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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.

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – The Children’s Trust has introduced its new, improved and expanded Book Club program to help young children develop their early reading skills for school readiness and for maximum enjoyment with their families. 

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

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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.

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Miami, FL – The Children’s Trust has officially launched StayHome.Miami, a website with free activities, resources and other digital tools to help parents, caregivers and children who will largely be confined to their homes through the coronavir

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

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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.

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Miami, FL  – The challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic are as widespread as they are unprecedented, and The Children’s Trust is committed to doing its part by safeguarding and providing critical services and resources for all children and families in Miami-Dade County.

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

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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