Dillards Shopping Event

March Angel's Newsletter

DIILLARDS TYRONE HAS MADE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO ALL THE READERS OF OUR NEWSLETTER!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE ANGELS FOR THIS FUN EVENT!

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6990 Tyrone Boulevard, St Petersburg, FL 33710
Sean Hughes, Store Manager
Contact for Reservations / Lisa Rice: 727 251-8452

March Angel's Newsletter

THANK YOU DILLARDS TYRONE
FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING FOR ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE.

On behalf of Angels Against Abuse, we want to thank Sean Hughes, the Store Manager of Dillard’s Tyrone and all the staff for their generosity to the Angels. As all of you know from the September Newsletter, Dillard’s Tyrone has made tremendous donations to the Angels for our upcoming Angel Awareness Event, October 21st 2022. We are so grateful for the beautiful baskets we will be able to put together thanks to their generosity!

BUT WAIT! There is more!
EVERY DOLLAR YOU SPEND THE ANGELS GET 10% BACK

Starting today any Angel can make a reservation to shop before the store opens from 9:00 am through 11:00 am. Some of us have already started shopping and we wanted to pass on to you what fun it is to be treated like a VIP when you walk through the door, and the whole store is yours during those hours to shop. All the attention is on YOU!

To make your reservation contact
Lisa Rice at 727-251-8452.

For those of you that are unable to meet during those hours, Lisa will try to accommodate you if possible.

EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS!
Starting October 1st through the 21st, ANY shopper who shops during those hours, 10% will be donated back to the Angels on any purchases. WOW this is amazing news!

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THE ANGELS HAVE ALWAYS MADE THEIR EVENTS SPECIAL WITH THEMES THAT ARE SPECIAL. THIS YEAR, WE WANTED TO MAKE IT A FUN NIGHT BUT ALSO ONE THAT SHARES OUR SUCCESS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THE CHILDREN WE ADVOCATE FOR EVERY DAY! IT IS A HALLOWEEN THEME, BUT WE WANT IT ELEGANT. WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR BLACK, AND ACCESSORIZE. MEN ALWAYS LOOK AWESOME IN BACK AND OF COURSE WOMEN LOVE TO WEAR BLACK. SO USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND HAVE SOME FUN CREATING SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THE NIGHT. MAKE SURE YOU CAN DANCE BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE ENTERTAINMENT. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR 2SHAY

ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE 

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!

September 2022

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YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS A WORD OF THIS NEWSLETTER! SO MUCH TO SHARE AND SO MUCH EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR! OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, OCTOBER 21ST, SO GET YOUR TICKETS OR SPONSORSHIPS TODAY. ALL THE DETAILS ARE BELOW! ENJOY YOUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

YES WE ARE MEETING IN AUGUST, PLEASE COME
COMMUNITY LEADER UPDATE & GALA NEWS

WE WILL SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 13TH 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!

Please plan on attending in September to share your news and help us get ready for our BIG night, the Angel Awareness Event, October 21st 2022 at the St Pete Yacht Club. It is going to be a night to remember, and you won’t want to miss this fun night and amazing entertainment. Details below.

Let’s make our September meeting another record breaker!

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

MAKE SURE YOU READ THE EXCITING NEWS ABOUT WHAT DILLARD’S TYRONE IS DOING FOR THE ANGELS! IT IS AWESOME NEWS BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

SEE BELOW AFTER THE GALA NEWS!

THE ANGELS HAVE ALWAYS MADE THEIR EVENTS SPECIAL WITH THEMES THAT ARE SPECIAL. THIS YEAR, WE WANTED TO MAKE IT A FUN NIGHT BUT ALSO ONE THAT SHARES OUR SUCCESS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THE CHILDREN WE ADVOCATE FOR EVERY DAY! IT IS A HALLOWEEN THEME, BUT WE WANT IT ELEGANT. WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR BLACK, AND ACCESSORIZE. MEN ALWAYS LOOK AWESOME IN BACK AND OF COURSE WOMEN LOVE TO WEAR BLACK. SO USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND HAVE SOME FUN CREATING SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THE NIGHT. MAKE SURE YOU CAN DANCE BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE ENTERTAINMENT. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR 2SHAY

ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TICKETS WENT ON SALE 

Things have even gotten better for our 2022 Halloween Gala –
Mark Wilson will be our MC!

Thank you Mark and also a big thanks to the Mark Wilson Foundation for being supporters of our organization.

Mark Wilson anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts weeknights on FOX 13.

An Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor with more than 22 years’ worth of experience traveling the world and sharing the stories of the people of the Tampa Bay area, Mark would like to think he learned from the best. His father is former FOX 13 anchor John Wilson.

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!

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS
 
The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests 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 in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.
 
We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!
 
We would like to have some help with Silent/Live Auction Items, baskets or gift certificates. We need volunteers for set-up and tear-down for the event and any help is appreciated. Please email [email protected] with any assistance you can provide.
 
We can use everyone’s help to make our Silent Auction and Live Auction a big success. Whether it is a silent auction basket, a certificate to your favorite restaurant or spa, a gift card, or a special live auction item, we can use your help – PLEASE!

WE JUST RECEIVED SOME FANTASTIC NEWS
FROM
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. We just learned that in addition to the amazing silent auction items they have already donated to our organization, they have now extended another opportunity to help the Angels. Just wait until we share this amazing opportunity with all our readers and supporters!

