FISCAL YEAR PROGRAMS
August 1, 2019 - July 31,2020
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FUND FOR FAMILIES
CAC assisted 37 individual families with 77 children spending a total of $39,053.10.
Examples: CAC paid rent to avoid eviction, utilities to avoid cut off, car insurance, car repair or gas cards for work transportation; provided clothing, coats, uniforms, shoes for children in need at various times in the year and gave food gift certificates to help relieve finances and be sure to have food on the table. During the Covid-19pandemic we provided financial assistance to many families who had been laid off.
A total of 1397 $10.00 Winn Dixie food gift certificates and 1004 $100 Publix food gift certificates were distributed by CAC in Holiday Baskets, to families in need and to clients of the organizations we partner with to be sure there was food on the table.
CAC assembled baskets for over 200 families consisting of over 600 children spending a total of $41,975.00.
Baskets are distributed to families in need three times a year at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Recipients are referred to CAC by social workers, partner organizations, and individual members. Baskets are a combination of member-donated goods, purchased goods, and food gift certificates. In addition, CAC organized an adopt-a-family Christmas gift program for 60 families which assisted Santa by providing clothing and toys for the children
and food gift certificates for the family.
ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS
CAC partnered with 24 schools, churches and community organizations serving the disadvantaged, providing funding totaling $122,195.83
HOW SPENDING IS MONITORED
Spending of budgeted funds is monitored by individual CAC member liaisons who keep in contact with the organizations. Examples: CAC funded health exams for girls at PACE; shopped for and assembled over 200 layettes and supplies for at-risk newborns of low income mothers; provided car seats for newborns: provided books, computers and learning materials for two after school programs; hosted monthly birthday parties for children in the homeless center and at two low income nursery schools; sponsored recognition and learning incentive programs at three schools in low income areas and provided food gift certificates for distribution to clients in need. We provided funding for mobile eye exams and glasses and aided a non-profit program by providing new socks, shoes and underwear to 600 children.
Funds distributed: $203,223.93