Florida Nonprofits Band Together For Live, Online Event Encouraging Communities To Care For At-Risk Children
TAMPA, Fla.—June 18, 2020—All Pro Dad, the fatherhood program of national nonprofit Family First, is partnering with The NOMORE Foundation and the Florida Department of Children and Families to present The NOMORE Orphans Experience on June 28 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. In its first-ever virtual format on live.fornomore.org, the event will highlight how locals can care for at-risk children in Florida communities.
In partnership with Community of Hope Church in West Palm Beach, First Alliance Church in Orlando, Starkey Road Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, One More Child and 4Kids of South Florida, the unconventional event brings together an array of local creatives for live music, storytelling, personal testimonials and insight from experts in the field. Through these elements, The NOMORE Orphans Experience allows attendees to see, hear and understand the need for adults who are willing to foster, adopt, advocate for and serve children in need through all stages of life.
“There are close to 143 million orphans in the world today, and each one is in need of love and support,” said Mark Merrill, founder of Family First and All Pro Dad. “We’re thrilled to partner with The NOMORE Foundation once again to amplify the message that the time to change a child’s life is now. Our hope is that this experience attracts mission-driven individuals who will help open the door to safe, loving homes for children in Florida and beyond.”
Through interactive events, daily encouragement and monthly chapter meetings, All Pro Dad offers fathers the opportunity to connect with kids by strengthening relationships, inspiring leadership and providing guidance and practical parenting tips. The mission of All Pro Dad and Family First aligns naturally with The NOMORE Foundation’s goal to mobilize individuals who are able to connect at-risk children with care in their communities. Through local outreach opportunities, mission trips, events and other outreach activities, the organization is able to support and breathe life into a vulnerable population.
“Our partnership with All Pro Dad and local churches connects people with big hearts to an even greater cause,” said Tami Kent, executive director of The NOMORE Foundation. “We invite people of all backgrounds to understand the opportunity and calling they have to impact a child’s life. Although the statistics surrounding at-risk children in our communities are staggering, we hope to rewrite those children’s stories by putting faces to the numbers and calling on those who attend The NOMORE Orphans Experience to take action.”
ABOUT ALL PRO DAD
All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national nonprofit organization based in Tampa that reaches thousands of parents each day through its three primary programs: All Pro Dad, AllProDad.com; iMOM, iMOM.com; and the Family Minute with Mark Merrill, FamilyMinute.com.
All Pro Dad was founded by Mark Merrill and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy. Serving families and fathers for more than 20 years, All Pro Dad provides resources, training and events to help fathers as they raise their children for a healthy and hopeful future.
ABOUT THE NOMORE FOUNDATION
NOMORE exists to connect people to care for the least of these. As an organization, we wrap those words around 4 strategic initiatives: NOMORE Slavery, NOMORE Poverty, NOMORE Orphans, and NOMORE Hopeless. Through local outreach opportunities, experiential events, international missions trips, and poverty alleviation projects, we are bringing people close to the need and mobilizing them to bring hope to the most vulnerable. For more information about The NOMORE Foundation, visit fornomore.org.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The Florida Department of Children and Families works in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency. Learn more at myflfamilies.com.
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