May 2020

I MISS EVERYONE SO MUCH!

MAY ANGEL MEETING CANCELLED

Pasadena Community Church Still Closed to Meetings

I was really looking forward to seeing all of my special Angels at our May Meeting, but things are still not quite back to normal! It looks like June and July will be more of the same. According to our contact at the Pasadena Community Church, when they do re-open we can only host 10 people… I am pretty sad, but know there is a rainbow in sight as we move forward to the Fall and our AMAZING BLUE RIBBON GALA which is rescheduled to Saturday, September 19th 2020. Details below.

For now our plan is to hopefully meet in August at our regular meeting place which we are hoping will be filled with our Angels. We will keep you posted as we move closer so make sure you keep an eye out for my news updates!

JUST HANG IN THERE!

To all of our Angels who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, to our Community Partners who are working tireless hours to help the children and families in need, to all of our friends and family members who are struggling through this difficult and trying time and to the many individuals who are suffering through the virus, our prayers and thoughts are with each of you!

NEVER lose sight of HOPE, hold on to your FAITH, and know that WE are all in this TOGETHER! God never puts more on our plate than we can handle and there will be brighter days ahead of us. WE all need to pull together as ONE and find PEACE and HARMONY in our days ahead!

We will ALL get through this difficult and trying time and be stronger as we move forward. Remember, whenever life gives you lemons, it is up to us to make lemonade!

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY.

Our Annual Blue Ribbon Gala is our only event that raises awareness in our community as to what we do for the children and families we assist 24/7 who are victims of abuse and neglect. This year will be a CELEBRATION in our ability to get through the tough times and soar like an eagle! We are all stronger and better as a result of what we have endured over the last several months. This year’s Gala will be special for so many reasons, so PLEASE Join us for a spectacular evening…

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

SHARE SOME NEWS!

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

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
(MAYBE)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP
(we have to set up the room so we do need a headcount)

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

PLEASE click on all the buttons provided in this Newsletter.
There is a lot of information we are providing

NO SPEAKER AT THIS MEETING, JUST A CELEBRATION OF BEING TOGETHER

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH 2020 ANGEL MEETING

BLUE RIBBON GALA FINAL TOUCHES

Guest Speaker – The Kidz Club, Angie Pineda

The Kidz Club has some new and exciting things coming to their Center in 2020 that they would like to share with our community as well as their community partners. A representative from Banyan Pediatrics would like to come and speak to our group. The Kidz Club would like to provide breakfast for the Angels as well. Lots of love to our Angel Family!!!!!!!!

Angie Pineda
Community Relations Coordinator
The Kidz Club
850-3rd Avenue South, Suite C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cell: 727-317-7069
Center: 727-821-KIDZ (5439)
Fax: 727-821-9459
[email protected]
www.thekidzclub.com

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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

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!

When it comes to helping others, there are no little things…the accumulation of a lot of little things isn’t little…it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us…none of us can do everything at one, but all of us can do something at once…one person can make a difference, and every person must try…

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s Get to Work

Let’s Get to Work

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 11th 2020 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg
(IT’S A MAYBE)

August 22nd 2020 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8th Annual Kind Mouse Mousequerade
The Kapok Tree
923 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL

September 8th 2020 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

September 19th 2020 – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON GALA
ST PETE YACHT CLUB

Summer Break
June, July & August

April 2020 – Hello From US to YOU

IS ON THE HORIZON!

WE ARE ALL IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER AND TOGETHER WE WILL PREVAIL!

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

To all of our Angels who are making a difference in the lives of children and families, to our Community Partners who are working tireless hours to help the children and families in need, to all of our friends and family members who are struggling through this difficult and trying time and to the many individuals who are suffering through the virus, our prayers and thoughts are with each of you!

NEVER lose sight of HOPE, hold on to your FAITH, and know that WE are all in this TOGETHER! God never puts more on our plate than we can handle and there will be brighter days ahead of us. WE all need to pull together as ONE and find PEACE and HARMONY in our days ahead!

We will ALL get through this difficult and trying time and be stronger as we move forward. Remember, whenever life gives you lemons, it is up to us to make lemonade and it is times like this where we ALL have to pull together, to make us stronger not weaker!

For every person who is extending a helping hand and give hope to others, God Bless you and Thank You for making a difference.

