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Good News Friday: Good Deeds - Dec. 18, 2015

By Hannah Wallace December 17, 2015

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded Turning Points (tpmanatee.org) a $15,000 grant. Turning Points will use the grant to assist men, women and children who are struggling with homelessness in Manatee County.


The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary (lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com) has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to three community organizations to help them achieve their missions of helping children in Manatee County. Recipients include Feeding Empty Little Tummies ($10,000), Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County ($5,000) and Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida ($5,000).


 

The Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange (gcbx.org), a nonprofit trade organization, recently hosted its holiday networking social, during which members donated gifts to benefit 150 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (bgcsarasota.com), a nonprofit that enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.


 

A generous donor has pledged to match up to $25,000 on all donations to the Roskamp Institute (rfdn.org) from now till the end of 2015. The Sarasota-based nonprofit research institute is dedicated to finding therapies for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.


 

Goodwill Manasota (experiencegoodwill.org) received a donation of 24,000 copies of a children’s book from an anonymous donor, with the request that children in Manatee and Sarasota counties receive copies. The books, titled “Inside the Human Body,” are from the award-winning “Magic School Bus” series.

 


 

Caldwell Trust Company (ctrust.com) recently awarded $5,000 in grants, with two grants totaling $3,000 to Sarasota Military Academy (sarasotamilitaryacademy.org) and a third awarded as a $2,000 scholarship to an SMA alumnus who is a freshman at The Citadel. The Sarasota Military Academy is a public charter secondary school and is the largest charter school in Sarasota County with more than 1,500 students.

 


 

Brilliant Harvest (brilliantharvest.com), a solar contractor serving Southwest Florida, will donate $1,000 to the Sarasota Audubon Society (sarasotaaudubon.org) for every Audubon member who purchases a 10kW solar electric system on their home or business through Jan. 9. Brilliant Harvest installed the solar array at the new Sarasota Audubon Nature Center at the Celery Fields; this philanthropic gesture celebrates the grand opening of the Nature Center on Jan. 9.

 

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