Starting October 1st thru October 15th, Dillard’s Tyrone will open their doors early, 9:00 am thru 11:00 am, by appointment. This way we will know they are part of our Angel supporters to shop! Every department is participating in this opportunity to raise money for our upcoming Angel Gala, October 21st, 2022. Dillard’s Tyrone will be giving back to the Angels 10% of all sales. All you have to do is contact Lisa Rice at 727 251 8452 and let her know the day you would like to come in and shop. Even their employees are part of this wonderful and generous opportunity, with all of their purchases included in this 10% donation. Their employees have already been making donations to our cause with special events held within the store and building awareness of what we do with their customers, so we need to show our support as well.

Angels, this is a wonderful opportunity to make some additional funds for the Angels and show our appreciation to Dillard’s Tyrone for all they are doing to support our organization. So, get on your comfortable shopping shoes and let’s go shopping! Make sure you announce that you are an Angel!

Thank you for your support!
Sandy Kearney, Founder/President
Angels Against Abuse Inc

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ATTENTION PLEASE

DEAR COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ANGEL FRIENDS ATTENDING OUR SEPTEMBER 13TH MEETING. PLEASE BRING YOUR BASKET OR GIFT CARDS SO WE CAN START PUTTING OUR BASKETS TOGETHER. THIS IS HOW WE RAISE OUR MONEY AT THE GALA AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE INC STEPPED UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES, BACKPACKS, UNIFORMS, TABLETS AND LAPTOPS FOR SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS. WE HAD REQUESTS FROM THE BOLEY CENTER, DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING AND FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN, AND WE MADE IT HAPPEN IN RECORD TIME BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10TH. WE ARE HAPPY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT AND GIVE THESE CHILDREN THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED. GOOD LUCK TO MAKING THE GRADE AND ENJOYING YOUR 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR! THE ANGELS ARE ROOTING FOR YOU!

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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.

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March Angel's Newsletter

TOM AND CONNIE WHIDDON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION TO THE ANGELS! THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY WE MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO LOOK TO US FOR HELP!

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THANK YOU ST PETE FOOLS CHARITY!

The money your charity raised for the Angels will make such a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for 24/7. Your charity gives hope for a better tomorrow to so many children in our community that there are no words to express our gratitude. The Angels are truly blessed!

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.

EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY LAST SUNDAY
IT WAS A MORNING AND AFTERNOON DAY OF FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!

THANK YOU SUNSHINE CITY KIWANIS FOR SPREADING YOUR MAGIC TO CHILDREN WHO NEED A DAY OF FUN AND ACTIVITIES JUST FOR THEM…YOU ARE AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION AND THE ANGELS ARE SO BLESSED YOU ARE KEEPING OUR LEGACY ALIVE!

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club hosted another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for giving such a wonderful gift to children of all ages!
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

CONGRATULATIONS FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN ON YOUR 1.1 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT!

For all the amazing Friends who mentor the children in the Friends of the Children Program, a BIG shout out from the Angels on this well-deserved grant. We are so thrilled to be a partner with this agency who does so much for the children in their program! GO FOTC!

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..

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.

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 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 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
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

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 21st 2022 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Awareness Event
Halloween Extravaganza
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

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

2023 EVENTS
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!

August 2022

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GOSH! THE TIME IS FLYING BY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS JULY ALREADY! THE THE ANGELS HOPE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND.

THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Annual Child Advocacy Expo this past Thursday was the BEST EVER!. The room was filled to its capacity with so many amazing agencies, their leaders and individuals from other organizations, businesses and foundations to meet and greet our community leaders. We had three amazing women who spoke about the direction of children and youth in the child welfare system who shares their vision on how we move forward to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. There was so much energy in the room that you could feel it as soon as you walked through the doors. Over 50 agencies attended and we had a wait list of several more. Special thanks to our speakers, Secretary Shevaun Harris, Department of Children & Families, Kelly Johnson, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, CPI Division, Jenn Petion, Chief Executive Officer, Family Support Services North Florida who is now representing FSS Suncoast. For everyone who participated in this networking opportunity, thank you so much.

Special thanks to the Pinellas Realtor Organization for allowing us to use their beautiful space, and their amazing staff who made us feel so welcome! Thank you to my wonderful Angels who once again created an amazing event “Angel Style”.

Thank you to our Community Leaders for all you do to advocate for the children and youth in the child welfare system by giving them HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Thank You – Sandy Kearney, Founder/President

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YES WE ARE MEETING IN AUGUST, PLEASE COME
RECAP OF EXPO
SPEAKER – CELESTE FERNANDEZ, DCF

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

Every time we leave our meetings, we feel like we have gained 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!

Please plan on attending in August when we kick-off for our next BIG event, our annual Gala, the Angel Awareness Event, October 21st 2022 at the St Pete Yacht Club. It is going to be a night to remember. Details below.

Let’s make our August meeting another record breaker!

ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TICKETS WENT ON SALE JULY 1ST 2022

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests 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 in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

We would like to have some help with Silent/Live Auction Items, baskets or gift certificates. We need volunteers for set-up and tear-down for the event and any help is appreciated. Please email [email protected] with any assistance you can provide.

We can use everyone’s help to make our Silent Auction and Live Auction a big success. Whether it is a silent auction basket, a certificate to your favorite restaurant or spa, a gift card, or a special live auction item, we can use your help – PLEASE!

