Event Attended by Nearly 300 Guests Raises Close to $90,000

Eloise E. Rodriguez, Bristol PR & Communications, Cell. 786-326-2221, eloise@bristolpr.com
Courtenay Strickland, Florida Foster Care Review, Cell. 305-767-7324, cstrickland@fostercarereview.org


MIAMI, FL – November 3, 2014 – Florida Foster Care Review celebrated 25 years of helping to protect and advocate for children in Miami-Dade County’s foster care system while hosting its 9th Annual Claws for Kids Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL.

Attended by nearly 300 guests, this signature event raised close to $90,000 in crucial funds for the organization. Highlights included a wine reception with top Miami civic and community leaders such as Florida State Representative David Richardson, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, City of Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia, Judge Cindy Lederman and Judge William Gladstone. It also featured a raffle with sought-after prizes, including a seven (7) night cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean, as well as travel, leisure, restaurant and cultural experiences. Two young adults formerly in foster care were also present to share their experiences with luncheon attendees.

“The revenue raised through Claws for Kids is Florida Foster Care Review’s most important source of unrestricted funds,” said Candice L. Maze, Florida Foster Care Review’s Executive Director. “Our goal is to leverage our 25 years of organizational expertise to tackle some of the most pressing problems facing abused and neglected children in our community. This event allows us to launch new initiatives and to broaden our advocacy efforts on behalf of all children in our child welfare system,” added Maze.

To learn more about Florida Foster Care Review please visit, https://www.fostercarereview.org. Event sponsors included: White & Case as a Platinum Claw Sponsor along with Peggy and Doug Hudson, Fridababy & Stephanie and Michael Rosen and The Huntington Consulting Group as Gold Claw Sponsors.

About Florida Foster Care Review
Established in 1989 by a United Way committee, Florida Foster Care Review promotes the safety, well-being and long-term success of abused and neglected children in our community. Through special recruitment and training, volunteers review cases of youth in foster care to ensure they are safe and receiving needed services, intensively promoting positive outcomes. Together with child welfare professionals, Florida Foster Care Review also works to ensure that children and youth leaving the foster care system have someone they can call family. Through all its programs, Florida Foster Care Review tracks and analyzes outcomes in order to advocate for system changes that improve children’s lives.