We Need Your Help
As you all know, each year the Foundation holds many activities which include the Fall "Fun" Raiser Party, Holiday Food Drive, Golf Event, Broadway Under the Stars, and the Lucky Ducks. These events help raise monies to support worthy activities and projects in South Sarasota County by providing financial grants to qualified not for profit organizations.
We're looking for volunteers that would help with our events. We've brainstormed a list, but we're always looking for new fundraising ideas. Some of the committees are in place, however we welcome members that would like to be more activly involved.
There are numerous ways of helping whether it be joining a committee to help set up for an event, soliciting area merchants for raffle items and/or donations, selling tickets before or at an event, volunteering to be a cashier for an event .........just to name a few. It takes many volunteers to make an event successful.
Don't forget our Huggy Bears program that utilizes volunteers to sew, stuff, and deliver teddy bears to children in the ER at Venice Hospital.
The 2018 Impact Grant was awarded to Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County. President Bob Hayden and the Impact Grant Committee presented the grant check to Joe Pokorney, LVSSC President, and Claudia Daniels, grant writer and Board Member.
The award of $19,271, will be used to fund a Study-Lab Program located in the Family Services Center, North Port, FL.
The 2017 Impact Grant awarded to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County is presented to Aimee Holmes, Chief Develpment Officer.
The Foundation has generously partnered with Habitat to launch a new home revitalization program, A Brush with Kindness. The award of $16,000, along with paint donated by Sherwin Williams, will be used to paint one home per month for a qualified homeowner.