the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of the Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatees raised more than $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity Sarasota at its annual golf tournament last October.
Presented at a recent CREA membership meeting, the $10,036 donation will go toward Habitat Sarasota’s mission to provide decent and affordable housing for people in the community.
Real estate agents and Habitat for Humanity Sarasota share the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The donation was made through the RASM Realtors Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to provide funding to local housing-related charitable organizations tackling affordable housing, fighting homelessness or providing shelter.
In addition to the monetary contribution, the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee will provide member volunteers to Habitat Sarasota.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation will hold a free, outdoor event March 16 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy in our region.
Better Together is open to the public and will be 4 to 7 pm in the 1500 block of State Street, in downtown Sarasota.
Better Together is open to all ages. Participants will enjoy free activities that celebrate Gulf Coast’s initiatives, plus live performances and food and drink for purchase.
Register and get a free ticket at https://tinyurl.com/2fyxfye6.
DutchCraftersthe largest online retailer of Amish furniture and home décor at DutchCrafters.com, is accepting applications for its 2023 Heritage Scholarships. The deadline is May 1.
In alignment with its core value of giving, DutchCrafters founded the Heritage Scholarship in 2011 to offer educational assistance to hardworking students. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw inspiration from their heritage to shape their career aspirations, add creative value to their future employers and serve their communities.
Students currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States are encouraged to apply. Three winners will be selected to receive $500 each.
All information about the Heritage Scholarship can be found at https://www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship.
Heritage Scholarship recipients will be notified by email no later than July 11, 2023.
Stillpoint Mission of Bradenton recently received a $5,000 grant for its Children’s Diaper Program from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.
Since 2011, Stillpoint Children’s Diaper Program has distributed diapers and wet wipes to needy mothers in Manatee County as part of its weekly outreach. In 2022, the program distributed over 281,000 diapers to mothers in the community.
Stillpoint Mission reaches out to the disadvantaged in our community to meet basic daily needs including food, clothing, hygiene items and diapers and also provides limited financial assistance with utilities.
Local arts organization Westcoast Black Theater Troupe was recently presented with a check for $1,000 from JoMo Productions by its president, Jo Morello.
This gift was in recognition of WBTT’s support for bringing the JoMo Productions play “Lil & Louis” to life from conception through its successful full production in January 2020.
The donation is designated to support WBTT’s Stage of Discovery youth training program. JoMo Productions Inc. was established in 2018 to present events in the performing arts, with an emphasis on live performance. Its first project was “Lil & Louis,” a play with music that dramatized the professional and personal lives of Lil Hardin Armstrong and Louis Armstrong, who were known as the “first couple of jazz.” Morello, an award-winning playwright and a former public relations director for the Jazz Club of Sarasota, its Sarasota Jazz Festival, and other clients, said in a letter to WBTT that “the people at WBTT gave JoMo Productions access to its talent, tech, spaces and much more – unstintingly – as partners in the creative process.”“It is not an understatement to say that ‘Lil & Louis’ would not have happened if WBTT did not have our backs,” said Morello.
This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Habitat receives $10,000 donation, foundation holds free celebration