After spending her entire childhood in foster care, CEO and Founder of Saving Our Daughters (SOD) Magadline Cangar wanted to bring something back to the community. Since 2011, Cangar had the vision to create an organization that would mentor and assistance young girls who struggled with life.
“Due to a difficult home life, I was quickly placed in the foster care system where I effectively spent the remainder of my childhood,” said Cangar. “Bouncing from home to home, family to family and like many kids, I was in and out of trouble for some of my adolescent years.”
Now a Mother, Daughter, Entrepreneur, and Youth Advocate, Cangar is the definition of overcoming life’s obstacles and understands that every child is a success story waiting to happen.
“When I turned 18 I decided it was time to straighten up,” said Cangar. “I enrolled in college and after college I came back to impact and make a difference in the community.”
This trailblazer kept her promise and is making a difference in the central Florida area through her founding organization Saving Our Daughters (SOD). Cangar’s vision created a mission to empower girls ages 11-19 to realize their greatest potential.
SOD advocates for underserved youth by providing mentorship, resources, skills training, etc. In addition to serving the community by feeding the less fortunate, collecting educational tools for children pre-k to high school, and hosting annual seminars on health education, and partnering with other non-profit organizations to host community events.
Saving Our Daughters Corp has partnered with DJJ Eckerd, to mentor youth that’s been released from juvenile incarceration. In 2015 Cangar received the Central Florida Everyday Hero “She is Noble” Award. At the 2016 Orlando CEO Chick “Dominate” Empowerment Luncheon, SOD was honored for their tremendous work. But it doesn’t stop there! SOD has partnered with Harbor House of Central Florida to put an end to Domestic violence and is hosting a breast cancer walk. In December 2016 they’re taking 40 girls camping. And next year they are planning a college tour. SOD honors Christ in everything they do, understanding that they can do all things through Him. When asked what keeps her motivated Cangar says,
“My daughter has been the motivation and drive behind this entire project. The birth of now 5-year-old Maliyah, who was the inspiration for the name of the organization, was the final push towards taking the plunge.”