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“Ukraine Relief Fund” Put into Motion by The Blessing Bags Project

| Betsy Plante |

The Blessing Bags Project has started a “Ukraine Refugee Relief Fund” for Manatee and Sarasota counties.  Once refugees are placed here, they will be able to fill out an application for help with food, clothing, school uniforms, hygiene items, etc.   

Displaced families will align with our mission statement. “We provide basic, critical needs to the homeless and less fortunate.”

The Blessing Bags Project has helped refugees from Haiti and other countries in the past.  It is especially heart breaking to see children with fright in their eyes.  Families are brought here with nothing, and we want to provide that glimpse of hope to them.

Giving Challenge - Blessing Bags Project

The organization has announced that 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Giving Challenge, to be held on April 26th, will go towards the relief fund.

They will have an East and a West location you can attend.

EAST location will be a Pop-Up Event with six non-profits coming together.  From 12- 7 PM, there will be music, food trucks, Loaded Cannon Distillery, animal meet and greet, cooking demonstrations, and a children’s coloring area.

Restore Global
3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Bradenton, FL  34211

WEST location will be from 4-9 PM.  DJ Music from 5-8 PM, free “Painting with a Twist” for kids, (option to paint the Ukraine flag), free give aways, raffles, food, and drink specials.

Giving Challenge - Blessing Bags Project

Clancy’s Irish Pub
6217 Cortez Rd
Bradenton, FL  34209

Want to give where you live?  Go to the website and click on the Ukraine Refugee Relief Fund.  

 The Flanzer Trust Foundation will match you donation up to $500.  Scroll down and click on “Blessing Bags Project.

On April 26th at noon, The Giving Challenge begins and will last for 24 hours. (ends at noon on April 27th)

Please go to the Giving Challenge website and search Blessing Bags Project.  The Paterson Foundation will match up to $100 for 24 hours.

The Giving Challenge

Please contact Betsy Plante for further information at (941) 720-1720

Photos from the Blessing Bags Project

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