Sun Sen­tinel Chil­dren’s Fund’s Spring Cam­paign as­sists chil­dren stay afloat

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With match­ing funds mul­ti­ply­ing do­na­tions, the Sun Sen­tinel Chil­dren’s Fund launched this year’s Spring Cam­paign to make a splash for lo­cal youth by pro­vid­ing brighter fu­tures for chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

Run­ning through the end of June, the McCormick Foun­da­tion will match all do­na­tions at 50 cents on the dol­lar. The foun­da­tion, along with the Sun Sen­tinel, cov­ers all ad­min­is­tra­tive ex­penses so that 100 per­cent of ev­ery do­na­tion, in­clud­ing the match, is granted into the com­mu­nity.

Through the fund’s thor­ough re­view process, grants are awarded to non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions that can show mea­sur­able out­comes and of­fer year-round ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams, pro­vide nu­tri­tious meals and hous­ing for those in need, and sup­port child abuse preven­tion and treat­ment pro­grams.

Cam­paign spon­sors in­clude JM Fam­ily En­ter­prises, Publix Su­per Mar­kets, The Den­nis & Lois Doyle Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, Au­toNa­tion and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Coun­cil of Broward County.

Pro­grams sup­ported through the Sun Sen­tinel Chil­dren’s Fund, such as the Mi­la­gro Cen­ter in Del­ray Beach, are aimed at mak­ing an im­por­tant im­pact in the com­mu­nity. Their Stand­ing To­gether Achiev­ing Recog­ni­tion and Suc­cess (STARS) pro­gram help at-risk school chil­dren achieve ed­u­ca­tional suc­cess by pro­vid­ing aca­demic sup­port. The stu­dents re­ceive one-on-one aca­demic en­rich­ment and sup­port by staff and men­tors to en­sure their fu­ture suc­cess in school and life.

“Al­though the Sun Sen­tinel’s Chil­dren’s Fund grant to Mi­la­gro Cen­ter con­sti­tutes just a lit­tle over 6% of our pro­gram budget, the grant it­self car­ries an im­pact that is far greater than just the dol­lars. It brings a va­lid­ity that en­cour­ages other or­ga­ni­za­tions to sup­port Mi­la­gro Cen­ter, help­ing to sus­tain the fu­ture of the pro­gram. We are hon­ored to be a re­cip­i­ent of this award,” said Mi­la­gro Cen­ter’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Bar­bara Stark. Since its in­cep­tion in 1991, the Sun Sen­tinel Chil­dren’s Fund has granted more than $45 mil­lion to or­ga­ni­za­tions serv­ing low-in­come fam­i­lies in Broward and Palm Beach Coun­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to do­nate to the Spring Cam­paign, call 800-519-2480 or visit www. sun­sen­tinelchil­drens­

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