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Photos from Family Resource Center Events & Programs

Back to School Backpack Drive & Volunteer Day
50 volunteers gave their time on Saturday, July 13, 2013 to help us sort supplies and stuff backpacks for school-aged children in foster care. More than 400 backpacks were put together for kids in grades kindergarten through high school.

17th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
More than 300 supporters came out to Bird Bowl on June 15, 2013 to participate in FRC’s flagship fundraising event. Participants competed for the coveted 1st through 3rd place trophies, and had the opportunity to win exciting raffle prizes and bid on local deals and delights at the silent auction. Several bowling lanes were also donated to be used by FRC clients and foster children.

Foster Parent Appreciation Picnic
Family Resource Center hosted its annual Foster Parent Appreciation Day at Tropical Park on Mother’s Day Weekend during National Foster Care Month.

Fifth Annual “Toast to Awareness” Wine Tasting Event
Close to 60 supporters came out on Friday, April 19th for the 5th Annual “Toast to Awareness” Wine Tasting. Guests enjoyed wines from Italy and Spain, provided by Berries to Wine, Inc., and helped raise awareness for child abuse and neglect as a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Ed King Art Unveiling to Support FRC
On February 9th, 2013, Family Resource Center had the honor of participating in a VIP Art Unveiling for Ed King Pop Art. Hosted by SHOTS Miami prior to the monthly Wynwood Art Walk, the event featured a poster signing, custom drinks, and a raffle benefiting FRC.

2012 Holiday Gift Drive
Thanks to the generosity of our amazing donors, this year’s Holiday Gift Drive was bigger and better than ever! We collected more than 1,000 toys and gifts for close to 600 foster children. Special thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s drive!

2012 Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive
Thanks to the support of many generous donors, Family Resource Center was able to distribute 150 food baskets, 100 hot meals, and 30 turkeys this year to our most low-income families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Because of the outpouring of support from individuals and organizations around Miami, this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was the largest and most successful to date.

National Adoption Day 2012
Family Resource Center oversaw 16 adoptions on Friday, November 16th during a National Adoption Day Ceremony held at the Miami Children’s Museum. As a part of National Adoption Month, Our Kids sponsored the annual event that saw more than 60 children adopted into forever families this year.

2012 Children’s Hero Award Gala
On Friday November 9th, close to 200 supporters gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Miami to honor Citrus Health Network’s founding President and CEO, Mario Jardon, with the 2012 Children’s Hero Award. Mr Jardon was recognized for his creation of a high quality health center that provides critical behavioral health services to children in the foster care system.

Back to School Backpack Drive Volunteer Day
31 volunteers gave their time on Saturday, July 21, 2012 to help us stuff backpacks for school-aged children in foster care. 400 backpacks were put together for kids in grades kindergarten through high school.

16th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Over 300 supporters came out to Bird Bowl on June 16, 2012 to participate in FRC’s flagship fundraising event. Participants competed for the coveted 1st through 3rd place trophies, and had the opportunity to win exciting raffle prizes and bid on local deals and delights at the silent auction. Several bowling lanes were also donated to be used by FRC clients and foster children.

Foster Parent Appreciation Picnic
Family Resource Center hosted its annual Foster Parent Appreciation Day at Zoo Miami during National Foster Care Month.

Fourth Annual “Toast to Awareness” Wine Tasting Event
Over 50 people came out to taste delicious wines from France and Italy on April 20th. Proceeds benefited FRC’s programs for kids.

Family Resource Center Hosts a Booth at the 2012 Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth during this great event in February! We passed out over 2,000 balloons to kids, raised funds for abused and neglected children in Miami-Dade, and helped spread the word about child welfare and our services.

Family Resource Center’s 2011 Holiday Gift Drive
Thanks to the support of so many generous donors, we were able to collect and distribute holiday gifts to close to 700 children this holiday season. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s drive!

H.E.L.P. Miami’s Holiday Party for Foster Children
H.E.L.P. Miami once again hosted a wonderful holiday party at Devon Aire Park, with a bounce house and other fun activities, as well as holiday gifts for the 30 foster children in attendance.

2011 Thanksgiving Food Drive
This year, we were able to deliver close to 75 food baskets and turkeys to FRC families. Many thanks goes out to all of the individuals and organizations who helped our families have an extra special holiday meal.

National Adoption Day 2011
Family Resource Center finalized eight adoptions at the National Adoption Day event hosted by Our Kids on November 18, 2011. The event took place at the Miami Children’s Museum.

2011 Children’s Hero Award Gala
On October 19, 2011 at the Conrad Hotel, with close to 200 people in attendance, Family Resource Center recognized Miami-Dade College President Dr. Eduardo Padrón with the Children’s Hero Award for his commitment to bridging the educational gap for children aging out of the foster care system. Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Award honors a community leader who has shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and access to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade.

15th Annual Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Supporters gathered at Bird Bowl in Miami on Saturday, June 11, 2011 to raise funds for Family Resource Center programs aimed at treating and preventing child abuse and neglect. Over 200 people attended the event and had the opportunity to compete in the bowling tournament, win great raffle prizes, and bid on items at the silent auction.

Family Resource Center‘s 2011 Toast to Awareness Wine Tasting
Family Resource Center hosted its Toast to Awareness Wine Tasting event at Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Coral Gables on Friday, June 3rd. Those in attendance enjoyed a selection of red and white wines and delicious hors d’ouevres. All proceeds went toward the purchase of school supplies for kids in foster care for the upcoming year.

Family Resource Center‘s 2011 Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner

On Friday, May 20th, the Family Resource Center hosted its first Foster Parent Banquet in honor of our unsung heroes. Attendees posed for formal photos, enjoyed fine dining, and danced the night away at the Renaissance Ballrooms in Miami.


Family Resource Center’s 5th Annual Spring Celebration & Egg Hunt
Despite the rain, children in foster care had a blast searching for eggs, having a picnic and getting their faces painted.

Family Resource Center hosts a Booth at Carnaval on the Mile
March, 2011

Ed King Pop Art @ Mutiny Hotel
Big thanks to our board member Ed King for hosting a beautiful networker and art party on Feb. 24, 2011.

Family Resource Center hosts a Booth at the 2011 Coconut Grove Arts Festival