img

08 Jul 2015

Guardian ad Litem Foundation- 20th Judicial Circuit Receives Grant from Local Non-Profit

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation- 20th Judicial Circuit has received a $5000 Grant from the West Bay Community Charitable Foundation to support the Kids Being Kids/ Beds for Kids program.

At a Grant Presentation held on June 9th, 2015, The newly formed West Bay Community Charitable Foundation awarded $44,894.00 in grants to 10 local non-profit agencies with very specific requests ranging from emergency backpacks for children being removed from neglect and/or abuse to a music program for underserved students in Immokalee. 

“We are grateful to our community for supporting the successful charitable golf tournament and silent auction held in February.  Working together as a community gives us the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of so many others…. It feels so good to give!” says Anne Haley, President of West Bay.

Jerry Beaubien, Grant Committee Chair states,  “In our first year of existence we are pleased to award grants to 10 non-profit agencies that work to strengthen our community and raise the quality of life for many residents in Lee and Collier counties. We are confident our grants will make a difference.”

The Beds for Kids program provides a cozy bed and bedding for children who have been removed from their parents’ care as a result of abuse or neglect. These children are then placed in the care of a relative or foster home and assigned a Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocate.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information regarding The Guardian ad Litem organization, please contact The Guardian ad Litem Foundation .