November 10, 2017

NOVEMBER ANGEL MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th , 2017,
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.
8:30 – 9:30 AM

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RSVP YOUR ATTENDANCE,
PLEASE DO SO RIGHT NOW!
THIS IS OUR BUSY TIME OF THE YEAR WITH OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM AND WE HAVE LOTS TO SHARE.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE
MICHELLE SCHAEFER, FIMR COORDINATOR FOR
HEALTHY START COALITION OF PINELLAS INC.

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THE THANK YOU MESSAGES
FROM SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.
THE ANGELS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY
AND WE WANT TO SHARE THE NEWS WITH OUR ANGELS! ENJOY

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

WHETHER IT IS A CHILD, A SIBLING GROUP, A YOUTH OR A FAMILY, THE ANGELS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, JUST LET US KNOW.

IT IS THAT FEEL GOOD TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THE ANGELS WHERE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT SMILES ON A LOT OF FACES. FROM THE LITTLE BABY TO THE YOUTH AGING OUT, OR A SPECIAL FAMILY IN NEED, EVERY YEAR THE ANGELS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD AND MAKE CHRISTMAS HAPPEN FOR MANY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO WOULD NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IF NOT FOR THE ANGELS.

WE ARE GATHERING OUR LISTS, CHECKING THEM TWICE
AND ASKING OUR ANGELS TO HELP MAKE CHRISTMAS BRIGHT!

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING TIME OF THE YEAR, PLEASE CLICK BELOW ON SANDY KEARNEY’S EMAIL ADDRESS AND GIVE HOPE TO CHILDREN THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUSE IN THEIR LIVES.

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News

We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be our Presenting Sponsor and Mr. David Yates will be our Keynote Speaker

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme:
No matter how BIG the JOURNEY AHEAD
Always take it on HEADFIRST
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

THANK YOU ANGELS AND FRIENDS!

Thanks to your reviews, the Angels made the Top Non-Profit List for 2017. Two years in a row. Keep the Reviews Coming Please!

FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED,
WE FIND OUT THIS WEEK WHAT A WONDERFUL SUCCESS THE BREWHAHA WAS FOR THE ANGELS!
WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

November 2017

NOVEMBER ANGEL MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th , 2017,
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.
8:30 – 9:30 AM
RSVP NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 8TH, 2017

LET’S STAY CONNECTED!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR 9TH ANNUAL EXPO. IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

This year’s Child Advocacy Expo hosted by Angels Against Abuse was a HUGE Success with some amazing energy in the room. The St Pete College, Seminole Campus was the perfect venue for this event. Brandi Lazaris, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, CPI Division was our Guest Speaker and gave a wonderful message to every person sitting in the room. Amy Foster, Guardian ad Litem Foundation, opened the program with the Speed Networking which was an awesome way to keep the energy flowing. In fact, there was so much energy and networking with all of our community partners that you felt proud to be there to share all that you do with others. From the beginning to the end, it was AWESOME. By popular demand, our group of partners have requested we have our 10th Child Advocacy same place, same month in 2018. In 2018, we will do things just a little different. We will be including organizations and businesses who fund our non-profits so they will have an opportunity to meet and greet personally with the many resources in our area, and we will also open up this event to bring in students who are looking for a career in the field of social services. This will widen the benefit of this event and allow our community to come together to make even more of a difference. Thank you to all of our Community Partners for your support and participation.

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

WHETHER IT IS A CHILD, A SIBLING GROUP, A YOUTH OR A FAMILY, THE ANGELS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, JUST LET US KNOW.

IT IS THAT FEEL GOOD TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THE ANGELS WHERE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT SMILES ON A LOT OF FACES. FROM THE LITTLE BABY TO THE YOUTH AGING OUT, OR A SPECIAL FAMILY IN NEED, EVERY YEAR THE ANGELS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD AND MAKE CHRISTMAS HAPPEN FOR MANY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO WOULD NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IF NOT FOR THE ANGELS.

