2018 1st Quarter Bags for Change Nominees – Plantation
Young at Art of Broward
Young At Art Museum is committed to bringing art to the underserved – children, teens, adults and seniors whose opportunities to engage with art are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, Inc.
The Boys & Girls Club of Broward provides experiences & opportunities for every child that walks through their doors. Any funding that would come from the Bags for Change program would go to scholarships for the kids. For the last two years over 80% of their seniors enroll in college. Most of their members attend title I schools, qualify for free and reduced lunch and live in single parent households earning less than $20,000 annually.
The tragedy is that in spite of scholarships and other aid they still need financial assistance. The Boys & Girls Club is hoping to fill that gap, & send more deserving teens to college.
Kids of Love Foundation
Kids of Love Foundation makes a difference in the lives of kids with needs in our community. Our foundation helps local children and families who battle with cancer and other debilitating diseases.
The Kids Can Foundation
Kids Can is based on the concept of kids helping kids. Our mission is to unlock the potential in our children by empowering them with the opportunity to give back to the community and enrich the lives of children who may be less fortunate.
The Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc. dba LifeNet4Families
LifeNet4Families is a seamless system of care for those in need in Broward County by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. donations will be used to provide food and other basic resources to people in immediate crisis, as well as people who are struggling to make ends meet and facing the difficult choice of whether to provide food for themselves and their families, or pay other necessary bills (ex. medical/prescription, utility payments, rent/mortgage, etc.).