THE 10TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
THE ANGELS ENDED THEIR FINAL EXPO IN A BIG WAY!
WE ACCOMPLISHED OUR GOAL TO BRING OUR
COMMUNITY PARTNERS TOGETHER
TO WORK AS A TEAM MAKING A BIGGER DIFFERENCE
IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7
BUT IT GETS BETTER AS YOU READ ON….
WE ARE PASSING THE TORCH
There is nothing better than to plant a seed and watch it grow. The Angels had a vision 10 years ago to find ways to get to know our community leaders and assess the needs of the children and youth we serve in the child welfare system. We also wanted to bring everyone together in one room and introduce them to the many resources available in our community in an effort to strengthen our partners ability to grow as well with their mission. We felt that working together as a TEAM would benefit the children, youth and families in the child welfare system. Our vision became a reality with the Child Advocacy Expo. This event has been effective in helping our partners network with one another, find ways to combine their efforts, eliminate duplication, identify solutions, and finding common ground that impacts our children in a much bigger way. Over the past 10 years this event has evolved to include not only our community partners, but also includes the organizations and businesses who provide funding by allowing one on one introductions; we have opened our doors to include students who are looking for possible employment opportunities within the system. This Expo has become a valuable resource in our community! After our 10 year journey, we feel we accomplished our goal and we now want to find new ways to make a difference in the community.
October 12th, 2018, was our last Child Advocacy Expo! BUT! Within minutes of this announcement, we were approached by Dora Starling with the Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association that they would like to take the Expo over. it was a bittersweet moment for the Angels, but there is no greater compliment than to have a program continue on with new blood and new excitement! Thank you Dora for keeping our legacy alive and you can count on the Angels to help in any way we can. Sandy Kearney
Special thanks to Nicole Spinelli for chairing this event for 10 years and to all those helping Angels that show up and meet and greet our guests.
ANOTHER FANTASTIC BREWHAHA!!
WHAT A NIGHT OF ENJOYMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT HOSTED BY THE AMAZING BREWHAHA FOUNDATION. THEY CAST THEIR FINAL SPELL WITH A NIGHT TO REMEMBER FOR YEARS TO COME. ON BEHALF OF ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC. WE WANT TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF SUPPORT TO THE ANGELS AND SELECTING THE ANGELS AS YOUR CHARITY OF CHOICE FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, RIGHT TO THE END… WE ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE FINAL NUMBERS AND WILL KEEP EVERYONE POSTED! SPECIAL THANKS TO PHIL AND MICHELE FARLEY FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT AT THEIR BEAUTIFUL MANSION MAKING THIS EVENT SPECTACULAR.
THANK YOU BREWHAHA FOR TOUCHING SO MANY LIVES FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS. THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS COMMUNITY.
CALLING ALL ANGELS…
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH 2018
KICK-OFF TO OUR CHRISTMAS GIVING
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Pasadena Community Church, Life Enrichment Center
227 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL
Dear Angels, our October Meeting was a great meeting in spite of Hurricane Michael. WE had a lot of last minute cancellations, but we had a lot of new faces that filled the room. The Angels are thriving and growing every day. Thank you so much for helping us make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.
The Focus for our November Meeting will be gearing up for our Annual Christmas Giving. The Angels make magic for hundreds of children who need a little magic in their lives, the children we advocate for 24/7. For many of these children we give them a day to remember for years to come and HOPE for a better tomorrow. In order for us to accomplish this huge task, we need your help! Christmas is just around the corner and their is a lot of preparation and plans to make this magic happen….We put a lot of smiles on the faces of children in our community who often have little to smile about. We cannot possibly create these special memories and smiles without you, so please set time aside from your busy schedules to attend our November Meeting to see how you can help. Last year we did over 300 children and that is really outstanding but there are so many children who never will get the real meaning of Christmas without our generous hearts.
PLEASE RSVP and try to make our meeting. If anyone has any new business to bring to the meeting, this is a great way to stay connected and keep our members engaged.
Please click below to rsvp with a YES or a NO
so I can make sure the room is set up.
We look forward to seeing you. Bring a Friend to join in the fun of the MAGIC we make in children’s lives.
