This year’s Summer Social is our 2nd annual event and will continue to help us raise money directly for the birthday fund. Each year, hundreds of children in foster care go without birthday presents or celebrations; we want to change that. Through donations, The Children’s Guardian Fund can provide $35.00 Walmart Gift cards to guardians for each child’s birthday. Last year’s event “Havana Nights” raised over $13,000 – that’s over 370 gift cards!
Last year’s event was also awarded Reader’s Choice BEST Fundraising Event in Sarasota County with the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
All proceeds for this event will be benefiting the foster children in Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto Counties. Over 1,400 children in Manasota county are currently in foster care and fifty percent of those children are under the age of 5. The Children’s Guardian Fund provides funding for court-appointed volunteer advocates and helps them provide tutoring services, camp experiences, necessities and so much more.