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  • 21 Sep 2020 9:16 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Jewish Family & Children Services of the Suncoast (JFCS) was recently awarded a $70,000 Financial Stability grant as part of the United Way Suncoast’s 2020 Community Investment Program. The grant allows JFCS to move forward with its Employment and Financial Stability Program. The program is focused on working families that make too much income to qualify for most social services and struggle to make ends meet. “As a lifelong workforce development professional and career coach, I am very excited about this opportunity to partner with working families in Sarasota,” says JFCS Case Manager Chris Canaday. “My aim is to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our clients by providing them with services, guidance and community connections precisely focused on their empowerment and self-determination.” 


  • 21 Sep 2020 9:15 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    The Players Centre for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the hiring of William Skaggs as chief executive officer. As The Players moves from their current theatre into a temporary location, and plans to build a new facility in Lakewood Ranch’s Waterside Place, Skaggs is invaluable to the strategic plan in place. “The Players Centre holds a special place in the heart of this community. This became readily apparent during the search process, and I see it in the energy and talent of staff, volunteers and board of trustees,” says Skaggs. “After 90 years, this community theatre and studio still provides so much value to those that experience it. There is a bright future on the horizon and I’m proud and excited to be a part of it.” 

  • 21 Sep 2020 9:14 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Tidewell Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Marlo Turner has joined the team as Vice President. Debbie Mason, President of Tidewell Foundation, said “We are thrilled to have Marlo leading our team of Philanthropy Officers. Her depth of experience, knowledge of fundraising and management capabilities will complement our growing philanthropy team.” 


  • 18 Sep 2020 4:21 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Job-seekers across the country will be able to benefit from a new effort, presented by Indeed, the world’s top job site. Indeed recently announced the launch of the Virtual Hiring Tour, which will make its way across the United States, with the goal of getting 20,000 hired. The Virtual Hiring Tour will connect job seekers and employers through virtual interviewing technology. Goodwill Industries International, the country’s leading workforce development provider, is a strategic partner in the effort, helping to set up job seekers for success.

    Locally, Goodwill Manasota will assist those looking for employment through its free Job Connection service. Career development facilitators will meet with interested candidates to offer counsel on job search and career options, help teach community members how to use technology, conduct practice virtual interviews, and assist in the creation of a resume and an Indeed.com profile. So far, approximately 700 companies have signed on; the Tour will “arrive” in the Southeast U.S. from September 29 – October 2 (registration opens September 21). Job seekers can search “Indeed Hiring Events” on Indeed to find available positions and RSVP to attend at indeed.com/virtualhiringtour.

    There are Job Connection offices in Bradenton and Sarasota and help is also available at Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program office. Call (888) 230-8820 to make an appointment for virtual or in-person assistance.

  • 17 Sep 2020 1:03 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    FCCI Insurance Group ranked 42 out of 148 insurance carriers in the Super Regional Property & Casualty Insurers. FCCI has been on the Super Regionals P/C Insurers list since 2011. "Being named as a Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer™ is a testament to the efforts and commitment of our agents and teammates in sustaining our growth and momentum," said Cina Welch, FCCI Insurance Group's president and CEO. "We are proud to be recognized as a stable and strong market for agents and the businesses we protect."  


  • 16 Sep 2020 9:16 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    On behalf of a local collaborative of nonprofit providers and community groups, Tidewell Hospice has received a grant from Manatee County to facilitate a countywide initiative that will bring together community partners to protect the health and well-being of at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as the Multicultural Action Team (MAT). Tidewell will serve as administrator of the $342,000 grant, distributed through the Manatee County CARES Community and Wellness fund. The MAT is a collective impact project – a project in which multiple partners share common goals, execute common strategies and achieve collective results for a community goal. “Tidewell Hospice is pleased to be a key partner with MHI and others to address the disparities of COVID 19 among minority populations,” Tidewell President and CEO Jonathan Fleece said. “Through our newly formed Tidewell Foundation, we plan to actively engage even more in the future in health issu es impacting our community. Now more than ever is a time to reinforce our commitment to equality, service and love for humanity, with a special focus on helping at-risk people during this pandemic.” 


  • 16 Sep 2020 9:14 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    To ensure an adequate supply of blood products for the community, SunCoast Blood Centers is pleased to announce the opening of its new donor center in Port Charlotte. Located at 2150 Tamiami Trail, Unit 17, the donor center will operate Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and on Saturday, 7am to 1pm  Appointments are required for plasma and platelet donations, while walk-ins are welcome for blood donations.  “Port Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing communities on the Suncoast,” said SunCoast Blood Centers CEO Scott Bush. “The new donor center will help meet the needs of the community and make blood and platelet donations as stress free as possible for those giving a gift of life.”   


  • 15 Sep 2020 10:49 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Tidewell Hospice has received a $10,000 grant from the Wilson-Wood Foundation, Inc. to support its Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center, an evidence-based program that helps grieving children, teens and caregivers through professional counseling, peer-support groups and activities. “The Blue Butterfly program provides stabilizing support to help children and families grieve, heal and live more successful lives,” said Tidewell Foundation President Debbie Mason. “We are incredibly grateful to donors who understand that dollars invested in these services may be key to preventing future mental health and behavioral issues.” 


  • 15 Sep 2020 10:47 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    The Patterson Foundation has selected six organizations in our region to receive 1:1 consulting to strengthen their efforts through their participation in Advancing Mission Thrivability, an opportunity for nonprofits to learn ways to make mission-focused, economically informed decisions for their programs, products and services. “Nonprofits throughout our region are shifting their strategies to meet this uniquely challenging moment in a resource-challenged world,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. The organizations participating in this extended consulting opportunity include: The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Florida Cultural Group, Inc., Habitat for Humanity Charlotte County, Habitat for Humanity Manatee County, Our Y, Inc. and Punta Gorda Symphony. 


  • 15 Sep 2020 9:38 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    BRADENTON, FL  September 14, 2020 – Beginning on Thursday, September 17th, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, through The Food Bank of Manatee, will provide fresh produce each month, from September through May, to families in need in Manatee County. 

    “This initiative is aimed at getting fresh, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into Manatee County homes,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. “Our selected Community Partners are near six Title 1 schools, enabling us to serve as many families as possible with this tremendous resource,” Phillips said.

    Locations near Blackburn Elementary, Daughtrey Elementary, Oneco Elementary, Rogers Garden Elementary, Samoset Elementary, and Tillman Elementary have been identified, though families living anywhere in Manatee County can participate. The produce will be provided free of charge on the third Thursday of the month from September through May at the following locations:

    • Visible Men Academy:  921 63rd Ave. East, Bradenton 34203 from 8:00am – 10:00 am
    • Sozo Missions: 3124 17th Street East, Bradenton 34208 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Increasing Joy Ministries: 2515 37th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee received a generous grant from United Way Suncoast, which makes this program possible. 

    In addition to the Mobile Produce Pantry, The Food Bank of Manatee has provided over 500,000 meals through the Food4Families program in response to COVID-19.  In addition, The Food Bank of Manatee provides food to over 80 food pantries and partner agencies who are feeding an additional 25,000+ families each week.  If you or someone you know needs food assistance, visit www.MealsOnWheelsPLUS.org to learn more about the services available through Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.  


Recent Member News





Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

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