Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424
Often we think of orphans as children who live in third world countries, those whose images we see on television or in the newspaper. But they’re not just around the globe, they’re also right here in our own backyard. On any given day in South Florida, there are three to four thousand “temporary orphans” in foster care. Imagine how children must feel when they’re removed from their homes, often with nothing more than the clothes on their back and a garbage bag filled with whatever they were able to quickly pack. These children are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and showered with love. So whether it’s a child who is a victim of abuse or neglect, a teenager rejected by his family, or a young girl who is pregnant and alone, from the moment they come into our care, we provide support, encouragement, and direction. Our Vision: A Home for Every Child in Crisis Core Values: Sacrifice::: Serving with the heart of God,whatever the cost. Perseverance::: Never giving up on a child. Integrity::: In everything, above reproach. Compassion::: Walking with children on their path to redemption. Excellence::: Giving our best to those in need.
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Are you a young professional with a passion to make a difference? Young Advocate 4KIDS (YA4K) is a membership-based group of individuals who meet monthly to plan fundraisers, organize service projects, and put on social events to benefit 4KIDS. To learn more, visit 4KIDS.us/engage/youngadvocates.

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This beautiful family is a perfect picture of what 4KIDS is all about! The Grothe's have been faithful Defenders in the Treasure Coast for four years. By making a monthly contribution to 4KIDS, they help ensure that the children we serve have their basic needs met. To join in their efforts, visit 4KIDS.us/Defender today.

Thank you so much to all our #4KIDSGals who came out to our Galentine’s Day Brunches today across the six counties we serve in! Because of you, we can continue to empower the next generation of women and help provide hope, homes, and healing to all the ladies in our care. ♥️

We are grateful for every one of the ladies that came to join us for an afternoon full of food and fun! Special thanks to our different sponsors for the event: JAG Aero Solutions, Hayes Locums, Bass Underwriters, 4KIDS Board Members, Broten Garage Door Sales, Susan Rindley of Sotheby's Int'l Realty, and Marker.

Wishing all our 4KIDS friends and families a wonderful day today, full of love and happiness!

Did you know? Self-regulation is your body’s ability to calm itself down. It is not something that we are born with, and has to be taught to us in the first three years of life. Some children however, face challenges in this area, but there are many tools to help! Some of the 4KIDS Clinical Team’s favorite techniques include having kids use weighted blankets, chewelry, stress balls, or fidget spinners to help avoid meltdowns. With time and repetition, these tools can become life-savers to help kids self-regulate.

"It's simple: we can, so we do." Today we're excited to share a blog post with you that one of our 4KIDS foster parents wrote! Tiese and Jason have been fostering with 4KIDS for over five years and are strong advocates for kids. We're thankful for families like them who inspire us to live and love generously every day. Read Tiese's story here: https://buff.ly/2WxRbjt

Statewide, only 4% of youth who have aged-out of foster care take advantage of the free college tuition available to them. Today, we celebrate the fact that 50% of 4KIDS’ current independent living residents are enrolled in a local community college or trade school. We are so proud of them!

Ladies! We're only six days away from our Galentine's Day Brunch! Tickets are still available for Broward's event, only $35/each! We can't wait to see you there. Register now at 4KIDS.us/Galentines_Landing.

A big thank you to our Publix shoppers who participated in the Food for All campaign a couple months ago, and to Publix associates for their enthusiasm at the registers during the campaign. Yesterday, we received the proceeds from this campaign and are incredibly blessed by your generosity!

Do you desire to meet the tangible needs of kids in foster care? For just $30 a month, you can help to ensure that every child in 4KIDS' care has their basic needs met. Champion the cause and provide a constant source of hope, homes, and healing today! To become a Defender, visit 4KIDS.us/Defender.

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