Daniel Kids

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For Over 135 Years

Daniel Kids

Daniel Kids has been Improving the Odds for Kids

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Together We Empower

Daniel Kids

Our Children and Families to Improve their Lives

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From Prevention to Intervention

Daniel Kids

And Foster Care to Adoption, We Help Children and Families

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Daniel Kids

We Empower our Children and Families to Improve their Lives


Our Donors Are the Lifeblood to Daniel Kids Helping the Community

Daniel helps nearly 2,000 local abused, abandoned and neglected children, as well as at-risk families everyday. The critical therapeutic and supportive care we offer is at low or no cost to our clients. Yet, the demand for our services continues to grow despite yearly decreases in government funding.

In 1884 the population of Jacksonville was just 10,000, yet even within that relatively small number; there were still a multitude of children in need of help. To that end, a group of church women launched the Orphanage and Home for the Friendless in a small, rented cottage on the corner of Liberty and Ashley Street with a fund launched to open a permanent home.

No matter what your skill set or how much time you have available, we’ll help you find a volunteer position that will impact a child’s life while enriching your own. Whether you want to lend your talents to a fund-raising event, organize game days with the kids, or work one-on-one with a child as his mentor, Daniel needs and appreciates your support.

Daniel holds multiple events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for Daniel kids. These events, which include our Hank Haynes Golf Classic, provide sponsorship opportunities that enable your company to enjoy cause-related marketing benefits and media exposure while supporting a great cause.

Helping Children and Families in Need

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