2024 LeaP Class Project: LeaP Outside with Valerie's House Fundraiser
Leadership Pensacola 2024 Community Give-Back Project
This year’s class has selected Valerie's House, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting grieving children. The project will center on transforming the outdoor space by introducing appealing gardens, inspiring art installations, and safe play areas.
Valerie's House is dedicated to providing support to bereaved children, ages 5-18, and their families. Through art, and other therapeutic activities, Valerie's House helps children navigate the difficult journey of grief, promoting healing and fostering resilience.
The success of LeaP Outside relies on the support of our community. We invite businesses, organizations, and individuals to join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of grieving children.
About Valerie’s House The mission of Valerie’s House is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives. Valerie’s House was founded in January 2016 in Fort Myers, Florida and has grown to help more than 3,000 children and their families across the state at locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte and at its newest location in Pensacola. The organization is named after Valerie Melvin, a Fort Myers wife and mother of two who died in 1987 in a car accident. For more information, visit www.valerieshouse.org