Community comes together to support Foster Homes in FL

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Foster Friends of Oviedo held a fundraiser to benefit foster children in five local group homes in our communities. The event was graciously hosted at Cafe Panuzzo in Oviedo, who generously provided restaurant space, meatballs and salads to the attendees. Bob Parker, a former BBQ reality show contestant, smoked a whole pig donated by Ronald Allan, a local pig farm owner. Additional amazing appetizers were contributed by volunteers. Emma Reichart, a Real Estate local favorite and creator of OviedoFlorida community group, donated raffle items. Dessert was served compliments of the Lemon Lily Tea Room. Desmond Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Childr

The Story of the XBox

This is a simply story of how generosity is contagious. It shows the power of a single act of kindness, when compounded by compassion, results in exponential impact. A single person took a single step to meet a single need. Another noticed and joined in. And they told two friends, who each told two friends, and so on and so on. Until enthusiasm caught fire and kindness went viral. Each of us has our own story. Each of us bears our own fair share of struggles. Yet, no matter what we face, there is nearly always someone right in front of us, facing something just as daunting, if not more so. We often underestimate the impact a single act of kindness can have on the lives of another. When we lo

Sip and Support

Foster Friends of Oviedo, a grassroots community and growing Facebook group of volunteers, in cooperation with iPrevail International Foundation is organizing an intimate night of wine, food and friends to benefit the foster kids from Friends of Children and Families. Come join us on April 26 (Wednesday) from 6-8pm at Cafe Panuzzo. Live Acoustic Music by John Lofgren from the String Theory. Though most don't see them, several children who've weathered prior abuse and neglect now live in our neighborhoods and communities, within our foster care system. And while the system meets their basic needs, these vulnerable kids often have additional needs, related to the trauma and disadvantages in th

iPrevail Co-Founder Nominated for "Women On The Rise"

Our very own friend, partner and Co-founder Dara Urbina has been nominated for Women on the Rise Orlando as "Inspirational Deeva"! This particular organization recognizes women who have made a significant impact in their community. Aside from iPrevail International's disaster recovery programs, Dara is also actively involved in several grassroots community groups including Foster Friends of Oviedo, Hungry Sunday, Bithlo Outreach and participates as a volunteer for UNICEF. Asked how she feels about this tremendous honor, Dara says, "I have to give credit to everyone in our nonprofit iPrevail International Foundation, the UNICEF team, and everyone who donates their time and effort to those les

Warriors at Heart

Our first outing with the awesome boys from the Cocoa Group Home of Friends of Children and Families was filled with action, fun, great food, and laughter! Foster Friends of Oviedo volunteers were joined by longtime iPrevail donors and volunteers. Through donations from local companies and individuals, we were able to gift each boy with a custom gym bag with their printed name, fleece blankets, slippers, toiletries, athletic shirts and shorts, and custom jerseys of their favorite sports and hobbies. We had the pleasure of having Bob Parker, a local barbecue legend, smoke donated farm fresh chicken and wild boar and it was a feast! The boys were thrilled and played for most of the day. Battle

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