Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program has recognized the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation as the agency’s statewide "Nonprofit of the Year" awardee for its work in helping foster children in the 12th Judicial Circuit. Toni Latortue, director for the 12th Circuit Guardian ad Litem program, nominated Barancik Foundation for the impact the organization had on 428 children in the program. Financial support from Barancik Foundation paid for academic tutoring for most of these children and ensured many received essential supplies and recreational items. In addition, these efforts helped 28 children through the family reunification process with rent assistance, transportation and kitchen items. The Barancik Foundation’s support also assisted in training 112 new volunteers and hosting 14 volunteer events to provide continuing education and recognition for the work they do and helping to recruit others.

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