Thank you so much for your support of Puttin’ on the Ritz and Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Your generosity is helping the children we serve. With your support we can continue our mission of Embracing Children. Inspiring Lives. Below is just one of the many success stories that Puttin' on the Ritz supporters made possible.

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Melody is a young mother who began working with her Children’s Home Society of Florida counselor on a daily basis to identify the specific steps necessary to take charge of her life and provide a safe home for her newborn.  As a Children’s Home Society of Florida client, Melody received counseling, support and household items she needed from the Family Treasures Thrift Shop. 

“I was starting from scratch,” Melody says. “I was given baby items, diapers and even clothing for myself." 

Looking back a year later, Melody remembers what it was like to feel helpless and hopeless.

“People don’t know how frightening that can be," says Melanie.

But with help from Children’s Home Society of Florida, she did not have face her challenges alone.

Melody says, “I just needed a little jump start after my daughter’s birth. Now I am working full-time, going to school full-time, and I am even able to give back to the organization that made it possible for me to keep my daughter safe and at home with me.” 

Thank you to this year's sponsors:













In Memory of Michael Joseph Carreiro
July 23, 1966 - March 31, 2014

Sanders Jewelers


Tower Hill Insurance














 Gator Exchange Glub of Gainesville
Austin, Bovay  & Gillman 
Banks Carroll Group
Bosshardt Charitable Fund
Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Caputo
Elmer and Cindy Croushore
Ricky and Truitt Oliver
Ann and Buzz Boyd
Florida Citizens Bank 
The Davis Group Merrill Lynch
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Thompson
PNC Bank
Pritchett Trucking  
Scherer Construction
Siegel , Hughes, & Ross 
Comfort Inn/Sleeps Inn and Suites
Zen Fitness 


Alavi, Bird, & Pozzuto, PA
Bailey Estates 
Bill and Betty Petty
BBVA Compass Bank 
Coldwell Banker MM Parrish Realtors
Genius Entertainment  
Giggle Magazine
Granny  Nannies  
P & B Outfitters 
Renaissance Printing 
Royal Restrooms 
The  Francis and Miranda Childress Foundation, Inc.


 43rd Street Self Storage 
Blakeland, LLC 
Blue Highway Pizzeria 
Brightway Insurance
Celeste Rubanick
Community Bank & Trust of Florida 
Cornerstone Tax Group 
HOME Magazine 
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Grooms
Purvis, Gray and Company, LLP 
Sebastian Ferrero Foundation

In-Kind Sponsors:

Drs. King and Oliver
Florida Awards & Trophy Co.
Florida Food Service
Heavenly Ham
Kara Winslow Makeup Artist
Lifestyle Valet
Miss Gainesville Rachel Smith
Pizza Hut
Quality Cleaners
Royal Restrooms
Signs By Tomorrow
Tailgate Guys
The Daily Glob
UF Gator Kiera
Venus Nails & Spa
WCA Waste Corporation

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