News Release

Join Battle of the Books.


This summer, the battle of all battles goes virtual! The Children’s Trust and all the Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Partners are looking to crown the next Great Book Warrior during the 2020 Battle of the Books.

Book Club Elephant

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL  – The Children’s Trust entowi nouvo, pogram klib liv li a pou ede timoun piti devlope ladrès pou yo aprann li pou yo kab pare pou lekòl epi pou yo kab amize yo ansanm ak fanmi yo. Yo amelyore pogram nan epi yo elaji l tou. 

The Children's Trust President and CEO James Haj interviewed while volunteering at a diaper giveaway.


Miami, FL –  To help support Miami-Dade families with young children in times of crisis, The Children’s Trust gave $95,000 in emergency funding to the Miami Diaper Bank, the largest ever donation to the nonprofit which pays for and distributes diapers to the needy in the community.

 Yon ti fi se emosyone sou paj la devan nan StayHome.Miami


Miami, FL – The Children’s Trust fèk lanse ofisyèlman yon nouvo sit wèb ki pote non angle  StayHome.Miami, ki vle di tout moun Miami rete lakay nou.

Young boy with a mask sits looking out his window during quarantine.


Miami, FL – Continuing its focus to help all families and children in Miami-Dade County affected by the coronavirus pandemic, The Children’s Trust is contributing $500,000 to United Way of Miami-Dade’s new Miami Pandemic Response Fund, part of Operation Helping Hands.

 Ti gason ak mask oksijèn.


Miyami, FL – Defi pandemi viris kowona a gaye toupatou, yon bagay ki poko janm rive anvan, epi Fon ki la pou ede timoun ki rele “The Children’s Trust” la ap fè tout sa l kapab pou l ede timoun ak fanmi ki nan Miami-Dade jwenn sèvis ak resous ki pi nesesè pou yo.

Gustavo Barreiro, 1959 - 2019

It is with a heavy heart that The Children’s Trust shares news that former member of the Florida House of Representative Gustavo Barreiro passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, August 16. Gus served as a Public Policy and Community Engagement Liaison for The Trust since 2015.

Photo of Centro Mater Miami, FL Executive Director J. Abilio Rodriguez; Nicklaus Children's Hospital School Health Program Program Coordinator Cleo Chumiso and Program Director Cindy Harrah, ARPN; Easterseals South Florida Education Services Director Camila Rocha and CEO Loreen Chant; 2019 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award recipient Judge Jeri Beth Cohen; and Michelle Forman of Guitars Over Guns; The Children’s Trust Board Chair Kenneth Hoffman and President/CEO James R. Haj

Alex Gort

Miami, FL – A judge who has spent her career looking after the wellbeing of children, a music mentor who used her struggles to inspire kids going through similar hard times and three programs that provide life-changing support to our youth throughout the county made up the list of honorees at