December 2021

2021 HAS BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR FOR THE ANGELS

On behalf of the Angels, we want to wish each of our Readers, Donors, Friends and Angels a wonderful and blessed Christmas. In spite of all the challenges that have come our way the last few years, we have continued to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for. We have given hope to so many and made their days better days thanks to the generous hearts of so many individuals and organizations in our community. We have been blessed and we are truly grateful to be able to accomplish our mission thanks to our donors. Every day that ends, we have touched a life or lives and we are so proud. BUT, none of this is possible without each of YOU!

From the bottom of our hearts – Thank You
Sandra Kearney, President and the Angels

THE ANGELS MAKE MAGIC EVERYWHERE THEY GO
ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR!
250 KIDS, ALL AGES, ALL SIZES WILL BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS THIS YEAR

The Angels made magic again for our Christmas Giving Program! Over 250 children will wake up Christmas Morning with a smile on their face thanks to our amazing individuals with generous hearts. We are so blessed to have been able to adopt so many children and the number keeps growing. By the time our Christmas Celebration ends, we will be over 300! Our community partners are so grateful and you will be hearing from them in person if you attend our Christmas Giving Annual Celebration. Sign up now! We call this event our Goosebump Morning.

Directions for Living, (April Lott)
Friends of the Children (Byron Presley)
Guardian ad Litem and the (Erin Authier)
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Kelly Johnson)

See Details below for the date, place and time of our celebration

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR’
CHRISTMAS GIVING CELEBRATION

Wednesday, December 15th 2021 8:30 am will be our gift exchange for our Christmas Giving Celebration. We will be at Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center (Gym), 227 70th Street South, St Petersburg. Please make your reservation early since we have limited seating. We will also be providing a snack box that you can eat during the program or take with you. Please RSVP Sandy Kearney, [email protected] at your earliest convenience to make your reservation. You won’t want to miss hearing from our Community Partners what Christmas means to these children who are either in foster care, or homeless living in hotel rooms. It is a day to BELIEVE IN MAGIC…

OUR FRIEND WINTER HAS PASSED AND LEFT US WITH HEAVY HEARTS

Earlier this month, our amazing friend Winter passed away. She was not only an amazing animal that touched the lives of millions of children and adults around the globe during her 16 years at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, but she had a profound effect in our own community. Winter gave HOPE to the thousands of children who walked through the doors of our Angel Visitation Center where every wall sent a loud message to

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER LOSE HOPE, AND BELIEVE THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

She was living proof of overcoming the many challenges she dealt with in her 16 years. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone who was so loved, but her legacy will live in each of our hearts forever. God speed our friend. Thank you for all the lives you touched and the strength you gave to so many. We will miss you but carry you in our hearts forever.

Angels Against Abuse

YOU TOUCHED THE LIVES OF SO MANY AROUND THE WORLD
THANK YOU WINTER

STAY TUNED FOR SOME EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING IN 2022

The Angels have a couple of new events coming your way in 2022 that we are pretty excited about. Read on to hear more about them!

APRIL 23RD 2022
ANGEL BRUNCH BUNCH
ST PETE YACHT CLUB, WATERFRONT ROOM
11:00 AM – 2:00 pm

The Angels are planning an exciting event for ladies only! Sorry guys, this event is all about girls! We will have a fashion show from JoJo’s Boutique, St Pete Beach, we will have raffle prizes, games, make-overs and auction items. The St Pete Glitter Queens will be inducted in the Archangel Hall of Fame for all they have done for the Angels. We are very excited to honor them at this first-time event! Since this is our first event, we are limiting our attendance so get your reservation in early.

This is all we have to report in this Newsletter, so stay tuned for further details. It is still in the making, but we wanted to give you a little peek of what’s around the corner in the Spring of 2022.

OUR ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON GALA
OCTOBER 28TH 2022
ST PETE YACHT CLUB

A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

The Angels will be inducting the BrewHaHa Committee into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event and we thought it only appropriate that we make it a Halloween Bash in their honor. For those of you that attended the BrewHaHa events that these amazing women hosted, you know that they know how to put on a party. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all you, will still know why the Angels do what they do in our community. Thanks to this amazing group of women, they chose Angels Against Abuse as their charity of choice for 3 years and made such a difference in the lives of so many children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ANGELS

