APTA members and staff donated more than 737 shoes and many, many socks to Devereux Foster Care program in Florida last Saturday, June 30. Check out stories and pictures below.
Donations came from APTA's CSM Step Challenge where CSM attendees, APTA members and staff raised $10,000 by walking 100 million steps in 3 days. Then APTA members and staff collected monetary donations, shoes and socks to bring to Devereux Foster Care in Florida. As part of the step challenge, each member wrote a special note on a shoe cut-out (sponsored by CORA Physical Therapy) which were presented to each child and youth during the shoe fittings.
Shoes4Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization consisting of local businesses, churches, community organizations partnering together to provide new athletic shoes and mentoring programs for fatherless and at risk children and their families. Through ongoing mentoring programs Shoes4Kids builds close-knit relationships where each party is intricately connected to one another. Shoes4Kids has been designed to Create a 'Safety Net' for children who might otherwise 'Fall through the cracks' of existing programs.
Shoes4Kids/NEXT 2018 will be helping this Orlando, FL agency: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida. Devereux Florida is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; DOACS #: CH 1988. Devereux's Federal Identification Number (FIN) is 23-1390618.
About Devereux Florida: For over 25 years Devereux Florida, a part of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, has provided child welfare and behavioral healthcare services in Florida, serving children with mental health issues, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and behavioral health challenges, and their families. The following are services that Devereux offers the Orlando Community; Group Homes, Foster Care and Specialty Foster Care, Counseling Centers, Case Management, Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services, and Community Outreach Programs.
The Devereux Foster Care program in the Central Florida area is responsible for licensing over 175 foster homes in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties and caring for over 300 foster children placed in these homes. The Devereux Orange County Dependency Case Management Organization oversees over 400 children involved in the child welfare system of care, whether the children are in foster homes, group homes, or placed with relative caregivers.
Last Updated: 4/5/2019
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