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It Takes a Community!  Raising Awareness & Making A Difference

. We are a nation of smaller and blended families who live farther apart than before. Unless we act to make home caregiving more feasible for more people, professional care will be the only alternative.
Click on the link to read more about the Family Caregiver Platform Project https://caregivercorps.org/planks/

Endorsement:

"The job of caregiving youth is to become educated; yet, it is tough to focus in school with the worries of adult-sized family caregiving responsibilities. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) supports the efforts of the Family Caregiver Platform Project to educate leaders about the challenges children face as caregivers. The AACY encourages public policies that will support these children through high school graduation and help them become healthy, educated, productive adults."

Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD
President and Founder
American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY)
 
Donor Spotlight

An ADT employee volunteer team attended Camp Treasure on May 7th.  They participated in fun activities such as improv  
and an ice cream social.  ADT also invited a an artist to capture a caricature of each camper to take home!  How fun!
 
ADT was also, our t-shirt sponsor and provided each camper with a bath/beach towel with their logo in keeping with the afternoon swim activity and their basic needs. 
AACY In News

Watch for an article written by Jane E. Brody of the New York Times, about caregiving youth and their stories.

New York Times
Impact 100 Awards AACY $100k

AACY is grateful to be one of five recipients of a $100,000 high-impact grant. After a thorough review process of 71 grant applicants and a site visit, AACY was named as one of seven finalists. After a speech by Dr. Connie Siskowski at Lynn University and other nonprofit representatives, winners were selected by members of Palm Beach County Impact 100.  Impact members were 532 generous women who each donated $1,000. 
 
All dollars received by nonprofits must be used in South Palm Beach County. AACY will use this one time funding to initiate the expansion of the Caregiving Youth Project in South County.
Raising Awareness

Donna Ender is the current Ms. Senior Florida (formerly Ms. Senior NY 2012)--she is competing for Ms. Senior USA this summer--she is happy to be the "face" of AACY as she does pageant business around the state and country.  Donna got very interested in AACY after attending a Hearts & Soles event.

Pictured to the right are Donna Ender and Joe Kraus, AACY Board of Director's Chair at Donna's first presentation.
May 3rd was the Great Give

The Great Give was a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County and United Way of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It was part of a national event to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.  On the same day, May 3rd, AACY also kicked off its first $100K Matching Gift Opportunity. Every contribution made then and to AACY before June 30 is matched dollar for dollar; so if you Donate Now your gift will be doubled!
Save the Date

Two upcoming events include the Back to School Brunch is being held August 25, 2016 at Lakeside Terrace from 10am - noon with Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days partner Allegiance Home Health and Rehab.  Carolyn Kelly, First Lady of Florida Atlantic University will be honored. The second event, Hearts & Soles, the Sports Edition, is being held on November 5, 2016 at the Polo Club in Boca Raton. Among the guests will be former NFL Pro Keith Byars.
Watch for more information on both events!
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Created on ... May 21, 2016