Kiwanis Club of Merritt Island
An enormous thank you to the members of the Kiwanis Club of Merritt Island. We are very excited to have received an unexpected gift of $10,000 from them. The very generous donation will help Crosswinds continue to work diligently and provide essential services for children, youth and families in crisis.
The Kiwanis mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time and to give every child a chance to succeed. With the support of the Kiwanis Club of Merritt Island hundreds of children’s lives have been impacted because of their caring commitment to our community.
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Florida
We are honored to have been chosen to receive a generous donation of $5,000 from the members of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Florida.
The special gift will help Crosswinds feed children and young people in the Robert E. Lehton Children’s Shelter and in the Transitional Living Program who are homeless or otherwise separated from their homes. Meeting basic needs is the critical first step in helping the youth overcome the challenges of homelessness and moving forward toward a better future.
For the past several years, we have been fortunate to have our wonderful partners at Seaport Canaveral volunteer their time and hard work in getting the Crosswinds’ campus ready for hurricane season by trimming trees and other yardwork. This year, because of the pandemic and social distancing, the employees couldn’t volunteer, but that didn’t prevent Seaport Canaveral from helping. Instead they donated the funds to have the work completed!