Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $10,000 at ‘Fashion to a Tea’ to support Southwest Florida children

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 1, 2018) – Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $10,028 at the nonprofit organization’s Fashion to a Tea fundraising event on Nov. 7.

Held at Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda, Fashion to a Tea included an elegant high tea luncheon, silent auction and fashion show to raise money for Guardian ad Litem, which pairs volunteer advocates with abused, neglected and abandoned children.

The spirited fashion show featured models showcasing trendy women’s wear provided by Anthony’s Ladies Apparel, a Punta Gorda clothier. Many of the 145 fashionistas in attendance elected to wear ornamental, Kentucky Derby-style hats.

Fashion to a Tea was part of a series of fundraising events that will help Guardian ad Litem Foundation provide funds to recruit, train and support volunteer advocates who offer a voice on behalf of abused, neglected or abandoned children in the courts, schools and child welfare system. Only about 60 percent of SWFL’s children in foster care currently have a volunteer advocate. For sponsorship or ticket opportunities at upcoming events, please visit VoicesForKids.org or call 239-533-1435.

About Guardian ad Litem Foundation

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, was established in 1984 and is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Guardian ad Litem programs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and

Glades counties. The Foundation, a United Way Partner Agency, has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected or abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare system. The Foundation raises funds that help meet a child’s health, educational and social needs, as well as provide support for highly trained volunteer advocates who represent the best interests of a child until a safe, permanent placement is established. For additional information, visit VoicesForKids.org or call 239-533-1435.