#SUPERFRIENDS at Williams Park  (OCTOBER - MAY Annually)
Jan
3
to Mar 14

#SUPERFRIENDS at Williams Park (OCTOBER - MAY Annually)

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Every Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00pm (please check calendar for holidays and upcoming session) 

Join us and volunteer for #SUPERFRIENDS @ Williams Park, a special afterschool arts + innovation mentoring partnership with CARES Mentoring Movement, Riyaad Seecharan/Genius Project as we elevate our youth and explore local arts & culture with our #SUPERFRIENDS including; ICA Miami, PAMM , The Betsy Hotel, CodeFever, Guitars Over Guns, The Links Inc., Greater Miami Chapter, Strength is the New Beauty, Overtown Childrens and Youth Coalition, Big Blue + You, Christopher Carter/The Wege Foundation, Miami Ballet and New World Symphony and many more.

To learn more, please email SUPERFRIENDS Programs Manager, Ingrid Larragoity at ingrid@southfloridacaresmentoring.org 

On Wednesdays* in the Fall and Spring from 3 - 5pm  at Williams Park.  (*except school holidays and breaks) 

To learn more visit www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org/superfriends for details.

3pm   -  5pm  1717 NW 5th Avenue , Overtown

Join us and get involved today. VOLUNTEER to hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

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CARES Annual Author Brunch x Friendraiser with Author / Philanthropist Khephra Burns
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

CARES Annual Author Brunch x Friendraiser with Author / Philanthropist Khephra Burns

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This event is by invitation only.  

#ELEVATEHOPE

THE BETSY'S CURATOR BREAKFAST  x CARTERPROJECTS MIAMI

Join Susan L. Taylor and Khephra Burns for this annual Friendraiser + Celebration Salon to support the work of the The Rising Program @ South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement in partnership with The Betsy Hotel's Writers Room, CarterProjects Miami, and Wege Foundation

Special Guest & Author / Philanthropist Khephra Burns will lead a lively art discussion and guests will also learn about our local efforts to elevate disenfranchised youth using arts , culture and social-emotional group mentoring.

This event is by invitation only.  Your RSVP is required. 

Questions?  Email hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

Donate. JoinGet Involved today. To become a CARES #SUPERFRIEND Volunteer , please visit www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org/volunteer

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Annual CARES Art Basel Youth Blast  [Art Basel Miami Beach Week]
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Annual CARES Art Basel Youth Blast [Art Basel Miami Beach Week]

#ELEVATEHOPE in celebration of our youth.

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In partnership with PAMM, Susan L. Taylor / National CARES Mentoring Movement, Artist x Collector - Nasir Dean / 13th Month Productions x The Dean Collection, Host - Danni Washington “Xploration Knows Nature Best” & Founder - Big Blue + You , CarterProjects Miami | Christopher Carter,  Silent Revolution Miami , Wege Foundation and Starbucks, this annual event is curated specifically for opportunity youth involved in CARES Mentoring's The Rising Program , our social emotional group mentoring programs in South Florida.  

This year’s theme is #elevatehope and will be led by youth Nasir Dean , Wesley Wray / Actor “Moonlight” + 5000 Role Models, Brandon Dasent-Amos / Student + Survivor - Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Students from AMI Kids Youth Detention, Nyah Fellow - Jusaline Placencia and more, who will engage in a inspirational panel moderated by Danni Washington / Big Blue & You.

Scholars are welcomed by PAMM Museum Director / Franklin Sirmans, and surrounded with love from our community of Rising team, local partners , community leaders and friends that creates a safe space to explore art, share and dream. We begin our day with music provided by Silent Revolution and DJ Heartbreak and holistic warm up with motivational trainer Kellie Sikorski of STRENGTH is the New Beauty, a video viewing of this years art project featuring works inspired by artist x ArtCenter SF Jason Fitzroy Jeffers and slides of youth work inspired by ICA Miami Teaching Artist Terence Price, with elements of our signature mentoring initiative; The Rising: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self Esteem program led by a special guest along with a community gathering of caring adults all for the love of our children.

Light brunch snacks, provided by Starbucks, and private youth art tours hosted by PAMM to follow.

Music curated by artist Nasir Dean and powered by Mike Butler of Silent Revolution Miami

Photography courtesy of Douglas C. Lance of FotoNoggin.

We welcome you to join us in celebration and support of these Rising Scholars,  particularly if you are interested in learning more about CARES programs and how to become a Mentor, Donor, Wellness Circle Sponsor or Volunteer.  

