January 2023

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH 2023
ANGEL MONTHLY MEETING

LET’S GET 2023 GOING BY ATTENDING OUR FUN AND INFORMATIVE MEETINGS! ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES WALK AWAY FROM OUR MEETINGS KNOWING MORE THAN WHEN THEY WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR OF PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH. WE SHARE, WE LAUGH, WE COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WE SERVE.

PLEASE COME AND BE A PART OF OUR ANGEL TEAM! IF YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO, PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] TO GET YOU ON THE CALENDAR

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10TH 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH
ST PETERSBURG, FL

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RSVP SO WE CAN MAKE SURE THE ROOM IS SET UP PROPERLY.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2022 WAS DEFINITELY A DAY TO REMEMBER THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! FOR EVERYONE WHO WALKED THROUGH THE DOORS AT PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER, THEY FELT PROUD TO BE A PART OF WHAT WE DO FOR THE CHILDREN WE SERVE. PLEASE READ ABOUT THE DAY AND THE IMPACT BY CLICKING ON THE BELOW BUTTON TO FEEL THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS, THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR PUTTING SMILES ON THE FACES OF CHILREN AND YOUTH WHO FACE CHALLENGING TIMES EVERY DAY. THANK YOU COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES AND ESPECIALLY THANK YOU TO ALL THE GENEROUS HEARTS WHO MADE THIS DAY POSSIBLE!

WE HOPE YOUR 2023 WILL BE FILLING WITH BLESSINGS!

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND THANK YOU FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES

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FOR ALL OUR WONDERFUL ANGELS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD AND FAMILY WAS ADOPTED, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!

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There will be a lot of excitement in 2023 at our Angel Events,
You won’t want to miss out,
Please mark your calendar for all of our special events.
See Below

ANGEL BRUNCH BUNCH FASHION SHOW PRESENTED BY DILLARD’S TYRONE
11 AM TO 2 PM
ST PETE YACHT CLUB GRAND BALLROOM
11 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST PETERSBURG, FL

AND LADIES -IT WAS SUCH A HIT LAST YEAR THAT ONCE AGAIN
THE ANGELS WILL PROVIDE UNLIMITED MIMOSAS!!!

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2023 ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY, THE ANGELS 2023 CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO, AUGUST 24TH 2023. SEE INVITE BELOW. SAME PLACE, SAME TIME AS OUR 2022 EXPO. USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO UTILIZE THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS IN OUR COMMUNITY. IF YOU HAVE AGENCIES THAT DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN 2022, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT/ BLUE RIBBON GALA 2023
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 2023
6:00 PM – 11 PM
ST PETERSBURG YACHT CLUB
11 CENTRAL AVENUE
ST PETERSBURG, FL

OUR TEAM IS STILL WORKING ON THE DETAILS, BUT
JUST A LITTLE TID BIT OF WHAT WE ARE PLANNING
HEROES AND MENTORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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March Angel's Newsletter

LETS STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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

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

WE WANT OUR READERS TO STAY CONNECTED…

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

Children are our future…

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

Thank you for your leadership.

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

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

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

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

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

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

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

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

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

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

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2023

Happy New Year

January 10th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

February 14th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

March 14th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

April 11th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

May 9th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

June 13th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

July 11th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

August 8th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 12th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 10th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

November 14th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Monthly Meeting
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angel Calendar Of Events
2023

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

August 24th, 2023 – 9:00 AM -2:00 PM
Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Pinellas Realty Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

November 3rd, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Blue Ribbon Gala
St Petersburg Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

December 13th – 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Angel Christmas Giving Celebration
Pasadena Community Church, GYM
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Please Mark Your Calendars for these
Special Events.

Donor List Will Be Updated in February

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!

Christmas Giving Event

Christmas Giving Event

The Angels had our Annual Christmas Giving Event and it was a huge success! Thank you to Fox 13 for bringing attention to this event. Check out the story below.

December 2022

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THIS SPECIAL OCCASION

OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING CELEBRATION IS ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY!

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS AMAZING WAY TO START YOUR DAY.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH 2022
8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM
PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER (GYM)
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG

RSVP BY: DECEMBER 9TH S[email protected]

It is that time of the year for the Angels to finalize all the Christmas Wish List for our kiddos who need a little JOY in their lives and BELIEVE there is a Santa Christmas Morning. The Angels make Magic wherever they go and this year we spread our Angel Magic to over 300 children’s wish list for children ranging in ages infants to young adults. We are sure that when our Community Partners walk through the doors of the Gym on December 14th, it will fill their hearts with joy! When you hear some of their stories, you will know why we do what we do!

Please join us!
This is your Invitation to the Party
You must RSVP by December 9th since refreshments will be served

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND THANK YOU FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES

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TAKE TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES AND JOIN US!

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FOR ALL OUR WONDERFUL ANGELS WHO PARTICIPATED IN MAKING SURE EVERY CHILD AND FAMILY WAS ADOPTED, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU!

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

LETS STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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

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

WE WANT OUR READERS TO STAY CONNECTED…

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

Children are our future…

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

Thank you for your leadership.

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

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

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

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

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

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

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

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

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

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

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2023

January 10th, 2023 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

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!

November 2022

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WE HOPE YOU ENJOY READING OUR NEWSLETTERS. IT IS OUR HOPE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED ON ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPENING WITH THE ANGELS AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIPS WE SHARE WITH OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS, PLEASE CLICK ON THEIR LINKS. WE APPRECIATE OUR READERS AND OUR SUPPORTERS. IF NOT FOR OUR WONDERFUL AND GENEROUS DONORS WE WOULD BE UNABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE ADVOCATE FOR. FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS – THANK YOU!
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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND THANK YOU FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES
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MEETING REMINDER NOVEMBER 8TH, PLEASE COME
WE HAVE LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
COMMUNITY LEADER UPDATES & GALA UPDATE & ANGEL NEWS

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

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

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

TAKE TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES AND JOIN US!

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OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM IS UNDER WAY!

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

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WHAT A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU DILLARD’S TYRONE

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

Sandy Kearney, Founder/President
Angels Against Abuse Inc

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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

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

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

WE WANT OUR READERS TO STAY CONNECTED…

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

Children are our future…

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

Thank you for your leadership.

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

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

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

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

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

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

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

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

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

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

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2023

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

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

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

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

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

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

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

October 2022

March Angel's Newsletter
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!
March Angel's Newsletter

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

WE WILL SEE YOU OCTOBER 11TH 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 October 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.

TAKE TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES AND JOIN US!

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

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

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

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

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

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

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

WE WANT OUR READERS TO STAY CONNECTED…

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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

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

Children are our future…

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

Thank you for your leadership.

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

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

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

YOUR ARE HEROES

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

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

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

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!

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!

March Angel's Newsletter

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!

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

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

March Angel's Newsletter
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

March Angel's Newsletter

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!

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

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!

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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!

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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

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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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….

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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!