Good News Friday: Good Deeds - January 10, 2014

By Beau Denton January 9, 2014

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Luhrsen Law Group has launched the “iPromise” campaign, an effort to encourage parents and their teenage drivers to mutually pledge not to text and drive. Every teenager who takes the iPromise pledge will be eligible to win one of five $1,000 scholarship drawings.



Suncoast Charities for Children is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend with the popular Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival. In its 30 years, through events including the Super Boat Grand Prix, the Christmas Boat Parade of Lights and the Fisk and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, the organization has helped construct about $14 million in facilities for nonprofits including the Florida Center, Children First, and the Loveland Center.



Members of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association are organizing a work day, 7:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Jan. 11, at 2154 Seward Drive, Sarasota, for Habitat for Humanity. Non-members are invited to join the project; to register as a volunteer, visit Habitat’s “Volunteer Up” online portal.



The Siesta Key Kiwanis Club is conducting its annual fruit tree gleaning project to benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Residents with citrus trees are asked to contact the “Glean4AFFB” message center, (941) 254-1944 or [email protected]. Volunteer gleaning crews will be scheduled to collect the fruit on a Saturday between now and April.



Ortygia Restaurant in Bradenton has received a grant to feed Sicilian food to 500 people on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The restaurant was one of 22 recipients of the MLK Day of In-Service Grant. Chef Gaetano Cannata and a team of volunteers will provide meals to the public, 1-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, or until the food runs out. Home delivery service will also be available.


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