Tallahassee Press Release in Honor of Our First Successful Fundraiser!

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Reading for a good cause

Five-year-old raises $800 to help local children

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 27, 2011—Children’s Home Society of Florida’s North Central Division received a $800 donation from local 5-year-old Michael “Mikey” Rubin, who raised the money during a two-week independent read-a-thon.

With a heart to help less fortunate children, Mikey contacted businesses and individuals throughout the country to sponsor his read-a-thon, during which he read 50 books in two weeks to raise the funds.

“When we heard about Mikey’s fundraising project and learned of his desire to help other children, we were thrilled,” says Sean Pittman, Children’s Home Society of Florida Board Chair. “Mikey’s donation will directly help children in need, and we hope his heart for philanthropy continues to grow.”

Pittman accepted the $800 donation at the local Children’s Home Society of Florida office. The money will benefit the adoption program at Children’s Home Society of Florida to help create forever families for children in need.


Handing over "the check" to CHS of Florida

 About Children’s Home Society of Florida

Created in 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is the oldest and largest statewide private not-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida. The North Central Division, established in 1964, serves nearly 5,000 children and families in the Big Bend each year through a full spectrum of prevention and intervention programs. Services include foster care, adoption, child development, emergency shelters, residential group homes, independent and transitional living for teens, parent education, counseling, mentoring, treatment for developmentally disabled children, and more. CHS, which served more than 126,000 children and families throughout the state in 2009-2010, is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and offers services in more than 100 locations by more than 1,500 staff members dedicated to providing child-focused, family-centered care. CHS is the sixth largest of more than 1,200 private organizations currently accredited and/or in process of accreditation in North America (US and Canada). 



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