Connect with The Libertore Fund for Children in Central Florida and the Florida Suncoast to improve at-risk children’s quality of life with the tools they need to succeed.   

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2022 Mid-Year Recap

We fund much-needed programming through our agency partnerships. Every dollar given is vetted by our CEO and Board of Directors to ensure our most vulnerable children, those at risk of failure, are provided the helping hand to overcome obstacles that threaten their minds, bodies, and hopes. We do the research to identify top charities by assessing their effectiveness, cost-efficiency, transparency, and need for funding, in order to maximize the value of each contribution. 

  • Supplemental Education for Struggling Students
  • Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Programs
  • Health and Nutrition Programs for Youth and Families
  • Child Hunger
  • Community-Based After School and Summer Programs That Provide a Safe & Caring Environment for Children to Develop in Every Area of Development
  • Shelters & Homes for Unwed Mothers, Orphans, and Abused Youth
  • Pregnancy Help Clinics for Mothers Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Therapy for Babies and Children with Developmental Delays, Physical Disabilities, and Mental Illness
  • Services for Youth that are Victims of Trafficking
  • Parenting Education Programs
  • Foster Care and Adoption Services
  • Child Abuse Services
  • Services for Homeless Children
  • Sports Camps and Clinics for underprivileged youth ages 11-18

2022 Grants 

Foster Care and Adoption  $32,000 - Heart Gallery of Sarasota - $32,000

Services for the Unborn  $37,500 - A Woman’s Choice - $7500 & Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center - $30,000

Parenting Training  $10,000 - Forty Carrots - $10,000

Summer Camp Scholarships  $10,000 - Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties - $5000 & Girl’s Inc. of Sarasota County - $5,000

Therapy, Food, Services  $10,000 - The Haven - $10,000

Preschool Scholarships  $15,000 - Children First - $15,000

Trafficking  $10,000 - Voices for Florida - $10,000

Mental Health & Trauma Services  $7,500 - Parker Street Ministries - $5,000 & Resilient Retreat - $2,500


New Agency Partnership

Another vital way we bridge the gap for children is by building relationships with new agency partners. A Door of Hope is a nonprofit helping the foster care crisis by helping engage, train, and increase the number of foster care homes in Florida. They're on a mission of 300+ licensed Christian homes for children in crisis this year. 


We believe every child deserves a helping hand. While we know every situation is different and unique, we are committed and passionate to helping children in need. You can help, too. Become a sustaining partner and give today. 

https://libfund.org/giving/donate

Big Dreams Accomplished With Bite-sized Goals

The school year has begun and this is a perfect time to sit down with your child and plan for the year. The best way to plan is to set goals, long-term and short-term goals.

Set Goals With Your Child

  • Goals should be measurable. How else do you know you are there?
  • They should be specific. What exactly do you want to achieve?
  • They should be reasonable. Is your child capable of achieving this goal?
  • They should have personal value. Does your child really want to achieve this goal?

Set Academic Goals For School

  • Write down the last grades earned
  • Set a goal for each subject-encouraging at least minor growth in each subject
  • Write down the goals, if they are not written they are just a dream
  • Write down specific steps needed to reach each goal. These are short-term goals.

Once goals are set, a change must happen-

“Keep on doing what you have always done; you will always be where you have always been”. As a parent, your role is to support the change.

Make Study Time a Priority

  • Have a scheduled study time every day (the times can vary daily based on the child’s activities)
  • Set goals for study time

Set Long-Range Goals for studying

  • Do the assigned homework –do on time and turn it in on time
  • Prepare for class – show up with supplies, ready to learn and even preview the material
  • Study for tests – test preparation begins when class begins. Students prepare by doing all the work, participating, and then studying. Studying means reviewing old tests, notes, and the textbook
  • Take good notes – record notes given in class, rewrite notes for clarification and understanding
  • Study beyond homework time – preview and review

Manage Time-Time is a Limited Commodity

  • Time is one thing that we can manage
  • Encouraging time management is a great gift to give your child
  • Managing time is a matter of making good decisions
  • Playtime is important but should be a reward when work is accomplished-apply time rule is 15/5 or 30/15 (15 minutes on task, 15 off for a break)

Organization

  • Have a consistent place to put the backpack
  • Have the same or a similar place for completed homework
  • Touch something only once – once in your hand put it where it belongs; the permission slip is signed so it will go in the backpack or in the completed bin to be placed in the backpack before going to bed

When the long-term goals are met, your child deserves a reward that you decided on when you initially set the goals. A smaller reward along the way as your child begins meeting the short-term goals will help motivate and fill your child with a sense of accomplishment. 

