Everyone can agree 2020 will be one for the record books and not soon forgotten. We all learned how strong we were as the pandemic sickened and killed people across the globe. Loved ones got sick, many people quarantined for long periods without any direct human contact outside those they
Streets of Paradise (SoP) is currently seeking donations. For those unfamiliar with the organization, Streets of Paradise is a registered 501(c)(3) which primarily serves Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Once a year, area social service agencies attempt to collect a head count for the area’s homeless population. It is called the “point-in-time” survey and it attempts to quantify the number of homeless on a given night during a winter-season month. In 2017 the number climbed to well over 1000 individuals within the city limits of Sarasota counted on that particular evening.
These are good people, working hard yet barely financially getting by. There are nonprofit programs that lend a little helping hand in so many ways! A hand up, not a handout, that pays a month’s rent, mortgage or utility bill…so hard-working families aren’t forced to choose between food or the roof over their head. Programs for school supplies, low-cost summer camp or sports teams…so kids get opportunities to become strong productive adults. There are over 130,000 nonprofits, well-funded by money donated each year.