SFPA is hosting a special Thanksgiving charity drive and dinner for WINGS South Florida, a Miami non-profit community based program for at-risk adjudicated young women ages 14-19 who are pregnant or already mothers.
WINGS South Florida provides an opportunity for these girls to remain with their babies instead of being separated from them as they would be in a regular juvenile justice facility. WINGS South Florida is one of 57 programs in 8 states affiliated with AMIkids which is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Their Personal Growth Model of service delivery combines education, treatment, behavior modification and experiential learning opportunities to provide a holistic, comprehensive approach to the needs of young women. These efforts have resulted in over 95% of program participants experiencing a successful transition back into their community.
The Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Please consider joining us for this special event, either in person (register here online) or through your contributions. Needed items are listed below, and can be dropped off at one of 4 convenient locations by Wednesday, November 16th, or if you would prefer to make a monetary donation, SFPA will purchase needed items on your behalf.
Baby Items Needed:
Good Start formula
baby clothes (new and gently used)
alcohol free wipes
foam changing pads for the changing station
Mother Items Needed (teen girl sizes/motifs):
sneakers in various sizes
colorful youthful twin sheets and beddings
Other fun ideas include:
Gift certificates from stores
gift certificates for hair and nails
Passes or tickets to shows, or parks, like the Metro Zoo, Coral Castle, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, http://www.smdcac.org/ or the Adrian Arsht Center http://www.arshtcenter.org.
Monetary donations can also be made by sending your check made payable to: SFPA, c/o SFPA Thanksgiving, P.O. Box 31-0745, Miami, Florida 33231-0745. Your donations will be used to purchase needed items and given to the residents at the time of the dinner.
Drop off locations for the items are:
|Wilson Elser Moskowitz
Edelman & Dicker LLP
Attn: Vivian Fusco, CP
100 SE Second Street
Miami, Florida 33131
Attn: Jessica A. Giraldo, Paralegal
1200 Brickell Avenue
(The Morton Bldg)
Miami, Florida 33131
|Marcos Rothman Scharf
Valdes Nguyen & Goldstein, P.L.
Attn: Karen R. George, FRP
7633 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33143
|Duane Morris LLP
Attn: Lisa Vessels, CP, FRP
200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Thanksgiving Event Chair