We are an all-volunteer led IRS-approved 501c3 nonprofit with a Board of Directors and hundreds of volunteers and donors. We are organized into 5 Standing Committees and meet bi-monthly to make decisions on how to ensure funding from our donors and our programs are impacting children living in abject poverty in the Ocala National Forest. We especially are in need of people with skills in event planning, fundraising, social media, and nonprofit management.
Because of the passion of our Board of Directors and generous donors like you, we have been able to significantly improve the quality of the after-school programs by introducing and funding a Robotics program and other essential education modules. We initiated the dinner meal program, and we fund scholarships for the SoZo Kids Summer Sleepaway Camp and for SoZo Kids seeking post-secondary career opportunities. We host our annual Back-to-School Bash and Christmas Angel Project, and in 2021, we awarded nearly $90,000 in grants to Thelp Agency, the organization we exclusively support. Our greatest joy in serving as Board Members is knowing we are making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.
CLICK HERE to download a Board Member application.
If you would like more information, we would gladly meet with you to discuss in more detail what is involved. To arrange for such a meeting, please CLICK HEREto email us.
Board Members can serve two consecutive two-year terms before rotating off the Board. Our bylaws call for the Board to consist of at least 10 Board Members.
Please CLICK HERE to email Linda Casey, President, if you are interested in learning more about the Friends of SoZo Kids Board of Directors or if you have any questions.
Linda Casey President
Ed Latimer Vice President
Jeanne Cooper Secretary
Cindy Halinski Treasurer
Friends of SoZo Kids, Inc. 333 Colony Blvd Suite 164 The Villages, FL 32162
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Friends of SoZo Kids Inc. is an IRS 501c3 nonprofit solely dedicated to supporting the Help Agency of the Forest, Inc., also known as SoZo Kids.