Good News - November 2023

LEADING CHARITIES AND FOUNDATIONS 2023 – 2024 As we approach Thanksgiving, we’d like to introduce you to some of South Florida’s critically important charities and the passionate leaders who guide them. We’re thankful for the good work they’re doing in a wide variety of areas. Each one is making an eternal difference in our community in some way. We urge you to learn more about them and find a place where you can pitch in or offer encouragement. New This Year: We are including leading industry third party vetting and organization ratings to aid donor transparency from GuiderStar/Candid, Charity Navigator and ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Kevin Enders, President and CEO 4KIDS 4KIDS is committed to providing hope, homes and healing to children and families in crisis. Since 1997, 4KIDS has served nearly 30,000 children and adults in Broward, Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and Southwest Florida Based in Fort Lauderdale Established: 1997 ECFA Accredited Please Click Ad Page 31 Nidia M Sica MSW, Executive Director Shepherd Care Ministries, Inc. d/b/a Adoption by Shepherd Care Adoption by Shepherd Care exists to provide competent and compassionate adoption services to birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, and children needing a forever family. Based in Hollywood, FL Established: 1980 Please Click Ad Page 41 Joyce Lello Feldman, President and CEO Big Children’s Foundation, Inc. BiG Children's Foundation exists to improve the quality of life of vulnerable teens by restoring their health, training them to be self-sufficient, and providing the education, skills and professional development they need to succeed. Based in Fort Lauderdale Established: 2015 GuideStar / Candid Gold Seal of Transparency Please Click Ad Page 32 Chris Gentile, Co-CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Based in Fort Lauderdale Established: 1965 Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating 11 years in a row