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What is the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation?

The Foundation works to support the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program through private fund-raising.

What does the Guardian ad Litem Foundation do?


The Foundation advocates for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. An example of this advocacy is Guardian ad Litem Day, held each spring at the Florida State Capitol. This is a time when the Guardian ad Litem Program staff and volunteers, child welfare professionals, and other stakeholders come together for a luncheon to celebrate the Guardian ad Litem Program and raise awareness to the needs of dependent children.

The Foundation also provides advocacy training for the program staff, volunteers and local non profits.

Volunteer Retention and Recruitment

The Foundation promotes statewide Guardian ad Litem volunteer recruitment and retention through a variety of activities. Annually, it hosts a Guardian ad Litem awards Banquet celebrate the achievements and honor the commitment of the Programs outstanding volunteers and community advocates from each of the twenty judicial circuits. The Foundation also produces an annual conference which includes speakers and workshops that inspire and educate Guardian ad Litem volunteers and staff.

Interested in volunteering?

Contact the Guardian ad Litem office in West Palm Beach at


Volunteer recruitment is increased by creating and maintaining partnerships with corporations, other state agencies andservice organizations throughout the state.


Financial Support

Currently, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program represents close to 27,000 abused and neglected children, but more than 4,600 children are still in need of the voice in court. A Guardian ad Litem can provide that voice. Through additional financial support of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, The Foundation is helping to create a new reality – where every abused, abandoned and neglected child in Florida has a voice in court through their Guardian ad Litem.

This support is available to the program because of funds donated by individuals, non profits, corporations, and foundations.

Contact Us

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation
The Holland Building, 600 South Calhoun, Suite 259
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10688, Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Phone: (850) 410.4642 Fax: (850) 410-2889
E-mail: info@guardianadlitem.org
Web: www.FLGAL.org


Nature Explorer Wednesdays
from 10 a.m - 11 a.m
Sawgrass Nature Center


Let your little ones explore nature at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital. Come and enjoy a hands-on adventure exploring our natural environment and the creatures that inhabit it. The Sawgrass Nature Center welcomes “Nature Explorers” from ages 3-5 to our pre-school program every Wednesday from 10 a.m - 11 a.m. Cost is only $8.00 per child ($5.00 for SNC Members) per class. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature through hands-on encounters with live animals, stories and craft projects.

Please contact Program Director Robin at the Center for more information. She can be reached by calling (954) 752-9453 or E-mail her at Sncrobin@aol.com.

The Center is located at 3000 Sportsplex Drive (in Sportsplex Park) off Sample Road just east of the Sawgrass Expressway

Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival
November 10th &11th
Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach

 Come to the 1st Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival on Saturday & Sunday, November 10th & 11th on beautiful Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. A great selection of seafood, New World & Old World Grand Wine Tasting Tents, beer, arts & crafts, wine pairing seminars and music rockin’ all day long. Located on east Atlantic Avenue near the beach and A1A. The Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival presented by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce! Find us on Facebook The Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival Saturday & Sunday November 10th & 11th. Free Admission! Great food, great wine, great times!

Visit http://www.dbwineandseafood.com/location.html for show and ticket infomration.






Saturday, November 17th from 11am-3pm


Join 97.9 WRMF and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Saturday November 17th at Publix from 11-3p to donate turkeys at in Boynton, Jupiter and Royal Palm Beach


 On Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00pm, radio personalities Joe Raineri, Deena Lang, Jennifer Ross, Dave Brewster and Tracy St. Georgefrom 97.9 WRMF will be live at the Publix Supermarkets collecting donations of frozen turkeys and/or monetary contributions, for the 2012 Unified Local Food Drive.

Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Deputies & representatives from Blue Bell Ice Cream will also be on hand for this heartwarming community event.

Always wanting to give back to the community, Blue Bell Ice Cream shall present a ½ gallon of one of their new delicious Holiday Favorites to the first 100 people who stop by and donate a frozen Turkey.

These generous donations provided by members of our community will help make a difference this holiday season to those who need it most. All donations stay local!


Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00pm

Join Deena Lang at


1180 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Store Manager:  Ken Kuss                                                      

(Crossroads Shopping Plaza/Okeechobee & Royal Palm Beach Blvd.)

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Join Joe Raineri at


501 SE 18th Avenue

Boynton Beach, FL 33483

Store Manager:  George Shelby

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Join Jennifer Ross at


5500 Military Trail

Jupiter, Fl 33483

Store Manager:  Andy DeLong

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2nd Annual Miles for Makayla 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 17th starting at 7:30am

Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter

Hundreds of runners will hit the streets to honor a very special child and to enhance the lives of local children. The second annual “Miles for Makayla 5K Run/Walk” will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 a.m. at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter. This event will feature a chip-timed 5K race, on a USATF Certified Course through the beautiful community of Abacoa; as well as Makayla’s Mile, a family-friendly walk; free races for kids ages 2 to 7; and a Diaper Dash for children under 2. Everyone who crosses the finish line, runners and walkers alike, will receive a custom Finisher’s medal! Food and refreshments will be available after the race; and the whole family will enjoy the free entertainment!
To register or for more information, visit the official race website,
www.MilesForMakayla.comor email MilesForMakayla.Media@gmail.com

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The 21st Annual Holiday Breakfast and Silent Auction

 Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Hwy, Palm City, FL  34990


The Hidden Oaks Middle School Bands & Color Guard are hosting their annual Holiday Breakfast & Silent Auction. Attendees will feast on a fabulous breakfast and enjoy live performances by local talent.

They will also have an opportunity to bid on an abundance of popular items in the silent auction.

Tickets are $5/adult and $3/child (ages 3-10). 

All proceeds will benefit the band and color guard program. 

Contact ljkeech@att.net or phone 772-486-1771

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JA World Uncorked
Saturday, January 19th 2013

JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek

 Junior Achievement of South Florida hosts JA World Uncorked! presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida.

This multifaceted Circle of Wise Women Signature Event combines tantalizing bites, world-class wines and spirits, craft beers and amazing desserts. Our ‘Fork & Cork Affair’ raises funds to benefit the educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida.

Visit www.jaworlduncorked.com for more information.

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