November 2022

March Angel's Newsletter
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY READING OUR NEWSLETTERS. IT IS OUR HOPE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED ON ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPENING WITH THE ANGELS AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIPS WE SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS, PLEASE CLICK ON THEIR LINKS. WE APPRECIATE OUR READERS AND OUR SUPPORTERS. IF NOT FOR OUR WONDERFUL AND GENEROUS DONORS WE WOULD BE UNABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE ADVOCATE FOR. FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS – THANK YOU!
March Angel's Newsletter
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND THANK YOU FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES
March Angel's Newsletter

MEETING REMINDER NOVEMBER 8TH, PLEASE COME
WE HAVE LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
COMMUNITY LEADER UPDATES & GALA UPDATE & ANGEL NEWS

LET’S GET STARTED WITH OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

WE WILL SEE YOU NOVEMBER 8TH 2022
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL

Our meetings are always fantastic, whether it is a small group or a larger group, we always learn and have fun. We always feel like we walk away with more knowledge and understanding of what is going on in our community and the children and youth we advocate for. A BIG thanks to those community leaders who take time from their busy schedules to share with our group!

TAKE TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES AND JOIN US!

March Angel's Newsletter

OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM IS UNDER WAY!

It is that time of the year for the Angels to start gathering the Christmas Wish List for our kiddos who need a little JOY in their lives. For our Community Partners that we work with during this time of the year, we are asking that you get in your wish list as soon as possible so we can get our Christmas Shopping under way. Our Christmas Celebration is DECEMBER 14TH 2022 at Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center, 227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL. If you have never attended this event, we invite you to come. It is a wonderful way to start your day!

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

WHAT A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

The 2022 Angel Awareness Event/Blue Ribbon Gala could not have been more of a success! The night was perfect from the start to finish, and everyone looked amazing. Thanks to our Amazing TEAM of Angels, the grand ballroom looked beautiful and the silent auction items were the best ever and there were so many generous hearts who filled the room! Don’t forget to upload your pictures from the night here

March Angel's Newsletter

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO TOOK OUR VISION AND MADE IT A REALITY. WE HAVE AMAZING VOLUNTEER WHO TRANSFORMED THE GRAND BALLROOM AND SILENT AUCTION AREA INTO A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE.
EVERYONE OF YOU IS SO SPECIAL AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL AND BLESSED!

March Angel's Newsletter

Special Thanks to Mark Wilson for being our MC with the help of Brad Ball,
one of our Angel Board Members.
Your made our night so special and fun,
and our Live Auction was a HUGE Success!
You guys were AWESOME!

The Angels are very excited about this year’s entertainment. You will feel like you are at a Las Vegas show! Bring your dancing shoes and don’t leave early!

THANK YOU DILLARD’S TYRONE

On behalf of Angels Against Abuse, Inc. we would like to thank Dillard’s Tyrone for their overwhelming support to our organization. the Angels had so much fun going before Dillard’s opened and having the opportunity to have a VIP shopping experience. Thank you Dillard’s Tyrone for your support to our organization and your belief in what we do. You have an amazing staff and we are so grateful for all you did to make our 2022 Gala a Huge SUCCESS!

Sandy Kearney, Founder/President
Angels Against Abuse Inc

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

HELLO LADIES!
THE ANGEL BRUNCH BUNCH FASHION SHOW
SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 2023
THE ST PETE YACHT CLUB

Mark your calendar for another fabulous fashion show hosted by the Angels! Our first Fashion Show was such a success that we decided to make it an annual event. The date is SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 2023. We will provide details as we get closer to the end of the year.

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

ATTENTION READERS – MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON THE COMMUNITY PARTNER LINKS TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY. THE ANGELS WORK CLOSELY WITH EACH OF THEM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE ASSIST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

IF THERE IS ANY EXCITING NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE PLEASE EMAIL ME THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH AND I WILL MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE IT IN OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER. IF YOU HAVE A NEWSLETTER THAT IS NOT INCLUDED ON YOUR WEBSITE, PLEASE FORWARD IT TO ME AND IT WILL BE ATTACHED TO YOUR LINK.

WE WANT OUR READERS TO STAY CONNECTED…

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

If you would like to share your link for your monthly newsletters, please forward me the link. This will help keep everyone connected

The Angels are happy to share any news with our community partners. If you have some great news to share or an event coming up that you would like to add to our newsletter, we are happy to help. We want to know what is going on in our community so share your news with us! We are all in this together!

