“You’re the only one who ever listened
to me or asked my opinion.”

-14-year-old girl to her Guardian ad Litem

Be a champion for a child in need. Volunteer with Voices for Children.


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Help make the world safer for a child

Our Mission

To support the critical physical and psychological needs of children who have a Guardian ad Litem assigned to them.

To support recruitment, training, and retention of the volunteers who advocate for these children.

The Voices For Children Board of Directors is looking for a few good men and women to join our Board to work on behalf of the more than 2,000 children of the 5th Circuit - Citrus, Hernando, Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties, who through no fault of their own are involved with the court system. We need willing workers to help with various tasks required to provide funding to support our mission statement. Do you have 1 morning a month for a meeting? Do you have skills, abilities and knowledge to share with fellow Board members? Then this Board may be for you!

If you have been looking for that "SOMETHING MEANINGFUL" in your life, please contact sue@voices4childrenfl.org for further information about Voices, or for an application.

Recent News

Thank You Immaculate Heart of Mary Church!

Pictured L to R, representing Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, are JoAnn Post, Father Stephen Ogonwa and Lucille Blom. The parishioners have so generously donated to our Christmas gift project for more than 20 years, and they do so with enthusiasm. Father Ogonwa, Lucille and JoAnn assist in making this possible. We thank all for their compassion and generosity.


Thank You Christ's Church of Marion!

Voices for Children is pleased to recognize Christ's Church of Marion for their participation in this years holiday gifts for kids project. The church donated more than 100 shoe boxes filled with toiletries, books, games, etc. Additionally, they welcomed us to their facility to distribute gifts for the Marion County children...


Thanks to Belk of Ocala!

Pictured is Tina Bennett, General Manager of the Belk Department Store in Ocala. Belk has been a longtime supporter of Voices for Children allowing us to participate in the Charity Day Sales throughout the year. In addition, they make a generous donation of goods for our annual fundraiser. Thanks to Tina and her staff for partnering with us for so many years.


Thank you SIMED!

Pictured is Donna Williams of SIMED in Ocala who, for the sixth year, sponsored many children to support our annual holiday project. Donna and her associates eagerly await names and information for children so they can shop each year. We thank them all for the enthusiasm and support.


Thank You Renasant Bank of Ocala!

All three locations of Renasant Bank of Ocala joined us this year in our project to provide holiday gifts for the children who have a Guardian ad Litem appointed to their case. Pictured: Adam Lombardo and Lori Boring who handled this effort on behalf of all three locations. Thanks to all customers and employees for their generosity.


Thank You Paddock Mall!

Pictured is Elizabeth Gauntlett of Paddock Mall in Ocala. Elizabeth and her associates have been a great partner in promoting our gift project to ensure each child is remembered during the holidays. We thank Elizabeth and all her colleagues.

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Other Ways to Help Voices

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Voices for Children of North Central Florida every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. 

Adopt-a-Bear Bank

An easy way to help VFC’s mission would be to save quarters in the bank. To request a bank, call Sue Carpenter at 352-489-7112. Call that number to let her know your bank is full or send us a message on our Facebook page.