Important initiatives for local children and families are made possible by the foundation and corporate support of All Faiths Food Bank as students return to class following the winter break.
Some recent grants to the Food Bank's work include Mosaic Co., $65,000 for mobile pantries and backpacks in DeSoto County; Harry Sudakoff Foundation, $40,000 for the Backpack program; Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation, $40,000 for the Backpack program; Publix Super Markets Charities, $135,000 for mobile pantries; The Stone Foundation, $120,000 for the DeSoto County Food & Resource Center; and food for mobile markets, the veterans' pantry, and the Back.
There are many obstacles for older youth to face as they move from the state care system to independent living. Young individuals leaving foster care frequently don't have strong relationships with family, friends, and the community to support their development into healthy, useful adults.
A Youth Advisory Council had been established by the Safe Children Coalition for many years to make sure that children's perspectives were heard. The council ceased holding meetings two years ago as a result of COVID and the resulting loss of staff and young leadership resources.
However, the Selfless Love Foundation has given SCC a microgrant of $2,500 to aid with efforts to reorganize and revitalize this body.
With the help of these funds, care packages for children entering foster care will be created, revisions to Independent Living forms to make them more kid-friendly will be investigated, a resource guide for kids will be created, and travel expenses for events will be covered.
The funds will also help expand the Youth Advocacy Council and enhance the council's involvement in the Selfless Love Foundation's One Voice Impact, a youth engagement program that offers current and former foster youths opportunities to develop leadership and life skills, advocate for changes to policy, and connect with a network of youth leaders across the state of Florida to enhance the care system.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded JoshProvides a $10,000 grant as part of its Grants Program to help fund organizations and initiatives that help people who face structural barriers in our community access education, healthcare, and other necessities.
JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation's client assistance programs have received support from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund and the James Franklin Warnell & Dorothy J. Warnell Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
JoshProvides' goal is to make life better for those with epilepsy and other seizure diseases.
Compared to 660 in 2021 and 406 in 2020, JoshProvides received 1,126 requests for assistance in 2022.
120 grants for client support were given out in 2020, 218 in 2021, and 275 in 2022 for medical services, transportation to medical appointments, seizure alert systems, and seizure response dogs.
JoshProvides Epilepsy Support Group membership increased from 36 in 2021 to 67 in 2022.
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