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Florida’s Children First brings Napa to South Florida with ‘CHILL’ virtual fundraiser

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FCF Virtual Wine TastingFlorida’s Children First recently hosted its first virtual fundraiser for its supporters in Miami.

FCF brought individuals together virtually to raise funds to support their work with foster youth, many of whom have been dramatically impacted by the pandemic.

“While we were disappointed to cancel this year’s annual awards ceremony, the ‘CHILL’ event provided the perfect opportunity to safely gather, reconnect and have some fun while supporting and learning about a worthwhile cause,” said FCF President and founder Howard Talenfeld, who serves as business unit leader of the Justice for Kids Division of Kelley Kronenberg.

Supporters from across South Florida, and across the country, joined the virtual event, participating in an at-home wine tasting led by a master wine expert from Napa’s renowned wine region. Prior to the event, participants had the opportunity to select their wines, which were then shipped directly to their homes. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the work of Florida’s Children First and the youth it serves.

“The struggles that many of us are facing during the Coronavirus are similar to what youth in foster care experience every day,” said Christina Spudeas, FCF executive director. “While we learned about fine wines it was also a great venue to educate our supporters on our continued work during this pandemic.”

For more information about Florida’s Children First, visit

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