The Children’s Guardian Fund (CGF) was established in 1995 by Guardian ad Litem volunteers who recognized a simple need of the children for whom they advocated – a birthday party! These few volunteers raised funds to purchase a $20 Publix gift card for every child in care. That gift card allowed the caregiver to purchase a few items for a small celebration – a simple meal like hot dogs, potato chips and soda and most importantly, a cake and candles. For some of these children, it was the first time they ever had a birthday celebration.

From those early days, CGF has grown into an organization which now provides funding for a multitude of opportunities and experiences to allow these children and teens to experience normalcy and enrichment. (See full list of programs here.)