Questions? Call 786 708 8224 or DM @southfloridacares - or- Email Event Project Manager, Christine Messado - christine@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

#villagework THANK YOU Host Committee for your support:

Franklin x Jessica Sirmans, Jennifer + Stefan Ahrens, Nichole Levy x Nasir Dean @notemarcato - The Dean Collection / 13th Month Productions The Plutznik Family & Deborah Plutznik Briggs/Betsy Hotel, Joanie Johnson, Mark Ferrari x Joachim Sandbichler, Benjamin Evans/co-Founder | BMe, Dr. Marcus Bright/5000 Role Models, Leighann Buchanan/Venture Cafe, Dr. Hansel Tookes, Jill Tracey / Thejilltraceyshow + Eddie Love Dr. Jafari Allen, Dorothy Terrell, Felecia Hatcher + Derick Pearson/CodeFever + Black Tech Week, Danni Washington / Big Blue & You, Russell Benford/Deputy Mayor Miami Dade, Mary + Jim Nelson, Diana Wege, Susan Carter , Jon + Marissa Wege | Wege Foundation Ligia Mendez Goodwillie + Pat Goodwillie | Wege Foundation,  John Lin, Bahia Ramos, Mikhaile Solomon | Prizm Art Fair, Cedric McMinn | Miami Dade School Board, Joanie Johnson, Christine x Duncan Messado, DJ + Tawanna Price Mitchell, Chris Musser/Camile Betranni/DJ Mitchell/Morgan Bego/South Florida Starbucks Partners, Cedric McMinn/Miami Dade School Board, Brooke Minto / Zietz MOCAA,  David J. Johns, Amanda Williams + Jason Burns, Channing Norton Leeds, Kellie Sikorski, Tangie Murray , Esther Park x Jason Fitzroy Jeffers | ArtCenter SF,  Lexing Zhang, Hugo Lai, Gina + Ashley Kow, David Watkins/Broward Schools, Gary Williams/Bionic Architecture,  Joan Levien Robertson, Alison Brooks/Broward Schools, Rachel Arturi Pruzan, Neil + Kennah Robertson, Wesley Wray / Actor “Moonlight” + 5000 Role Models, Brandon Dasent-Amos / Student + Survivor - Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Students from AMI Kids Youth Detention, Nyah Fellow - Jusaline Placencia, Tommy Ralph Pace/ICA, Jaihonna German/Apple, Esther Park | Young Arts, Andrea Roman, Howard Herring/NWS, Christopher + Skylar Carter | CarterProjects Miami, Erin Malone/NYU, Lisa Fernandez/ICA, Bernardo Ortiz, Keena Brown, Mike Butler x DJ Tillery/Silent Revolution, Adrienne Chadwick + Marie Vickles/PAMM. 

Give 1 hour a week. Mentor a Child. Save a Life. 

Donate. JoinGet Involved today.  

To become a CARES #SUPERFRIEND Volunteer , please visit www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org/volunteer

PROGRAM

  • School Bus arrivals by 9:30am.

  • Program start at 10:00am | Auditorium.

  • Private Youth Museum Tours begin at 11:00am.

  • Program End at Noon.

  • School Bus departures by 1:00pm

  • Light Brunch snack , juices and coffee provided by Starbucks.

 

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ICA Miami Private Tour for RISING Youth |  Hosted by Nasir Dean x NWS Fellow Blake - Anthony Johnson
Dec
8
1:30 PM13:30

ICA Miami Private Tour for RISING Youth | Hosted by Nasir Dean x NWS Fellow Blake - Anthony Johnson

#LOVEOURCHILDREN

An inspirational private art x music tour for our currently incarcerated or detained youth. 

Hosted by CARES #SUPERFRIENDS Nasir Dean* x Blake - Anthony Johnson

Music curated by New World Symphony Fellow Blake - Anthony Johnson , Art discussion curated by artist Nasir Dean (ICA Young Artist Initiative/The Dean Collection) .

Host Committee: Nichole Levy (ICA Education Committee Member),  Cerise Sutton (CARES Executive Director) ,  Tommy Ralph Pace / Lisa Fernandez (ICA Miami),  CarterProjects Miami (Christopher Carter), T Robertson Carter (ICA Education Committee Chair) and Wege Foundation.

