October 2018

YES, THE ANGELS DID IT AGAIN IN 2018
ALL THANKS TO YOUR REVIEWS!
EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE…

Thanks for your reviews, the Angels made the Top Non-Profit List for 2018. Our getting this recognition is only thanks to your support and belief in our organization.

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT FOR OUR ANNUAL EXPO – DETAILS BELOW! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON BELOW SO WE CAN MAKE SURE Y0U HAVE A TABLE. NO ASSIGNED TABLES, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED FOR THE EXPO, PLEASE DO SO TODAY!

On behalf of Angels Against Abuse, we would like to invite you to attend the 10th Annual Child Advocacy Expo!

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system for a morning of networking and information sharing. It is our hope to have all major players involved in this event which is why we are specifically requesting your participation. The Angels feel strongly about collaborating our efforts working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly make a difference in their lives with teamwork…

We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies visiting each of their tables to learn more about what is going on in our community for the children and youth we advocate for. Any newcomers will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about their mission. To allow you to meet the people representing each of the organizations, the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization. For every community partner attending, there will be one ticket per table given for an opportunity to receive a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

If you plan to attend the Expo, please visit our website to register and follow the link to register. If you are attending as a guest or student, please register as well so we know how many attendees will be participating. Please feel free to contact Sandy Kearney or Nicole Spinelli with any questions.

[email protected]

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU…. YOU ARE AMAZING

IT WAS A VERY MERRY UNBIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THIS PAST SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 2018 AT THE DOWNTOWN ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM. DECORATED TO THE 9’S WITH SOME AMAZING CHARACTERS, THE MAD HATTER TEA PARTY ONCE AGAIN MADE MEMORIES FOR HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WHO RAN THROUGH THE RABBIT HOLE AT 2:00 PM ON THE DOT, THIS PAST SUNDAY! THANK YOU KIWANIS FOR MAKING SUNSHINE AND GIVING HOPE TO THESE CHILDREN WHO LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF THIS ANNUAL EVENT EVERY YEAR!

ON BEHALF OF ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SUNSHINE KIWANIS CLUB AND KIWANIS FAMILY FOR PUTTING SMILES ON THE FACES OF CHILDREN WHO OFTEN HAVE LITTLE TO SMILE ABOUT AND MAKING THEM FEEL SPECIAL. YOU GAVE EACH OF THESE CHILDREN A MEMORY TO CARRY THEM THROUGH THEIR TOUGHEST DAYS. YOU GAVE SO MUCH TO MAKE THIS DAY SPECIAL FOR THEM AND FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS WE THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING SUNSHINE TO THEIR DAY ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 2018
ANGEL MEETING
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

HELLO ANGELS

Dear Angels, our September Meeting was another great meeting. However, attendance was lower than usual, so PLEASE try to attend our upcoming October Meeting since we are heading into our busiest time of the year. Also, our October 9th meeting is only 3 days from our annual Child Advocacy Expo and we need your help in getting some new community partners signed up and connected!

PLEASE RSVP and try to make our meeting. If anyone has any new business to bring to the meeting, this is a great way to stay connected and keep our members engaged.

Please click below to rsvp with a YES or a NO so I can make sure the room is set up.

We look forward to seeing you. Bring a Friend to join in the fun of the MAGIC we make in children’s lives.

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO GET SANTA CLAUS THINKING ABOUT OUR SPECIAL BOYS AND GIRLS WHO DEPEND ON THE ANGELS TO MAKE THEIR DAY A SPECIAL DAY! 2 MONTHS AND COUNTING….

ANGELS CHRISTMAS GIVING

It is getting close to that time of year where the Angels make magic for hundreds of children who need a little magic in their lives, the children we advocate for 24/7. For many of these children we give them a day to remember for years to come and HOPE for a better tomorrow. We make Christmas and in order to do that, we need your help! Even though it is only October Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye and their is a lot of preparation and plans to make this magic happen….

ANGELS ON THE MOVE

ANGEL CORNER
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT BABY COURT
PINELLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE

To: Angels Against Abuse

From: The Honorable Judge Todd, Early Childhood Court

Angels Against Abuse wanted to give back by creating a space for children and families within Early Childhood Court to have positive interactions while at court waiting for hearings and Family Team Meetings. The Angel’s Corner will allow families to have a warm, safe, fun environment to see and play with their children. Equipped with movies, books, and sensory toys as well as beautiful colors and an inspirational theme and the Angel’s Corner helps to encourage this positive interaction. Early Childhood Court is a specialty court within the 6th Judicial Circuit, that serves families involved in the Dependency System with children ages 0-5, using a trauma informed, child centered approach. Early Childhood Court recognizes that any opportunity for children to have a quality interaction with their parent works to secure the bond and attachment that they share and increases the likelihood for reunification and timely permanency for the children that we serve. Thank you so much to the Angels for sprinkling your dust over the children and families at the Courthouse

ANGEL MAKING MAGIC
DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING – TAMPA LOCATION

A message from April – I felt more excited than I anticipated – it is simply beautiful. It is even more than I had hoped for and accomplished my goal of the room feeling like there were several different spaces to visit all with in the same room!

