Lotus House employees celebrate with their Help the Helpers gifts.

Photo courtesy of Lotus House

Giving is what makes the holidays truly special. But for many community-based organizations (CBO) in Miami-Dade County, giving is more than a seasonal habit.

The Children's Trust President and CEO James R. Haj sitting with children at the 2021 Miami International Book Fair.

Felix Becerra

PhilanthropyMiami recently interviewed The Children's Trust President and CEO James R. Haj.

YAC members venture out into the lagoon on kayaks on Virginia Key

The Children's Trust

Miami’s historic Virginia Key Beach was a fitting location for the latest The Children’s Trust Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) activity as close to 100 participants came together to network, clean up the environment and have a good time on Saturday, October 9.

Spooky Symphony is back.

Gregory Reed

The hairs on your arms are standing, goosebumps are bumping and that chill you feel running up the back of your neck can mean only one thing – the Spooky Symphony is back, and in person for its 12th year at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 24.

The Family Expo was held at four separate events in 2021.

Gregory Reed

The 2021 Children’s Trust Family Expo series concluded last month with a special drive-thru event at the recently opened Jackson West Medical Center in Doral.

Over 900 children participated in the summer Battle of the Books.

Photo by The Children's Trust

For children struggling with their literacy in the midst of the pandemic, what better way to spend the summer than reading to compete in a fun, engaging and literary challenging event than the Battle of the Books 2021. 900 kids spent a big part of their summer

Families enter the 2021 Family Expo in South Dade.

Photo by Gregory Reed.

There were magic shows, musical performances, wild animals, and, of course, plenty of resources and information for families as the 2021 Children’s Trust Family Expo Pop-Up Series debuted on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Sweet Home Community Campus in South Dade.

A Hispanic and Black student busy themselves with homework at Centro Campesino.

The Children's Trust

Have you thought about what school is going to be like when kids return to in-person schooling at the end of summer? (We hope so!) Then you know you’ll also have to plan for what they are doing after school.