Guardians For New Futures (GFNF) is a registered Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1991 to provide support for abused, abandoned and neglected children. GFNF’s mission expanded in 2011 to raise awareness with regard to the alarming number of children who are maltreated and how individuals can help to protect children from further harm. GFNF conducts numerous workshops and training sessions throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee regarding issues impacting our children, as well as, Save Our Children Annual Conference. While topics and workshops are constantly updated sessions have included Recognizing Child Maltreatment, Reporting abuse and neglect, Drugs of 2012, Domestic Violence, Social networking, Cyber Bullying, Gangs, Eating Disorders, Preventing Teen Suicide, Drug Endangered Children and many more in the works.
GFNF also directly supports children by providing back to school supplies through Kits4Kids Back to School Drive, personalized gifts during the holiday season through GFNF Angel Holiday Gift Drive and assistance and resources to children throughout the year as needed.
Guardians For New Futures (GFNF) mission is to:
- Increase community awareness regarding the maltreatment of children and child deaths due to abuse and neglect.
- Educate our community and bring awareness on issues concerning children.
- Provide assistance and resources to meet the needs of children.
- Support the needs of Guardian ad Litem volunteers.
How Can I Help?
GFNF is a totally volunteer non-profit organization and, as such, has many opportunities available. Assistance is needed for, but not limited to, administrative help, creating press releases, website maintenance, social media, grant writing, Kits4Kids Back to School Drive, and GFNF Holiday Gift Drive. All skills, talents and backgrounds can be of significant help to GFNF and our children.
Make a Donation:
Donations are needed throughout the year to help provide for various needs and assistance for the children.
Participate and support GFNF’s programs established to help the children:
- Kits4Kids Back to School Drive:
A $25.00 donation provides a school backpack and kit full of supplies to our children. The kits not only give them good quality, contemporary supplies, it also gives them confidence and pride as they start the new school year. New school supplies are exciting for students. Clean, fresh notebooks, markers crayons all help get kids excited about school and eager to learn. It is so important that every child is on equal footing the first day of school.
For many children, school may be their only hope, a place where they have friends, caring teachers, and can feel good about their accomplishments – a safe and nurturing environment.
- GFNF Holiday Gift Drive:
Individuals and organizations are asked each holiday season to 'sponsor' a child or children by fulfilling a child's 'wish list'. Children complete their 'wish list' which may include toys or gifts, but frequently include basics needs such as clothes, shoes, p.js, etc. The 'wish list' is then sent to the 'sponsor' to help fill. Sponsorship is solely up to the generosity of the individual. Schools, parents, organizations, HOAs, dentists' and doctors' offices, clubs and more, collectively sponsor a child or children to enjoy the gift of giving. Donations are also accepted to help provide gifts for the children who may not have received a 'sponsor' during the holidays.