Monday, Nov. 3rd, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Joe’s Stone Crab, Featuring Two Speakers Who Will Share Their Experience of Growing Up In the Foster Care System

Eloise E. Rodriguez, Bristol PR & Communications, Cell. 786-326-2221,

Courtenay Strickland, Florida Foster Care Review, Cell. 305-767-7324,

Help a child, eat at Joe's!

Help a child, eat at Joe’s!

MIAMI, FL – September 30, 2014 – Now celebrating 25 years of helping to protect and advocate for children in Miami-Dade County’s foster care system, Florida Foster Care Review will host its 9th Annual Claws for Kids Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Attended by more than 300 guests, this signature event is expected to help raise more than $60,000 in crucial funds. Highlights include a wine reception with top Miami civic and community leaders, as well as a raffle featuring a seven (7) night cruise to the Caribbean courtesy of Royal Caribbean (terms and conditions apply). Raffle prizes also include travel, leisure, restaurant and cultural experiences. Young adults formerly in foster care will 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,” Candice added.

To learn more about Florida Foster Care Review or to purchase tickets, please visit, Tickets are $200 per person and are still available. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adriana Oliva at 786-252-9920 or Event sponsors include: 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.