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Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a non-profit organization, transforming lives by ensuring safe children, strong families and vibrant communities. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians every year through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs throughout Florida and approximately 1,200 dedicated employees.

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Kali Fabal, Southeast Clinical Director for Lutheran Services Florida, was telling her team member to stop spending so much of their personal money on groceries for their immigrant clients. While Kali admired counselor Diana Davila’s commitment, Diana was using so much of her personal time, money and other resources to make sure families in the area had enough to eat.

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The past 18 months have been trying for people across the world, yet in the midst of great loss and confusion, there is still so much to be grateful for. If you have been struggling to step into gratitude lately (especially as we enter into a season of Thanksgiving), here are three tips to help you alter your perspective.

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Erica Schlissel-- an HR manager at Lutheran Services Florida-- lost her sister-in-law to COVID. And the story of how it happened still haunts her.

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Maria McNair, a local Head Start director, celebrates the program resilience during COVID and plans for its future.

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She came through the door with the support of her walker, and it was clear she was distraught, frustrated.
Simeon—an Early Childhood Service Coordinator at a Children’s Board Family Resource Center, managed by LSF-- knew there was something wrong, and prepared himself to offer support.

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Erick Scott never forgets a face, especially if it belongs to one of the young people he’s worked with at the Oasis Youth Shelter.

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It’s here! Don’t miss today’s opportunity to step into the holiday season with a spirit of giving on this years' #GivingTuesday !

LSF's Grace Place Tampa Bay is a residential program that serves some of the most challenging cases in the child welfare system, guided by our philosophy to “NEVER GIVE UP ON ANY CHILD.” With the aid of your generous gifts, LSF will purchase everything needed to create a comfortable and safe home environment in which teens can THRIVE.

Please consider not only giving, but helping us spread
the word to others who can help to make a difference!
www.lsfnet.org/donate/givingtuesday/
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It’s here! Don’t miss today’s opportunity to step into the holiday season with a spirit of giving on this years #GivingTuesday !

LSFs Grace Place Tampa Bay is a residential program that serves some of the most challenging cases in the child welfare system, guided by our philosophy to “NEVER GIVE UP ON ANY CHILD.” With the aid of your generous gifts, LSF will purchase everything needed to create a comfortable and safe home environment in which teens can THRIVE.

Please consider not only giving, but helping us spread
the word to others who can help to make a difference! 
https://www.lsfnet.org/donate/givingtuesday/

A big thank you to Daniel Reichert, Joseph Pereira and the entire USF Roteract Club who joined together in obtaining in kind donations in the form of Refugee Hope Kits! Items varied from bathroom and baby necessities to kitchen and cleaning essentials.

These students went above and beyond for our families at LSF. We want to thank everyone who helped arrange this fundraiser and all those who donated to it!
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A big thank you to Daniel Reichert, Joseph Pereira and the entire USF Roteract Club who joined together in obtaining in kind donations in the form of Refugee Hope Kits! Items varied from bathroom and baby necessities to kitchen and cleaning essentials.
 
These students went above and beyond for our families at LSF. We want to thank everyone who helped arrange this fundraiser and all those who donated to it!

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!

By giving on this day and to this campaign, you are helping to personally prepare our newest program, Grace Place Tampa Bay. Your gift will be used to provide the necessary items to create a warm, comforting, and trustworthy living space, ensuring that foster teens, like Yzabelle who is pictured, served in the Tampa area will live in a shelter environment that is a true HOME.

We invite you to give early today and ask that you please consider being a part of this special day. Click here to be brought to our #GivingTuesday page!
ow.ly/4JFQ50GYqhK
... See MoreSee Less

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!

By giving on this day and to this campaign, you are helping to personally prepare our newest program, Grace Place Tampa Bay. Your gift will be used to provide the necessary items to create a warm, comforting, and trustworthy living space, ensuring that foster teens, like Yzabelle who is pictured, served in the Tampa area will live in a shelter environment that is a true HOME. 

 We invite you to give early today and ask that you please consider being a part of this special day. Click here to be brought to our #GivingTuesday page! 
http://ow.ly/4JFQ50GYqhK

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Wishing you and your family a Happy Hanukkah!
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MEDIA CONTACT: Terri Durdaller

Associate VP of Communications
terri.durdaller@lsfnet.org
(813) 676-9465

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