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The Libertore Fund for Children, Inc. is thrilled to announce that it has received a donation from an anonymous Sarasota business leader. To honor this gift, the foundation commits to match up to $5,000 per participating charity listed below. Matching will begin Giving Tuesday, November 29th and continue through Friday, December 2nd.  

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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.

The Libertore Fund for Children, Inc.’s is a registered 501(c)(3) organization federal identification number is 59-6211876. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by call toll free 800-435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration number is CH49581.

Together, we can and will make a difference.


Achievement Academy

Achievement Academy has a simple mission: to assist children with special needs to reach their maximum potential by providing quality education, therapy, and family support.  Beginning in 1956 under the name United Cerebral Palsy, both the school and the dreams that support it grew into a three-campus facility currently serving 157 students and that has helped thousands more at home.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Changing perspectives.  Changing lives.  For more than 43 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in the communities we serve. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota

The Boys and Girls Clubs mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  

Their vision: To provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (BGCSC) provide after-school and summer programs for more than 5,000 children and youth ages 6-18.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lakeland

Their mission: To provide a quality developmental program which empowers Lakeland & Mulberry youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults.  

A bit of history: For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. Boys & Girls Club has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys. Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures as productive citizens. Since 1939, we have provided children with a positive place to go, results-oriented programming and a professional staff to guide them.

Child Protection Center

The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) was established in 1980. CPC initially provided only child abuse intervention services through the Child Protection Team (CPT). This program works together with the Department of Children and Families and Law Enforcement in the investigation of child abuse cases and also coordinates community-wide services for affected children.

Children First

In 1961, the Junior League of Sarasota, formerly the Junior Welfare League of Sarasota, founded the Sarasota Day Nursery. Its mission was to prepare children from low-income families for Kindergarten. Their work changed lives and built a strong foundation. The organization became Sarasota County’s exclusive provider of Head Start in 1994 and Early Head Start in 1998.

Following a name change to Children First in 2000, the organization grew rapidly, driven by the high demand for quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs within economically vulnerable communities. Children First proudly merged with the historic Helen R. Payne Day Nursery, formerly the Newtown Day Nursery, in 2004.

Children First is honored to serve children and strengthen families. Our continuous commitment to the mission has been made possible by our generous community and for that we are deeply grateful.

Children’s Healthy Pantry

Before it was called the Children’s Healthy Pantry, a mentor, Susan Morin, noticed her mentee wasn’t able to concentrate and simply was unable to learn. The culprit, hunger. It was then that Morin decided to take it upon herself and founded the Yummy Stuff Club.

Through research she found that many of the students in this and other Title 1 schools lacked proper nutrition and access to healthy foods at school and at home. Morin decided to request a donation of 400 pieces of fresh fruit from a local produce supplier who agreed to do this every week. From there the program began grow and grow. Morin was on a mission, a personal mission to help kids learn and practice the benefits of healthy eating.

Children’s Home Society

Their dream:

  • To break the generational cycle of child abuse in more families.
  • To protect children from harm.
  • To heal children who've been hurt.
  • To create strong, stable families.
  • To help children grow up safe, healthy and prepared for life.

Their mission:

Building bridges to success for children.

Easter Seals Southwest Florida

Easter Seals Southwest Florida has been part of our community for 70 years. We offer the highest quality of care and services to children, youth and adults with special needs so that they can enjoy access, opportunities and increased life choices. Easter Seals Southwest Florida is committed to remaining a leader in special needs services – an organization to which individuals and their families can turn to for resources and support with a continuum of care throughout their lives.

Everyday Blessings

Everyday Blessings is a child caring organization. We are a non-profit agency for foster children in Hillsborough County and surrounding counties in Florida. Everyday Blessings operates a residential group care facility for children displaced from their families because of abuse and/or neglect. The residence can serve up to 28 children, ages birth to 12 (some older children are admitted if part of a sibling group). These children live on site under the supervision of our live-in caregiving staff. In addition to paid staff, a large number of volunteers support our mission by offering everything from mentoring and tutoring to grounds work and event planning. Our volunteers are our lifeblood. 

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes

Our focus is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of one more child.

Last year, we had the privilege of providing more than 155,000 services to children and families through our campuses, foster care services, adoption services, Brave Moms program, emergency care, compassion ministries and more. Whether it’s providing clean diapers to a newborn baby, food for a hungry child, safety for an abused child, or foster or adoptive homes to children in crisis, we work to share with children who have been abused, neglected and abandoned the protective and healing love of Jesus.

Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida

Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish®grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

Mothers Helping Mothers

Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items free of charge to families in need. All items are donated or purchased through grant funding or private contributions and are provided free of charge to our clients. Additionally, we offer emotional support and referrals to other agencies in the surrounding area. Mothers Helping Mothers has no paid employees; we have run on the spirit and energy of a handful of volunteers for more than twenty five years!

Parker Street Ministries

Parker Street Ministries, Inc. is a Christ-centered, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to individual, family and community restoration, reconciliation and revitalization in Lakeland’s Parker Street community.

We desire that our residents are:

  • financially healthy and generous through dependence on God and responsible stewardship;

  • influential lifetime learners who reach their full potential;

  • living in a beautiful, mixed-income neighborhood with housing considered among the best.

  • faithfully and joyfully showing off the glory of Jesus Christ as they increase their dependence on Christ;

  • celebrating all people as created in God’s image;

  • redeemed to biblical standards for family life; and

  • benefitting from exceptional neighborhood businesses.


SOLVE Maternity Homes

SOLVE Maternity Homes is a group of Christ-centered residential maternity homes for at-risk pregnant women and their babies. Our dedicated staff provides housing and a structured program (free of charge), and we are committed to serving each woman and child with dignity and respect.

Since 1976, our vision has been to empower pregnant women by preparing them emotionally, physically, and spiritually to confidently parent, or to choose parents for their children. Our goal is to positively impact future generations one family at a time through responding to God's call to protect life, born and unborn. We provide a home for women who have chosen life.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. (LRC) was founded by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. in 1975 to help students by providing personalized supplemental education programs and consulting services for parents. At that time it was known as the Learning Disabilities Center and its primary purpose was to serve students with specific learning disabilities and provide support for their parents. The name changed in 1977 as programs for the learning disabled grew in the public school system and LRC expanded its services to help all students maximize their learning potential.

From its humble beginnings as a small volunteer group working in borrowed space, LRC today has over 500 certified teachers who provide countywide services to over 4,000 studentsages five through adult.

Heartland for Children

In March 2003, Heartland for Children was selected as the lead agency for Community Based Care in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. As the lead agency, Heartland for Children assumed the responsibilities for System Administration of a comprehensive child welfare service provider network that included protective services, foster care, adoptions, independent living, prevention, family preservation, family support services and other related services. Heartland for Children has taken the child welfare system in Circuit 10 to a performance focused and results oriented system.




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


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