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Our RFL Family came Home for the Holidays thanks to YOU

“I wish someone had told me what it would be like to spend the Holidays alone. When you’re in foster care, someone has to take you. When you age out, no one does.”
- These words were from a Ready for Life former foster youth years ago

Thank you to all who helped make our life changing Home for the Holidays event possible. Because of you, the former foster youth at RFL and their children know they are very loved, and that they belong. Thanks to you, no youth was left hungry or without a gift, they made fun memories to outshine the hard ones from their childhoods, and they started their own family traditions that will go on for many generations to come.

It takes a LOT to create a warm memory to help fill in the hurt in the hearts of former foster youth.

  • Hundreds of volunteers

  • Thousands of hours shopping, wrapping, and checking lists (twice!)

  • Tens of thousands of dollars in donated gifts and sponsorships

A very special thank you to Mike Brown and all at Santa’s Angels; our RFL volunteers Kate Linde and Lou Ann Lee; News Channel 8 and Fox 13 for sharing what we’re up to; and to each and every one of you for your hearts to help make the Holidays special for those we serve.

And thank you to:

(Please forgive us if we have inadvertently forgotten anyone.)

Charity Quilters of Tarpon Springs

Cypress Palms ALF

First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin

Gamma Omega Master

GFWC North Pinellas

GFWC Clearwater

Harbor Exchange Club

Kiwanis Club Seminole Breakfast

Lutheran Community Church

Mid Pinellas Exchange Club

NPI Mid Pinellas

Suncoast PCA

RBC Capital Markets

Rotary Club of Pinellas Park

Rotary Club of St. Pete Sunset

Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach Rotary

Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches

Rotary Club of Seminole Lake

Rotary Club of Seminole

Santa’s Angels

Town of Indian Shores/Police Department

Alex Bugallo

Andrea Rockman

Andrew Devenbeck

Angela Russo

Anne Condor

Anthony and Angela Russo

Awilda Harrington

Barbara Backus

Becky Kepto

Beth Becknell

Bonnie Thompson

Carolyn Baum

Chandler Luger

Christine Schumaker

Cori Ryniker

Courtney Burt

Debbie Forster

Deborah Berner

Deborah Vasquez

Debra Fisher

Deidre Fernald

Denise Rodriguez

Diamond Davis

Dionne Sullivan

Fawn Moore

Flowbird/Cale America, Inc.

Fred Haley

Gemeka Boatman

Helen Feinberg

Jacqlyn Bryant-Hall

Jamelle Conner

Jane Hopkins

Janet Waddell

Jean Barsky

Jeanne Joyner

Jeni Mitchell

Jennifer Dittman

Jennifer Sampson

Jerrica Stovall

Joyce Keller

Julie Santamaria

Karalynne Brubaker

Karen Navantieri

Karen Navautieri

Kathy Craig

Kelly Mione

Kerry Raynor

Kirstin Cady

Linda Boyce

Linda Dodson

Lou Ann Lee

Martina Rukstele

Mary Mertz

Mary Pat McLain

Mary Schlier

Matthew Sansbury

Michael Forster

Michael Glover

Mitchell Shenkman

Nikki Assise

Pat Bellcourt

Regina Hardin

Rhonda Kreitz

Rita Becchetti

Ron Van Dyke

Sandra Lester

Sandy Auge

Shannon Boylan

Sharon Sanchez

Shauna Shepherd

Shelly Ballard

Siera Byrd

Suncoast NPI Inc.

Susan Burnore

Suzanne Elliott

Suzanne Zsiga

Tammy Leventis

Teresa Ducady

Teresa Williams

Tiffany McMullen

Tina Culotta-Glynn

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