Member and Partner Donations to Date


2nd Voting Meeting –  November 7, 2018

Children’s Guardian Fund was the winning charity

We raised $14,300.

On November 7, 2018  we had 89 of our 146 members in attendance at our second voting meeting.  The three presenters did a fabulous job with their presentations.  Congratulations to all of them.    

Children’s Guardian Fund, Inc.  Presented by Jean Saylor

More than 1,400 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  The Children’s Guardian Fund and the Guardian ad Litem Program work together to ensure that your people who do not have the support of their parents at least have the support of their community.  They provide things from tutoring to sports fees, from an instrument to play in the school to soccer shoes.  These items and experiences allow them to develop a sense of normalcy and self-worth.

The two additional charities that were pitched were:

The Twig – Beams of Grace  Presented by Paula Griffin

The Twig is a faith-based organization that serves foster children and their families by providing clothing and accessories.

The Academy at Glengary, Inc.  Presented by Connie Abood

The Academy is a vocational training center for adults living with mental health challenges.