Helping our Community
The Brevard County School Board has identified over 2200 children in our community who are homeless with no permanent place to call home.
In 2012 when the Space Coast Association of Realtors® learned these staggering numbers, they decided, as community leaders, to take action and the Brevard Children in Need Committee was formed. In partnership with the Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association, we held our first fundraiser at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel to benefit these children through the Brevard Schools Foundation. In the past five years, we’ve successfully raised OVER $500,000 to meet the specific needs of these children. A portion of the funds raised have also been given to the Take Stock in Children Program, providing scholarships to many qualified homeless students.
Our goal is to raise money and bring community awareness to this horrific situation and not let these children that are right here, in our own backyard, feel like they’ve been left behind or forgotten about. We have been able to provide basic items for daily life and for school, such as school supplies, shoes, clothing, refurbished laptops, public transportation to and from school or tutoring, summer camps, and much more!
We are grateful to have any donation that you can give and thank you in advance for your consideration as our community comes together to Help a Child Go From Helpless to Hopeful!
Watch this quick video on how we got started!