Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation
At the time of this writing, Brevard Public Schools had identified more than 2,900 children along the Space Coast who have no permanent place to call home.
The Space Coast Association of Realtors® Foundation was founded in 2017 to help fight homelessness in Brevard County and to benefit Brevard’s children and families in need. Our dedicated team of volunteers raise and distribute funds to organizations throughout Brevard County that share our mission and enthusiasm for making a difference in our neighbors' lives. To date, we have raised and distributed more than $750,000 for Space Coast children and families experiencing poverty and homelessness.
Helping Children Go From Helpless to Hopeful
Every Friday afternoon, some Space Coast children will leave school knowing that they have no home to go to or will not have a meal again until they return to school on Monday morning. Every single day, there are Brevard county mothers and fathers who head off to work filled with trepidation because they are facing eviction and don’t have the means to fix the situation.
This may seem unimaginable, but for you, me and our neighbors, this is a frightening reality. According to the 2018 Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households report, 40% of Americans cannot cover an unexpected expense of $400. For many, it’s not an financial emergency that is jeopardizing their living situation. According to Prosperity Now, 40% of Americans are one missed paycheck away from poverty.
REALTORS® never forget that they are neighbors first. As REALTORS®, we refuse to turn a blind eye to these families in need. We assembled a team of devoted volunteers and launched a foundation to help raise and distribute funds so that these families have the resources they need to get back on their feet.
- We believe that families are precious and should all have safe places to call home.
- We believe that children can go from helpless to hopeful.
- We believe we can and should help our neighbors in need.
- We believe we are up to the challenge.
- We are the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation.
While Brevard’s Children and Families in Need continues to operate as the fundraising arm for our foundation, we strive to find the best partners to work with to ensure that every dollar raised is allocated in a way that uses it to its fullest. We built an internal organizational structure and brought our donation distribution in-house so that we could provide more transparency regarding our mission efforts and have more control over the impact our donations have in our community. Make a donation today.
About the Brevard's Children and Families in Need Committee
In 2012, the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® learned about the significant number of children in our community experiencing homelessness. It was decided then that our REALTOR® community needed to take action to help local youth in need.
The Brevard's Children and Families in Need committee was formed.
With our partner, the Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association, the Brevard's Children and Families in Need committee held fundraisers to benefit the Brevard Schools Foundation, the Take Stock in Children Program, and gather much needed
resources. In the years since,
the committee has raised more than $750,000 to help these children.
Brevard's Children and Families in Need raises funds and resources and sheds light on the urgent needs of our children experiencing homelessness along the Space Coast. Our committee provides school supplies, shoes, clothing, refurbished laptops, public transportation, tutoring, summer camps, prom attire, winter coats, and many more resources to our community's most vulnerable citizens.
Brevard's Children and Families in Need Fundraising Stats
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Brevard's Children and Families in Need is the fundraising arm of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation. The committee appreciates any donations offered
and welcomes you to join us in helping children go from helpless to hopeful. Learn more by visiting
the Brevard's Children and Families in Need website
Join the Fight Against Homelessness
Are you looking for a way to serve your community? Contact us today
to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Brevard's Children and Families in Need Committee.
Request a Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation Donation
Is your organization in need of resources to help fight homelessness in Brevard County? Would you like to form a partnership to grow your impact in our community? Click here to start the application process today.