14 Oct 2014

VFK Teams Up with WGCU’s “Your Community” Radio Pledge Drive

A Note from Armando, VFK Executive Director...

When organizations work together through teamwork and collaboration, exceptional things happen.  This is one of the reasons Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida and 60 of our nonprofit friends in the region have partnered with WGCU Public Media for their October "Your Community" Radio Pledge Drive.

You Can Help VFK Receive Free Radio Spots!

A couple times a year WGCU turns to the community to raise the necessary funds to keep public radio programming on the air.  These "pledge drives" are critical to WGCU's operations and thousands of people from our region donate money.

Here's the fun part! On Saturday, October 18 from 8AM until 9AM, our board President, Dr. Kathleen Davey and I will be live on air on WGCU FM, raising funds for Southwest Florida's award-winning public radio station.  In return, WGCU has offered to help us augment our marketing budget by awarding us with free radio promos that we can use to promote our efforts to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer throughout the next year. 

You can help us receive these free radio spots!
Also, you may call in anytime during the pledge campaign in October and make a pledge of $250 and Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida will receive EIGHT radio spots!  Pledges of $500 earn us 16 spots; your $750 gift earns 24, and so forth.  Your gift will support our local treasure, WGCU Public Radio, and at the same time provide us with valuable marketing opportunities that we would otherwise not be able to afford. 
WGCU-FM can be found at 90.1 on the FM Dial (91.7 FM on Marco Island), is streamed live on, or can be accessed through the WGCU mobile app.  You can make your pledge of support by calling 1-800-533-9428 or by pledging online at  Just make sure that you select Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida as the nonprofit you'd like to support with free radio promos!

I am very proud to be representing Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida as part of the "Your Community" Radio Pledge Drive.  Tune in on Saturday, October 18 between 8AM - 9AM and make a pledge.  I'd love to thank you live on the air.