Fork in my eye or ask for money??? I'd definitely have to think on that one.
I send this out in honor of what would have been my mom's 62nd birthday, June 29th. She was the driving force of HANDY in the early days and I know she's smiling down. The life transformations are beyond her wildest dreams.
For those of you that wonder what HANDY is all about. Please take a few minutes to watch this video. I promise it will touch your heart, bring a tear to your eye, yet a smile to your face as you hear stories of success.
Your donation will be MATCHED dollar for dollar!!!
Donate now through June 30, 2013 and your contribution will be doubled for any NEW or UPGRADED donations! This generous and limited time match of up to $50,000 is made possible by Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant, both long-time supporters of HANDY, giving us the opportunity to raise $100,000!
We have already raised $35,000 of the $50,000 needed for this match...we need YOUR help for the rest!
HANDY's Board of Directors is challenging themselves to help raise the remaining $15,000 needed to meet the goal. Donate to this fundraising page to support your HANDY Board Member of choice!
HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults.
HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children who participate in comprehensive programs that focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.
BY THE NUMBERS...
Lives are changed | 97% youth moved to the next grade and improve
academically | 95% of youth graduated high school and 100% of them enrolled in college/technical school.
Lives are saved | 94% of the youth did not engage in criminal activities.
Dreams come true | 68% of college students graduate as compared to 3% nationally for same population of youth.
Who are HANDY's Board of Directors???
HANDY is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors representing corporate, professional, and community-based organizations. Individual members are selected for their leadership abilities, talent, experience, and dedication.
HANDY's 2012/2013 Board of Directors
Chair: Lucy Weber, Realtor, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st
Vice Chair: Barbara Burnette, Entrepreneur
Treasurer: Susan Smith, Marcum LLP
Secretary: Nicole Jackson-Akers, Indian Creek Country Club
Marcelle Abell-Rosen, MD, MPH Diplomate, Internal Medicine
Elaine Appel, Guardian ad Litem
Eric Coffman, Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Sean Coyle, Esq., AkermanSenterfitt
Suzanne M. Driscoll, Shutts& Bowen, LLP
Hillary Fox, Broward College
Nicole Jackson-Akers, Indian Creek Country Club
Kathryn Krause MN, ARNP Guardian ad Litem, Community Volunteer
Judge Phyllis Kotey, FIU College of Law
Marsha Levy, Guardian ad Litem, Community Volunteer
Ian Lis, Esq., Tripp Scott
Chad Moss, Moss & Associates
Raul Vega, CEO Auxis