WE ARE GATHERING OUR LISTS, CHECKING THEM TWICE
AND ASKING OUR ANGELS TO HELP MAKE CHRISTMAS BRIGHT!

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING TIME OF THE YEAR, PLEASE CLICK BELOW ON SANDY KEARNEY’S EMAIL ADDRESS AND GIVE HOPE TO CHILDREN THAT THERE IS A SANTA CLAUSE IN THEIR LIVES.

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News

We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be our Presenting Sponsor and Mr. David Yates will be our Keynote Speaker

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme:
No matter how BIG the JOURNEY AHEAD
Always take it on HEADFIRST
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

THANK YOU ANGELS AND FRIENDS!

Thanks to your reviews, the Angels made the Top Non-Profit List for 2017.

Please Write A Review About The Angels!

As you know, Angels Against Abuse, Inc. was recognized as one of the top Non-Profit Organizations in our community which is a HUGE honor. We need to keep the reviews coming in order to maintain that honor. Please take a few minutes and write a review. Just click on the Great Non-Profits Icon above and it will take you right to their site. We have a lot that we can write a review about! Our new project, the Angel Visitation Center, The Mad Hatter Tea Party, the Child Advocacy Expo, the BrewHaHa Monster Ball and our Christmas Giving Program for 2017 and so much more! We are counting on YOU!

Your Reviews Make A Difference!!!

THE BREWHAHA WAS A FANTASTIC PARTY. PERFECT NIGHT, PERFECT WEATHER, PERFECT PARTY! OUR ATTENDANCE WAS AROUND 600 AND THAT IS A RECORD. THANKS TO THE BREWHAHA FOUNDATION, IT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!!
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW SOME OF THE NIGHT AND ALL THE COSTUMES…
THANK YOU BREWHAHA FOUNDATION

ST PETE GLITTER QUEENS, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ST PETE GLITTER QUEENS WHO RAISED $73,697 FOR THE BETH DILLINGER FOUNDATION. GREAT JOB LADIES – YOU ROCK!!!

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

October 4th, 2017

OCTOBER ANGEL MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2017,
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.
8:30 – 9:30 AM
RSVP NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 8TH, 2017

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
FOR ANOTHER AMAZING MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!

The 9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo is Friday, October 6th 2017
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY

This event has been a popular event for the last 8 years and our attendance is low this year! We realize that having three major hurricanes knocking at our door gave us quite a challenge in the month of September, but as we get life back to normal, we want to extend this invitation to our community partners to try to make this valuable networking event. Please help us get the word out since this event is this Friday! We will announce during this year’s Expo, the 2018 date so everyone can get it on their calendars. We will also be asking your support to get other agencies that have not attended in the past to get involved. There is nothing more beneficial than TEAM WORK and especially when it deals with children and youth. When we all pool our resources and work together, the impact is much greater and we can accomplish more together than apart! The Angels need your SUPPORT.

For those that will be participating this Friday, please note that there will be NO assigned tables like past years and NO passport. Instead, to make it easy on everyone, when you check in, just find an empty table for all your material to setup. Every table will have one ticket already on the table when you arrive which will be used for the $500 donation drawing from Angels Against Abuse. So hang on to that ticket in case you are the lucky winner! Please note…
ONLY participants representing their agency is eligible for the drawing.

We look forward to seeing you this Friday.

Any questions email Sandy Kearney at
[email protected]

Thank you

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS FOR MAKING
THE MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT!

September 23rd, 2017 was another spectacular day for the hundreds of children who ran through the Rabbit Hole to a magical event, our famous Mad Hatter Tea Party. It was another goose bump moment for all of us who participated and had a chance to experience the smiles on the faces of the children who often have little to smile about! This could not have happened without the many volunteers who showed up to make everything perfect. I would like to personally thank Kathy Mitcheson for her tireless energy in chairing this event for so many years. Also, Christina Wyckoff returned this year and helped to make all the details fall into place perfectly. A BIG thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer McGarry who made sure everyone knew what they were doing and made sure they were doing what they were assigned to do. There were so many wonderful volunteers and kids helping kids, like Admiral Farragut and The Kind Mouse, and Bella’s School and so many more.

