Calendar: Holiday Toy Drive with Florida Foster Care Review

Event Description

The PAMMily is spreading some holiday cheer with the help of Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) and Bunchy Gertner for Bunchy’s 21st Annual Holiday Toy Drive.

From December 16-18, visitors who bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to children and youth in foster care will receive free admission to the museum.

Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) is a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of community volunteers to advance the safety, stability, and success of foster children by connecting them to critical services, supportive adults, and forever families. FFCR’s staff and volunteers have collected toys and supported Bunchy’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive for close to a decade. Since 1997, Bunchy has provided holiday joy to thousands of foster children and youth transitioning out of the system. With the help of her volunteer “elves,” Bunchy collects, wraps, and distributes presents to nearly 3,000 children and youth in Miami-Dade and Monroe County’s foster care system every year.

About Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR)
Since 1989, Florida Foster Care Review (FFCR) has been harnessing the power of community volunteers to advance the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children and young adults. FFCR connects these children to essential services, healthy relationships and permanent families by implementing innovative strategies and initiatives. In collaboration with our dedicated volunteers and community partners, FFCR’s core services: – the Citizen Review Panel Program and the Permanency Roundtable Program; – break down barriers and create solutions for children and youth in foster care.

Florida Foster Care Review’s Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Program works with trained volunteers who facilitate comprehensive review hearings of children in foster care and identify unmet needs. Through the CRP’s recommended orders, FFCR advocates for abused children to receive critical services and support to promote stability and overall well-being. Our Permanency Roundtable Program (PRT) engages community partners in strategic action planning for youth lingering in foster care, creating lifelong families and healthy adult connections. FFCR’s team of experienced professionals educate and support our dedicated volunteers, evaluate the effectiveness of our work and innovate new approaches to increase our positive impact on children’s lives.