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Member and Partner Donations through November 2021

 

 

Eight Voting Meeting
November 10, 2021

 

LiveStream videos available for viewing:

Opening Remarks – Debi Jacob

More Too Life “Thank You” – Dawn Sakes

Links to presentation videos follow each description below

Presenters (l to r): Jennifer Fagenbaum (Catherine Carcaterra), Tata Maffei (Joanne Simons), Theresa O’Keeffe

On November 10, 2021 60 of our 205 members were in attendance at our eighth voting meeting.  For the first time, we allowed members to nominate a charity while having a representative from the charity make the presentation. This format allowed us to learn about three worthy Sarasota charities and our members’ passion for them.

Congratulations to all of them.

Family Promise of South Sarasota County was the selected charity

We raised $16,200

Family Promise of South Sarasota County      Nominated by Catherine Carcaterra, Presented by Jennifer Fagenbaum

www.familypromisesc.org

Family Promise of South Sarasota County exists to serve families experiencing a housing crisis in Englewood, North Port, Venice, Nokomis and Osprey.  They opened their doors in 2015 and provided housing support to children and their families as well as comprehensive services to ensure children and their families achieve lasting self-sufficiency.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Jennifer’s presentation here

Family Promise of South Sarasota County presentation

The two additional charities that were pitched were:

Family Promise of Sarasota      Nominated by Joanne Simons, Presented by Tara Maffei

www.familypromisesarasota.org

The mission at Family Promise of Sarasota is to help children experiencing homelessness and their families find sustainable, independent housing while providing temporary safe shelter, job search, and counseling. They provide shelter, meals, basic needs, case management, referrals and resources.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Tara’s presentation here

 Family Promise of Sarasota presentation

Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency        Presented by Theresa O’Keeffe

www.sicd-fl.org

SICD provides free addiction education resources to families, congregations, and community.  Their goal is to create an awareness of the disease of addiction and offer appropriate referral resources for people in need.  They provide educational programs at no cost to all who are interested in learning more about addiction disease and the recovery process.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can watch Theresa’s presentation here

 Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency presentation

 

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:

 

Project 180 “Thank You” – Barbara Richards

Charity Selection Announcement – Kathy Gordon and Connie Abood

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.

More Too Life Video Presentation

 

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

 Andrew Monroe Fund Video Presentation

 

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/.

 Making An Impact Video Presentation