Thank You Publix

Miami – April 6, 2016 – Publix Super Markets, Inc. distributed more than $1.4 million from its Food For All® 2015 fundraiser to South Florida non-profit organizations and $3.73 million total to non-profit organizations across its southeastern footprint. A check presentation took place today at the Miami divisional office. The annual event distributes funds to support programs that fight hunger and advocate for self-sufficiency on a local and regional level. 

Anthony Cervantes
If I Had A Family

16 year old Florida teen waits his entire life in foster care to be adopted. Share and show Jerrel that he is loved.

Gia Tutalo-Mote
Forever Family Featured On MSNBC

MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart sits down with Gia Tutalo-Mote, the founder of Forever Family, in honor of 'Giving Tuesday.' Forever Family is a program that uses media to raise awareness of the 500,000 American children waiting in foster care. 

Gia Tutalo-Mote
Greensboro/Charlotte Shoot

Two days of photographing and getting to know 10 unique personalities was more than an honor. I realized that this group of children/teens are no different that you or I were when we were their age. Each one searching for a place to call home and a Forever Family.

Fox8 WGHP features these children in hopes of making this dream a reality. Forever Family based in Fort Lauderdale and Seven Homes based in High Point together helped each child take the next step toward adoption. 

Looking forward to another two days of fun in December! Visit the gallery link below to see more images from our two day adventure.

Gia Tutalo-Mote
She's my friend! Everyone, I know Vanessa!"​

"Hi Vanessa. I just saw your pictures posted with Quinton on the roller coaster ride and it made me smile. Quinton is a special kid who can move people into having that type of courage. I'm Quintons foster dad and he's been with me for 6 months now. When he was invited to go to Disney with you, he couldn't even sleep the night before. He's been telling everyone how he was on TV and how he was followed by cameras all day. He loved it. However, I don't think he realized who you were at the time. Maybe like 3 weeks later, Quinton and I were seated in a waiting room full of people when the channel 9 news was playing on the TV. You were reporting and when Quinton saw you on the screen, he just yelled, "omg I took her on a roller coaster ride at Disney!!! She's my friend! Everyone, I know Vanessa!"

Everyone smiled and he shared all about his Disney adventure with you.

You know, it's stuff like these that impact our children and community. As a Volusia county resident, I wanted to I serve my community and help out where there was a need. That's why I Foster care Quinton even though I'm 27 and not married yet. Kids deserve a safe place to live and grow. He is with me until he finds a family who will take him in forever

You affected Quinton positively and I want to thank you for investing the time and energy. I do believe that because of you, Quinton may be a step closer to finding his forever family."


Gia Tutalo-Mote