What WONDERFUL NEWS to hear at the event that the Sunshine Kiwanis Club of St Petersburg announcing that they will be taking over this event as we move forward. Thank you so much Allen Yergovich for making this happen, and also thank you so much for Sunshine Kiwanis giving us years of Hat Making fun for the hundreds of kids who attend this event. It is one of our most popular activities that you have provided for so many years. When the announcement was made that they will keep our Mad Hatter going for the hundreds of children that look forward to this event every year, there was a lot of cheering and clapping from all of our guests who look forward to this event every year. This is such a gift to the Angels, and a HUGE compliment that Kiwanis feels this event provides such an impact on these children that they believe in it enough to keep it going! ALL the Angels will be there for whatever you need to volunteer our services. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

WHAT A BIRTHDAY WISH COME TRUE FOR ME! On my Birthday, September 23rd, my last day as the Mad Hatter! It was a bitter sweet moment for me, to pass the baton to a new Mad Hatter, we don’t know who yet, but have some ideas cooking. It was an amazing Birthday Gift for me as I bid my farewell as the Crazy Mad Hatter!! . Thank you for the honor to bring smiles to these little ones and create memories for years to come. Best of all, It is not over for the next Mad Hatter…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU BJ’S RESTAURANT
The food was perfect for the kids, BEST Ever!

Thank you Jennifer McGarry for making this happen!

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News

We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be our Presenting Sponsor and Mr. David Yates will be our Keynote Speaker

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme:
No matter how BIG the JOURNEY AHEAD
Always take it on HEADFIRST
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

Please Write A Review About The Angels!

As you know, Angels Against Abuse, Inc. was recognized as one of the top Non-Profit Organizations in our community which is a HUGE honor. We need to keep the reviews coming in order to maintain that honor. Please take a few minutes and write a review. Just click on the Great Non-Profits Icon above and it will take you right to their site. We have a lot that we can write a review about! Our new project, the Angel Visitation Center, The Mad Hatter Tea Party, the Child Advocacy Expo, the BrewHaHa Monster Ball and our Christmas Giving Program for 2017 and so much more! We are counting on YOU!

Your Reviews Make A Difference!!!

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA! BEST PARTY IN TOWN. YOU CAN BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE, ON OUR WEBSITE, OR VISIT THE BREWHAHA WEBSITE.

GET YOUR HALLOWEEN OUTFIT READY AND BE A PART OF A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

BLACK HONKEYS WILL BE MAKING NOISE AGAIN!
TOO MUCH FUN TO MISS….

October 6th, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 pm
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo / Job Fair
St Pete College Seminole Campus

October 10th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 21st , 2017- 8:00 pm – Midnight
2017 BrewHaHa Monster Ball -The Farley Mansion

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

September 17th, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA IS NOW BEHIND US AND LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL!

This is a Friendly Reminder for our
SEPTEMBER 19th ANGEL MEETING

Please Note that Our Regular Meeting Room is not available
But
We will have a room to hold our meeting in and one of our Angels will advise you what room to go to when you arrive

This is an IMPORTANT Meeting so PLEASE try to attend.
Please RSVP ASAP for the room setup.

Thanks so much for your assistance….

PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.
8:30 – 9:30 AM
RSVP ASAP

Six Days and Counting!!!
IT’S ALMOST HERE!
THE MAD HATTER TEA PARTY 2017!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
AND JOY IN YOUR HEART!
SEPTEMBER 23RD 2017
DOWNTOWN ST PETERSBUG COLISEUM
2-5 PM

It is not too late to sponsor an activity or a child. The match is still going on and as of this writing, we have received $1150 and with the Angel Match, the total is $2300. This event has been a huge success over the past six years and has brought a lot of joy and smiles to the children who have attended this event. These children often have something to smile about, BUT for this one amazing afternoon, every September, they can forget their tough times and have the opportunity to make memories, to laugh, sing, dance, eat, enjoy activities and interact with 9 amazing characters. This is a day designed just for them, and this is what the Angels call our “Goose Bump Day”!