Learn more about The Libertore Fund for Children and our partners

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Recognizing Mental Health & Wellness Every Month

Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the families in Uvalde, TX, who are reeling from the unthinkable loss of their children. We pray for the healing of those who were injured, as well as their family members, friends, and all the children that will live in fear and anxiety every day going forward.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month but in my opinion, we should be recognizing mental health and wellness measures every month.
An estimated 20 million of our nation's young people can currently be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, yet there are not enough services, beds, or treatment centers available for children and adolescents suffering from mental illness.
The lack of services for young children, the fear of having our child diagnosed with a mental illness, or the belief that it will just go away in time stops are children from getting the help they need.
Early diagnosis and treatment can give your child the relief and freedom to be a happy, healthy child that will transition from childhood into adulthood with success.
Living with mental health issues every day is far worse than having a label. According to the Mayo Clinic, mental health disorders in children are defined as delays or disruptions in developing age-appropriate thinking, behaviors, social skills, or regulation of emotions. These problems are distressing to children and disrupt their ability to function well at home, in school, or in other social situations.
We need to let our kids and peers know that it is okay to ask for help, to get help, and to talk about mental illness.
Learn about the warning signs and if you are concerned about your child’s mental health, reach out to your pediatrician for referrals, contact a local psychologist or try telehelp from your home at https://www.littleotterhealth.com/ or find another source.
Research what is available in your community to help youth struggling with mental illness issues and if there aren’t many resources, be a catalyst in your and fight for services for our youth that need help while they are young.
For assistance in your community, find a local NAMI organization or affiliate here

With summer fast approaching, many of us can’t wait to get out on the water with our families. These trips are even more enjoyable when kids are active participants more than passengers. Here are eight age-appropriate boating techniques to teach your children, no matter how young they are.

  1. Identifying channel markers by shapes and colors
  2. Knot tying
  3. Checking Fluids
  4. Watching the weather
  5. Checking Safety Equipment
  6. Cleaning 
  7. Plotting courses
  8. Boat Handling

Learn more about boating safety for your children and family, here

Check out the proper fit and sizing when purchasing life vests, here

The Libertore Fund for Children is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) located in Florida. Providing grants and resources for non-profit agencies that offer services for our most vulnerable children, those at risk of failure. Our team is passionate about helping children overcome obstacles that threaten their minds, bodies, and hopes. We do the research to identify top charities by assessing their effectiveness, cost-efficiency, transparency, and need for funding, in order to maximize the value of each contribution. Contact us for more information.

The 5th Annual SuperStar Sports Party

Join The Libertore Fund For Children in making an impact on underprivileged and at-risk kids while casually enjoying a fun-filled night of music, dancing, food & drinks. Enjoy live music from The Big Chill, an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Have fun making bids on incredible sports memorabilia, game-day experiences, and locally sponsored prizes.

The SuperStar Sports Party proceeds go to the Larry Libertore Youth Sports Scholarship program to provide scholarships to underprivileged youth, ages 11-18, with the opportunity to participate in sports leagues or camps that would be otherwise unattainable. 

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Where: 34 Club at Joker Marchant Stadium, 2201 Lakeland Hills. Blvd., Lakeland, FL  33805

Time: 7:00-10:00 P.M.

Attire: Casual...Team Colors Encouraged

Since the inception of this scholarship in 2019, with the help of our donors and sponsors, we have awarded scholarships to 41 young aspiring athletes that would not have been able to participate in sports camps and leagues due to financial restraints. Our goal for 2022 is to raise $50,000 to give 41 more student-athletes a scholarship! 

This scholarship program is in honor of Larry Libertore, a Gator Great. He had the fighting spirit to thrive in a sport where he was seen as an underdog. He went on to become a star athlete for the University of Florida at only 5'8" tall and 138 pounds, holding the record for the most rushing yards until Tim Tebow broke his record. Larry believed that every child has the potential to succeed if provided the opportunity and that sports can be the conduit to successful adulthood. But, for so many children, sports are beyond their reach due to financial constraints and that is why we are asking for your support to reach this attainable goal.

 

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The Libertore Fund For Children
P.O. Box 5415
Lakeland, FL 33807

info@libfund.org
(844)329-4434

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