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Our Mission

"Supporting Local Children, Teens & Adults With Special Needs Since 1985"

Organizing Events - Raising Funds - Changing Lives

Suncoast Charities for Children is where fun meets philanthropy here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our team specializes in bringing people together to share stories and raise awareness through celebration while making a real impact for those in our community who need it most. The funds raised from our annual special events and festivals help support each of the local agencies below, ensuring over 8,000 children, teens, adults and their families have access to critical, life-changing programs and services.  

Suncoast Charities for Children also provides an annual funding allocation to the Suncoast Foundation. This support assists with any necessary maintenance and capital expenditure requests within these agencies so their program and service budgets are never impacted.

Thanks to the generous support that Suncoast Charities for Children provides Children First, Maria and Jorge have overcome incredible obstacles to build a better life for their family. When relocating to Southwest Florida from Mexico, they found support to set goals, achieve self-sufficiency, and open their own businesses while their children received high-quality care and education.
Krista was able to receive onsite therapies during her preschool day at Starfish Academy. Through regular occupational therapy, speech/language sessions, and social groups, she overcame a language delay and a lack of self-confidence.
Isla receives individualized intensive therapies such as speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral therapies which are not readily available.
Venice Challenger Baseball provides support to individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges. As one parent describes, "My son was non-verbal and the Challenger Program changed everything. They are truly a league for those who can't play in the usual way and see the joy of friendship and sports he now gets to experience."
A.J. has intellectual & developmental disabilities. Thanks to an interactive multi-sensory room on site, he is receiving vital peer interaction and learning socialization skills. This also allows his parents the break they need to be active members of their community.
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