Since this is year is our final Mad Hatter Tea Party, we want to make sure that these children have an opportunity to enjoy this magical experience. We rely on our Community Partners to make sure we get some new faces and fill this huge room with children anxious to see what we have in store for them. For those community partners that we are working with to fill the tables, please make sure you email me with your table count no later than Friday, September 8th. PLEASE note that we are asking every agency who will be participating at this event to have a representative from your agency in attendance to make sure they help with the children and families they have selected to attend so we can make sure everything runs smoothly. Although it is too early to share, we may have some good news to share in the next few months which may impact future Mad Hatter Tea Parties, but right now it is premature.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU BJ’S RESTAURANT

The Angels would like to give a BIG Shout Out to BJ’s Restaurant!

We just learned on Thursday, August 31st, that BJ’s Restaurant will be providing all the food, drinks and dessert for this event. This is HUGE since this has been one of the bigger expenses incurred in previous years of the Mad Hatter Tea Parties. We met with Andy Giraldo, Senior Manager, BJ’s and he chose a child friendly menu that everyone will enjoy. Andy, from the bottom of our HEARTS, thank you so much for the generosity of BJ’s doing this, and especially thank you for bringing staff to serve the food and help with the event. This is an amazing gift and so appreciated!

Thank you Jennifer McGarry for making this happen! You ROCK…

THE ANGEL CENTER IS OFFICIAL
WE OPENED OUR DOORS AUGUST 14TH 2017
This is the HOPE Room (Infant to 6 years old)

Monday, August 14, 2017, the Angel Center opened its doors for visitations. It was a slow start, but the visitations are beginning to happen. Every child and their parent that is doing their visitations at the Center, walk in with smiles on their faces as soon as they see our Lobby. As the door opens into the Angel Center, they are escorted to their visitation room that is appropriate for their specific age group with toys, games, DVD’s and snack to make their visits more meaningful with their hopes of being reunited with their parents. The walls of every room is decorated with the main characters from the Dolphin Tale Movie, Winter, Hope, Rufus, Mavis and Cooper with careful detail to every room according to their age. The Angels wanted to make sure they paid attention to every detail that we could think of to make these rooms special for our guests and make these visits more worthwhile for both the child and the parent.

Andrea Cowart does our visitation scheduling and so much more to make the rooms ready for the visits. If anyone would like to have a tour of this facility, please contact me below and I will arrange for one around the visits. In order to assure that these rooms are ready between visits, it will be the responsibility of the case managers who supervise the visits, to make sure the rooms are put back in the same condition as they were when they walked into the rooms.

Contact: Sandy Kearney
727.804.7710 / [email protected]

Please email Sandy Kearney [email protected] with any questions regarding upcoming events.

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News
We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be our Presenting Sponsor and Mr. David Yates will be our Keynote Speaker

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme:
No matter how BIG the JOURNEY AHEAD
Always take it on HEADFIRST
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

Please Write A Review About The Angels!

As you know, Angels Against Abuse, Inc. was recognized as one of the top Non-Profit Organizations in our community which is a HUGE honor. We need to keep the reviews coming in order to maintain that honor. Please take a few minutes and write a review. Just click on the Great Non-Profits Icon above and it will take you right to their site. We have a lot that we can write a review about! Our new project, the Angel Visitation Center, The Mad Hatter Tea Party, the Child Advocacy Expo, the BrewHaHa Monster Ball and our Christmas Giving Program for 2017 and so much more! We are counting on YOU!

Your Reviews Make A Difference!!!

DO NOT MISS THIS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo

WHEN: Friday, October 6th – 9 am to Noon
WHERE: St. Petersburg College – Seminole Campus

We want to make certain you attend the Child Advocacy Expo & Job Fair in 2017!! We are thrilled to announce we have partnered with SPC to offer a spot at the EXPO for you and your organization or agency at no cost.

