2017 “It Takes a Village” 126 Children were a part of our giving!
• Back packs filled with school supplies
• New school uniforms and shoes
• Summer Camp at the Gibson Community Center
• Food Cards
• New toys and bags of breakfast and lunch foods for the winter break
• Clothing, shoes, bedding and bicycles
- 99 children received Kid-friendly Food Bags
- 228 new wrapped toys were given out for the Holidays.
- 16 children received 2 new outfits
- 3 homeless families received food and gas cards
- 1 family received kitchen items, student desk, chair, and clothing to help them start their first home.
- 5 children were sponsored for After School Care Programs
- 1 Performing Arts Sponsorship
- 13 children received new school uniforms
- 2 kids were sponsored for Summer Camp
- 85 new Backpacks were filled with school supplies
- 4 kids received gently used bikes
- Gently used clothing, shoes, and bedding were given to several families
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- 3rd Annual Cocktail Fundraiser raised $5,000!
- 100 children received backpacks filled with school supplies.
- 2 After School Care Program Scholarships
- 3 Performing Arts Program Scholarships
- 2nd Annual Cocktail Fundraiser raised $3,000!
- 2 Families received food assistance during the summer
- 3 Summer Camp Scholarships
- Miami Marlins Foundation sponsored a fun night!
- Furniture Donations: A bunkbed, 2 mattresses, and dresser were bought for a grandmother who is now the guardian to her grandchildren. These two brothers were able to sleep in their own beds for the first time! / Bed with mattress, linens & comforter purchased for a 9 year old girl who was sharing a bed with 2 sisters. / Dining table and 4 chairs were bought for a family of 5 sitting on the floor to eat meals.
- 5 families received much needed new clothing.
- 2 Families – Uniform Assistance program
- 93 children received new toys and bags of kid friendly foods for the break
- 3 bicycles, helmets & locks purchased for 3 brothers displaced from their home due to eviction
- 5 Families - Uniform Assistance Program
- 4 Students - After School Program Scholarships
- 2 Families - Home essentials (beds, TV, table, etc.)
- Our First Annual Cocktail Fundraiser was a huge success thanks to your generosity.
- United Way recipient - consider having your United Way donation designated to Ready2Give, Inc.
- 3 Families - Food Assistance Program
- 97 Student Backpacks
- 3 Project Boards for students to participate in Science Fair
- Website - New Look!
- 29 Families received Kid-Friendly Food Bags for the Holiday Break
- More than 250 toys were wrapped & delivered
- Our list of Giving Hearts continues to grow!
- Our Dedicated Volunteers come back every year!
- 100 backpacks filled and delivered!
- 2 After School Program Scholarships
- 3 High School Students Uniform Assistance
- 33 Families were recipients of our Kid-Friendly Food Drive
- Over 300 toys/gifts wrapped & delivered for the Holidays
- Proud of our Dedicated volunteers.
- 100 backpacks
- 3 After School Sports Program sponsorships
- High School Dance Team Member Sponsored
- 37 Families received bags stuffed with kid-friendly food for the winter break
- Over 390 gifts wrapped for 132 children!
- Clothing Drive provided great selections for low income families in Miami
- Young volunteers doubled in number!
- Hearts of Hope tripled!
- 94 children from Miami-Dade public schools received backpacks filled with school supplies requested by their teachers
- One child learned to play guitar in the After School Music program
- Four boys got to play soccer and football in the After School Sports Program
- Two families received Winn Dixie gift cards
- 12 kids received boards to be able to compete in the Science Fair
- 78 children received bags full of breakfast & lunch meals for the Winter Break
- 80 children received three gifts to open during the Holiday Season
- Winter clothing was collected and handed out to many families in South Miami
2010: 78 children! Every penny was stretched and our goal to provide every child with three of their wish list items was met. Due to the generosity of Samuel "Clay" Reiner,II, Esq. we incorporated as a nonprofit organization in October. Our community's commitment to helping those in need is a true testament to the spirit of giving!
2009: One of our families was the recipient of government housing. As wonderful as this is, the hurdle they were now facing was to fill a five bedroom no a/c home with furniture, linens and household items. For the first time in their lives, each one of the six children had their own bed. In addition to all the donations received, we had volunteers give their time to completely set up the family's new home!
2008: A family of six had just moved into the area and desperately needed uniforms, school supplies and shoes. With the contributions received, we were able to provide all the kids with these items. Through our direct achievements our community participation doubled. We now have an active group of young volunteers doing their part. Selling baked goods, packing backpacks, wrapping toys and distributing items were a few of the many tasks accomplished by these young community leaders.
2007: Due to the large number of unexcused absences and tardies, we started the "Five Star Agreement." In order to be eligible to receive donations, parents and guardians now had to sign a contract that they would agree to five essential components of maintaining good rapport with their child's school. This was a huge breakthrough! Children were now attending school on a regular basis and their parents were participating in school functions.
2006: We were able to help a family of five with a hospital-bound daughter. This incredibly humbled family's only request was for new bed linens. Through our conversation we found out that two of the kids shared beds. Our donations provided them with a bunk bed, two mattresses, sheets, pillows, linens and toys.