Youth Ranches

Sarasota Police to Donate More than 100 Items to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.

Items include riding lawn mowers, electric blowers, drills, table saws, a jackhammer, hedge clippers, and more.  The more than 100 items being donated have a total value between $8,000 and $10,000.  The items being donated from the Sarasota Police Department to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches will be used in their thrift stores.  In 1987, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. opened thrift stores to sell surplus donated items.  Stores are located throughout Florida in Live Oak, Ocala, Leesburg, Homosassa, Spring Hill, and Dunedin.  The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is to provide financial support, goodwill, and community involvement for the boys and girls served by the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc.

Youth Ranches Partnership

“The Sarasota Police Department is thrilled to be partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches in this way,” said Thomas Wagonseller, Sarasota Police Department Property, and Evidence Manager.  “I’ve been impressed by the great youth programs they have available in our community.  Giving back to our community is a commitment we’re passionate about,” said Wagonseller.

“The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is excited to have the Sarasota Police Department as friends of the children of the Youth Ranches,” said Mike Kiel, Donor Relations Officer, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.  “The donation of items will help raise funds to better care for the children.  Over the past few years, the Sarasota Police Department has helped to build a brighter and better future for many young people.  The Youth Ranches are very appreciative of the support and partnership,” said Kiel.

Mike Kiel with Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and Molly Cromie, Property and Evidence Specialist with the Sarasota Police Department Property and Evidence Division will be available for interviews with journalists. 

For more information on the Florida Youth Sheriffs Ranches, call 1-800-338-0377 or visit  HERE

Sarasota Police Department

The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence-led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime.  Our mission: Professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community.  For more information about our department, visit HERE.

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