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Excitement is in the air as the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) prepare for their largest annual fundraising event.

Join honorary chair Carrie Rubin, co-chairs Lauren Johnson and John Tolbert, and the Boca Raton community for one of the most anticipated fundraising events in town, the 13th Annual Wee Dream Ball. Presented by Neiman Marcus at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton on Nov. 30, it will be a night of entertainment, auctions, food and a rockin’ after-party.

All proceeds will directly impact our community’s most vulnerable children and their families through education. FFCDC’s vision is to remain a premier provider of child and family education and support services for low- to moderate- income families living in southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County. 

Did you know that only 48 percent of American children living in poverty test kinder- garten-ready by age 5? Children who spend their earliest formative years in struggling households endure toxic stress in their growing brains, resulting in poor health and behavioral outcomes for life. They often don’t have the nutrition necessary to foster proper growth and learning.

Poor children are, in every sense, set up for failure – academically, physically and economically – before they even start school. But, at FFCDC, these little ones are given the opportunity for a better path in life. FFCDC understands what it takes to raise a child and strengthen a family. The results speak for themselves. Instead of a 48 percent kindergarten-readiness rate, FFCDC preschoolers start school at 96 percent kindergarten-ready.

The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s exclusive magazine sponsor. O

For more information, call 561-391-7274, ext. 134, or email alagerstrom@ffcdc.org.



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