April 01, 2013 - Touchpoints National Designation

Champions for Children Celebrating 35 Years of Building Stronger Families Throughout Tampa Bay with Full Calendar of Community Events Over One Million of Hillsborough County’s Children and Families Served Since 1977

Tampa, FL – Since 1977, the Champions for Children organization has served over one million of Tampa Bay’s children and families through its life-changing, and even life-saving, programs and services.  To celebrate thirty-five years of building stronger families and preventing abuse throughout Hillsborough County, Champions for Children is offering six open-to-the-public classes and events. 


 • April 2, 2013 – Healthy Families Hillsborough partners with Keeping Kids Safe Partnership to host an event at the Glazer Children’s Museum from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Champions for Children’s “Kids on the Block” program will perform a puppet show. The Glazer Children’s Museum is located at 110 West Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. 

• April 5, 2013 – Champions for Children’s Parents As Teachers program from 10:00 to 11:30 am for a “Teddy Bear Picnic” at Davis Park in Brandon, located at 612 South Parsons Ave. 

• April 9, 2013 – Ribbon cutting at the new Baby Café breastfeeding “New Moms Group” from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center in Brandon located at 1271 Kingsway Road. 

• April 12, 2013 – Celebration event hosted during Baby Bungalow’s “Fun Friday” playgroup from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for families with children ages 0 - 5. Baby Bungalow is located at 3106 W. Azeele Street in Tampa. 

• April 13, 2013 – A Layla’s House Book Fair sponsored by Florida Medical Clinic volunteers from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 1506 E. Eskimo Ave in Tampa. 

• April 18, 2013 – An Open House Event at Dimples Playland Childcare Center located at 7445 12th Ave, South in the Palm River from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Families will enjoy touring the facility, some fun snacks and activities for children. 


Champions for Children in 2013

Today, the need for professional educational programs remains as critical as ever.  Through the help of donors, corporate sponsors and grants, Champions for Children offers tens of thousands of children and families a comprehensive spectrum of programs, such as Baby Bungalow, Parents as Teachers, FRANC and Kids on The Block, to name a few.  The organization’s physical presence spans across Hillsborough County, and surroundings, with three Corbett Houses in South Tampa, Layla’s House in Sulphur Springs, a special childcare and parenting center in East Tampa, the Lorena Jaeb House in Plant City and a childcare center in Palm River called Dimples Playland. 

Media Opportunities: The media is invited to interview Champions for Children staff and participants, by request.  Contact Julie Robbins at [email protected] or at (813) 448-7717.

About Champions for Children:

Established in 1977, Champions for Children (CFC) has provided assistance to thousands of families throughout Hillsborough County using education, prevention techniques and treatment programs.  In 2011 alone, CFC served approximately 40,000 children and families.  CFC’s mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay Region through child abuse prevention and family education programs.  They believe that establishing strong family units is vital to our community.   As Hillsborough County ranks sixth in the state of Florida for number of reported incidences of abuse and neglect, CFC is committed to providing services that help strengthen families and stop the cycle of abuse.  CFC is located at 3108 West Azeele Street in Tampa, 33609.  For more information their programs and other upcoming events, please visit their website at www.championsforchildrentampabay.org.