This Week's Good Deeds

Dozens of donations in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

By staff June 29, 2017

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Bank of America recently announced $140,000 in economic mobility grants, to be distributed to 15 nonprofits working to assist with basic needs and workforce development and education opportunities in Sarasota and Manatee counties: All Faiths Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, Community Haven for Adults with Disabilities, the Education Foundation of Sarasota Sarasota, Harvest Tabernacle, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Sun Coast, the Manatee Education Foundation, Meals on Wheels Manatee, Meals on Wheels Sarasota, Turning Points, Take Stock in Children Manatee and the Women’s Resource Center.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently approved over $200,000 in grants to support services for vulnerable families and to diversify the region's economy. The money will go to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast ($75,000), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast ($43,500), the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition ($25,000), Ringling College of Art and Design ($19,333), SKY Family YMCA ($20,000) and the Nathan Benderson Community Park Foundation ($25,000).

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast was recently awarded a $20,000 grant by the Woman's Exchange Inc. The funds will help support three programs presented by PMP/Suncoast throughout its 2017-2018 season: PMP Alumni: In Schools; PMP Alumni: Around Town; and Super Strings.

The Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley is serving as the lead sponsor of the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation's Christmas in August Program. The event, scheduled for early August, helps homeless children prepare for the new school year. The event offers school backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, toiletry products, medical, vision and dental exams, gift cards to purchase shoes and clothing. Over 60 nonprofits attend to offer support services to the children and their families.

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