Bella’s Group

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Bella’s Group has joined forces with HANDY to sup­port grand­par­ents and other rel­a­tives rais­ing chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

Bella’s Group was the brain­child of Is­abella Glazer, who along with her sis­ter Gabriella, were adopted by their grand­par­ents, Drs. Ma­ri­etta and Ira Glazer, at a young age. The con­cept was sim­ple: pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren be­ing raised by rel­a­tives to con­nect with one another in fun and en­joy­able set­tings.

Since that time, Bella’s Group has ex­panded ex­po­nen­tially. It now hosts four par­ties per year for kin­ship chil­dren, in­clud­ing a hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion, which is renowned for its scope and reach. Ev­ery event fea­tures re­sources for kin­ship care­givers, and “Bella Bags” stuffed with key sup­plies are avail­able for chil­dren and fam­i­lies in cri­sis.

“With our ex­panded foot­print in Broward County, it was nat­u­ral that we af­fil­i­ate with HANDY, an or­ga­ni­za­tion with a 30-year history of sup­port­ing chil­dren be­ing raised by rel­a­tives,” said Ma­ri­etta Glazer. “HANDY has a laser-like fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion, which we be­lieve is the key to suc­cess for our young peo­ple.”

To that end, the Bella’s Group Kin­ship Schol­ar­ship, which has been en­dowed at HANDY, will award schol­ar­ships to two ris­ing high school se­niors who are be­ing raised by rel­a­tives and are pur­su­ing post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.

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