Kevin Garcia Foundation

We help at risk children and teenagers
overcome economic barriers so that they can
achieve healthier, more productive lives.

Upcoming Events

Easter Luncheon

Sunday March 27, 2016

Easter Luncheon Sponsors 2016


About the Foundation

We are a group of people inspired by a truly remarkable person, Kevin Garcia. Kevin did not have money, power or fame, but he had great influence through his ability to touch each and every person. Kevin gave his all to help family, friends, and strangers. Whether he helped with hurricane preparations, comforting someone mourning a painful loss, spreading laughter through his stories, or even helping a little boy make sandcastles, Kevin truly cared about every person he met. He was humble, kind, understanding, generous and loving, all the things we strive to be.

Kevin was 17 years old when he passed away December 9, 2008. Rather than receiving flowers at his funeral, we collected toys as a truer commemoration of his spirit. Since that initial toy drive, we have expanded our reach by hosting annual toy drives, sponsoring children with life-threatening medical conditions, and establishing the Kevin Garcia Scholarship. The truest testament to Kevin’s legendary love is the foundation's continued support by those that knew him and those who have come to learn who he was. We thank you.

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Miami Herald - April 23, 2016

Formerly blind, toddler sees and hears mom for the first time

BY MONIQUE O.MADAN
mmadan@miamiherald.com

Her whole life, 2-year-old Nicolly Pereira couldn’t see or hear her mother. The deaf and blind toddler from rural Brazil knew her mother’s love mostly through touch, when her mãe hugged Nicolly or stroked her light brown hair.

But last month, Nicolly gazed into her mother’s teary eyes for the first time. A wide smile filled her face and she instantly pressed her forehead against mama’s, her tiny hands on her mother’s shoulders.

“The only word that can be used to describe the feeling is ‘God,’ ” Nicolly’s mother, Daiana Pereira, 26, said Saturday at Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. “My daughter is free now. She now shines more than before. She has now become a reference for people who didn’t believe in miracles.”

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Toy Drive Party Sponsors 2015


Special thanks to our 2015 toy drive partners!


Schools In Our Community

  • Charles Flanagan
    High School
  • MAST @ FIU
    High School
  • Monsignor Pace
    High School
  • Palmetto
    Elementary School
  • Pembroke Pines Charter
    High School
  • Pembroke Pines Charter West
    Middle School

Businesses & Organizations

  • 1821 Salon
  • AvMed
  • Barefoot Children of
    Ft. Lauderdale PHC
  • Carlos Fiallo DMD
  • Carole Flamant Salon
  • Cherokee Enterprises
  • Children's Medical Center
  • Christmastreesfl.com
  • Equinox
  • Food Star Supermarket
  • Identidad Telecom
  • Landau & Associates, P.A.
  • Memorial Hospital West
  • Park Avenue Gynmastics
  • South Miami GOG

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us to see what we have planned, how you can help,
or just to say hello!

maria@kevingarciafoundation.org