Good News Friday: Good Deeds - June 26, 2015

By Chelsey Lucas June 25, 2015

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S-One Holdings Corporation donated a printer to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Art, Design and Humanities Department. During a tour of the art building with SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, Art Lambert, S-One president and CEO, noticed that the printer used for student art work had a capacity of only 24-inch prints. Since he’s in the business of large-format printers, Lambert told Probstfeld that S-One had a printer the company would like to donate that would expand the students’ print capacity to 36 inches.



Insignia Bank donated more than 3,000 pounds of goods to Goodwill Manasota during its spring donation drive. All three Sarasota-Bradenton Insignia locations participated in the drive and more than 75 computers and a full-size ATM machine were donated.



Over the past month, Manatee County Information Technology Services Department collected 3,773 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Manatee as part of the White Out Summer Hunger Campaign. IT employees divided into teams and collected as many nonperishable food items and canned goods as possible. The winning team collected seven full barrels of food—nearly 1,700 pounds—as part of the effort.



Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Grant Support Program was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.  This funding will enable SMH’s Breast Health Grant Support Program to provide an estimated 665 mammograms (screening and diagnostic), 330 breast ultrasounds, and approximately 30 breast biopsies free-of-charge to qualifying Sarasota County residents.



The Florida Suncoast Chapter, Sarasota/Manatee Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raised $245,000 at this year’s fund raisers. The third annual Sugar Shootout Golf Tournament, coordinated by Faye Dubensky and her team of volunteers, raised $20,000 for research on type 1 diabetes; the JDRF Polo Cup at the Sarasota Polo Grounds raised $16,000; and Hendrick Honda was the presenting sponsor of this  year’s One Walk held on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, which has raised $205,000 to date.



Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc. received a $160,000 technology grant from Microsoft in line with the recent grand opening of Microsoft at The Mall at University Town Center.



Kyle Tenbusch of Generous Property presented a donation to Fred Leonard, executive director of healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County Inc. to help pregnant women and infants in need in Manatee County.

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