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As the number of young clients increases, North Florida's Guardian Ad Litem program seeks more community support

Second Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Foundation/used with permission

For any number of reasons, the number of children being helped by North Florida's Guardian Ad Litem program has grown. The foundation that helps the program has a fund-raiser happening this Sunday (7/31) to generate much needed resources for the increased need. The most recent number of kids being helped by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem program was around 500. Foundation Board Member Tazara Weilhammer said the kids need everything from diapers and blankets to child care fundings.

"This event through the Foundation is going to directly benefit the Guardian Ad Litem program and provide those basic necessities that they need."

She said the family-friendly event will have those who show up literally jumping for joy.

"We're all going to get together at Urban Air Adventure Park at 1644 Governors Square Boulevard from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 31st."

The resulting money will help kids in the Judicial Circuit's six county area: Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson and Liberty counties.

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