Good News - December 2022

OUT AND ABOUT 64 December 2022 Good News • South Florida edition On Friday, November 11th 4KIDS celebrated 25 years of serving over 30,000 lives! It was a memorable evening to honor our past, while reaching to grow beyond! We paid tribute to our founders, heard stories of success and enjoyed musical performances by Mike Donehey and Austin French. It was a beautiful celebration to propel 4KIDS into the next 25 years of impacting thousands more children and families in need. Learn more at Strikeforce 421 announced this season’s ministry semi-finalists during their “Gather and Give” breakfast held on Giving Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with a sold-out crowd. Strikeforce 421 is a women’s giving circle dedicated to radical, lifechanging generosity, which has donated more than $1 million to local Christian charities since its inception. By pooling their resources together, women have found they can make a greater impact in meeting the needs of our community. Each Strikeforce 421 pledge partner contributes $1,000 or more a year and all the funds are pooled together and given away annually to ministries that proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as a part of what they do. This year’s semi-finalists include Sonrise Mission, Hearts for Moms, Youth For Christ Fort Lauderdale, Grace Place School and Many But One. Strikeforce 421 hopes to raise $237,000 to fully fund their grant requests by the Spring Grant Award Celebration on March 16. If you would like to become a pledge partner or give a one-time gift of any amount, visit to learn more. Strikeforce 421 Announces Grant Semi-Finalists at “Gather and Give” 4KIDS celebrates 25 Years with Benefit Concert Mike Donehey Dede Lomenick, emcee, prays over grant semi-finalists