Good News Friday: Good Deeds - March 27, 2015

By Chelsey Lucas March 26, 2015

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Nine attorneys and one staff member with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP participated in the 2015 Great American Cleanup Saturday by helping clean up the Sarasota bayfront and marina. Volunteers in Sarasota County fanned out to more than 30 outdoor locations to remove litter and plant trees, flowers and gardens, and clean and restore natural trails. Shumaker’s volunteers, who are all part of Leadership Shumaker, focused their efforts in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.



Harvest House Transitional Centers received an Engaging—System Centric—Outcomes (ESO) Award, a one-time gift of $20,000 from The Patterson Foundation. The award, presented to Harvest House for exhibiting commitment in Patterson’s Recoding Organizational DNA Initiative, will aid the group’s work toward the goals outlined in the Marbut 12-point plan to address the homelessness issue in Sarasota.



All Faiths Food Bank received $7,500 from The Mosaic Company, which partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning in a continued effort to raise funds. For every goal scored by the Lightning during home games, Mosaic will donate $500 and for every hat trick scored, Mosaic will donate $5,000. All Faiths also raised more than $1,200 at the ‘60s Rock and Roll Party recently held at Old School Bar and Grill in Sarasota. The nonprofit kicks off its 2015 Campaign Against Summer Hunger next Tuesday, March 31 through Saturday, May 9.



Children’s Healthy Pantry’s “Party for the Pantry” raised more than $4,000 from more than 100 attendees. The donations will be used to purchase healthy school snacks for children in need throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.



Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates the grand opening of its newest restaurant at 2525 University Parkway in Sarasota from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, March 28 with the aid of the Southern Manatee County Fire Prevention Department. Firefighters will be on-site for fire engine tours, photos and to share fire prevention tips. The restaurant franchisee, Velocity Brands, will donate 10 percent of all food and beverage sales throughout the event to the department.



Cutting Loose Salon is offering 20 percent off retail purchases for donations of unopened/unused and unexpired hair products that will be donated to the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) in support of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Monetary donations are also accepted by calling (941) 365-5586 or visiting the salon at 1950 Main St. in Sarasota.

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