I will never be able to thank the Angels enough for what they have done and for being such a wonderful support to me and the children we serve. I have asked myself “what have I done to deserve the angels?” And I have asked myself “where have the Angels been all my life”.

Your Angels are true angels – and I am grateful everyday for all your organization does for children!:

April Lott
President/CEO
Directions For Living

FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT

Thank you Matt and Danie for hosting the Angel Event at your Awesome Mastry Brewery location, Your constant support to our organization means so much and we are so grateful. From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you for your support in making a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for 24/7. The Angels

ANGEL WALL OF FAME DONATIONS

Thank you Derby Lane, Richard Winning and Steve Hlas for your continued support to our organization. Thanks to your support we can continue to give the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 HOPE for a better tomorrow. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us to help them!

Sandy Kearney, Founder
Angels Against Abuse, Inc.

Thank you to The Broadrick Family Foundation for your support to the Angels. It is only thanks to your generosity that the Angel Resource Room is stocked for the many requests that come our way for the children and youth we advocate for every day. The Angels give HOPE for a better tomorrow and if it weren’t for individuals and organizations like the Broadrick Family Foundation, we would be unable to make the difference that we make. Thank you for helping us to help them!

Sandy Kearney, Founder
Angels Against Abuse, Inc.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, CPI DIVISION, FOR PROVIDING TABLETS TO OUR CHILDREN. THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A TREAT FOR THE TIME THESE CHILDREN HAVE TO BE IN TRANSIT WITH NOTHING TO DO. FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU…

The tablets Angels donated have been so helpful. We had to transport a child to a relative in Miami yesterday and it kept her happy and entertained during the 4 hour drive. We also have a low functioning autistic child on another case who loves to use it during visits. Before bringing out the tablet, he was hitting the walls and himself, part of his typical behaviors. Please let Sandy know they are going to good use. J

Sarah Anthony
Family Support Worker Supervisor
Child Protection Investigator Supervisor
Child Protection Investigation Division
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

2018 – YES WE DID IT!

THANK YOU ANGELS AND FRIENDS!
WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR 2018
OCTOBER DEADLINE!!!

Thanks to your reviews, the Angels made the Top Non-Profit List for 2017. Now it is that time of year to write your reviews so we can make it again for 2018, three years in a row. Our getting this recognition is only thanks to your support and belief in our organization. PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW. We need to Keep the Reviews Coming Thank you. WE NEED YOUR REVIEWS – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, it just takes a few minutes. Just click on the Icon and let’s make that list again for 2018…

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
WE DID IT AGAIN! 2018/ TOP RATED NON-PROFIT – ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE…. GO ANGELS!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTONS FOR EACH OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE PART OF ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT [email protected]kearney.com

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events. Please contact Sandy Kearney by clicking on the above link and let us know which of our upcoming events you are available to help volunteer. Please remember that all of these events benefit the Angels and your support will make a difference. Thank you for your support!

BLUE RIBBON GALA 2019
APRIL 27TH 2019
ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:30 PM TO 11:00 PM

Mark This Date On Your Calendar

Our Annual Blue Ribbon Gala will be doing something a little different in 2019. Our Gala will be a Masquerade Ball! Start your search now for that perfect mask to grace our evening with. As the year unfolds the Angels will provide all the details about next year’s amazing Gala.

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, often a teacher or a volunteer whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression. In all likelihood, it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better. God Bless our Volunteers!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Break

October 9th , 2018 – 8:30 – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street So
St Petersburg, FL

October 12th , 2018 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Child Advocacy Expo
St Pete College, Seminole Campus

October 20th , 2018 – 8:00 pm – Midnight
Our Final BrewHaHa
The Farley Mansion

November 13th , 2018 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street So
St Petersburg, FL

December 12th , 2018 – 8:30 am -10:00 am
Angel Christmas Giving Celebration
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Pete, FL

April 27th , 2019 – 6:30 pm -11:00 pm
Annual Blue Ribbon Gala, Masquerade Ball
St Pete Yacht Club
Details to Follow