Al & Susan Bennati
Alexandra Bryant
Alina Linthicum
Allen & Sarah Keesler
Allen, Johanna
Amanda Meland
Angels Against Abuse, Inc
Aviation Academy
Bailey’s Medical Equipment
Becky Hudson
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Blakemore & Satori Kearney
Brad & Kathy Ball
BrewHaHa
Bridgepoint Church
Brittany Mills
Career Now Brands
Career Path Training/Roadmaster Driving School
Clearwater Barre
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Corey Heilman
Creative Outdoor Advertising
Curativa Bay Corporation
CyberGrants, LLC
Cynthia Fabrizzi
David Herman, Trustee White Family Foundation
David & Joanne Yates
Dawn Rush
Dayton Foundation
Deep Glow
Derby Lanes
Diana & Kerry Helinger
Dillards Tyrone
Donald & Holli Hudson
Douglas Bauer
Duke Energy
Ella Reams
Evan Rosich
First Home Bank
Florida Graphics
Flora and Mike Corrigan
Fostering Hope of Florida
Heather Yung
Helen & Rudy Consoni
J Larsen & Associates CPA
James & Kriste Helinger
Jason & Amanda Meland
Jason & Christi Strauss
Joan Carmody
John & Sandy Kearney
John & Karen Kearney
John Weir
Just Give – Great Non-Profits
Karen Faller
Ken & Maureen Heretick
Kim & Richard Bauer
Kristen Davis
Linda Connors
Mark & Jessica Young
Matt & Valerie DiGennaro
Nature’s Food Patch
Neil & Cindy Campbell
Network for Good
Nick & Kay Catizone
Nicole & Tony Spinelli
Nicole Day
Nigella Industries
Nives Plavizanic
Patricia Calhoun
Paul Mathis
Paula & Charles Park
Pinellas Realtor Organization
Richard Kitchell DDO
Rebecca Anderson
Sheryl Rice
Socius Family Foundation
St Pete Glitter Queens
Susan Proctor
Tara Dudley
Target
Ten Pins Bowling Alley
Timothy Thomas & Jill Griffith
The Blackbaud Giving Fund
The Broadrick Family Foundation
The Kind Mouse
The Milkey Foundation
The Speer Foundation
The White Family Foundation
TIGNA Grant
TisBest Philanthropy
Vector Commercial Real Estate
Veterans of Foreign War Post 2473
Werner Enterprises
Weston Newman

If we have inadvertently left anyone out, please contact [email protected] and we will get you added. Every dollar makes a difference and we want everyone to know how grateful we are for all donations to our organization.

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

IF ALL GOES WELL

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

2021

December 15th 2021 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Annual Christmas Giving
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

2022

January 11th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

February 8th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

March 8th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

April 12th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

April 23rd 2022 – 11:000 AM – 2:00 PM
Angel Brunch Bunch (Ladies Only)
St Pete Yacht Club, Waterfront Room
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

May 10th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Summer Break June & July

August 9th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 13th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 11th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 28th 2022 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Awareness Event
Halloween Extravaganza
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

November 8th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 14th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Annual Christmas Giving Celebration
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

November 2021

OUR BLUE RIBBON GALA WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Our Blue Ribbon Gala was a HUGE SUCCESS! All 340 seats were filled and people were ready to get rid of their masks and have a good time! The night was filled with energy and individuals wanting to get involved in what we do and make a difference. It was just a perfect night! The Angel’s BEST event ever.

THANK YOU TEAM AWESOME

Our unbelievable TEAM AWESOME LADIES, now officially part of the ARCHANGEL HALL OF FAME family, did so much work to make our night a huge success and we are so grateful. And let’s not forget those wonderful husbands who got involved who knew what the night would mean to their lovely wives. thank you Hubbies!

OUR 2021 ARCHANGEL HALL OF FAME
INDUCTEE – LISA VICKERS

Lisa Vickers of the Speer Foundation was inducted into the Archangel Hall of Fame family for her endless generosity through her foundation, the Speer Foundation , for making such a difference in our lives for the children and youth we advocate for, but for all she does in the community. Lisa, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE AMAZING BEHIND THE SCENE VOLUNTEERS

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did to make the night a success. If it were not for you, our night would not have gone so smoothly. You are amazing Angels!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GUEST SPEAKER
ASHLEY TOMINUS

Our guest speaker, our own special Angel, Ashley Tominus, who manages our Angel Visitation Center was so inspiring with sharing her journey. She did an outstanding job and every ear was glued to her amazing story. She received a standing ovation and so well-d

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ST PETE YACHT CLUB FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT SPECIAL

Special thanks to the SPYC for all they did to make our night special. Shannon you and your staff did an outstanding job and thank you so much for being so accommodating.
If you were unable to attend, you missed one of the best events of the year, our Blue Ribbon Gala, and that came from all those that attended. It was definitely a NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

NEXT MEETING
November 9th, 2021 8:30 – 9:30 AM,
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG, FL
PLEASE RSVP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE MEETING DATE!

OUR MEETINGS ARE EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE SO PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER….

