Families Need a Fresh Start – You Can Help.

Child Abuse Prevention Month, 4/1 – 30
Virtual Celebration Honoring Liz Kennedy, 4/29 at 6PM
To register for the event, just make any donation of $50 or more.

Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 1-30
Virtual Celebration Honoring Liz Kennedy, April 29 at 6PM

To register for the event, just make any donation of $50 or more.

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Become a Sponsor
Make a Donation
Become a Sponsor
Double your impact! Donations of $300 matched dollar-for-dollar

The Need in Our Community

Each day in Hillsborough County, four children will be removed from their family homes due to child abuse and neglect, and one of those will be an infant. 

With the financial strain, isolation and stress caused by COVID-19, children in Tampa Bay are more vulnerable than ever. These negative impacts – and the heightened risk they create – will reverberate long after the pandemic. 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – and we need your help to provide the immediate and long-term support families need to prevent child abuse and neglect and provide a healthy environment for child development.

Our Campaign

This year, in lieu of our annual Luncheon, we invite you to join Champions for Children by supporting our Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign. Throughout April 2021, this special campaign will raise critical funds and awareness for our mission, while providing you as a supporter with unique opportunities for recognition and participation. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or our e-mail list.

On April 29th, we will cap off the month with a virtual celebration highlighting stories of transformational change and honoring Liz Kennedy with the 6th Annual Cornelia Corbett Child Advocate Award.

Give Today & Join us April 29th at 6PM

In lieu of tickets, gifts of $50+ will automatically include registration for our virtual event. We welcome your support at one of the higher impact levels below, and all gifts of $300+ will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

If you prefer to make out a check to Champions for Children, you can send it to us at:
3108 W. Azeele St., Tampa FL 33609

^These gift levels are eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match! This opportunity is made possible by the generosity of Moira J. Burke, Malcolm C. Harris, and Bob and Linda Blanchard.

*These are real examples, but do not denote a gift designation. If you would like your donation used in a certain way, please indicate as such in the “comments” field when processing your donation.

Help Families Now — and in the Future

We are helping families with immediate needs as well as providing support to ensure they get a fresh start in the post-pandemic world. 

Your Donation Supports:

Immediate Help

  • Distributing more than 100,000 diapers, wipes, creams and educational supplies to families in need through our “drive-thru” events and porch drop-offs.
  • Equipping families with tablets and WiFi hotspots to enable them to participate in our programs and access other critical resources during the pandemic.
  • Providing case support services to help families navigate all the community resources available to them.
  • Offering free parenting support through our Parent Warm Line.

Ongoing Support

  • Delivering flexible virtual and safe in-person classes and support, to help families cope effectively with the long-term trauma and stress of the pandemic.
  • Enhancing our outreach efforts to ensure all families who are experiencing stress, isolation, or financial strain are connected to programs available through Champions and our partners.
  • Educating our community about how to recognize and address heightened post-pandemic risk factors for child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

               We are so grateful for the support of our sponsors, who are committed to strengthening families in Tampa Bay.

Gold – $7,500+

Silver – $5,000

Bronze – $3,500

Champion – $2,000

Friend – $1,000