Nomi Health Partners with Voices for Children to Support Students in Foster Care

Rebecca Armstrong Langle
Rebecca Armstrong Langle
August 15, 2023

Last week, the Nomi Health Charitable Foundation had the honor of teaming up with the Voices for Children Foundation – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children in foster care in Miami-Dade County.  

Together, we held a special back-to-school shopping event benefitting more than 400 incredible kids in foster care in the Miami area. The Old Navy at the Shoppes at Dadeland kindly shut its doors for us for the evening, and each child and their caregivers were handed $400 in gift cards to shop for new clothes, backpacks, shoes, and other supplies.

Mom at the Voices for Children event

We firmly believe that every child, regardless of where they come from or their situation at home, should start the school year with everything they need to thrive. But it can be challenging for caregivers to shoulder back-to-school expenses – especially for those caring for a child in foster care. Back-to-school spending for K-12 students is expected to average nearly $600 per student this year. A new report found that 55 percent of parents find back-to-school shopping more stressful than holiday shopping.

If organizations like Voices for Children did not exist, many caregivers in Miami-Dade County would carry the financial burden of back-to-school shopping alone – and many children would go without the essentials they need.  

At Nomi Health, we believe we have a responsibility to invest in the communities we serve. One way that we give back is by investing in education, which we know directly impacts long-term health and well-being. We are proud to have hosted this event in Miami for the second consecutive year, with donations totaling more than $200,000.

Team members at the Voices for Children event

We want to thank the team at Voices for Children and the special guests who joined us, including the Chair of Voices for Children’s Board of Directors Kira Grossman, Commissioner Raquel Regalado from District 7, Members of the Pinecrest Police Department, Executive Director of ChamberSOUTH Brittnie Bassant, and last but not least, Burnie, Miami Heat’s mascot! We also want to thank our fantastic team of 16 volunteers from Nomi Health who distributed supplies and guided families at the event.  

We hope that every child who joined us is returning to school with the essentials they need to be successful. They have bright futures ahead of them and deserve to focus on what matters: learning and being a kid.