  • School Bus arrivals by 1:15pm.
  • Program start at 1:30pm | Welcome by Nasir x NWS Fellow Performance/talk 1:45pm.  
  • Private Youth Museum Tours begin at 2pm. 
  • Program End at 3pm.
  • School Bus departures by 3:30pm 

Questions? Email Event Project Manager, Keesha Wallace - keesha@carterprojectsmiami.com

RSVP to Hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org - or - text 786 708 8222

To become a CARES #SUPERFRIEND Volunteer , please visit www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org/volunteer

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Friends and Family Starbucks Opening - "COFFEE with CARES" STARBUCKS RECRUITMENT EVENT
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Friends and Family Starbucks Opening - "COFFEE with CARES" STARBUCKS RECRUITMENT EVENT

Get Involved today. 

Become a CARES #superfriend* and receive a special Thank You* from STARBUCKS + South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement 

*#superfriend is a mentor, innovator, rainmaker and/or visionary volunteer  (See below for details on how to redeem) 

Easy as 1, 2, 3,

1. Stop by a CARES recruitment event or register online at www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org

2. Show (screenshot or print) of your registration confirmation at the counter of any of the Starbucks locations listed below.

3. Receive a COMPLIMENTARY Starbucks regular Grande coffee / tea on us.  (or if "new" store opening...all grande drinks are free) 

Register at www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org - or - at any upcoming Pop Up events and also be entered for a chance to win a special raffle prize compliments of Starbucks and ICA Miami.  

 

MIAMI BEACH (4 Locations) – 29th x Collins,  827 Arthur Godfrey Rd,  Lincoln Road at Pennsylvania ,  Ocean Drive @ 14th,  West Avenue | Miami Beach  
SURFSIDE — 9560 Harding Ave, Surfside  
FORT LAUDERDALE — 350 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
MIDTOWN  — 2937 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
UPPER EASTSIDE — 6320 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

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"COFFEE with CARES" STARBUCKS RECRUITMENT EVENT
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

"COFFEE with CARES" STARBUCKS RECRUITMENT EVENT

Get Involved today. 

Become a CARES #superfriend* and receive a special Thank You* from STARBUCKS + South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement 

*#superfriend is a mentor, innovator, rainmaker and/or visionary volunteer  (See below for details on how to redeem) 

Easy as 1, 2, 3,

1. Stop by a CARES recruitment event or register online at www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org

2. Show (screenshot or print) of your registration confirmation at the counter of any of the Starbucks locations listed below.

3. Receive a COMPLIMENTARY Starbucks regular Grande coffee / tea on us.  

Register at www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org - or - at any upcoming Pop Up events and also be entered for a chance to win a special raffle prize compliments of Starbucks and ICA Miami.  

MIAMI BEACH (4 Locations) – 827 Arthur Godfrey Rd,  Lincoln Road at Pennsylvania ,  Ocean Drive @ 14th,  West Avenue | Miami Beach  
SURFSIDE — 9560 Harding Ave, Surfside  
FORT LAUDERDALE — 350 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
MIDTOWN  — 2937 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
UPPER EASTSIDE — 6320 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

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#SUPEFRIENDS at The Genius Project @ Venture Cafe Miami
Feb
2
4:30 PM16:30

#SUPEFRIENDS at The Genius Project @ Venture Cafe Miami

Every Thursday 4:30 - 5:30pm 

 #SUPEFRIENDS at The Genius Project @ Venture Cafe Miami  

The Genius­ Project: a year­long STEAM­-E youth innovation program that will offer free weekly afternoon programs focused on design, innovation, science, technology, art, engineering, mathematics, wellness and entrepreneurship to middle and high school youth in Overtown.

The Genius Project operates in partnership with South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement (#superfriends mentors), Genius Factory, CodeFever Miami , the Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, in particular, Overtown Youth Center, Urgent, Inc., Girl Power and Touching Miami with Love, as well as other community based non­profit organizations, local schools and innovation ecosystem leaders and entrepreneurs to teach participants entrepreneurial thinking and expose them to practical skills to accelerate innovation through a variety of programs.