In addition to networking with the people who are helping children in the foster care system, we are inviting SPC students to come and learn what you do – this is also an opportunity to determine if any of these students would be a fit for your team! We will continue our “Expo” format to provide you with time to learn from one another and identify ways to work together!

Please let us know if you plan to attend AND PLEASE invite others!!! Make it YOUR Goal to invite 5 agencies that have never attended.

Contact: [email protected]

September 19th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 12th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 23rd, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Downtown Coliseum

October 6th, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 pm
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo / Job Fair
St Pete College Seminole Campus

October 10th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 21st , 2017- 8:00 pm – Midnight
2017 BrewHaHa Monster Ball -The Farley Mansion

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

September 5th, 2017

SEPTEMBER ANGEL MEETING
NOW TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH 2017 DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.
8:30 – 9:30 AM
RSVP NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017

IT’S ALMOST HERE!
THE MAD HATTER TEA PARTY 2017!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
AND JOY IN YOUR HEART!
SEPTEMBER 23RD 2017
DOWNTOWN ST PETERSBUG COLISEUM
2-5 PM

It is not too late to sponsor an activity or a child. The match is still going on and as of this writing, we have received $1150 and with the Angel Match, the total is $2300. This event has been a huge success over the past six years and has brought a lot of joy and smiles to the children who have attended this event. These children often have something to smile about, BUT for this one amazing afternoon, every September, they can forget their tough times and have the opportunity to make memories, to laugh, sing, dance, eat, enjoy activities and interact with 9 amazing characters. This is a day designed just for them, and this is what the Angels call our “Goose Bump Day”!

Since this is year is our final Mad Hatter Tea Party, we want to make sure that these children have an opportunity to enjoy this magical experience. We rely on our Community Partners to make sure we get some new faces and fill this huge room with children anxious to see what we have in store for them. For those community partners that we are working with to fill the tables, please make sure you email me with your table count no later than Friday, September 8th. PLEASE note that we are asking every agency who will be participating at this event to have a representative from your agency in attendance to make sure they help with the children and families they have selected to attend so we can make sure everything runs smoothly. Although it is too early to share, we may have some good news to share in the next few months which may impact future Mad Hatter Tea Parties, but right now it is premature.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU BJ’S RESTAURANT

The Angels would like to give a BIG Shout Out to BJ’s Restaurant!

We just learned on Thursday, August 31st, that BJ’s Restaurant will be providing all the food, drinks and dessert for this event. This is HUGE since this has been one of the bigger expenses incurred in previous years of the Mad Hatter Tea Parties. We met with Andy Giraldo, Senior Manager, BJ’s and he chose a child friendly menu that everyone will enjoy. Andy, from the bottom of our HEARTS, thank you so much for the generosity of BJ’s doing this, and especially thank you for bringing staff to serve the food and help with the event. This is an amazing gift and so appreciated!

Thank you Jennifer McGarry for making this happen! You ROCK…

THE ANGEL CENTER IS OFFICIAL
WE OPENED OUR DOORS AUGUST 14TH 2017
This is the HOPE Room (Infant to 6 years old)

Monday, August 14, 2017, the Angel Center opened its doors for visitations. It was a slow start, but the visitations are beginning to happen. Every child and their parent that is doing their visitations at the Center, walk in with smiles on their faces as soon as they see our Lobby. As the door opens into the Angel Center, they are escorted to their visitation room that is appropriate for their specific age group with toys, games, DVD’s and snack to make their visits more meaningful with their hopes of being reunited with their parents. The walls of every room is decorated with the main characters from the Dolphin Tale Movie, Winter, Hope, Rufus, Mavis and Cooper with careful detail to every room according to their age. The Angels wanted to make sure they paid attention to every detail that we could think of to make these rooms special for our guests and make these visits more worthwhile for both the child and the parent.

