Tampa, FL – On Saturday, December 15, 2012 The Knights of the Krewe of Cavaliers were joined by staff members of The Children’s Home for its annual holiday shopping trip. For the eighth consecutive year, The Krewe of Cavaliers has hosted several fundraisers throughout the year to benefit The Children’s Home. Each year of fundraising is wrapped-up with an annual shopping trip to purchase Christmas gifts for the children. This year’s donation totaled over $7,000 and included toys, bikes, electronics and toiletries.
“The Krewe of Cavaliers members are truly interested in making a difference,” said Shirley Henry-Lowry, Learning Center Coordinator for The Children’s Home. “This shopping trip offered all of us the opportunity to ensure that our children’s greatest needs were met this holiday season.”
Since 2004, The Knights of the Krewe of Cavaliers has been one of the largest donors of The Children’s Home during the Holidays. “Our membership is composed of accomplished professionals, for whom life has treated kindly and we recognize that not all are as lucky; the smile of a child, as they see their new bike on Christmas morning is something that we can do for these kids to let them know that they are highly valued,” explains Gary Smith, president of the Krewe of Cavaliers. “It just wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t do this year after year!”
About the Krewe of Cavaliers
The Knights of the Krewe of Cavaliers is a social organization, based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, of like-minded men and women committed to bringing friends together for the mutual enjoyment of the fellowship offered. The Krewe supports various organizations in the community and provides warm camaraderie and fine entertainment.
About The Children’s Home, Inc. (please note that the “T” is capitalized in The Children’s Home)
Celebrating its 120th year, The Children’s Home, Inc. is an accredited, community supported, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that operates child and family-centered programs in the Tampa Bay area. The Children’s Home strengthens communities through programs that support, serve and protect children and their families. Its programs help nearly 15,000 children and adults each year by: strengthening families through family support, outreach, and prevention services; finding and supporting forever families through therapeutic and traditional foster homes and kinship services; and healing the trauma of abuse and neglect for over 120 children in residence at our healing campus. For more information visit www.childrenshome.org.