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Member and Partner Donations to Date
Seventh Voting Meeting
March 3, 2021
For the safety of our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, our March 2021 was once again virtual.
To select the charities for presentation, members were invited to “put their name in the hat”; 4 chose to do so, and 3 were selected. Each presenter prepared a 5-minute video which was shared with the membership. Votes were collected electronically and 147 of our 179 members voted. Our presenters did a great job of introducing us to three worthy Sarasota Charities. Congratulations to all of them.
LiveStream videos available for viewing:
Links to presentation videos follow each description below
More Too Life, Inc. was the selected charity
We raised $19,400
In addition to the members’ donations, we were awarded a $5,000 matching donation grant by The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation – making a total donation of $24,400 to More Too Life, Inc.
More Too Life, Inc. Presented by Debi Jacob
More Too Life’s vision is “ending human trafficking by deep case management with mentoring and educating those affected by it, in order for them to discover their authentic identity while motivating others to take charge of changing systems and ideologies that fuel its root causes.”
Our donation of $18,400 (plus the possibility of a $5,000 matching grant) will be used to provide “graduates” of their program with a “gift” to help them on their way to a new life. Some examples would be clothing to wear for a job interview, or perhaps eyeglasses for someone who cannot afford them but needs them for their new job.
To learn more about More Too Life, Inc., visit Moretoolife.org.
The two additional charities that were pitched were:
The Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund Presented by Stacey Monroe
In honor of the life of Andrew Monroe, a 5K Walk/Run was established for the benefit of senior soccer players at Riverview High School as well as Track and JROTC scholarships in Sarasota FL. To learn more about Second Heart Homes, visit AndrewMonroe.com
Making An Impact, Inc. Presented by Linda Hoy
This organization helps connect people providing services with the people who need them. They currently offer one of the area’s most comprehensive resource for that connection. To learn more, visit making-an-impact.org/.