Wonder Women

The Charity Guild, one of the oldest charitable organizations in South Florida, was founded in 1952 by 10 women who wanted to help children in need. Today, their mission remains the same.
Words by Stacy Wynn | April 28, 2021 | Lifestyle

Fort Lauderdale’s Charity Guild has a purpose that is straightforward and impactful — to raise funds to provide healthcare and social services for medically fragile, disadvantaged and emotionally challenged children in Broward County. In the last 20 years alone, they have raised more then $2,000,000 for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) and Kids In Distress (KID) through their annual Spring Luncheon and famous Fall Event. Did you know that every $1 spent at CDTC in early prevention for developmental delays saves $7 in future intervention? A child’s visit to a CDTC clinic costs $63, while that same service at an emergency room could be well over $500. Similarly, the average cost of a single juvenile incarceration per year is over $40,000. KID counsels and trains over 5,000 children and their families with complex needs to provide safe and loving homes. The time to act is now;