Amigos For Kids
Amigos Together For Kids (DBA: Amigos For Kids) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to respond to the diverse needs of abused, abandoned, neglected and less-fortunate children. Amigos For Kids has a model after-school program in Miami for over 100 underprivileged children - a public/private partnership with the City of Miami. The organization creates awareness for its cause through public service campaigns and high-profile fundraising events. Amigos For Kids has trademarked the term "There's No Excuse for Child Abuse!" in English, Spanish and Creole. The organization, an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is governed by a volunteer board of directors whose chairman is Pedro Capó. Amigos was co-founded by its Chairman Emeritus Jorge A. Plasencia, and is currently led by President and CEO Rosa Maria Plasencia.
Throughout its 22-year history, Amigos has created numerous programs for these children in the inner-city across South Florida. In 2010, Amigos took its awareness message nationally, airing public-service announcements targeting US Hispanics on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. As of 2010, Amigos For Kids had received four stars for three consecutive years from charitynavigator.com, an honor that only 12% of nonprofits nationally have garnered.
In 2010, Amigos for Kids raised $1,144,922. Program expenses for the year were $1,218,018 with 85% of the expenses going directly towards meeting the needs of the children which the organization serves. ~7% of the expenses were administrative expenses while 8% went towards fundraising. The organization ended the year with $205,000 in assets.
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