SFPA is hosting a special Thanksgiving charity drive and dinner for WINGS South Florida, a Miami non-profit community based program for at-risk adjudicated young women ages 14-19 who are pregnant or already mothers.
WINGS South Florida provides an opportunity for these girls to remain with their babies instead of being separated from them as they would be in a regular juvenile justice facility. WINGS South Florida is one of 57 programs in 8 states affiliated with AMIkids which is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Their Personal Growth Model of service delivery combines education, treatment, behavior modification and experiential learning opportunities to provide a holistic, comprehensive approach to the needs of young women. These efforts have resulted in over 95% of program participants experiencing a successful transition back into their community.
The Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Please consider joining us for this special event, either in person (register here online) or through your contributions. Unfortunately, men cannot volunteer at this event, but we can use all the "manpower" to gather donations!
Needed items are listed below, and can be dropped off at one of 3 convenient locations by Tuesday, November 13th, or if you would prefer to make a monetary donation, SFPA will purchase needed items on your behalf.
Baby bath tub, Diapers 3 months and up, Good start formula, Bottles, nipples, pacifiers, teething rings, Front packs & slings, Diaper bags, Breast pumps, High chair, Baby Books, baby clothing, strollers (for youth to take home), bouncy chair (for youth to take home) , Boppys (for youth to take home),
Adopt a mother baby room:
Girly twin bedding including: bed skirt, mattress pad, top & bottom sheet, comforter/quilt, blanket, pillow & case, pillow protectors,
Crib bedding: receiving blankets, baby blankets, crib sheets, changing pad cover
Girly appropriate PJs
Khaki Maternity pants
Active Wear/Work out pants
Other fun ideas include:
Gift certificates from stores
gift certificates for hair and nails
Passes or tickets to shows, or parks, like the Metro Zoo, Coral Castle, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, http://www.smdcac.org/ or the Adrian Arsht Center http://www.arshtcenter.org.
Monetary donations can also be made by sending your check made payable to: SFPA, c/o SFPA Thanksgiving, P.O. Box 31-0745, Miami, Florida 33231-0745. Your donations will be used to purchase needed items and given to the residents at the time of the dinner.
Drop off locations for the items are:
|Wilson Elser Moskowitz
Edelman & Dicker LLP
Attn: Vivian Fusco, CP
100 SE Second Street
Miami, Florida 33131
Brydger & Porras, LLP
Attn: Jennifer Patti, FRP
100 NE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
|Duane Morris LLP
Attn: Lisa Vessels, CP, FRP
200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Thanksgiving Event Chair