We encourage all of our Angels to try and make the November meeting. We are gathering all the wish list for the Annual Christmas Giving Program and we are short on time. Last year we did approximately 350 kids and we want to do more. There are so many kids that need smiles Christmas morning and we have so many individuals, organizations and businesses willing to lend a helping hand. Let’s do this!

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN! – THAT IS WHAT WE DO

PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 6TH 2021
[email protected]

DEAR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PLEASE GET YOUR WISH LIST TO THE ANGELS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN RECRUIT OUR VOLUNTEERS. WE WANT TO PUT A LOT OF SMILES ON KIDS FACES THIS YEAR. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
SUCCESS STORY

Mariah Pollack was having difficulty in school after COVID she wasn’t getting her work done and her grades had dropped tremendously from an A student to getting D’s. Her mentor, April, and Mariah made a goal for her to get back on the Dean’s list for the 4th quarter. She received all A’s and 1D. When she received the laptop from Angels, it motivated her to get all A’s the first quarter. She received all A’s and was placed on the principal’s honor roll. We are proud of Mariah, she wanted to also Thank the Angels for her laptop.

BABY CAT PROGRAM UPDATE

Baby Cat is definitely making a difference in both Campbell Park Elementary and Kings Highway Elementary. Great strides are being made with these children and their families and lives are being turned around. Moms and Dads are feeling proud of their accomplishments which touches the lives of their children. These little ones are learning how to deal with challenges and obstacles. Families are being stabilized resulting in breaking the pattern of abuse. When you change the direction for one child, it changes lives for generations and this is what we are doing! It has been proven over the last two years that working with troubled children at the pre-k level is how you win the battle of breaking the pattern of abuse. We are beginning to get a lot of recognition at the State level which means we are on our way to making the Baby Cat Program a state-wide model for elementary schools with pre-k programs. We are very proud of our success with this program.

On behalf of Directions for Living, we would like to thank the Angels for all they are doing to help make this happen.

April Lott, CEO/President
Directions for Living

Guardian ad Litem Foundation (GAL)
Opportunity Outreach
Dream, Believe, Succeed!

The Angels take requests and make them a reality for children
in need of a little HOPE and a BIG Smile

The impact that Angels is having on these kids lasts long after the check has been cut. Thank you for seeing the value of bringing these opportunities to children in the dependency system and helping to give them an outlet to grow.

Thank You Angels
Erin Authier
Executive Director
Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay

Three feel good feedback stories to share on requests that Angels has funded:

Bradley was removed for the second time. He is now with his grandfather and feeling safe. Although he has never been to camp as his GAL, I felt it would be great for him and make his summer very fun. Bradley had so much fun at camp. The first day he was so tired he could hardly stay awake. They swam every day which he enjoys. His favorite was the field trips. He even got to go ice skate which he has never done. There are so many first things he experienced there and really enjoyed his summer. It was so good to hear him tell me all that he was doing, he sounded so happy every time we talked.

Gage is an adorable eight-year-old boy that loves to play outdoors and go swimming. He lives in an area where he is not able to safely play outside with other neighborhood children. Like most young boys, he is full of energy and needs an opportunity to be physically and socially active on a daily basis. I requested funds to cover the fees for the child to attend the YMCA North Pinellas day camp for the summer. Attending camp has given Gage the opportunity to interact with children in a positive and safe environment and make new friends. It also provided him the opportunity to take swimming lessons during camp and have vigorous outdoor play time every day during summer break. Gage loved going to day camp!

We are so greatful for this fabulous Clearwater Marine Aquarium experience. The entire Aquarium staff was so kind and helpful. My children learned so much. To my pleasant surprise, my 6yr old Ezra’s curiosity dominated the invertebrate presentation with such interesting questions. Bio Mom and Grandma to my 6 yr old Laura and 7yr old Alexa had a visit with their children they will treasure. My 7yr old Julian was in love with the Nicolas and named his stuffed Dolphin Nicolas. The children are still talking about the everything at the Aquarium. They all enjoyed every minute of it. With the generous gift card from the Angels group, each child bought a something for themselves and a sister or brother who could not be with them.

Again, thank you for an experience we will never forget. Erin

Thank you again for all that you do to help our kids thrive!
Erin Authier
Executive Director
Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay

Thank You
The BROADRICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

for filling our Resource Room at the Angel Center. Our bins were practically empty from all the requests and this wonderful organization sprinkled “Magic” in our lives for all the children and families who come to us for help and now our room is filled once again!

Thanks you so much from the bottom of our hearts,

The Angels

A Mom in Need

Healthy Start PAT+ started working with a mom in September. She had her baby and was having trouble feeding the baby. Mom was struggling to breastfeed and was supplementing with formula. The baby has a dairy allergy that was discovered at a doctors appointment. Thanks to Angels, we were able to provide a breast pump to help this mom continue breastfeeding. Thank you to Angels Against Abuse for all you do for PAT+!!