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

THANK YOU ST PETE FOOLS CHARITY!

The money your charity raised for the Angels will make such a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for 24/7. Your charity gives hope for a better tomorrow to so many children in our community that there are no words to express our gratitude. The Angels are truly blessed!

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.

EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY LAST SUNDAY
IT WAS A MORNING AND AFTERNOON DAY OF FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!

THANK YOU SUNSHINE CITY KIWANIS FOR SPREADING YOUR MAGIC TO CHILDREN WHO NEED A DAY OF FUN AND ACTIVITIES JUST FOR THEM…YOU ARE AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION AND THE ANGELS ARE SO BLESSED YOU ARE KEEPING OUR LEGACY ALIVE!

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club hosted another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for giving such a wonderful gift to children of all ages!
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..

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.

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 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 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
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

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 21st 2022 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Awareness Event
Halloween Extravaganza
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

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

2023 EVENTS
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!

Child Advocacy Expo 2022 Last Call

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ALL REGISTRATION FORMS IN BY FRIDAY, JULY 22ND 2022
LAST CHANCE

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RESERVED YOUR TABLE FOR THE EXPO, PLEASE DO SO NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 29TH 2022, SINCE THE PASSPORTS GO IN FOR PRINTING WITH ALL THE AGENCIES WHO ARE PARTICIPATING!

REMEMBER, IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ANGEL $500 DRAWING, YOU MUST RESERVE A TABLE AND VISIT EACH TABLE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A STICKER FROM EACH OF THE AGENCIES YOU VISIT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAWING. EVERY TABLE WILL HAVE ONE TICKET FOR THE DRAWING. WE SUGGEST THAT YOU HAVE AT LEAST TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM YOUR AGENCY IN ATTENDANCE SO ONE PERSON REPRESENTS YOUR TABLE WHILE THE OTHER VISITS WITH THE PARTICIPATING AGENCIES. IT IS A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL!

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Attention Community Partners!

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY IS OUR CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND LEARNING WHO IS WHO IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7!

11TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO
HOSTED BY ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Back by Popular Demand!
Please Join the Angels for the
11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 9 am to 1:00 pm
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

The Angels are thrilled to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo. Not only is this a networking opportunity for our community partners, but it is an opportunity to gain experience about all the resources we have in our community that are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We will have a special guest speaker, Shevaun Harris who is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and introducing our new lead agency, Family Support Systems of North Florida. You will not want to miss this opportunity to gain experience about the changes in the child welfare system and the importance of our community partners being part of the solution. It takes each of us to work as a TEAM to have a greater impact on the children we advocate for.

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system. It will be 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 and working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly be effective in their lives.

We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies. You will visit each of their tables and learn more about what is going on in our community that are affecting children’s lives and the many resources needed for their support. You will have an opportunity to introduce your agency to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about your mission. Secretary Harris will take the podium to introduce herself and talk about moving forward and making changes. The remainder of the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization and learn about the many resources available in our community. For every community agency attending, there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! OUR VENUE IS LIMITED TO 50 TABLES AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. SOME AGENCIES MAY HAVE TO SHARE A TABLE.

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

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ABOUT SECRETARY, SHEVAUN HARRIS

Shevaun Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to joining DCF, Secretary Harris served as Acting Secretary at the Agency for Health Care Administration where she was responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program and regulating over 40,000 licensed health care facilities in the state. She also led the Agency’s COVID-19 efforts in partnership with other state agencies and essential health care providers. Secretary Harris has held positions in the health and human services field, providing services to children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and children receiving services in an inpatient psychiatric program. During her tenure at the AHCA, Secretary Harris led the development of all Medicaid policies and implementation of the agency’s quality improvement initiatives with particular focus on perinatal and behavioral health outcomes. She joined DCF in early 2021 and has made holistic care for families a priority by strategically working to integrate systems and services. She has joined First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized approach to helping families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community collaboration. Secretary Harris continues to drive innovative prevention and early intervention efforts through the work of the Department and Community Partners.

We are looking forward to a successful event and hope our partners will attend. Many potential donors also attend this event since it is a wonderful way for them to have one on one time with our community leaders.

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March Angel's Newsletter

AUGUST 4TH, 2022 – A NETWORKING OPPORTUITY – 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
SIGN UP NOW &
BE A PART OF THE TEAM

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!

July 2022

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GOSH! THE TIME IS FLYING BY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS JULY ALREADY! THE THE ANGELS HOPE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND.
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Dear Readers, the Angels would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for their support throughout our 15 year journey as Angels Against Abuse, Inc. We are so proud of our accomplishments in the community for the children and youth we advocate for. It is only thanks to the generous hearts of our wonderful Angels and donors who believe in us and support our mission.

Thank you to our Community Leaders for all you do to advocate for the children and youth in the child welfare system by giving them HOPE for a better tomorrow.

HAPPY 4th of JULY 2022

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11TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO
HOSTED BY ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Back by Popular Demand!
Please Join the Angels for the
11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 9 am to 1:00 pm
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

The Angels are thrilled to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo. Not only is this a networking opportunity for our community partners, but it is an opportunity to gain experience about all the resources we have in our community that are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We will have a special guest speaker, Shevaun Harris who is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and introducing our new lead agency, Family Support Systems of North Florida. You will not want to miss this opportunity to gain experience about the changes in the child welfare system and the importance of our community partners being part of the solution. It takes each of us to work as a TEAM to have a greater impact on the children we advocate for.

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system. It will be 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 and working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly be effective in their lives.

We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies. You will visit each of their tables and learn more about what is going on in our community that are affecting children’s lives and the many resources needed for their support. You will have an opportunity to introduce your agency to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about your mission. Secretary Harris will take the podium to introduce herself and talk about moving forward and making changes. The remainder of the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization and learn about the many resources available in our community. For every community agency attending, there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! OUR VENUE IS LIMITED TO 50 TABLES AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. SOME AGENCIES MAY HAVE TO SHARE A TABLE.

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

ABOUT SECRETARY, SHEVAUN HARRIS

Shevaun Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to joining DCF, Secretary Harris served as Acting Secretary at the Agency for Health Care Administration where she was responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program and regulating over 40,000 licensed health care facilities in the state. She also led the Agency’s COVID-19 efforts in partnership with other state agencies and essential health care providers. Secretary Harris has held positions in the health and human services field, providing services to children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and children receiving services in an inpatient psychiatric program. During her tenure at the AHCA, Secretary Harris led the development of all Medicaid policies and implementation of the agency’s quality improvement initiatives with particular focus on perinatal and behavioral health outcomes. She joined DCF in early 2021 and has made holistic care for families a priority by strategically working to integrate systems and services. She has joined First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized approach to helping families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community collaboration. Secretary Harris continues to drive innovative prevention and early intervention efforts through the work of the Department and Community Partners.

We are looking forward to a successful event and hope our partners will attend. Many potential donors also attend this event since it is a wonderful way for them to have one on one time with our community leaders.

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March Angel's Newsletter

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

I would like to personally thank Kelly Johnson, Child Protection, Investigation Division, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Celeste Fernandez & Sandy O’Farrell, of the Dept. Children & Families for their assistance in helping to get the word out for our Annual Child Advocacy Expo. The Angels feel this event is an excellent opportunity to network with the participating agencies and find ways to make a BIGGER difference in our community for the children and youth in the child welfare systems. It will be TIME WELL SPENT. It is also a great opportunity for donors, organizations and foundations to meet one on one with the participating agencies.

NO MEETING IN JULY

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

Another fantastic meeting in June! We had great attendance and so much information was shared. Every time we leave our meetings, we feel like we have gained 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!

Please plan on attending in August when we kick-off for our next big event, the Angel Awareness Event, our, October 21st 2022 at the St Pete Yacht Club. It is going to be a night to remember. Details below.

Let’s make our August meeting another record breaker!

ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TICKETS WENT ON SALE JULY 1ST 2022

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests 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 in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

We would like to have some help with Silent/Live Auction Items, baskets or gift certificates. We need volunteers for set-up and tear-down for the event and any help is appreciated. Please email [email protected] with any assistance you can provide.

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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.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
JULY 32ST, 2023
MORNING TEA 11 AM TO 1 PM
AFTERNOON TEA 2 PM TO 4 PM

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club will be hosting another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for keeping our legacy alive… They need volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wulff at: [email protected]

READ ALL ABOUT IT, CLICK BELOW!

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..

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.

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 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 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
Summer Break July

August 4th 2022 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Child Advocacy
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

October 21st 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

2023 EVENTS
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!

Child Advocacy Expo 2022

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March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

Attention Community Partners!

We need your help. We want this year’s Expo to be our best and informative ever event! We have a lot of new faces and leaders in our community and we want everyone to have a chance to network and get to know one another. If you have agencies that you feel would be a good fit for this Expo, please forward their agency name, contact information and email address and we will add them to our list. Your help is very appreciated.

We will see all of you August 4th 2022 for a great day of sharing!

11TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO
HOSTED BY ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Back by Popular Demand!
Please Join the Angels for the
11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 9 am to 1:00 pm
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

The Angels are thrilled to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo. Not only is this a networking opportunity for our community partners, but it is an opportunity to gain experience about all the resources we have in our community that are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We will have a special guest speaker, Shevaun Harris who is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and introducing our new lead agency, Family Support Systems of North Florida. You will not want to miss this opportunity to gain experience about the changes in the child welfare system and the importance of our community partners being part of the solution. It takes each of us to work as a TEAM to have a greater impact on the children we advocate for.

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system. It will be 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 and working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly be effective in their lives.
We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies. You will visit each of their tables and learn more about what is going on in our community that are affecting children’s lives and the many resources needed for their support. You will have an opportunity to introduce your agency to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about your mission. Secretary Harris will take the podium to introduce herself and talk about moving forward and making changes. The remainder of the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization and learn about the many resources available in our community. For every community agency attending, there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! OUR VENUE IS LIMITED TO 50 TABLES AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. SOME AGENCIES MAY HAVE TO SHARE A TABLE.

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

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ABOUT SECRETARY, SHEVAUN HARRIS

Shevaun Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to joining DCF, Secretary Harris served as Acting Secretary at the Agency for Health Care Administration where she was responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program and regulating over 40,000 licensed health care facilities in the state. She also led the Agency’s COVID-19 efforts in partnership with other state agencies and essential health care providers. Secretary Harris has held positions in the health and human services field, providing services to children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and children receiving services in an inpatient psychiatric program. During her tenure at the AHCA, Secretary Harris led the development of all Medicaid policies and implementation of the agency’s quality improvement initiatives with particular focus on perinatal and behavioral health outcomes. She joined DCF in early 2021 and has made holistic care for families a priority by strategically working to integrate systems and services. She has joined First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized approach to helping families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community collaboration. Secretary Harris continues to drive innovative prevention and early intervention efforts through the work of the Department and Community Partners.