ANGELS CHRISTMAS GIVING
ANGELS ON THE MOVE
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT BABY COURT
PINELLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
To: Angels Against Abuse
From: The Honorable Judge Todd, Early Childhood Court
Angels Against Abuse wanted to give back by creating a space for children and families within Early Childhood Court to have positive interactions while at court waiting for hearings and Family Team Meetings. The Angel’s Corner will allow families to have a warm, safe, fun environment to see and play with their children. Equipped with movies, books, and sensory toys as well as beautiful colors and an inspirational theme and the Angel’s Corner helps to encourage this positive interaction. Early Childhood Court is a specialty court within the 6th Judicial Circuit, that serves families involved in the Dependency System with children ages 0-5, using a trauma informed, child centered approach. Early Childhood Court recognizes that any opportunity for children to have a quality interaction with their parent works to secure the bond and attachment that they share and increases the likelihood for reunification and timely permanency for the children that we serve. Thank you so much to the Angels for sprinkling your dust over the children and families at the Courthouse
ANGEL MAKING MAGIC
DIRECTIONS FOR LIVING – TAMPA LOCATION
A message from April – I felt more excited than I anticipated – it is simply beautiful. It is even more than I had hoped for and accomplished my goal of the room feeling like there were several different spaces to visit all with in the same room!
I will never be able to thank the Angels enough for what they have done and for being such a wonderful support to me and the children we serve. I have asked myself “what have I done to deserve the angels?” And I have asked myself “where have the Angels been all my life”.
Your Angels are true angels – and I am grateful everyday for all your organization does for children!:
Directions For Living
FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT
ANGEL WALL OF FAME DONATIONS
Thank you Derby Lane, Richard Winning and Steve Hlas for your continued support to our organization. Thanks to your support we can continue to give the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 HOPE for a better tomorrow. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us to help them!
Sandy Kearney, Founder
Angels Against Abuse, Inc.
Thank you to The Broadrick Family Foundation for your support to the Angels. It is only thanks to your generosity that the Angel Resource Room is stocked for the many requests that come our way for the children and youth we advocate for every day. The Angels give HOPE for a better tomorrow and if it weren’t for individuals and organizations like the Broadrick Family Foundation, we would be unable to make the difference that we make. Thank you for helping us to help them!
Sandy Kearney, Founder
Angels Against Abuse, Inc.
A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, CPI DIVISION, FOR PROVIDING TABLETS TO OUR CHILDREN. THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A TREAT FOR THE TIME THESE CHILDREN HAVE TO BE IN TRANSIT WITH NOTHING TO DO. FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU…
The tablets Angels donated have been so helpful. We had to transport a child to a relative in Miami yesterday and it kept her happy and entertained during the 4 hour drive. We also have a low functioning autistic child on another case who loves to use it during visits. Before bringing out the tablet, he was hitting the walls and himself, part of his typical behaviors. Please let Sandy know they are going to good use. J
Family Support Worker Supervisor
Child Protection Investigator Supervisor
Child Protection Investigation Division
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
2018 – YES WE DID IT!
THANK YOU ANGELS FOR WRITING YOUR REVIEWS!
WE DID IT AGAIN! 2018/ TOP RATED NON-PROFIT –
ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE…. GO ANGELS!
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 AT [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!
BLUE RIBBON GALA 2019
APRIL 27TH 2019
ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:30 PM TO 11:00 PM
Mark This Date On Your Calendar
Our Annual Blue Ribbon Gala will be doing something a little different in 2019. Our Gala will be a Masquerade Ball! Start your search now for that perfect mask to grace our evening with. As the year unfolds the Angels will provide all the details about next year’s amazing Gala.
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
November 13th , 2018 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Angel Meeting – Pasadena Community Church
Life Enrichment Center- 227 70th Street So
St Petersburg, FL
December 12th , 2018 – 8:30 am -10:00 am
Angel Christmas Giving Celebration
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue, St Pete, FL
April 27th , 2019 – 6:30 pm -11:00 pm
Annual Blue Ribbon Gala, Masquerade Ball
St Pete Yacht Club
Details to Follow
Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, often a teacher or a volunteer whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression. In all likelihood, it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better. God Bless our Volunteers!