Read Editorial | "The Village work supporting young geniuses" from Executive Director David J. Johns - White House Initiative on Education Excellence of African - Americans

Venture Café│Miami

Twitter: @VentureCafeMIA @southflcares @gogeniusfactory @codefevermiami

IG: @vencafmiami @southfloridacares

Photo credit MARSHA HALPER mhalper@miamiherald.com

  

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2nd Annual National CARES GALA "For the Love of our Children"
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual National CARES GALA "For the Love of our Children"

Contact caresgala@eventassociatesinc.com for 2017 Gala Ticket information.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FOR THE LOVE OF OUR CHILDREN 2016

On January 25th, 2016, despite a record-breaking snowstorm, 600 people--mentors, mentees and organizational supporters--came together to help raise critical funds for our transformational programs. National CARES Founder and CEO, Susan L. Taylor, celebrated her 70th turn around the sun as we hosted our first ever gala,“For the Love of Our Children," presented by Verizon. See below for photos of the incredible evening and please become a supporter today! Your donations make it possible for us to change the lives of thousands of children in need of a guiding hand to direct them. Every dollar is used for the benefit of our children in crisis. Give generously, give often,  give today!

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Exhibition closing 1/30/2017! Rush ArtsCARES Youth Art Exhibition - InFRACTIONS
Jan
30
to Jan 31

Exhibition closing 1/30/2017! Rush ArtsCARES Youth Art Exhibition - InFRACTIONS

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 Youth Exhibition

InFRACTIONS

December 2 - January 30

Exhibition Closing gathering on Monday, 1/30 from 3-6pm

Starbucks 601 Lincoln Road (at Pennsylvania Avenue)

"InFRACTIONS", an exhibition created by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation  in partnership with South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement and STARBUCKS South Florida Opportunity Youth Council,  are multi-fractured self-portraits that emphasize and reflect the many complicated labels, roles, and expectations the youth must accommodate which divides their attention and sense of self.  

This art project was created by youth from;  AMIKids, Inc (alternative Youth Detention Centers in North Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne) , Seagull Alternative School (Broward), #SUPERFRIENDS afterschool program at Williams Park (Overtown), Overtown Childrens & Youth Coalition Organizations (Girl Power Inc. + Urgent Inc.) .

Teaching support from Rush Arts | Claudia Alvarez + David Camacho , Christina Pearce,  ICA Miami | Alyssa Panganiban , CARES | Octavia Yearwood and PAMM | Morel Doucet.  

Powered by Starbucks | South Florida Opportunity Youth Council    

See project video at https://youtu.be/5WkyJOnmV6Y

TAG  #StarbucksCARES  @southfloridacares @rush_art @unclerush @sbuxmia

Mentor A Child.  Save A Life.  

To learn more about becoming a mentor and the exhibit InFractions, visit www.southfloridacaresmentoring.org/infractions

About the Project Teaching Artist 

A self-taught artist, Reg Lewis’ color intense compositions explore the relationship between objects and space. As a native New Yorker, he was deeply influenced by the underground graffiti art culture and has sold his original art as a street vendor in Harlem and the Bronx. Reg has also exhibited his work in multiple galleries in Brooklyn. This is his fifth year working as a teaching artist in the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Before becoming a teaching artist, he earned his Bachelors in creative writing from City College of New York and received his MA in Education from Lehman College as NYC Teaching Fellow. He is entering his eleventh year as an English teacher at Harry S Truman High School in the Bronx – the high school from where he graduated.

Reg currently lives in Harlem, New York with his wife.

 

 

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JANUARY IS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH!
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

JANUARY IS NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH!

a CARES FRIENDRAISER @ Venture CAFE  

Philanthropy: Giving a Hand Up Through Mentoring
There are some things, money can't buy. Funding alone isn’t enough to help another person reach the next level. During January ‘s Mentoring Month, learn how giving your time can have more of an impact than a donation in your philanthropic approach to giving

During this event, we will network with other professionals and learn the benefits of becoming a mentor.  Are you in?  Learn more about South Florida CARES

Wine , Beer and Light Appetizers will be served. 
Free parking available on site.
Accessible via public transit. 

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CARES at The Betsy's Curator Breakfast Salon VI "Conversation with Author Khephra Burns"
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

CARES at The Betsy's Curator Breakfast Salon VI "Conversation with Author Khephra Burns"

THE BETSY'S CURATOR BREAKFAST SALON VI

In partnership with South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement, Wege Foundation, and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, with Special Host, author Khephra Burns, in a conversation about CREATIVITY AND TRANSFORMATION with artist, photographer and community advocate Robert Zuckerman, artist Christopher Carter, and Tangie Murray, Executive Director, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. 

A light breakfast is served; mini bagels, smoked salmon, seasonal fruit and berries, and coffee.

This event is free and open to the community, but seats are limited. Your RSVP is required. 

Questions?  Email hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

Donate. JoinGet Involved today.

Give 1 hour a week. Mentor a Child. Save a Life. 

