Hoteliers, Realtors Team To Help Homeless Children
By Space Coast Daily // September 20, 2014
FORMED Brevard Children in Need Committee
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County School Board has identified over 1,600 children in our community who are homeless with no permanent place to call home.
In 2012 when the Space Coast Association of Realtors learned these staggering numbers, they decided, as community leaders, to take action and the Brevard Children in Need Committee was formed.
In partnership with the Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association, we held our first fundraiser at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel to benefit these children through the Brevard Schools Foundation.
“In the past two years, we’ve successfully raised over $100,000 to meet the specific needs of these children,” said RE/MAX Elite Broker-Associate Steve Romano.
“A portion of the funds raised have also been given to the Take Stock in Children Program, providing scholarships to many qualified homeless students.
Our goal is to raise money and bring community awareness to this horrific situation and not let these children that are right here, in our own backyard, feel like they’ve been left behind or forgotten about. We have been able to provide basic items for daily life and for school, such as school supplies, shoes, clothing, refurbished laptops, public transportation to and from school or tutoring, summer camps, and much more!
As a father of two young daughters, I can’t fathom that one of their classmates would not have a home to go to, this is such a great charity.”
The Space Coast Association of Realtors’ goal this year is to raise $75,000. Many business and community leaders. along with private individuals. recognize the need to help these children.
Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. We are grateful to have any donation that you can give and thank you in advance for your consideration as our community comes together to Help a Child Go Form Helpless to Hopeful!”
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