This year has been a grand celebration! As we reflect on the past year and our incredible 121-year legacy, it’s a perfect time to express our deepest appreciation for your support and dedication.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without YOU … our cherished donors, devoted volunteers, dedicated board members, passionate team members, and steadfast supporters … YOU make our mission possible. As we enter this season of generosity, we are filled with gratitude for each and every one of you.
A Look Back on our 120th Year ….
There has been so much GOOD to celebrate this year. Here are just a few of our proudest moments that wouldn’t have been possible without your support.
Children’s Home Society of Florida Day
The Florida Cabinet declared January 17, 2023 Children’s Home Society of Florida Day. The proclamation stated that CHS is the leader in enacting change for children, from driving policy establishing child labor laws and compulsory education laws to fiercely advocating for children’s rights in foster care and developing innovative solutions that turn odds into opportunities for children and their parents.
Community Partnership Schools Day at the Capitol
CHS dedicated the day to advocating for brighter futures for students across the state. CHS brought together students, school faculties, and leaders from around the state to ask for an $11 million legislative investment to expand this model’s proven success.
2023 Disney Grant recipient
We were honored to be named a 2023 Disney Grant recipient! This funding will help us further our mission and continue to build bridges to success for children across Florida.
Florida Head Start Association Teacher of the Year Award
CHS team member Zaida received the Florida Head Start Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. This honor is a testament to Zaida’s dedication and hard work!
Finding Forever Families: Celebrating National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month — a time to recognize the bonds of love shared by adoptive families who have opened their hearts to provide safe and caring homes for children.
During the past year, 310 children found forever families through CHS adoption services … children like 10-year-old Alana, whose forever family went above and beyond to make sure they could care for her special needs. They always put her best interests first, which led to remarkable progress in her development.
“We want to be as right for her, as we know she is for us, and are prepared for this to take as long as it takes and be as challenging as it needs to be to ensure a good fit, and eventually a smooth transition to permanency for Alana.”
– Alana’s adoptive parents
Learn more about CHS’ adoption services.
Brighten a Child’s Future this Holiday Season
There are so many ways to give this holiday season and directly impact the children and families in your community. You can choose to join our Cradle to Career Year-End Giving Campaign, where your financial support will help us continue our vital work throughout the year.
If you’d like to add a personal touch to your giving, you can participate in our Holiday Drive by generously donating a special gift for a child in need or selecting items from our Amazon Wish Lists tailored to the specific needs of your local region. And for those who prefer to be hands-on, we warmly invite you to volunteer in your area, directly engaging with your community and the children and families we serve.
Your contribution, whether financial, in-kind, or through your time, will make a significant difference this holiday season.
Make a difference in the lives of children — from cradle to career — during our year-end giving campaign!
Imagine a world where every child has the chance to thrive, to dream, and to succeed. This is our vision at the Children’s Home Society of Florida, and with your support, we can make it a reality. By delivering the right services at the right time we can help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives and stop challenges from turning into crises.
When you donate, you join CHS in our ‘cradle to career’ approach ensuring that children have every opportunity to thrive during every phase of their lives. YOU can make a positive impact that will last a lifetime and empower the next generation.
Help us create a brighter future for every child in Florida.
Support our Holiday Drive
Brighten the holidays for a local child in need by donating to Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Holiday Drive. Your gift can lift a burden for a struggling parent or bring a little extra joy to a foster family. Whether you purchase a special gift from one of our wish lists or donate to the CHS holiday drive fund, you can make sure each child in your community receives a special gift this season.
Create a little magic this holiday season.
Celebrating the GOOD You Do – Doug & Doris Wiles
Join Us at an Upcoming Event
Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Families in Your Community!
We have so many exciting events planned in the new year, and we want to see YOU there! Your involvement directly contributes to counseling, early learning and school-based programs, child welfare and parental support services, and more, directly impacting the children and families in your community.
Together, we can create brighter futures for children and empower families to stay safe, strong, and together.
For more information on all the events below, visit our website at https://chsfl.org/events/
March 5, 2024 ★ The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Inspire Gala Mardi Gras Masquerade
April 6, 2024 ★ The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg
FORE the Children Golf Tournament
April 26, 2024 ★ Celebration Golf Club, Celebration
19th Annual Soundside Splendor
May 5, 2024 ★ Portofino Island Resort, Pensacola
2nd Annual Mixed Doubles Charity Pickleball Tournament
March 23, 2024 ★ Kelly Recreational Complex, Lakeland