With heartfelt appreciation from our Executive Director

As we bid farewell to another impactful year, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each one of you who has been part of our journey.  In 2023, Boys Town Central Florida had the privilege of serving nearly 1,500 children and families, and it is with immense appreciation that we reflect on the positive impact we’ve collectively made.

As we wrap up 2023, I reflect with thankfulness on the success of our 37th Annual Tree Lighting Festival. The incredible community support shone brightly, illuminating the stories of hope and triumph shared by our youth at Boys Town Central Florida. Their resilience is a testament to the impact we make together.

Amidst the festive cheer, our end-of-year celebrations with the dedicated staff were marked by enjoyment at Top Golf. It's moments like these that remind us of the strong bonds within our Boys Town family.

Looking forward, we're poised to serve nearly 1000 youth and families in 2024. This ambitious goal is achievable only because of our extraordinary community – sponsors, donors and volunteers who form the backbone of our mission. Truly, it takes a village, and we are grateful to have ours.

None of this would be possible without the unwavering dedication of our incredible team. From the frontline staff to the administrative professionals, every member has played a vital role in delivering our mission with passion and commitment. Their hard work and tireless efforts have truly made a difference in the lives of those we serve.

As we celebrate the successes of the past year, let’s carry this spirit of gratitude into the future. Together, we can build a brighter tomorrow for even more children and families in need. 

As this year comes to a close, I make a final end-of-year ask. Your continued support empowers us to create positive change in the lives of those we serve. Let’s continue to ensure that the new year is filled with hope, compassion and ongoing positive impact!

From the depths of my heart, thank you for being part of this journey. We can't wait to see what successes 2024 will bring. Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year!

With heartfelt appreciation,

Laurie Stern, MPA

Executive Director, Boys Town Central Florida