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Member and Partner Donations to Date

Third Voting Meeting
March 20, 2019

3rd Voting Meeting Presenters (l to r) –  Marcia Eisenberg, Karen Borrego, Cheri DeVries

On March 20, 2019  we had 100 of our 160 members in attendance at our third voting meeting.  Our presenters did a great job of introducing us to three worthy Sarasota charities.  Congratulations to all of them.

Mothers Helping Mothers was the selected charity

We raised $15,600.

In addition to the members’ donations, we were awarded a $5,000 matching donation grant by The Richard Schulze Foundation – making a total donation of $20,500 to Mothers Helping Mothers. 


Mothers Helping Mothers   Presented by Cheri DeVries


Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing for the entire family, housewares and baby equipment to families in need — free of charge. More than 3,000 families visit our storefront each year, reaching over 6,000 local children. We operate solely on a 100% volunteer only staff and financial contributions along with item donations from our community. In addition, we are one of only a handful of charities in Sarasota that can provide immediate emergency financial support to a family in crisis. We believe every child deserves a safe home with basic necessities and we collaborate with many organizations locally to help our family achieve this goal.


The two additional charities that were pitched were:

It’s Our Turn, Inc.  Presented by Karen Borrego


It’s Our Turn, Inc. is a non-profit founded in October 2014 by a retired Army Veteran (21-years of service)  and operates solely by volunteers who share a common passion to help local Charlotte County Veterans in need. The majority of funds raised are through an annual Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K Race in Punta Gorda, Florida. Donations enable It’s Our Turn, Inc. to continue helping local Veterans in Charlotte County.

School Readiness Coalition of Sarasota County  Presented by Marcia Eisenberg


The Early Learning Coalition provides administration and oversight of the local, integrated system of early education for preschool age children in Sarasota County, ensuring quality childcare and early learning programs, family access to services, and positive outcomes for young children, ages 0-5. The ELC serves over 4000 children and assists 180 providers annually.