The Good News

  

CAT DEPOT

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf
Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

Cat Depot volunteers find rewards in the organization's mission to save lives and provide shelter for homeless cats. Read more about volunteer Katie Norvell and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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MEALS ON WHEELS
SARASOTA

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf
Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

When summer comes and snowbird volunteers head back up north, Meals on Wheels Executive Director Terry McGannon hopes to see more young volunteers taking their place. