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 Re
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 w
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
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. Ask
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 favo