20 Mar 2014

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida’s ‘Make the Night Bright’ Event Series raises over $34,000!

Voices for Kid of Southwest Florida, Inc. (VFK), a nonprofit agency supporting Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program, raised over $34,000 through its signature fundraising events in Southwest Florida. This money will definitely make the day and night bright for Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable children – the abused, neglected and abandoned!

The much needed dollars raised will assist VFK recruit and train Guardians for the 600 children who do not have one and fund its Kids Being Kids Program which provides those items that give the 1,500 children in the program a sense of normalcy in their lives: a warm cozy bed; clothing; participation in sports, the arts, social clubs; academic tutoring; happier birthdays; summer camp; medical needs, etc.

“These dollars will help ensure that every child’s voice is heard and that these children will be afforded normalcy in their not so normal situation,”  explains Darlene Ann Grossman, VFK’s Executive Director.

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida is a non-profit agency supporting Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program-Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers who advocate and become the “voice”  for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. VFK’s mission is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer  (GAL) and every GAL has access to financial assistance and resources available for meeting the child’s health, educational and social needs, not provided by any other source.

For further information or to make a donation, please call Darlene Grossman at 533-1435 or email or visit the Voices for Kids website at

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Darlene Ann Grossman, Nick Ciletti, Kathleen Davey

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