HEALTHY START PAT+ MISSION STATEMENT

Healthy Start PAT focuses on reducing infant mortality and morbidity rates in the community by providing comprehensive case management and support services to pregnant and parenting substance abusing women with children ages 0-18 months. The Angels have partnered with them for the past several years through our Christmas Giving and our Angel Assistance Programs. Throughout the year when we receive requests for the moms or their babies, we address those needs quickly to make sure their needs are met.

The Angels & The Kind Mouse Have Teamed Up!
Angel Baby Mouse Nibbles Program
ZERO TO 18 MONTHS

Thank you Gina, The Kind Mouse for Partnering with the Angels

These baby bags include items that will make a difference until they are placed with relatives or in foster care. The bags will include pre-mixed formula or baby food depending on the age of the infant, diapers, wipes, baby wash, diaper rash ointment, clothing based on age and gender of infant, washcloths, bibs, baby book, pacifier, rattles, and baby bottles.

Thank you Joan Carmody our New York Angel

Every few days our friend from New York stokes our Resource Room with brand new clothes for kids in all sizes. Joan, thank you so much for you generosity and very BIG Heart! Every outfit is perfectly coordinated and packaged perfectly by age and gender. Joan you are amazing and we look forward to opening every package that is delivered to our door. You are truly an Angel!

SHARE SOME NEWS!

We would love to share some good news to our Angels, Friends and Families that receive this newsletter. During these times of uncertainty, fear and frustrations, good news gives us Hope and something to brighten our days. We know there is some amazing work being done by so many individuals and agencies in our community so please share your stories so we can pass them on to others. Please email Sandy Kearney at [email protected] and we will make sure your stories are shared in our next newsletter.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ANGELS

Al & Susan Bennati
Alexandra Bryant
Alina Linthicum
Allen & Sarah Keesler
Allen, Johanna
Amanda Meland
Angels Against Abuse, Inc
Aviation Academy
Bailey’s Medical Equipment
Becky Hudson
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Blakemore & Satori Kearney
Brad & Kathy Ball
BrewHaHa
Bridgepoint Church
Brittany Mills
Career Now Brands
Career Path Training/Roadmaster Driving School
Clearwater Barre
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Corey Heilman
Creative Outdoor Advertising
Curativa Bay Corporation
CyberGrants, LLC
Cynthia Fabrizzi
David Herman, Trustee White Family Foundation
David & Joanne Yates
Dawn Rush
Dayton Foundation
Deep Glow
Derby Lanes
Diana & Kerry Helinger
Dillards Tyrone
Donald & Holli Hudson
Douglas Bauer
Duke Energy
Ella Reams
Evan Rosich
First Home Bank
Florida Graphics
Flora and Mike Corrigan
Fostering Hope of Florida
Heather Yung
Helen & Rudy Consoni
J Larsen & Associates CPA
James & Kriste Helinger
Jason & Amanda Meland
Jason & Christi Strauss
Joan Carmody
John & Sandy Kearney
John & Karen Kearney
John Weir
Just Give – Great Non-Profits
Karen Faller
Ken & Maureen Heretick
Kim & Richard Bauer
Kristen Davis
Linda Connors
Mark & Jessica Young
Matt & Valerie DiGennaro
Nature’s Food Patch
Neil & Cindy Campbell
Network for Good
Nick & Kay Catizone
Nicole & Tony Spinelli
Nicole Day
Nigella Industries
Nives Plavizanic
Patricia Calhoun
Paul Mathis
Paula & Charles Park
Pinellas Realtor Organization
Richard Kitchell DDO
Rebecca Anderson
Sheryl Rice
Socius Family Foundation
St Pete Glitter Queens
Susan Proctor
Tara Dudley
Target
Ten Pins Bowling Alley
Timothy Thomas & Jill Griffith
The Blackbaud Giving Fund
The Broadrick Family Foundation
The Kind Mouse
The Milkey Foundation
The Speer Foundation
The White Family Foundation
TIGNA Grant
TisBest Philanthropy
Vector Commercial Real Estate
Veterans of Foreign War Post 2473
Werner Enterprises
Weston Newman

If we have inadvertently left anyone out, please contact [email protected] and we will get you added. Every dollar makes a difference and we want everyone to know how grateful we are for all donations to our organization.

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

IF ALL GOES WELL

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

2021

November 9th 2021 – 8:30-9:30 AM
Angel Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South
St Petersburg FL

December 8th 2021 – 8:30 AM -9:30 AM
Annual Christmas Giving
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL