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“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built. Our greatest asset as a nation.” – Nelson Mandala

 

Since 1995, Kristi House has served to heal and eradicate child abuse and trafficking. The programs and services at Kristi House are made possible through the generosity and support of individuals, corporations and private foundations, combined with local, state and federal funding. In some instances, individual and corporate contributions are used as matching funds to obtain grants. With public funding only covering a little over half of the cost of services needed by our community each year, the importance of individual, corporate and private foundation donations cannot be overstated.

For more information on any of the below, please contact: volunteer@kristihouse.org, 305-547-6869. 

 

Financial Gifts

The most common way to support Kristi House is through a gift of cash. Please ask your employer if your gift may be doubled through a matching program. If you would like to make a financial gift, please click here for our secure, online system, or on the button below. Or, if you prefer by check, payable to Kristi House, please mail it to us at our main address: Kristi House, Inc., 1265 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

Your gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference in the lives of children in Miami-Dade County. 

For inquiries, please email or call (305) 547-6800:

Kristi House adheres to strict Donor Policies (PDF) in all its fundraising activities.

 

Private, Corporate, and Family Foundation Gifts and Grants

Through referrals, personal contacts and corporate recommendations, Kristi House seeks funding from private, corporate, and family foundations to support program operations each year. Grants from such foundations cover a range of programming, therapeutic and technological systems. To learn more, contact Jennifer Pena, JPena@kristihouse.org.

 

Corporate Partnerships 

We’re always looking to recruit, secure, and foster fruitful corporate partnerships with strategic alignment. Below are some ways to get started. To learn more, contact Jennifer Pena, JPena@kristihouse.org.

  • Sponsor an Event or Program – Corporate sponsors serve an integral role for new programs, events, and initiatives.
  • Host a Lunch & Learn – Invite us to come to your workplace to share the healing story of Kristi House and ways to make a difference
  • Corporate Match – If your employer has a corporate matching program, please let us know and share with your colleagues. It’s amazing when your gift can go twice as far!
  • Host a Drive – This is a great way to make a difference as a team in the workplace. Sometimes our corporate donors get competitive with challenges between departments. Get creative, and be sure to send us pictures! We need items on our General Donation Flyer, and seasonally for our Back-to-School and Holiday Drives.

 

Donate In-Kind

Many of our children and families live below the poverty line and are in dire need of basics as we help them recover from abuse. Please see our General Donation Flyer for items we collect throughout the year. We also need help with our annual Back-to-School and Holiday drives. Please note we cannot accept used items or clothing.

 

Sponsor Meals

Kristi House’s child sex-trafficking program, Project GOLD, needs help providing dinner to 15 – 20 girls Monday – Thursday. Food can be catered or ready-to-serve. If you have any connections that could help on a weekly or monthly basis, we have many mouths to feed!

 

Host a Drive

Rally your tribe (your community, workplace, workout group, religious organization, family, neighbors, etc.) and hold a drive for the children of Kristi House! Many of our children and families are in dire need basics as we help them recover from abuse. Please see our General Donation Flyer for items we collect throughout the year. We also need help with our annual Back-to-School and Holiday drives.

 

Celebrate with Us

Many of our supporters make a big difference by requesting donations to Kristi House in lieu of gifts at their next birthday, anniversary, or other celebration. These can be financial contributions, or an in-kind donation, like a box of diapers or children’s toy. Additionally, Facebook has made it very easy to hold fundraisers on their platform, for more information see here.

 

Fulfill Our Amazon Wish List

Help us get exactly what we need by shopping our Amazon Wishlist. This wish list includes items specifically for our children, our therapists, and our center, that we need to continue providing the highest level of care to our children and families.

 

Share on Social

Are you active on social media? Whether you just use Facebook to stay in touch with the Fab 5 from High School, or are a savvy influencer, you can help the children of Kristi House using the currency of social media. Every like, share, mention, tag, and re-post helps more people see the important work we’re doing to heal and eradicate child abuse and trafficking. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Follow Kristi House accounts @KristiHouseCAC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Like and share our posts
  • RSVP and invite your friends to our Facebook Events
  • Put our website in your Instagram or Twitter bio
  • Send interesting, relevant articles and graphics
  • Create content

 

Tour Kristi House

We’d love to have you at our main center, and show you the integrated, healing solution we provide to children and families. Gather your interested friends and/or colleagues, and we’ll find a good time for you to tour Kristi House.

 

Attend a Training

Kristi House offers many great, free trainings to the community. These are excellent for all looking to learn more on the subject, including service providers, parents, and teachers. Please visit www.kristihouse.org/education to learn more.

 

Host a Training

Have a group interested in learning more about Kristi House, child abuse, child sexual abuse, sex-trafficking or any one of the many topics we cover? One of our trainers can come to you. Please visit www.kristihouse.org/education to learn more.

 

Volunteer with Kids

Volunteers make up an integral part of the Kristi House family. Volunteer “Waiting Room Ambassadors” engage and play with the children as they come into our offices for various appointments. To volunteer with children, you must commit to a regular schedule, and undergo an extensive application process and background check, including fingerprinting. For more information about various opportunities and the application process, visit: www.kristihouse.org/volunteer.

 

Volunteer as a Group

Does your workplace or organization want to volunteer as a group? Depending on the time of year, our-needs, and the project budget, we have various opportunities available:

  • “Done in a Day” Projects
  • Regular Upkeep/Cleaning
  • Decorating for Holidays
  • Re-vamp one of our rooms/spaces

 

Make an Introduction

It really does take a village. To maintain the highest level of care for our children, we rely on the services of countless professionals. If you are, or happen to know, an expert in any of these fields, we could use your help.

  • Face Painters
  • Painters/muralists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Florists
  • Professional Cleaners
  • Landscapers
  • Photographers
  • Website Designers
  • Influencers
  • Printers (brochures, invitations, outreach materials, banners, apparel, giveaways)
  • Videographers/Storytellers
  • Caterers/Restaurant Managers
  • Furniture Suppliers

 

Shop with Purpose

Love to shop, wine and dine? Are you a regular at the hot spots in town? We could use your help securing auction items for our annual events! Your connections at local shops and restaurants may be willing to donate an item to their favorite customer, all to support the children of Kristi House. The items below generally tend to do well at our auctions.

  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Bags
  • Jewelry
  • Sunglasses

 

Competitive Government Grants & Contracts

Kristi House competes for local, state and federal grants on an ongoing basis. State and local funding is received from the Department of Children and Families, Miami-Dade County Office of Grants Management, City of Miami Gardens, the State of Florida and the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA). All grant funds are restricted to providing child-victims specific services at Kristi House.

Kristi House receives major federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Children’s Alliance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through grant awards. Currently, Kristi House receives federal SAMHSA funds for a community capacity building multi-year program around evidence-based interventions for child sexual-related trauma, the Miami C-START program. Funds from the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of Victims of Crime support Project GOLD with funding for enhancing community mentoring and reaching specialized populations of human trafficking victims. As with many state and federally funded programs, monies are never guaranteed. The pies show the breakdown of funding sources and how they are used.

 

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Annual Dinner & Auction

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7 pm, Four Seasons Miami

Breaking the Silence Annual Luncheon

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 11 am, Jungle Island

 


 

Make a gift today!

Highest rating by GuideStar. For more information about Kristi House’s non-profit status and financial background, please visit GuideStar.

 

Our kids need your help for the Holidays! www.kristihouse.org/holiday
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