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Release Number: 09-277

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

20 October 2009

Deputy Larry McKinnon:

(813) 247-8094




Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay


Citizens of Hillsborough County, $200,000 Donation to A Kidís Place


Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:30 A.M.


A Kidís Place of Tampa Bay, 1715 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Brandon, FL 33511

























Donation of $200,000 Dollars to A Kidís Place of Tampa Bay



On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee will present a donation of $200,000 dollars to A Kidís Place. The donation is made possible from seized drug monies forfeited to the Hillsborough County Sheriffís Office.

A Kidís Place is a licensed residential group care provider and a unique state of the art 60-bed facility for abused, neglected, or abandoned children. A Kidís Place has five 3,200 square foot homes, located on 5 acres in Brandon, Fl.  These homes currently utilize a live-in house parent model which provides children with consistency and simulates family living. A Kidís Place is able to provide services often without having to take the children off-site. Together with community partners, A Kidís Place provides:

  • On-site well child exams
  • On-site therapy services
  • Dental services including exam, x-ray, cleaning, sealant, educational program and treatment plan
  • Educational services

Sheriff Gee is extremely committed to improve the quality of life, and ensure safe healthy growth and development for foster children and foster families in Hillsborough County.  Sheriff Gee wants to ensure a continuum of emotional and physical services appropriate to meet the needs of each child in placement, while unable to reside at home.

Planned Attendees:

Hillsborough County Sheriff's David Gee

Colonel Albert Frost, Department of Investigative Services 

Major Robert Bullara, Child Protective Services

Major Mary Tully, Community Outreach Division

Dottie Berger MacKinnon, Chair-A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay

Virginia Johnson, Executive Director-A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay                  

For more information go to  or call: 813.381.3839


Deputy Larry McKinnon

HCSO Media Relations