Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
ProVest Insurance Group in collaboration with Our Kids, a nonprofit organization that delivers excellence to abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families in Miami Dade and Monroe counties, announced its ‘Stroller for Jackie’ campaign, the first initiative of an ongoing program to aid the South Florida community.
Every 30-60 days, the group will encourage a new cause surrounding the South Florida community. Each cause will be promoted and supported also by ProVest Insurance Group’s monthly publication, Our Hometown magazine.
With a smile said to brighten the room, Jackie, a radiant two-year-old girl, was born alcohol exposed and diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, making it difficult to play outside and interact with others, as she is currently unable to walk.
Specialists and family members attest that Jackie’s quality of life can be improved with the help of a special pediatric wheelchair/stroller designed to support her upper body, which is underdeveloped due to her medical conditions.
Through Indiegogo, 'the world’s funding platform', ProVest Insurance Group and Our Kids have made it possible for supporters to contribute to Jackie’s cause, with donations starting at just $1, and going directly toward a new stroller for Jackie. Although the basic pediatric wheelchair model currently retails at $700, if the total raised amount is exceeded, the organizations will purchase Jackie an even better equipped unit, recommended by her doctor - The Cruiser Stroller Chair, retailing at $1,688.
“As a leader in this industry, we at ProVest Insurance Group feel compelled to ignite this ongoing initiative, bringing the community together to help those in need,” said Jay Adkins, founder and President of ProVest Insurance Group. “As soon as we heard Jackie’s story as the happy little girl who, like most children, loves to be outdoors, yet suffers from this encumbering diagnosis, we knew we had to help in any way we could.”
“Initiatives such as ProVest Insurance Group’s bring attention to these South Florida children and community members in need, and will make an enormous impact, one family at a time,” said Taya Taube, Director of Behavioral Health Services for Our Kids. “Jackie will hopefully receive the wheelchair she deserves, and a number of other struggling families can also benefit in the future from this inspiring program.”
Minerve Rodriguez, Jackie’s maternal grandmother and current relative foster caregiver, plans to adopt her granddaughter on National Adoption Day on November 23, and officially provide her with a stable, loving home.
To help Jackie receive a well-equipped wheelchair to suit her special needs, visit the donations page found at, http://igg.me/at/strollerforjackie. Contributors may be acknowledged for their donations through various channels including Our Hometown magazine and ProVest Insurance Group’s social media pages.
Please share Jackie’s story with others, and help ProVest Insurance Group and Our Kids support the local South Florida community.
About ProVest Insurance Group
ProVest is a multi-state insurance group, with agencies in North Carolina, Texas and Florida. The name ProVest comes from the idea of PROtecting clients’ valued assets; and guiding them through the many inVESTment opportunities, so they can retire with the right amount of money.
Founded by insurance agent and entrepreneur Jay Adkins, the company’s mission is to provide the best insurance and financial services in the industry, with a laser-focus on high levels of customer satisfaction and education. More information can be found at http://www.ProvestInsurance.com.
About Our Kids
Our Kids is a Miami-based nonprofit organization, created to deliver excellence to abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Its main focus is to support initiatives that enable a growing number of currently at-risk children within those counties to find safe environments, healthy conditions, and permanent families. More information can be found at http://www.OurKids.us.