We are looking forward to a successful event and hope our partners will attend. Many potential donors also attend this event since it is a wonderful way for them to have one on one time with our community leaders.

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

AUGUST 4TH, 2022 – A NETWORKING OPPORTUITY – 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
SIGN UP NOW &
BE A PART OF THE TEAM

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!

June 2022

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GOSH! THE TIME IS FLYING BY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS JUNE ALREADY! THE THE ANGELS HOPE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER.
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March Angel's Newsletter

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THESE FAMILIES IN UVALDE, TEXAS
MAY 25TH, 2022 WAS A TRAGIC DAY IN OUR COUNTRY.
WE MOURN THE LOSS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND TEACHERS.

The loss of a child is likely the greatest tragedy on earth and no parent can fathom the loss of a child, no matter what age the child is. May 25th 2022 was a tragic day in our country when a young man filled rage and hate took the lives of 19 little children and 2 wonderful teachers. Our prayers and thoughts go out to this community and the families for their lost ones. These lives are changed forever and this is a time for our country to come together as one and pray of these families. God has 21 Angels in His care that are looking down on all of us.

God Bless these families.

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March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

TO ALL THE DADS, DADS TO BE & MENTOR DADS

Happy Father’s Day to ALL the DADS who are making a difference every day in the lives of their children or other children who depend on their love and guidance. Each and everyone of you are appreciated more than you know, and for those of you that are not told enough, YOU are special and YOU are appreciated. Have a wonderful and blessed Father’s Day!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR June 14TH ANGEL MEETING
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL

WOW, our May Angel Meeting was the BEST ever! We had 37 attendees and everyone enjoyed hearing our guest speaker, Julia Beccera, who won the hearts of everyone in the room. Our community partners once again filled the room with information and updates to keep us all in the loop of what is going on in the child welfare system. Special thanks to Whitney Butler, from Family Support Systems of North Florida for her updates on how things are going with their model for restructuring the system for the children and youth we advocate for 24/7. We are all praying for a positive change for these children in our care.

We are so proud of how our Angel Meetings have grown and it is all thanks to our amazing group of individuals who take time from their busy days to educate us. Our meetings are informational, inspiring, fun and a wonderful way to connect every month with our community partners. We would like to invite our readers to come as a guest or sign up to be a member. IT IS FREE! and we welcome anyone to become a part of our amazing team of Angels!

Please join us June 14th since we will be taking a short break in July since so many of our attendees will be on vacation. We will resume our July 12th meeting to prepare for our August 4th Child Advocacy Expo. Please make sure all of our Agencies Register as soon as possible.

Let’s make this meeting another record breaker!

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March Angel's Newsletter

Special Thanks to The Wilson Family Foundation for choosing Angels Against Abuse Inc. as one of the recipients for the Jannus Live Concert Sunday, May 25th 7:00 PM. Thank you Brad Ball, one of our Angel Board Members for helping to make this happen!

It was a HUGE Success!
From the bottom of our hearts
Thank You

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March Angel's Newsletter

Representatives from the St Pete Fools Charity will be attending our June Angel Meeting to present the Angels with a check from the recent Golf Tournament! Thank you again Tony Mangiafco and your wonderful Board Members and volunteers for this wonderful event. It was so much fun and for such a great cause!

ANOTHER BIG EVENT JUST AROUND THE CORNER
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO

AUGUST 4TH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN
THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO IS BACK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2022
9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

The Angels are very excited to bring back our famous Child Advocacy Expo. With some new community partners, new faces, previous agencies, some new resources, and a new Lead Agency, Family Support Services of North Florida, we felt it was perfect timing to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo to give everyone an opportunity to network with one another and share all the resources in our community. We are very excited to have Secretary Shevaun Harris as our Guest Speaker to talk about moving forward and finding solutions to make more of a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for. Please click on the below buttons for all the details. Please make sure you complete your registration form and email [email protected] so we can get you added to our Expo Mailing List. Please share this information with other agencies you work with that may not know about the Expo so we can get everyone to participate. KNOWLEDGE is POWER and the more we know, the more we can make a difference.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
JULY 32ST, 2023
MORNING TEA 11 AM TO 1 PM
AFTERNOON TEA 2 PM TO 4 PM

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club will be hosting another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for keeping our legacy alive… They need volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wulff at: [email protected]

READ ALL ABOUT IT, CLICK BELOW!

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..

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.

PINELLAS AND PASCO NEW LEAD AGENCY – FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

Family Preservation

The number of children entering out of home care has decreased for four consecutive months! We’re grateful for the ongoing partnership with our counterparts at both Sheriffs offices, as well as our contracted and community partners, as we work toward a shared goal of keeping more children safely at home. In the last four months, the number of children removed in Pasco and Pinellas Counties has been:

  • January – 131
  • February – 109
  • March – 99
  • April – 83

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 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 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
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

DATE CHANGE FOR THE
ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW – TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 1ST 2022

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests 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 in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

June 14th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
Summer Break June

August 4th 2022 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Child Advocacy
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

October 21st 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

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!

The Wilson Van

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

WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!

ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC., JUST LEARNED THAT WE HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE WILSON FAMILY FOUNDATION AS ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS FOR THE MAY 29TH, 7:00 PM, JANNUS LIVE CONCERT. PLEASE CLICK ON BELOW TO READ ALL ABOUT IT. THANK YOU MARK WILSON FOR CHOOSING THE ANGELS! TICKETS ARE GOING FAST SO GET YOUR TICKET TODAY TO SUPPORT THE ANGELS IT WILL BE A FUN NIGHT!

WE ALSO WANT TO THANK ONE OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS, BRAD BALL, FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. THANK YOU BRAD…

EVENT INFO

Sunday, May 29th, 2022 will mark the first time The Wilson Van has hit the stage in its full form since 2018 due to busy schedules and a worldwide pandemic. So they’re ready to make up for lost time on their biggest stage ever, Jannus Live in downtown St. Pete. Doors will open at 6:30pm with Kyle Schroeder performing along with some very special guests, Tampa Bay rock legends Greg Billings & Tony Wagner. All proceeds go to the non-profit Wilson Family Foundation, Inc. with funds distributed that evening to several of our favorite local non-profits.

WHO

They may be bonded by blood but it’s their love for music and deep sense of community that has driven Paul, Mark and Patrick Wilson to make their family jam sessions public. Patrick’s an internationally acclaimed actor, Paul is an accomplished singer and actor who also owns an ad agency and Mark is an Emmy award-winning television news anchor. Their high-energy rock shows cover the spectrum of 80’s classic hits with a special emphasis on Van Halen which bonded them as kids while they first learned their instruments. But they enjoy surprising their supporters with a blend of current hits and a handful of original songs as well.

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!

May 2022

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter
ATTENTION READERS – THIS IS A LONGER EMAIL THAN USUAL, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY WANT TO READ ABOUT. OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE KEEPING US IN THE LOOP OF THEIR NEWS!
March Angel's Newsletter

TO ALL THE MOMS, MOMS TO BE & MENTOR MOMS

Happy Mothers Day to ALL the MOMS who make a difference every day in the lives of their children or other children who depend on their love and guidance. Each and everyone of you are appreciated more than you know, and for those of you that are not told enough, YOU are special and YOU are appreciated.

March Angel's Newsletter

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR May 10TH ANGEL MEETING
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL

Our Angel Meetings are becoming very popular in our community. Not only are they fun, but they are informational, inspiring and a wonderful way to connect every month with our community partners. We would like to invite you to come as a guest or sign up to be a member. IT IS FREE! and we welcome anyone to become a part of our amazing team of Angels!

Every month we get updates from the leaders in our community so we can stay informed of what is going on in our community with our most treasured gifts, our children! We also look for new leaders in our community to share information so we can all stay connected and make the most impact on the children and families we advocate for.

For our May Meeting we have a young lady, Julia Beccera, will be speaking to our group who will inspire every person in the room. You will hear her story of the struggles and challenges her family faced several years ago, and how they have moved forward with such humility, grace and kindness. Julia Beccera will share her journey and what has moulded her into the person she is today! Julia graduates from Gibbs High School this May 2022 and has a bright and promising future ahead of her. Lane Degregory from the Tampa Bay Times did the story on this family several years ago.The Angels participated in assisting this family through some of their challenges. (See below). Lane is looking forward to meeting some of our community leaders and writing some happy stories that her readers will enjoy. She feels attending our meeting is a great way to learn about some of these stories that never get attention with all the sadness in the news!

Please join us!

Let’s make this meeting another record breaker!

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

Maria Martinez Rivera and her family, In 2019 the Angels were part of a very special gift to a family who faced challenges and obstacles that lasted over 2 years. When this family of 8 was reunited they were in need of a great deal of assistance. Their prayers were answered thanks to one of our very generous donors who insisted on remaining anonymous with a $5000 donation to this family. This donation changed their lives. The Angels wanted to make a difference with supplies from the Resource Center and Christmas Gifts for the entire family. It was such a good feeling to be a part of this family’s joy of being reunited. You can follow their link to learn more. Over the years, the Angels have stayed in touch with this family and recently I was invited to a special art event at Gibbs High School where I was introduced to the talent of this young lady, Julia Beccera, the oldest child in the Beccera family, and was so inspired that I ask her to share her journey at our May 2022 Angel Meeting.

This family has been so grateful for their prayers being answered. They said, “they prayed for Angels and all of a sudden they were surrounded with them”!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR April 12TH ANGEL MEETING
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL
 
March 8th, 2022 was a record day for our Monthly Angel Meetings. We had over 34 attendees and it was the best meeting ever! We had Jared Ripka, founder of the Beer Breakfast present the Angels with the best ever donation they have ever had. Their organization has raised over $100,000 to local charities in our communities and that is AMAZING. We had Tony Mangiafico, the St Pete Fools Charity in attendance who told our group about their mission and also told our group that the Angels would be one of the recipients of their upcoming Sold-Out Golf Tournament! This was amazing news and we are so grateful for organizations like the Beer Breakfast event and the St Pete Charities event to choose the Angels to help make a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for 24/7.
 
We had Leah Veal, Founder & CEO of BLI Learning Labs who talked about their mission of promoting self-worth and increasing academic proficiency in the lives of all children as one of our speakers. Every community partner present gave a brief update of how their agency is doing and it was not only informative but there was such a positive energy in the room that you could feel things were looking up after several years of the pandemic! We would love for anyone interested in learning more about what we do and what our community partners are doing, to please take time from your busy schedules to come and spend an hour with the Angels. We promise you will walk away knowing a lot more about the children and families we advocate for than when you walked through the doors.
 
