About CHILDNET

ChildNet is the not-for-profit Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency responsible for the child welfare system in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. ChildNet services include foster home management, family strengthening, shelter and group home care, and adoption support services. ChildNet serves about 1,900 children in Broward and 1,700 children in Palm Beach County at any given time.

FOSTER CARE STATISTICS:

  • In the U.S. 400,540 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system.  115,000of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 40% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.
    Source: AFCARS Report, No. 19
  • The average time a child waits in the foster system, once biological rights are terminated, is almost 2 years. The average age of these children is 9 years old.
  • 15,000orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year, 10% committed suicide5,000were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years.

Each year, over 27,000 youth “age out” of foster care without the emotional and financial support necessary to succeed.  This number has steadily risen over the past decade.  Nearly 40% had been homeless or couch surfed, nearly 60% of young men had been convicted of a crime, and only 48% were employed.  75% of women and 33% of men receive government benefits to meet basic needs.  50% of all youth who aged out were involved in substance use and 17% of the females were pregnant.

Source: Fostering Connections

  • States spent a mere 1.2-1.3% of available federal fundson parent recruitment and training services even though 22% of children in foster care had adoption as their goal.
    Source: Adoption Advocate No. 6: Parent Recruitment and Training: A Crucial, Neglected Child
  • Over three yearsis the average length of time a child waits to be adopted in foster care.  Roughly 55%of these children have had three or more placements.  An earlier study found that 33% of children had changed elementary schools five or more times, losing relationships and falling behind educationally.
    Source: AFCARS Report, No. 19

CHILDNET’S MISSION & VISION:

  • ChildNet’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities we serve. Our vision is to lead every child in our care to safety, permanence, and stability.
  • As ChildNet continues to provide services to children and families, we rely on community support to help provide the same access to opportunities as our own children. With funding and in kind donations we are able to pay for graduation cap and gowns, photos, college tours, camps for kids throughout the year and emergency funds.

HOW CAN YOU HELP:

SFL Media Firm has partnered up with ChildNet to bring awareness in our community to this crisis. Learning about what this agency and so many others do for so many children made us want to help.

Many children in foster care have very little to call their own. Everything from back-to-school supplies, toys, suitcases or bookbags, and basic toiletries are all needed by foster care organizations around the world. That is why SFL Media has  organized a drive to collect as many back-to-school supplies for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year for the kids at ChildNet.

We have set up a website with a registry of school supplies that the children at ChildNet will need for the upcoming school year. We are reaching out to all of our clients, friends, and family to help us reach our goal, to give these children a positive start to the school year in an already strange time that we are going through. Your purchase big or small will truly make a huge impact on these children’s lives.

OUR GOAL:

Our goal this year is to try and purchase bookbags and school supplies for the upcoming school year for 25 kids in each grade stating with Kindergarten all the way to the 12th grade.

OUR GOAL: Kindergarten 25 Bookbags:

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of school glue
  • 25 boxes of crayons 24 pack
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 package washable markets 8 pack
  • 25 pairs of Fiskars blunt tip scissors
  • 25 pencil box/pouches
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 75 plastic pocket folders with brads
  • 25 bookbags

OUR GOAL: 1st Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 boxes of crayons 24 pack
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 package washable markets 8 pack
  • 25 pairs of Fiskars blunt tip scissors
  • 25 pencil box/pouches
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 25 pack of colored pencils
  • 50 wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
  • 75 plastic pocket folders with brads
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 75 pocket folders
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

 