Our Community Partners are working hand in hand with one another to give Hope to the thousands of children and families in our community who are in desperate need of everything!

It’s times like this that we all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. Keep the FAITH! The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you are about to give up HOPE! You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have…

SHARE SOME NEWS!

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

IF THE CORONAVIRUS IS BEHIND US, WE WILL HAVE OUR MONTHLY ANGEL MEETING AS SCHEDULED IN MAY. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE EVERYONE HEALTHY AND HAPPY IN MAY! WE REALLY MISS ALL OF YOU AND SENDING YOU LOTS OF PRAYERS AND HUGS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
(MAYBE)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP
(we have to set up the room so we do need a headcount)

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

PLEASE click on all the buttons provided in this Newsletter.
There is a lot of information we are providing

Guest Speaker – The Kidz Club, Angie Pineda

The Kidz Club has some new and exciting things coming to their Center in 2020 that they would like to share with our community as well as their community partners. A representative from Banyan Pediatrics would like to come and speak to our group. The Kidz Club would like to provide breakfast for the Angels as well. Lots of love to our Angel Family!!!!!!!!

Angie Pineda
Community Relations Coordinator
The Kidz Club
850-3rd Avenue South, Suite C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cell: 727-317-7069
Center: 727-821-KIDZ (5439)
Fax: 727-821-9459
[email protected]
www.thekidzclub.com

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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

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!

When it comes to helping others, there are no little things…the accumulation of a lot of little things isn’t little…it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us…none of us can do everything at one, but all of us can do something at once…one person can make a difference, and every person must try…

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s Get to Work

Let’s Get to Work

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

May 12th 2020 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg
(It’s a Maybe)

August 22nd 2020 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8th Annual Kind Mouse Mousequerade
The Kapok Tree
923 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL

September 19th 2020 – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON GALA
ST PETE YACHT CLUB

Summer Break
June, July & August

March 2020 – Gala 2020 URGENT New Announcement

THE ANGELS ARE MOVING THE BLUE RIBBON GALA TO SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THE ANGELS WERE FORCED TO RESCHEDULE OUR ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON GALA. WE HAVE MOVED IT TO SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2020! WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE AND HOPE THAT EACH OF YOU WILL WORK WITH US ON THIS CHANGE. WE WERE READY TO GO AND WAITED UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE TO ANNOUNCE THE CHANGE. HOPEFULLY WE ARE GIVING EVERYONE ENOUGH ADVANCE NOTICE THAT THEY CAN PUT THIS ON THEIR CALENDAR. AS EACH OF YOU KNOW THIS IS OUR ONLY EVENT THAT WE HOLD ANNUALLY THAT SUPPORTS THE MANY PROGRAMS THAT WE PROVIDE AND WE NEED ALL OF YOU TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN SEPTEMBER.

IF APRIL 4TH WAS A CONFLICT, HERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW TO ATTEND THIS WONDERFUL EVENT THAT GIVES THE CHILDREN WE SERVE HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!

OVER THE NEXT 5 MONTHS THE ANGELS WILL BE SHARING STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO KEEP ALL OF YOU ENGAGED IN WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING OUR SUPPORTERS. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THESE SPECIAL STORIES SINCE THESE ARE THE CHILDREN WHO LOOK TO US FOR HELP…

WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS LONG GONE BY SEPTEMBER.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND STAY SAFE.

SANDY KEARNEY, FOUNDER
ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!

September 19th, 2020. We will once again host this event at the St Pete Yacht Club, downtown St Petersburg, FL starting at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You will not want to miss this AMAZING event! The Angels are making such a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 and our Annual Gala helps us to give . these children HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Our Event is just around the corner and we need your help to make this event the success it has been in previous years! We need silent auction items, volunteers for setting up and tearing down. Every helping hand makes a difference!

IF THE CORONAVIRUS HAS TAKEN A HIKE, WE WILL HAVE OUR MONTHLY ANGEL MEETING AS SCHEDULED. WE WILL ADJUST OUR SCHEDULES ACCORDINGLY AS WE HAVE TO SO YOU WILL HAVE TO STAY TUNED AND READ OUR NEWSLETTERS! IF YOU ARE WORKING FROM HOME, IT MIGHT BE NICE TO TAKE THE TIME TO STAY IN THE LOOP WITH ANGEL NEWS!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP
(we have to set up the room so we do need a headcount)

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

PLEASE click on all the buttons provided in this Newsletter.
There is a lot of information we are providing

Guest Speaker – The Kidz Club, Angie Pineda

The Kidz Club has some new and exciting things coming to their Center in 2020 that they would like to share with our community as well as their community partners. A representative from Banyan Pediatrics would like to come and speak to our group. The Kidz Club would like to provide breakfast for the Angels as well. Lots of love to our Angel Family!!!!!!!!

