KidSafe Receives Grant From Community Foundation of Broward “Capacity Building Mini-Grant” made possible by the Children’s Service Council of Broward County

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KidSafe Foundation Receives Grant from Community Foundation of Broward

Capacity building mini-grant made possible by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County

 

Coral Springs, FL—KidSafe Foundation (www.kidsafefoundation.org) has received a grant of $3,000 from the Community Foundation of Broward to strengthen the organization’s community engagement strategies. This capacity building mini-grant was made possible by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.

 

 KidSafe Foundation will use the grant to implement a new customer relationship management (CRM) system. This software will help KidSafe manage and grow their relationships with the volunteers, donors, and supporters who help the organization advance in their mission to prevent child abuse and exploitation through education.

 

Sadly, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually assaulted by the time they’re 18 years old. KidSafe believes that 95% of child abuse and exploitation is preventable through education, which is why it is so important for KidSafe to continue bringing safety education programs to kids and adults in Broward County.  We thank the Community Foundation of Broward for helping KidSafe keep Broward kids safe,” said Sally Berenzweig, KidSafe Foundation Co-founder.

 

KidSafe is a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA and Cherie Benjoseph LCSW – Child Safety Experts, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Authors, Public Speakers and Moms on a mission to keep all children safe from child abuse, bullying and internet dangers.  In 2012 KidSafe brought education programs to over 5,000 adults and 2,500 children received the full 8 week KidSafe for Kids program.

 

About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 Charitable Funds and agency endowments representing $150 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 29 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954.761.9503.

CONTACT:
Sally Berenzweig
Cofounder KidSafe Foundation 501(c)3 nonprofit
sallyb@kidsafefoundation.org
561-715-1077

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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