Svetlana Kaminsky , Executive Director of the Children's Guardian Fund attended our May 30th meeting to receive a $1,500 Foundation grant.  When Svetlana received the check she thanked Clark and commented that it was the second year Children's Guardian Fund has received a grant from Siesta Key Kiwanis. 
Clark asked how the funds would be used, Svetlana  replied that she was uncertain because the money will be used as needs arise.  She then said that last year's grant was used to fund summer activities for children in Guardian's programs as "Normalcy and Enrichment."  Svetlana read off the list of activities from July funded in whole or part from the $1,500  2017 grant:
  • FL Studio Theater Camp
  • Horseback Camp
  • Uniforms/shoes/jacket for Sarasota Military Academy
  • Bayside Community Church Camp
  • Jump Dance Camp
  • Daycare assistance
 As Svetlana was speaking I realized that the children receiving support from our Grant are in foster and state care in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit.  They are at a difficult point in their lives through no fault of their own.  Certainly they are deserving of our support but there is no way we could have reached them except by partnering with the Children's Guardian Fund.
Doug Griffin, Past President