Angie Pineda
Community Relations Coordinator
The Kidz Club
850-3rd Avenue South, Suite C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cell: 727-317-7069
Center: 727-821-KIDZ (5439)
Fax: 727-821-9459
[email protected]
www.thekidzclub.com

ANGELS – WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE GALA DETAILS

We Need YOUR HELP! Our Annual BRG is right around the corner and we need gift cards, baskets or items to complete our baskets. PLEASE bring them to our February meeting so we can get started. REMEMBER, this year our Event is at the beginning of April vs the end of April so please sign up for anything! Every item helps the kids that we advocate for 24/7.

If everyone does a little we can get this done….

Our amazing Rhonda Shaw who puts our basekets together will be out of town a few weeks in March so we need to start gathering everything as soon as possible so she can make our special baskets that are exhibited every year!

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are big sellers at events like the BRG. If every person brings in one gift card on February 11th in any amount, just think what an amazing Gift Card Basket we will be able to put together! It will be AMAZING!

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS! WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP WITH SILENT AUCTION BASKETS, GIFT CARDS OR ITEMS FOR BASKETS! OUR BLUE RIBBON GALA IS OUR ONLY EVENT WHERE WE RAISE THE FUNDS TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7! WE APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE AT ALL. EVERY ITEM AND EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN!

Thank You For Giving Us Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Learn more about all the many programs that the Angels provide to our community partners in our community. We are not only the quick responders to a child in need, but we bridge the gap for many of our community partners for the under funded or non-funded requests that are made daily.

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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

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!

When it comes to helping others, there are no little things…the accumulation of a lot of little things isn’t little…it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us…none of us can do everything at one, but all of us can do something at once…one person can make a difference, and every person must try…

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s Get to Work

Let’s Get to Work

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!

April 4th 2020 – 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Annual Blue Ribbon Gala
St Pete Yacht Club

April 14th 2020 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

May 12th 2020 – 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

Summer Break
June, July & August

March 2020

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY

PLEASE READ THE MARCH ANGEL MEETING DETAILS FOLLOWING THE BLUE RIBBON GALA DETAILS
THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING BEFORE THE GALA SO PLEASE READ

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Blue Ribbon Gala, Saturday, April 4th, 2020. We will once again host this event at the St Pete Yacht Club, downtown St Petersburg, FL starting at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You will not want to miss this AMAZING event! The Angels are making such a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 and our Annual Gala helps us to give . these children HOPE for a better tomorrow.

Our Event is just around the corner and we need your help to make this event the success it has been in previous years! We need silent auction items, volunteers for setting up and tearing down. Every helping hand makes a difference!

2020 Blue Ribbon Gala
ATTENTION PLEASE!

If you are a Table Sponsor, or you are doing Individual Tickets, PLEASE provide us with the names of the individuals at your table and payment no later than March 10th 2020. We want to make sure we have all of our guests registered and in the system for a smooth check-in. It is a busy night and we don’t want anyone to miss a thing!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
for our last meeting before the Gala, March 10th, 2020

PLEASE BRING A GIFT CARD, A BASKET OR AN ITEM FOR A BASKET. ANGELS, THIS IS HOW WE MAKE OUR MONEY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

WE ARE LOW ON EVERYTHING BUT IF EVERYONE DOES A LITTLE, IT ALL ADDS UP TO A LOT – PLEASE HELP

WE HAVE SEVERAL NICE DINNER CERTIFICATES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT WITH A NICE BOTTLE OF WINE. IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF WE COULD GET SOME WINE TO PUT WITH THE GIFT CERTIFICATES TO MAKE A NICE DATE NIGHT FOR THE WINNING BIDDER! LET US KNOW, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO COME AND PICK THEM UP FROM YOU.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP
(we have to set up the room so we do need a headcount)

8:30 am to 9:15 am (short meeting this month)

Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

PLEASE click on all the buttons provided in this Newsletter.
There is a lot of information we are providing

Guest Speaker – Diane Smith, Program Coordinator / Bridgepoint Church
Diane Smith is putting together a group at Bridgepoint Church who are excited about making medium to large purses filled with personal items and cards of encouragement to homeless women. This is such a generous outreach for so many women who could use a little Hope in their lives.

