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FISCAL YEAR PROGRAMS
August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FUND FOR FAMILIES
CAC assisted 17 individual families with 52 children spending a total of $28,749.93.
Examples: CAC paid rent to avoid eviction, utilities to prevent cut off, car insurance, car repair or gas cards for work transportation; provided clothing, coats, uniforms, and 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. We provided rental assistance, food gift certificates, and gas cards to help families of children receiving treatment for cancer.
PUBLIX FOOD CERTIFICATES
Food gift certificates totaling $57,400.00 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 their table.
CAC assembled baskets for 292 families consisting of over 800 children spending a total of $49,236.15.
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 donated goods, purchased goods and food gift Certificates.
ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, AND SCHOOLS
CAC partnered with 26 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 shopped for and assembled 288 layettes with supplies for at-risk newborns of low-income mothers; provided car seats for newborns; provided books, snacks and learning materials for an after-school program; hosted monthly birthday parties for children at two low-income nursery schools; sponsored recognition and learning incentive programs at four schools in low-income areas; provided grief counseling; provided diapers, wipes and formula for needy babies; and provided food gift certificates for distribution to clients in need. We also supported a non-profit program by providing new socks, shoes, and underwear for over 600 children.