Thanks to the generosity of the attorneys and staff in the West Palm Beach office, which was matched by the firm, we collected more than $1,700 this year. This year we supported two at risk-families under the auspices of the Children’s Home Society of Florida. These families needed the most basic necessities that we all take for granted – diapers, toiletries, and clothing. We were also able to purchase some toys for the children to make their holidays especially joyful.
Children’s Home Society: Caring for kids since 1902 – Thousands of children, dirty, malnourished and alone, boarded the Orphan Trains near the turn of the 20th Century, desperately hoping to find families. Under the leadership of Reverend D.W. Comstock, Children’s Home Society of Florida was established in Jacksonville on November 17, 1902. With a staff of two, we found homes for 21 children our initial year, operating with a budget of $400. Less than a decade later, Marcus “Daddy” Fagg became State Superintendent, guiding us toward our unwavering leadership in the child welfare arena.