OffLeaseOnly Helps CDTC Fundraising Efforts
OffLeaseOnly helps CDTC fundraising efforts with sponsorship of The Waterway Soiree happening this Saturday, May 21st at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are still available for this high-end yacht hop & dinner cruise, and all proceeds benefit CDTC. Get yours today before they sell out!
Since 1983, CDTC has been helping children and adolescents that are disabled and chronically ill. They have a tremendously loving and loyal staff that are beyond passionate about serving our community.
The average length of employment at CDTC is an impressive 18+ years, and many staff have now cared for three generations of families since opening 33 years ago.
CDTC consists of three main programs including, but not limited to, Early Steps, Primary Care and a Comprehensive Family AIDS Program that help over 11,000 individuals in Broward County alone each year. OffLeaseOnly helps CDTC fundraising efforts was another way to give back to our loyal community and support their courageous efforts.
Early Steps is the largest program at CDTC helping more than 6,000 children from birth to 36 months old each year. These children have developmental delays or handicapping conditions. Early intervention is critical during this period in a child’s growth because the rate of human learning and development is most rapid in the preschool years.
Another incredible facet of CDTC is their Primary Care Clinic that serve clients with medically complex conditions and their families. Many of the families who come to the clinic have developed long-lasting and trusting relationships with the staff of CDTC, often from the birth of their children through their child’s transition into adult care.
The Dental Clinic is part of the Primary Care division and was started in 2014 when a dire need for oral hygiene was recognized. Some children had never seen a dentist into their late teens. Sadly Primary Care and Dental are both underfunded programs in serious need of donations.
Although CDTC receives $13 million each year in funding from the state of Florida, there are services including primary care and dental care that are not eligible for funding, but yet are an extremely important part of their services.
CDTC’s Primary Care and Dental Clinic 2016 fundraising goal is $1,000,000, and the goal is expected to increase to $1,300,000 next year.
When close friend John Nigro approached owners Mark & Eileen Fischer to explain CDTC’s needs, they were overly touched and wanted to get involved right away. The first move was a heartfelt $25,000 donation from OffLeaseOnly & Boats Direct USA, the next step is media involvement.
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There are also annual donation programs like the CDTC Transformers that help provide children with necessities like baby food, formula, food for CDTC’s on-site food pantry, diapers, dental visits and so much more.
OffLeaseOnly helps CDTC fundraising efforts and would love to see others support this incredible charity too.