THANK YOU FOR HELPING RFL Youth Know They Are Not Forgotten


The former foster youth and their children attending the drive through party at RFL talked non-stop about their Ready for Life Family. The family they were referring to includes each and every one of you.


There were tears; some shed in pure joy and some from lingering difficult memories of Christmas’ past. And then, there were hope-filled smiles. They were NOT forgotten, and they won’t be as long as we’re around!


We heard again and again how special, and in many cases surprised they felt to be remembered at the Holidays. 


One young man said: “I can’t believe you didn’t forget me. There’s a present here for ME?”


Another young Mom beamed as she watched her daughter get on her first bike.


We know Covid threw a whole lot of chaos into your plans this year, and because of your determination, it couldn’t stop Christmas at Ready for Life.

Thank you to all of the contributors and volunteers, and especially the World Famous Ready for Life “Pantry Ladies” Kate Linde (Chief Elf in Charge), Lou Ann Lee, and Joanie Riley for your tireless efforts to make the Holidays Bright for the former foster youth and their families at RFL.


Special Thanks to:

 Bay Care & Feeding Tampa Bay

Porsche Club of Tampa Bay

Mike Brown and the Santa’s Angels

Lutheran Church of the Cross


Diamond Media Solutions

First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin

St. Petersburg Sunset Rotary Club

Rita Becchetti and her Book Club

Gail & Creating U Coaching

Grace Riggs

Mary Pat McLain

Therese Kienast/Radical Leadership

Joyce Keller, Kay Brown & the 

Gamma Omega Master Chapter of Sigma Phi

Karen Falconer & her Book Club

Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club

Suncoast Kingfish Classic

Terry & Kay Farner

RBC Capital Markets

Denise Rodriguez

Christian Television Network

Judy Dube’

Collette Dilley

Terry Lee

Tammy Leventis/MailCo

Kenny & Michelle Brown

Heather Cole & Garry Lafferty

Woody’s Watersports

Beach Brain

Janet M Goldin

Patricia McGovern

Christopher Arsenault

Sharon Lardieri

Christine Schumaker

Christine Lippert

Lorraine Prinz

Donna Yarbrough

Faith Welch

Kierra Coach

Karen Eberts

Jamelle Connor

Cornelia Ryniker

Lizzie Pierret

Anne Condor

Traci Greene

 Suzanne Zsiga

Susan & Jon Weber

Bonnie Hacker

Barbara Hacker

Liz Burkart

Gina Van Leuven

The Wicks Family

Gina Gallo

Janis Gallo

Pauline & Thomas Deal

Cynthia Mueller

Lida Lentini

Christin Brennan

Thu Tran

Kristina Bonanno

Christin Collins

Yvonne & Richard Smith

Andi Bair

Kelly Kifer

Erica Schroeder

Amy McCall

Lori Heffner

Amy Provost

Chantel Jacobs

Falana Shannon

Constance Galbraith

Ruby Hope

Glenn Gomer

Laura Connely

Gina Fisher

Susan Larsen

Samantha Motyl

Angelica Brown

Pia Simeoni

Paige Cocozza

Jacop Palmer

Heather Fraser

Debbie Trauner

Cindy Clapp

Evan Lutvak

Kenneth Huff

Troy Klingener

Blanca & Troy Klingner

Cindy Drake

Mark Dayton

Melinda Hopper

Kathy Somers


Your support makes these life-changing, memory-building opportunities possible. Thank you!