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Please follow the links to read about our Community Partners and all they are doing to make a difference in our community for the children, youth and families we advocate for 24/7.

Our community leaders are changing lives and giving children HOPE for a better tomorrow. It takes all of us to make it happen!

Children are our future…

Gloria Lawson, thank you for all you do to make a difference in the lives of the children in our community. Your commitment to these children is a blessing, and the lives you have changed never goes unnoticed.

Thank you for your leadership.

Leah Veal, Ed.S
Executive Director
BLI Learning Labs, Inc.
blilearning.org
Leah Veal <[email protected]>
727.281.6564

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MENTORS AND LEADERS AT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN TAMPA BAY FOR YOUR 12.5 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE CHILDREN YOU ADVOCATE FOR ALL YEAR LONG

The Angels have partnered with Friends of the Children Tampa Bay for over seven years and we have had the opportunity to see the difference that these mentors are making in the children’s lives that they mentor for 12.5 years. This program allows a child to know there is a stable person in their life that can change their journey. These mentors are heroes to these children and the Angels want to thank each and every one of them for their support and guidance to these children.

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

The Angels are putting smiles on the faces of children in our community with our partnership with Hero to a Child for the Opportunity Outreach Program. As these requests for the little things that make a difference in a child’s life come in, we fill them immediately with the hope that we are making a difference in this child’s life. This outreach program allows these children an outlet to build friendships, social skills and feel like any other normal child which will change their lives and give them HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Every month the Angels receive an update of how we have impacted children by providing them with activities of their choice. It is very exciting for us to hear that we are a part of helping them grow socially and be like any other children. Anything we can do to help them cope with some of the challenges they face daily puts a smile on our faces. The Angels are so happy to put a smile on these faces and give them HOPE for a better tomorrow. Thank you Erin for sharing your monthly updates and thank you for representing your agency at our monthly meetings.

The Angels partnered with Directions for Living approximately ten years and we have seen first-hand the impact they have had in our community. April Lott serves as the President & CEO of the local nonprofit Directions for Living and has for nearly 15 years. Her impact goes well beyond the work she does in that role. She is an incredible force for good. She is a fierce advocate for children, a relentless giver of altruistic time and talent and energy, and a true leader in the field of social services. The Angels are so proud of the accomplishments that have been made at Campbell Park Elementary School and Kings Highway School with the BabyCat initiative. It is a huge success and on its way to becoming a model for pre-k/elementary schools in the State of Florida. Congratulations April and your DFL Team!

Angels Against Abuse will be partnering with Family Support Services Suncoast to maximize the use of our Angel Center in the coming days. It is our hope that this partnership will help to expedite the reunification process and get children back with their biological parents. We look forward to assisting FSS Suncoast with visitations at our beautiful Angel Center and be a part of watching families become healthy. We would like to welcome our growing staff to assist with the visitations at the Center. Felicia O’Malley and Carol Curtis. Welcome ladies! We are proud to have you a part of our team. Ashley Tominus will be overseeing our new team who everyone is familiar with. She has been the Supervisor of the Angel Center since we opened our doors 4 years ago and does an amazing job!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

The Angels have been working with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, CPI Division for over 13 years and we have provided many programs that have made a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 addressing the needs requested by this division of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The investigators of the Child Protection Investigation Department work tirelessly to keep children safe while at the same time make their transition in the child welfare system as comfortable as possible. The Baby Mouse Nibbles Baby Bags has helped the Sheriff’s CPI Division with the transition of placing these little ones with their caregivers. Approximately 20-25 per month are being put together with everything an infant would need for almost a month.

The Angels have been partners with Healthy Start PAT Program for approximately six years providing infant needs and adopting families through our Christmas Giving Program. We have been a part of the impact that this organization has on the new moms and their babies over the years we have been a part of this program. Thank you to the staff and leaders of Healthy Start for all you do to give these little babies a healthy start.

The Kind Mouse has filled over 800,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

CONGRATULATIONS for your 10 years of making a difference of the hunger problem in our community for so many children.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

Head Start Mission
To educate, equip, and empower children, families and staff through partnerships
and efficient data driven systems to close the achievement gap.

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

Lutheran Services Florida
Helping people build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2023

April 29th, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Angel Fashion Show
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

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!