OUR GOAL: 2nd Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 package washable markets 8 pack
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 25 pairs of Fiskars blunt tip scissors
  • 25 pencil box/pouches
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 25 pack of colored pencils
  • 50 wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
  • 75 plastic pocket folders with brads
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 75 pocket folders
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 3rd  Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 25 pairs of Fiskars blunt tip scissors
  • 25 pencil case/ pouches
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 rulers
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 25 packs of colored pencils
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper
  • 50 wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
  • 100 pocket folders
  • 200 broad tip markers
  • 25 basic calculators
  • 25 highlighters
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 4th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil case/ pouches
  • 25 packs of lined paper
  • 25 packs of plain paper
  • 25 red pens
  • 25 rulers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 50 pink erasers
  • 50 blue pens
  • 200 line wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
  • 25 rulers
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 25 packs of colored pencils
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 25 basic calculators
  • 25 highlighters
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 5th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 box tissues
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pairs of pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 packs of plain paper
  • 25 red pens
  • 25 rulers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 blue pens
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 pink erasers
  • 50 packs of lined paper
  • 200 lined wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
  • 25 basic calculators
  • 25 highlighters
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 6th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 box tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 packs of index cards
  • 25 packs of map colored pencils
  • 25 packs of subject dividers
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 blue pens
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packages of lined notebook paper
  • 50 red pens
  • 75 highlighters
  • 100 lined composition notebooks
  • 150 pocket folders
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 7th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 box tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 packs of index cards
  • 25 pack map colored pencils
  • 25 pack of subject dividers
  • 25 pack of plain copy paper
  • 25 pack washable felt markers
  • 25 pack of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 blue pens
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 50 red pens
  • 75 highlighters
  • 100 lined composition notebooks
  • 150 pocket folders
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 8th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 agenda book/student planner
  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of index cards
  • 25 packs of pencil crayons or pencils
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 25 stable removers
  • 25 staples
  • 25 Thesaurus
  • 25 white erasers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 250 blue pens
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 75 highlighters
  • 75 red pens
  • 100 lined composition notebooks
  • 200 subject dividers
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 9th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 agenda book/student planner
  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of index cards
  • 25 packs of pencil crayons or pencils
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 25 stable removers
  • 25 staples
  • 25 Thesaurus
  • 25 white erasers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 250 blue pens
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 75 highlighters
  • 75 red pens
  • 200 subject dividers
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 10th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 agenda book/student planner
  • 25 bottles of white out
  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of index cards
  • 25 packs of pencil crayons or pencils
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 25 stable removers
  • 25 staples
  • 25 Thesaurus
  • 25 white erasers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 250 blue pens
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 75 highlighters
  • 75 red pens
  • 200 subject dividers
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 11th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 agenda book/student planner
  • 25 bottles of white out
  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of index cards
  • 25 packs of pencil crayons or pencils
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 25 stable removers
  • 25 staples
  • 25 Thesaurus
  • 25 white erasers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 250 blue pens
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 75 highlighters
  • 75 red pens
  • 200 subject dividers
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

OUR GOAL: 12th Grade 25 Bookbags

  • 25 agenda book/student planner
  • 25 bottles of white out
  • 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 25 bottles of white glue
  • 25 boxes of tissues
  • 25 pairs of scissors
  • 25 pencil cases/pouches
  • 25 pencil sharpeners
  • 25 pink erasers
  • 25 pack of index cards
  • 25 packs of pencil crayons or pencils
  • 25 packs of plain copy paper
  • 25 packs of washable felt markers
  • 25 packs of wipes
  • 25 pocket dictionaries
  • 25 rulers
  • 25 scientific calculators
  • 25 stable removers
  • 25 staples
  • 25 Thesaurus
  • 25 white erasers
  • 250 pocket folders
  • 250 blue pens
  • 300 #2 pencils
  • 50 1” binders
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 50 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 75 highlighters
  • 75 red pens
  • 200 subject dividers
  • 75 mechanical pencils
  • 25 bookbags
  • 25 masks

“We want to take a moment and thank each individual and company that took the time to donate school supplies to the kids at ChildNet. We are forever grateful and all of your donations will be going to the kids in foster care for all ages. Thank you again”

Patrick Zarrelli of SFL Media Firm
David Krbec
Michael Espada of John L. Scott Real Estate
Robert Orban of Cresa South Florida
New Miami Realty, Inc.
Denise Castro of The Virtual Mom Collective
Odalys Quevedo of The Virtual Mom Collective
Randy Church of Randy’s Air Conditioning

THANK YOU!

We want to thank you for your support in helping us reach our goal. As a community it is our job that anytime we are able to do so we help out those less fortunate than us and your donation to ChildNet means everything. So thank you again for your help! Please if you are able to, share this fundraiser with anyone that you think would like to participate and please let us know if you donate! We would like to acknowledge everyone, individual or business who has helped us reach our goal!