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
FILM NO SMALL MATTER/ THE GAME CHANGING
DOCUMENTARY ON EARLY LEARNING

Allen Yergovich, Governor Florida District,
Kiwanis International #KidsNeedKiwanis

Allen will be showing the film called “No Small Matter/The Game Changing Documentary on Early Learning” that was discussed at our February meeting. We would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning more about the importance of the first 5 years of a child’s life should not miss this opportunity. To give you a little better idea, we have provided a link below for you to view prior to our March meeting if you have not already seen it.

The film that will be show following our March meeting is 45 minutes and a lot of details. Our meeting room can hold 60 people comfortably so please RSVP if you would like to attend!

ANGELS – WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE GALA DETAILS

We Need YOUR HELP! Our Annual BRG is right around the corner and we need gift cards, baskets or items to complete our baskets. PLEASE bring them to our February meeting so we can get started. REMEMBER, this year our Event is at the beginning of April vs the end of April so please sign up for anything! Every item helps the kids that we advocate for 24/7.

If everyone does a little we can get this done….

Our amazing Rhonda Shaw who puts our basekets together will be out of town a few weeks in March so we need to start gathering everything as soon as possible so she can make our special baskets that are exhibited every year!

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are big sellers at events like the BRG. If every person brings in one gift card on February 11th in any amount, just think what an amazing Gift Card Basket we will be able to put together! It will be AMAZING!

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS! WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP WITH SILENT AUCTION BASKETS, GIFT CARDS OR ITEMS FOR BASKETS! OUR BLUE RIBBON GALA IS OUR ONLY EVENT WHERE WE RAISE THE FUNDS TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7! WE APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE AT ALL. EVERY ITEM AND EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN!

Thank You For Giving Us Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Learn more about all the many programs that the Angels provide to our community partners in our community. We are not only the quick responders to a child in need, but we bridge the gap for many of our community partners for the under funded or non-funded requests that are made daily.

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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

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!

February 2020

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP
(we have to set up the room so we do need a headcount)

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

PLEASE click on all the buttons provided in this Newsletter.
There is a lot of information we are providing

Guest Speaker – Allen Yergovich, Governor Florida District,
Kiwanis International #KidsNeedKiwanis

Allen will be speaking a little about the film called “No Small Matter/The Game Changing Documentary on Early Learning”. To give you a little better idea, we have provided a link below for you to view prior to our February meeting. Allen attended a screening of this film in Tallahassee recently that was extremely well received by the coalition of organizations, including Kiwanis, who are working to get this film out to the public around Florida. You won’t want to miss this!

2020 Blue Ribbon Gala

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!
Kick-off Meeting January 2020

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Blue Ribbon Gala, Saturday, April 4th, 2020. We will once again host this event at the St Pete Yacht Club, downtown St Petersburg, FL starting at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You will not want to miss this AMAZING event! We are giving plenty of advance notice to make sure everyone can plan around this event that makes such a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7. Thank you for all your support in giving these children HOPE for a better tomorrow.

April is just around the corner and we need your help to make this event the success it has been this year! We need silent auction items, live auction items, volunteers for setting up and tearing down. This is our only event that we have annually to help us to sustain our many programs that you have just read about. As a TEAM we can make this happen for 2020!

We Need YOUR HELP! Our Annual BRG is right around the corner and we need gift cards, baskets or items to complete our baskets. PLEASE bring them to our February meeting so we can get started. REMEMBER, this year our Event is at the beginning of April vs the end of April so please sign up for anything! Every item helps the kids that we advocate for 24/7.

If everyone does a little we can get this done….

Our amazing Rhonda Shaw who puts our basekets together will be out of town a few weeks in March so we need to start gathering everything as soon as possible so she can make our special baskets that are exhibited every year!

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates are big sellers at events like the BRG. If every person brings in one gift card on February 11th in any amount, just think what an amazing Gift Card Basket we will be able to put together! It will be AMAZING!

