Donate to Kids Central - Care for Abused, Neglected and Abandoned Children and Their Families


$130 donated
$203 more needed

This fundraiser closed 4 months ago

During 2012, almost 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in Circuit 5 – Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties were reported to The Department of Children and Families. Kids Central, Inc. is the not-for-profit agency selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Circuit 5. Kids Central strives to develop and manage a child-centered, community-based system of care for these children and their families. The agency is committed to promoting the welfare of children through abuse/neglect prevention services, in-home care, foster care and adoption.

For four years, Kids Central has launched its child abuse prevention campaign, End Kids' Tears, every April in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Through education and awareness building, End Kids' Tears works to stifle the cycle of abuse. To have a greater impact, Kids Central has partnered with Devereux and The Department of Children and Families to execute End Kids' Tears 2013. Furthermore, prevention efforts will be extended throughout the year.

For the first time, a large-scale pinwheel garden will be plated to draw attention to the epidemic of child abuse. The Cunningham Funeral Home in West Ocala and The Paddock Mall have graciously donated space to host the 1,500 pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we need your help sponsoring the garden.

Your support will help make this campaign as effective as possible for the community and the children.  Please consider reaching out to help support End Kids' Tears through sponsorships and donations. Sponsors will be recognized in on our website, through social media, and in our three newsletters. 

Sponsor levels are as follows:

Copper: $100   Bronze: $200  Silver: $500  Gold: $1,000 and above  

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