Kids Central, Inc. is the nonprofit organization serving Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. The agency develops and manages a comprehensive, community-based system of care for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families. Kids Central is committed to promoting the welfare of expectant mothers, babies, children and young adults through prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption.
Together with involvement from the communities we serve, Kids Central is Building Better Lives® and strengthening families in our part of the Sunshine State.
Margarita Republic Golf Tournament
On August 23, 2014 the Margarita Republic in The Villages held it’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament benefited Kids Central’s Kinship Program. The tournament raised $3,189 for the Kinship Program! Thank you Margarita Republic for your continued support of Kids Central and the Kinship Program.
My Wedding Day Expo
My Wedding Day Expo was held on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The Expo chooses to donate all proceeds from the attendees to Kids Central. They were able to raise
$535 for Kids Central! Thank you Charles Gordan and everyone that attends these great Expos every time they are held.
Local Barber Shop Cuts Kids’ Hair
Even before Yaskira Landestoy began work at Kids Central, in the
Independent Living Department, she had a heart for the children we
serve. A few days after she was offered her job position at Kids
Central she found herself at RBI Barber shop in Marion Oaks getting her
sons hair cut. While there, she noticed they had a lot of pictures
posted of the different volunteer work they did for the kids in Marion
County. Hoping they would be willing to do something for the children
Kids Central serves, she mentioned she was going to be starting work
here and information about what we do. They readily agreed to help cut hair for a few of the kids. Read the article here.
A Day of Pampering
After the IndependentLiving (IL) Youth Advisory Committee raised money during a few car washes, they decided to use some of that money to treat themselves.
Through a business associate, an IL Case Coordinator knew the owners of
Fashion Cuts Hair and Beauty Academy. The IL Case Coordinator approached
the owners, Rozelle and Adrian Jones, about the Youth Advisory
Committee girls coming for a day of pampering. Adrian and Rozelle gave
the girls a package deal to get their hair styled, manicures, and
pedicures. The school currently has three classes going with 16
students. The students performed the beauty services for the girls. Even
though they are students, they have already undergone comprehensive
training in the classroom with hands-on training in the salon. Read the article here.