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Annual CARES ABMB Youth Art Blast
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Annual CARES ABMB Youth Art Blast

  • School Bus arrivals begin 10:00am 
  • Program start at 10:30am | Auditorium.  Youth Museum Tours begin at 11:30am.
  • School Bus departures by 1:00pm 

In partnership with PAMMRush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Starbucks, this annual event is curated specifically for opportunity youth involved in CARES "The Rising" Wellness Group Mentoring programs in South Florida.  

Scholars are welcomed to the Perez Art Museum Miami and begin day in a special presentation involving an holistic warm up with motivational trainer Kellie Sikorski, video viewing of their Rush Arts scholar project InFractions*, elements of The Rising: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self Esteem program led by a special guest,  a special guest led meditation and talk with a community of caring adults. Light brunch snacks, provided by Starbucks, and private youth art tours to follow.

Music curated by artist Nasir Dean and powered by Silent Revolution Miami

Photography courtesy of Color Crush Media.

We welcome you to join us in celebration and support of these Rising Scholars,  particularly if you are interested in learning more about CARES programs and how to become a Mentor, Donor, Wellness Circle Sponsor or Volunteer.  

RSVP to hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

Donate. JoinGet Involved today. 

A Special Thank you to the Host Committee for your support:  Dr. Marcus Bright,  Tiana Webb - Evans, Joanie Johnson, Christine Mair Messado, Chris Musser, Nichole Levy, Mark Ferrari, Brooke Minto, Nasir Dean, David J. Johns, Amanda Williams, Jennifer + Stefan Ahrens, Channing Norton, Kellie Sikorski, Esther Park, Lexing Zhang, Opirite Bestman, Hugo Lai, Deborah Briggs, Nasir Dean, Rachel Arturi Pruzan, Tommy Ralph Pace, Howard Herring, Christopher Carter, Erin Malone, Lisa Fernandez, Bernardo Ortiz, Mike Butler, Marie Vickles, David Camacho/Wil Rodriquez/Tangie Murray. 

Give 1 hour a week. Mentor a Child. Save a Life. 

 

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CARES at The Betsy's Curator Breakfast Salon II  "Arts as a Conduit to & Creator of Community"
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

CARES at The Betsy's Curator Breakfast Salon II "Arts as a Conduit to & Creator of Community"

THE BETSY'S CURATOR BREAKFAST SALON II

Salon II with Co-hosts, Rosie Gordon Wallace, Founder and Director of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, and Pablo Cartaya, Director of The Betsy's Escribe Aquí/Write HereON THE ARTS AS A CONDUIT TO & CREATOR OF COMMUNITY with Special Guests: Artist Onajide Shabaka, recipient of DVCAI 2016 20th Anniversary Grant, Cerise Sutton, Chief Programs Officer, South Florida CARES Mentoring Movement, and others. 

The arts are widely recognized as a catalyst for community building, and for the capacity to bring people together, allowing them to transcend visceral differences and find areas of common ground. Yet funding (and support) is scarce and shrinking for arts programs (and artists) even when they work as critical community change-makers. How do artists prevail in spite of these challenges? Why do they remain committed to the vision and mission of using their voices to bring people together through image, sound, word, gesture? What are we called to do now, when the need for a unified voice around common decency and inclusion may be more important than ever? What are we doing (alone and together) that works, and how can we do more of it, despite the challenges we face, as a community, a country, a world?

A light breakfast will be served; pastries, seasonal fruit and berries, fruit and coffee. 

This event is free and open to the community, but seats are limited. Your RSVP is required.

For more information email: hello@southfloridacaresmentoring.org

Donate. JoinGet Involved today. 

Give 1 hour a week. Mentor a Child. Save a Life. 

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#GIVINGTUESDAY
Nov
29
12:00 AM00:00

#GIVINGTUESDAY

Get involved and help support wellness mentoring circles for a child, classroom , school site or detention center. 

Help us expand to 20 sites in 2017

#GIVINGTUESDAY Donate.  Get Involved today.  

Do something good today. Help secure and nourish the next generation of our most vulnerable youth with support of wellness mentoring using our evidenced based signature program The Rising: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self Esteem with our trained caring, capable Volunteer Mentors and Facilitators: 

  • $1 to $1000 Help supports a child with a year of wellness mentoring
  • Up to $10,000 Supports a school year long Wellness Mentoring Circle (5 - 10 youth) 
  • Up to $25,000 Supports a entire site - in school, afterschool or detention center* (25+ youth)

Give 1 hour a week. Mentor a Child. Save a Life. 

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