Voices for Children
There are so many charity events that circulate Miami, it can be difficult to choose where to dedicate your time and/or money. One event and organization that I’ve seen make a different – first hand – is called Voices For Children. VOF are advocates for neglected children as well as those in the foster system and they ensure their legal rights are represented, they don’t go ignored, fall through the cracks, etc. (they explain it better themselves below).
Their annual charity event is February 15th, and the sales from tickets go directly to a functioning and actionable cause. They always do a great job and put on a fun show (Harry Winston is involved…come on). Even if you don’t have the funds to buy tickets to a gala (many of us), I suggest visiting their website and seeing how you can help.
Plus, Christian Slater may be there, so that ain’t bad either.
WHAT: Voices For Children Foundation to host the 2014 Be A Voice, Empower Brilliant Futures Gala with presenting sponsor, The House of Harry Winston, along with Honorary Gala Co-Chairs and Voices board members Christian and Brittany Slater, and Jim Ferraro and Alena Gavrikova, to show support and raise funds for the foster care youth of Miami-Dade County. This event will welcome 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and influential community leaders and dedicated business professionals.
WHEN: 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour; 8:00 pm Dinner; February 15, 2014
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Miami
About Voices For Children Foundation
Voices For Children Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises money to help ensure that abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Miami-Dade County each have a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their health, educational, and social needs. Guardians ad Litem are trained, court-appointed adults who serve as their representative voices in dependency court proceedings. Currently, 3,145 children are in Miami-Dade County’s Foster Care system and 1,257 children are unrepresented by Guardians ad Litem. For more information, please visit www.BeAVoice.org.