It's safe to say that the craziness of this year has been exhausting FOR EVERYONE. We all could use a little holiday spirit. And what better way to kick off this holiday season than by giving and doing for others?
For the last two years, Connections for Business has a proud sponsor of Children’s Harbor, a non-profit organization that does everything it can to shine light back into the lives of children who have been affected by the trauma of child abuse while also providing no-cost services that make life a bit easier for the whole family.
More About Children's Harbor
Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at risk children, youth, and families-keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence.
Children’s Harbor provides nurturing, family group homes for 24 siblings and 12 pregnant/parenting teens in the foster care system on their beautiful eight acre campus in Pembroke Pines. Children’s Harbor also helps prevent child abuse through its Family Strengthening Program. Each year, 200 families across Broward County receive in-home counseling to improve parenting.
COVID Can’t Stop Good
Children’s Harbor created Holidays with the Harbor as an expression of gratitude to our South Florida community for supporting the organization through 2020.
Instead of just one evening, Children’s Harbor is hosting a series of holiday experiences that are completely FREE, COVID-friendly and designed to fill your company, family and friends with some much-needed holiday spirit.
The week-long event kicks off with a gingerbread house challenge ($500 grand prize). There's literally something for every interest level. Families AND teams can enjoy the gingerbread house challenge, aspiring chefs will enjoy the Shooters culinary event and Martha Steward enthusiasts will enjoy the creative time with Dalsimer Atlas. Mike Sipe Productions has produced an exclusive holiday jam concert that we will ALL enjoy at the final event on 12/12. Click here for the full event schedule and to register.
Doing Right is in Our DNA
At Connections for Business, helping others goes to the core of who we are. We are passionate about helping clients prevent or solve all types of IT issues. When there is an issue, clients know that we will respond quickly. While Children’s Harbor is a client, we believe in the amazing work they are doing. They are changing the lives of children and families. We partnered with Children’s Harbor so together we can show a child some love when their single parent is sick or in jail. To give an adolescent a different vision of their future.
We want to shine light back into the lives of children who have been impacted by trauma. We want to keep kids safe and help families heal. We want to provide hope. And you can too
Our History with Children’s Harbor
We were introduced to Children’s Harbor years ago through a referral. We were told things were a real mess with their IT systems. At that time, Children’s Harbor employees used old computers that connected to an old server. Their IT provider was a one-guy operation who came by on an infrequent basis. Over the past two years, we enabled Children’s Harbor to grow by leaps and bounds. Working together we’ve been able to help modernize their tech environment utilizing Microsoft 365 and other technologies to streamline their workflow. Children’s Harbor is one of our ConnectCare clients which means they have access to our service 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We support all the Children’s Harbor campus locations throughout South Florida.
How You Can Get Involved
All the great things that happen at Children’s Harbor happen because of the generosity of business partners in our community. These kids and families do not want a hand out. What they need is a leg up. There’s two ways you can get involved.
- Register your company and participate in the events planned for Holidays with the Harbor. Instead of just one evening, there are a series of holiday experiences to choose from that are completely FREE, COVID-friendly and intentionally designed to fill your team with some much-needed holiday spirit.
- Make a donation right on the site, if you like. On behalf of the kids, we thank you.