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New Times Broward/
Palm Beach Pairings

Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312



New Times is proud to support Voice for Children of Broward as our Official Charity Partner of Pairings 2015!


Mission
Our mission to ensure that every abused, neglected and abandoned child in Broward County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial resources are available for each child's accompanying health, educational, and social needs. To accomplish this mission, Voices works with children who have an open and active dependency court case to meet each of their essential needs during this transitional period and to give them a voice throughout the entire court proceedings by working with the appointed volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Our programs provide these children with someone who makes them feel normal, safe, and cared about and removes barriers so these children can have a happy normal childhood.

School Vacation Food Program
The School Vacation Food Program, SVFP, bridges the gap in nutrition during the Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks by providing nutritious meals while school is not in session.Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school lets out for break, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. Even though there are other resources, there is still a huge need for food assistance programs targeting children in the dependency system. Moreover, food insecurity, or the lack of consistent access to adequate food, is of particular concern during extended breaks from the school breakfast and lunch programs. The SVFP is designed to reduce barriers to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during break and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for when they return to school.

On Site Food Drive
Please join us in supporting this wonderful organization with an ON SITE FOOD DRIVE & SILENT AUCTION. You can bring a non-perishable item that will be donated to the School Vacation Food Program. We will also have a Silent Auction where you will be able to bid on fun items, restaurant gift certificates and more.