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS! WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP WITH SILENT AUCTION BASKETS, GIFT CARDS OR ITEMS FOR BASKETS! OUR BLUE RIBBON GALA IS OUR ONLY EVENT WHERE WE RAISE THE FUNDS TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7! WE APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE AT ALL. EVERY ITEM AND EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN!

Thank You For Giving Us Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Learn more about all the many programs that the Angels provide to our community partners in our community. We are not only the quick responders to a child in need, but we bridge the gap for many of our community partners for the under funded or non-funded requests that are made daily.

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

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

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!

When it comes to helping others, there are no little things…the accumulation of a lot of little things isn’t little…it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us…none of us can do everything at one, but all of us can do something at once…one person can make a difference, and every person must try…

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

Let’s Get to Work

February 11th 2020 – 8:30 am -9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

March 10th 2020 – 8:30 am -9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

April 4th 2020 – 6:00 PM -11:00 PM
Annual Blue Ribbon Gala
St Pete Yacht Club

April 14th 2020 – 8:30 am -9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

May 12th 2020 – 8:30 am -9:30 am
Angel Meeting – PCC Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South St Petersburg

Summer Break
June, July & August

January 2020

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
(It’s hard to believe another year has passed by!)
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South, St Petersburg, FL

Guest Speaker – Nancy Blount, I Support The Girls Tampa Bay
Mission: Collecting and donating essential items to women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress so they can stand tall with dignity.

2020 Blue Ribbon Gala Kick-off Meeting
2019 Christmas Giving Program Recap

DECEMBER 11TH Was A Day To Remember!
HERE ARE JUST A FEW PICTURES OF THE MAGIC WE MADE…

2019 was an amazing year for the Angels!

Let’s take a quick look at the difference we have made in the lives of the children, youth and families we advocate for 24/7 in our community.

The Angel Visitation Center has had a huge impact in our community for children trying to be reunified with their biological parents. The Center provides a safe, clean and beautiful environment for children to meet with supervised visits with their parents. Our Community Partners love the Center. The Parent rave about it every time they come to visit their children and the children love the beautiful toys, games and rooms specific to their age and needs. We are so proud of our Center and all that it provides to the Community. Check us out if you would like a tour. In the mean time, please click on the below link to take a tour!

We moved to our new space in April 2019 and added a Learning Center/Meeting Area to assist our Community Partners. Check it out!

Thank you Ashley for all you do to make the Angel Center such a success….

Thank You For Giving Us Hope for a Better Tomorrow

Learn more about all the many programs that the Angels provide to our community partners in our community. We are not only the quick responders to a child in need, but we bridge the gap for many of our community partners for the under funded or non-funded requests that are made daily.

Every month the Angels provide the Guardian ad Litem Foundation 30 Angel Birthday Bags that can be used for special occasions or first time meetings between the child and the Guardian volunteer. This program has been extremely successful and every month there is a waiting list for these bags. Children of all ages enjoy these Angel Bags filled with essentials, toys, hygiene items and a $20 gift card to buy something special.
 
We also provide the Guardian ad Litem with gas cards monthly to help these volunteers maintain this stable relationship they have with the children they advocate for.

Thanks to one of our generous Donors, Our Angel Resource Room is kept stocked for requested items like car seats, pac n plays, strollers, diapers, uniforms, school supplies, hygiene items, clothing and many other items that are requested by our community partners.

Since we are conveniently located near many of our Community Partners, it is only a phone call away to pick up items requested without any wait time.

Friends of the Children Mentoring Program relies on the Angels for school supplies, uniforms, tablets for learning, special requests and our Christmas Giving Program.

For the past several months since adding our Learning Center to our new space, FOTC have been utilizing this space for their monthly meetings in Pinellas County.

The Angels are proud to be a part of the FOTC program to assist these mentors in being the one stability in these children’s lives.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Child Protection Division has partnered with the Angels for many years. The Angels assist with items like the food pantry, car seats, pac n plays, uniforms, clothing needs for children when they are removed and just this year, we provided items for their Children’s Play Room to help make the children feel welcomed when going through such a tough time as part of our Christmas Giving Program as well as adopting 2 families for Christmas.

This year we partnered with Suncoast Voices for Children to help with some of the larger requested items like car seats and pac n plays to keep children safe. We also provided uniforms, school supplies and backpacks to assist with the many children in the foster care system.