Andrea Cowart does our visitation scheduling and so much more to make the rooms ready for the visits. If anyone would like to have a tour of this facility, please contact me below and I will arrange for one around the visits. In order to assure that these rooms are ready between visits, it will be the responsibility of the case managers who supervise the visits, to make sure the rooms are put back in the same condition as they were when they walked into the rooms.

Contact: Sandy Kearney
727.804.7710 / [email protected]

Please email Sandy Kearney [email protected] with any questions regarding upcoming events.

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News
We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be our Presenting Sponsor and Mr. David Yates will be our Keynote Speaker

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme:
No matter how BIG the JOURNEY AHEAD
Always take it on HEADFIRST
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

Please Write A Review About The Angels!

As you know, Angels Against Abuse, Inc. was recognized as one of the top Non-Profit Organizations in our community which is a HUGE honor. We need to keep the reviews coming in order to maintain that honor. Please take a few minutes and write a review. Just click on the Great Non-Profits Icon above and it will take you right to their site. We have a lot that we can write a review about! Our new project, the Angel Visitation Center, The Mad Hatter Tea Party, the Child Advocacy Expo, the BrewHaHa Monster Ball and our Christmas Giving Program for 2017 and so much more! We are counting on YOU!

Your Reviews Make A Difference!!!

DO NOT MISS THIS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo

WHEN: Friday, October 6th – 9 am to Noon
WHERE: St. Petersburg College – Seminole Campus

We want to make certain you attend the Child Advocacy Expo & Job Fair in 2017!! We are thrilled to announce we have partnered with SPC to offer a spot at the EXPO for you and your organization or agency at no cost.

In addition to networking with the people who are helping children in the foster care system, we are inviting SPC students to come and learn what you do – this is also an opportunity to determine if any of these students would be a fit for your team! We will continue our “Expo” format to provide you with time to learn from one another and identify ways to work together!

Please let us know if you plan to attend AND PLEASE invite others!!! Make it YOUR Goal to invite 5 agencies that have never attended.

Contact: [email protected]

September 12th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 12th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 23rd, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Downtown Coliseum

October 6th, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 pm
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo / Job Fair
St Pete College Seminole Campus

October 10th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 21st , 2017- 8:00 pm – Midnight
2017 BrewHaHa Monster Ball -The Farley Mansion

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

September 2017

DO NOT MISS THIS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo

WHEN: Friday, October 6th – 9 am to Noon
WHERE: St. Petersburg College – Seminole Campus

We want to make certain you attend the Child Advocacy Expo & Job Fair in 2017!! We are thrilled to announce we have partnered with SPC to offer a spot at the EXPO for you and your organization or agency at no cost.

In addition to networking with the people who are helping children in the foster care system, we are inviting SPC students to come and learn what you do – this is also an opportunity to determine if any of these students would be a fit for your team! We will continue our “Expo” format to provide you with time to learn from one another and identify ways to work together!

Please let us know if you plan to attend AND PLEASE invite others!!! Make it YOUR Goal to invite 5 agencies that have never attended.

Contact: [email protected]

REGISTER TODAY & RESERVE YOUR TABLE!

Good Morning Community Partners, time is flying by and before we know it, our Annual Child Advocacy Expo will be here! October 6th, 2017, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the St Pete College Seminole Campus. This is a wonderful networking opportunity for all of our community partners to gather in one room and get to know one another and come up with more ways to make even more of a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We want to keep all of you in the loop of our Angel News so we have included all of you in our Angel Newsletter. Please feel free to visit our website below as well. All of our resources are listed and if we have left someone out, please feel free to email Sandy Kearney at [email protected] and we will get you added to our website.

We look forward to having our biggest ever Expo! Every year we add new partners to our family of community partners.

Please make sure you complete the Registration Form that is attached to the below link so we can have your table ready for check in.

SEPTEMBER ANGEL MEETING REMINDER
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR NEXT ANGEL MEETING,
SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2017
8:30 am – 9:30 am
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER,
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL.

PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO RSVP YOUR ATTENDANCE.

Over a hundred Angels, Friends and Community Partners joined us July 21st, 2017 for our Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony. It was an AWESOME event and if you missed it, please visit our website below and take a peek at our beautiful facility! Everyone who walked through the doors had a smile from the time they walked in until they left. The Angels paid attention to every detail for each of the three rooms to make sure they were perfect when our welcomed guests arrive. The Hope Room is for the infant to six years old, Winter Room, 7 to 12, Rufus Room, 13 to 18 and even a meeting room called Mavis where visiting parents and their children can enjoy a snack or if a meeting is needed, this room is perfect. Since we are sharing this facility with Ready For Life, it is our plan to make this facility a multi-function Center for other Agencies to use for meetings or training. We will officially be opening our doors to visitations starting Monday, August 14th 2017, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm! For scheduling Visitations, contact Andrea Cowart at [email protected] or phone: 727 742-4909

Special Thanks to Al & Susie Bennati for all they have done to help the Angels make their dream a reality, with two very special individuals who loved children and wanted to make a difference, Nick and Kay Catizone! Special thanks to David Yates of Clearwater Marine Aquarium for taking our dream and creating magic in all the rooms! It is AMAZING! Thank you Tyler Rowland for your vision and Jim Durrell for making it happen.

Please email Sandy Kearney [email protected] with any questions regarding upcoming events.

2018 Blue Ribbon Gala News
We have some very exciting NEWS about our 2018 Annual Fundraiser

THE BLUE RIBBON GALA 2018

New Venue, New Theme

Mark your Calendar NOW,
YOU will not want to miss this event!

Date: April 28th, 2018
Venue: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 PM
Theme: Masquerade Party – Mask Only
Semi-Formal Attire
Silent/Live Auction
“What’s Behind The Face”

Limited Seating (300) 30 Tables of 10
Get Your Reservation in EARLY!

Please Write A Review About The Angels!

As you know, Angels Against Abuse, Inc. was recognized as one of the top Non-Profit Organizations in our community which is a HUGE honor. We need to keep the reviews coming in order to maintain that honor. Please take a few minutes and write a review. Just click on the Great Non-Profits Icon above and it will take you right to their site. We have a lot that we can write a review about! Our new project, the Angel Visitation Center, The Mad Hatter Tea Party, the Child Advocacy Expo, the BrewHaHa Monster Ball and our Christmas Giving Program for 2017 and so much more! We are counting on YOU!

Your Reviews Make A Difference!!!

St. Pete Glitter Queen Ball Save the DateSaturday September 16, 2017 To our 6th Annual Royal Ball Peace, Love & Music “Mod” about the 60’s Proceeds benefit Beth Dillinger Foundation.

We Need YOUR Help!

PLEASE SPONSOR A CHILD – $25 PUTS A SMILE ON A FACE….

Our next major Angel event is our famous Mad Hatter Tea Party. To sponsor a child is only $25 and the Angels are matching $25 with every sponsor we receive. You still have time to make a difference and put a smile on the faces of these children who often have little to smile about! The clock is ticking because September 23rd is right around the corner. If you are able to meet this challenge, you can write a check payable to Angels Against Abuse, Inc. 5404 Leilani Drive, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 or you can pay via PayPal. Every dollar makes a difference and every child needs to smile, even if only for an afternoon. You never know the impact you will be making. Thank you in advance for helping us to help them!!!

Any Questions, just email me. Sandy Kearney, The Mad Hatter

Welcome Back Angels

September 12th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 23rd, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Downtown Coliseum

October 6th, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 pm
9th Annual Child Advocacy Expo / Job Fair
St Pete College Seminole Campus

October 10th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 21st , 2017- 8:00 pm – Midnight
2017 BrewHaHa Monster Ball -The Farley Mansion

November 14th, 2017 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center – 227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th, 2017 – 8:30 – 10:00 am
Christmas Giving Program – St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL