accepts a check in the amount of $28,834 from Sunshine Street’s treasurer, Pete Tannen.
Sunshine Street was founded to provide housing for homeless mothers and children and seeks to improve the plight of young men and women aging out of foster care by helping them find safe housing.
The Children’s Guardian Fund partners with the Guardian Ad Litem Program to provide resources that fill the basic needs and enrich the lives of children in foster care in the State of Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit. The Children’s Guardian Fund supports the recruitment, training and retention of Guardian child advocates, and promotes public awareness and community support for the needs of children in the Guardian program.
Among other initiatives, the Fund pays for children in care to attend summer camp: insures that birthdays are celebrated; encourages academic success by providing volunteer tutors, and recognizes academic achievement with cash awards. The Fund also provides life skills training for teens by helping them obtain drivers’ licenses and find summer jobs.