Let’s make this meeting another record breaker!

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD 2022
WAS OUR FIRST FASHION SHOW AND
IT WAS AWESOME!

Our Angel Brunch Bunch event was our first fashion show event and it was a huge hit with the ladies. Special thanks to the following individuals who made our event a huge success:

  • Sherri Talcott, owner of JoJo’s Boutique, St Pete Beach for not only providing beautiful clothes, but all she did before and after our event with her generous giving.
  • Our beautiful models who walked the runway in beautiful outfits strutting their stuff.
  • TEAM AWESOME for putting this event together so it ran flawlessly.
  • Nicole Spinelli, our VP, who was also our MC for the event. Nicole did a wonderful job of entertaining our guests while making them aware of what the Angels do and the impact we have in our community on the children and families we advocate for.
  • A special thank you our entertainer, Fiona Frensche who not only added jazz and fun to our event, but made it a gift to the Angels. Thank you so much Fiona!

The clothes were amazing and the entertainment could not have been better. It was an afternoon of fun, door prizes, raffle items and let’s not forget those unlimited Mimosas. They were definitely a hit!

We are very happy to announce that it was such a BIG hit with the ladies that they all said that they hoped the Angels would do it again next year! Mark your calendars ladies, your wish is our command! We are on the calendar at SPYC for March 25th, 2023. For those of you that were unable to attend, you missed a great time and we don’t want you to miss another one. So get out your phones and set the date on your calendar…

Please visit our website and click on the Angel Brunch Bunch Fashion Show button that says “A Look Back“.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS LADIES, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THE FUN!
MARCH 25TH 2023
ST PETE YACHT CLUB
11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Thank YOU St Pete Fools Charity for choosing Angels Against Abuse as one of the charities for the St Pete Fools Golf Tournament that was held last Sunday, May 2nd 2022. It was so much fun and there were so many generous hearts. Thank you Tony Mangiafco and your wonderful Board Members and volunteers for this wonderful event.

ANOTHER BIG EVENT JUST AROUND THE CORNER
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO

AUGUST 4TH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN
THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO IS BACK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2022
9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

The Angels are very excited to bring back our famous Child Advocacy Expo. With some new community partners, new faces, previous agencies, some new resources, and a new Lead Agency, Family Support Services of North Florida, we felt it was perfect timing to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo to give everyone an opportunity to network with one another and share all the resources in our community. We are very excited to have Secretary Shevaun Harris as our Guest Speaker to talk about moving forward and finding solutions to make more of a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for. Please click on the below buttons for all the details. Please make sure you complete your registration form and email [email protected] so we can get you added to our Expo Mailing List. Please share this information with other agencies you work with that may not know about the Expo so we can get everyone to participate. KNOWLEDGE is POWER and the more we know, the more we can make a difference.

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!

CONGRATULATIONS GLORIA LAWSON

Gloria Lawson has been selected as a member of the event planning committee for the first ever Buccaneers’ Mike Evans Family Foundation Gala. She is even more excited to be attending this event which raises funds to serve our community’s most vulnerable youth. It is her hope that the Foundation will begin supporting some of our local charities, like Angels and Fostering Hope, as they learn more about our work.

I have attached an invite in hopes of seeing some Angels at the event.

Gloria West Lawson
Executive Director
Fostering Hope Florida, Inc.
www.fosteringhopeflorida.org

The Angels want to congratulate all of our Pre-K little ones, elementary, middle and senior high school children who made it through another year. Congratulations to those of you graduating from College. Good luck to each and every one of you who managed another year in spite of the challenges you may have faced with the pandemic or any other challenges that you had to overcome. For those of you that are off to college, enjoy your higher education and enjoy the road that lies ahead of you. The Angels are so proud of all of your achievement. Our Hats are off to YOU! Make the world proud!

On a personal note, my grandson, Riley, graduated from FSU on Friday, April 29th 2022 and we are so proud of him! CONGRATS RILEY! Good Job!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
JULY 32ST, 2023
MORNING TEA 11 AM TO 1 PM
AFTERNOON TEA 2 PM TO 4 PM

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club will be hosting another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for keeping our legacy alive… They need volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wulff at: [email protected]

READ ALL ABOUT IT, CLICK BELOW!

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN, TAMPA BAY

A Message from:
Byron B Pressley,
Sr., Program Director
Friends of the Children Tampa Bay Chapter

Adam’s stability had consistently been an issue for the past two years. Adam and his mother had moved about 4 to 5 time including one placement being in a homeless shelter and the lack of resources and food. These numerous moves resulted in youth also switching school 3 times. During the school changes youth had struggled behaviorally and academically, but as the Friend continued to consistently work with youth academically on outings as well as encourage him in school, Friend noticed signs of improvement as time went on, specifically in reading and especially since the youth now had a laptop that was given by the Angels. Dating back to when Friend first took on the role of being youth’s mentor seven years ago, Friend had never seen youth achieve honor roll on a report card or progress report. Through consistency, hard work, devising plans for youth to work his reading when Friend was not present and remaining consistent with school visits and outings, academically youth had made drastic progress in his current school. With youth’s efforts, he fell just short of honor roll on his last report card by one grade, but earned honor roll on his most recent progress report and has continued to do very well. Thanks to the support of the Angels and even Kind Mouse the youth and the youth’s family is doing extremely well.