The Kind Mouse is one of the programs that is near and dear to our hearts. Children going hungry in our community is at an all-time high and the thought of a child going to bed hungry breaks our hearts. We partnered with Gina Wilkins, Founder of The Kind Mouse, many years ago to assist with helping to feed the hungry children in our community. Child hunger has become an epidemic in our community and we are so proud to be a part of this amazing program.

The Kind Mouse is having to expand their operations with another large pantry and we are happy to be a part of their growing success.

The Angels have been providing assistance to Directions for Living for many years. Homelessness and prevention are at an all-time high in our community and the needs are great. Our Resource Room at the Angel Center has become an essential resource for Directions for Living. Our Christmas Giving Program has put smiles on the faces children and families for years. We also receive a lot of special request for families transitioning in hopes of keeping their children from removal.

Directions does so much for children at risk, families facing difficult times and children facing extreme challenges and we are proud to be a part of this organization.

The Angels have worked with Eckerd Connects, the Lead Agency in Pinellas/Pasco counties since 2008. Every year we assist with some of the needs for these children. Items like Uniforms, Pack n Plays, Car Seats, Strollers, Christmas giving, School Supplies and so much more. When a request comes our way, we always try to find a way to make it happen. Sometimes it is working with other organizations in finding ways to do matching funds depending on the type of request.

For 10 years the Angels hosted the Child Advocacy Expo as a tool for all the community leaders to have an event for networking with one another. This event became such a success over the past 10 years that it was taken over by Adoptive Related Services in 2019. The Angels participated this year to support this organization and it was such a great success. It was so wonderful to be able to pass the torch and keep an event going. The whole purpose of this event was to introduce all the community partners in our community and neighboring communities to work as a TEAM. Together we can accomplish so much more by working together.

Thank you Darla Starling for keeping the energy going!

Our famous Mad Hatter Tea Party was held annually in September to give a child a day of memories, joy and smiles. Two years ago when we opened the Angel Visitation Center, we decided to put our focus on the Center since it impacted children’s lives daily. Although we were sad to end our 7-year Mad Hatter Tea Party, we felt we could not do both. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club and our wonderful guy Angel, Allen Yergovich, the Mad Hatter Tea Party lived on. For the past two years, the Kiwanis Club has hosted this event at the Downtown Coliseum welcoming children as they run through the famous rabbit hole for a day of fun. Thank you Kiwanis for keeping this event going. We love helping and volunteering and seeing the joy in the children’s faces when they are greeted with all the fun characters and activities!

Since our journey began 13 years ago, the Sallie House has enjoyed the generosity of two amazing Angels with HUGE hearts! Many of the children in Foster Care would never know what it felt like to be treated special on their birthday or to have a party in their honor. Diana and Kerry Helinger have done just that for all these years paying attention to the details of what these children like. For years the Helingers have been the gift that keeps giving and these children have been so fortunate to have a day to carry them through their toughest times. Thank you Diana and Kerry for all you do every day in these children’s lives!

Maria Martinez Rivera and her family, This year we were part of a very special gift to a family who faced challenges and obstacles that lasted over 2 years. Recently this family of 8 was reunited but needing a great deal of assistance. Their prayers were answered thanks to one of our very generous donors who insisted on remaining anonymous with a $5000 donation to this family. The Angels also wanted to make a difference with supplies from the Resource Center and also Christmas Gifts for the entire family. It was such a good feeling to be a part of this family’s joy of being reunited. You can follow their link to learn more.

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

SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY!
Kick-off Meeting January 2020

Mark your calendar for the 2020 Blue Ribbon Gala, Saturday, April 4th, 2020. We will once again host this event at the St Pete Yacht Club, downtown St Petersburg, FL starting at 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You will not want to miss this AMAZING event! We are giving plenty of advance notice to make sure everyone can plan around this event that makes such a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7. Thank you for all your support in giving these children HOPE for a better tomorrow.

April is just around the corner and we need your help to make this event the success it has been this year! We need silent auction items, live auction items, volunteers for setting up and tearing down. This is our only event that we have annually to help us to sustain our many programs that you have just read about. As a TEAM we can make this happen for 2020!

PLEASE START WRITING YOUR REVIEWS FOR 2020! EVERY REVIEW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. WE COUNT ON YOU TO KEEP OUR TOP RATING STATUS!

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET THOSE REVIEWS IN. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND WRITE A REVIEW TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!