Benny Klepach: Children's Home Society of Florida Launches Champions for Children
Children's Home Society of Florida is launching an initiative to inform the public on child abuse and to raise money to protect these vulnerable children. Benny Klepach weighs in on this initiative and on the important issue at its foundation.
28 Aug, 2012, 06:00 ET
NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Home Society of Florida is an organization that aims to remove victims of child neglect and abuse, then to provide them with a safe environment in which to heal. Operating since 1902, they've done a great deal of good in Florida communities in combating this all-too-common situation. Benny Klepach, world business leader and supporter of the group, recognizes the role that the greater community must play if this scourge is to be defeated. In Klepach's own words, "As a native Floridian, I recognize that our community's children are our most precious asset." Author Kate Santich describes the situation in Florida in a recent Orlando Sentinel article, "Child-protection officers investigate more than 200,000 reports of abuse and neglect each year — one every 10 minutes — and more than 30,000 of those children must be removed from their homes to protect their safety."
According to the article, the Children's Home Society has just started a new initiative in light of the need for consciousness raising about the issue, which they are calling Champions for Children. The endeavor will allow any Floridian – or American – to "donate online, attend a fundraising event, purchase a 'Stop Child Abuse' license plate… or choose from a long list of options on a wish list." Benny Klepach, being a long-time supporter of the group, is ecstatic about this drive. In response to this news, he states, "I urge everyone to help ensure that foster children are provided with a safe and stable environment. This initiative by the Children's Home Society of Florida makes it easy to do what's right by these vulnerable children."
In instances where a child has suffered severe trauma, it can cost up to "$64,000 a year to provide healing, stability, shelter and safety," as reported by Santich. When running the numbers, one will realize that the organization can use any amount of funding or supplies. Those that are motivated beyond that point can always investigate their suitability as a foster parent, as well.
For more information, please contact your local office. Contact information is available on the Children's Home Society of Florida's website. Benny Klepach has a special place in his heart for foster parents, with a number of friends and acquaintances around the world that engage in this special activity.
Benny Klepach is the CEO of DFASS Group. He founded the company in 1987, and it is now the largest inflight duty free operator in the world. The company provides duty free shopping to customers around the world. Additionally, their in-flight retail services provide a unique experience for nearly 400 million air passengers each year. DFASS staffs 600 employees that reside in five continents and operate 74 fulfillment centers around the globe. The company has developed training programs, as well, which are designed to ensure that flight personnel are adequately prepared to perform a sales role.
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