CONGRATULATIONS CPI LAURA MILLER
CPI OF THE YEAR AWARD!

During the month of April, CPI Laura Miller was awarded CPI of the year. She has been with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office since 2006. The Angels sponsors this award annually.

Thank you CPI Miller for all your hard work.

CPI Miller’s current role is to assist primary CPI’s monitoring in-home safety plans. These plans are where a CPI identifies child safety concerns ranging from a parent having substance abuse issues to ongoing domestic violence concerns, but the concerns do not rise to the level of the children needing to be removed from the home.

In April, 2021 a position was created where a full-time certified CPI would make an additional visit one time per week to check on the family, as well as have contact with the Safety Monitor to see how things are going.

Over the past nine months CPI Miller has discovered countless concerns that we would have never been aware of if not for this safety plan. This program was recognized recently as a good support for CPI’s and representatives from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and they are planning on taking this idea back to their area to possibly implement.

The Angels sponsored an Ice Cream Social Sponsored on April 12, 2022. This was a great way to thank our staff for all of the hard work they do each and every day. The Angels are a huge resource not only to our community kids and our kids in the system of care, but they go above and beyond in also supporting our frontline workers, who often feel overwhelmed and exhausted from the daily case work. The Angels sponsored the purchase of the ice cream and toppings to provide our CPI staff. We were able to take a few minutes out of the day to sit with a coworker and enjoy some ice cream.

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

Here is just one of the many success stories we hear about with the impact we have in the children’s lives we assist throughout the year.

Juan and his 5 siblings came into care due to every form of neglect imaginable. They were placed into 3 different homes. Only 3 reside together and the other 3 were separated. They had not been able to have an in person sibling visit since coming into care over a year ago due to the distance and lack of transportation. Being able to get all 6 children together made a huge difference for these children. Their faces lit up like I have never seen before when they saw each other. They all doted about how much the other had grown and how much they looked alike. The younger children vied for the oldest attention as he was essentially the father to them their whole lives. It was just like they had never left each other. During the visit they all took care of each other. The kids were so excited as they had never been to the Aquarium before including the now 18 year old. This was really a once in a lifetime thing for him

Thank you again for all that you have been doing to support our kids! We are so grateful for the support and generosity of you and the entire Angels board.

Erin Authier
Executive Director
Hero to a Child

This month’s success story comes from one of our “littles” from Campbell Park Elementary School. Gavin started with the Baby CAT Program in November of 2021. Gavin was referred by the school due to trouble staying on task, aggressive tantrums, and what appeared to be some strong “sensory issues”. In April of 2022 the school and his mom began reporting that Gavin’s tantrums were becoming worse, and that Gavin had begun eloping from the classroom and getting more aggressive in school. Mom reported that the staff at Campbell Park Elementary required Gavin be seen by a psychiatrist, and he could not return to school until he had been seen by a psychiatrist and assessed for medications.
The clinical consultant and Baby CAT team worked with Gavin on strategies to managing his emotions. The team worked quickly to get Gavin scheduled with the psychiatrist to see if medication would be beneficial to him. Today, the team is proud to say that Gavin had his psychiatric evaluation and the school reported that Gavin is doing much better in school and his home environment. He is less aggressive, and he has been completing his assignments and not running away. Gavin said in his own words “I have more focus and I make better choice” and he is very happy about this. The Baby CAT team is incredibly happy for Gavin. He is such an amazing child, who is very bright and full of life dreams. He wants to someday be an entomologist who is an expert in the branch of zoology.

DATE CHANGE FOR THE
ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, vs OCTOBER 28th, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests 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 in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

What would happen if a child doesn’t get food? A good question. Growing children need the nutrients in food to grow strong and healthy. Plus, food helps them focus better and be in a good mood for school or other activities. Without food, the child can’t get those important vitamins and nutrients needed to be a good student, in a good mood and to be alert. When a child is hungry, they will think about food, and when they can’t have said food, they start to become unfocused, grumpy and unmotivated.

Jingles, Age 15 , Kind Mouse Intern and Mouse Vision , Been at Kind Mouse for 8 years. 04/27/22

The Kind Mouse has filled over 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

October 21st 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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
Summer Break June

August 4th 2022 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Child Advocacy
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

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

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!

Angels Brunch Fashion Show

Hello Ladies, The Angels are one week away from our first Angel Fashion Show and thanks to each of you, it is going to be a huge success. We wanted to make sure that all of our guests get all the details for an easy check-in. If you are driving, (don’t forget we are having unlimited Mimosas!!), the St Pete Yacht Club’s physical address is 11 Central Avenue, St Petersburg. Our invite said the Downtown St Pete Yacht Club, with no address listed, so for those of you that are not familiar with the SPYC, this is the address. When you pull into the SPYC parking garage, just tell the parking attendant you are there for the Angel Fashion Show which is upstairs in the Grand Ballroom.

We have many volunteers that will assist you with any of your needs. We have great door prizes, amazing raffle items and other items for sale. You can bring cash or use credit cards for ticket purchases and any other purchases that we will have available for sale.

It is going to be a great day and we want to thank each of you for your support and we look forward to seeing you next Saturday, April 23rd 2022 for the Angel Brunch Bunch event!

Happy Easter!

The Angel Team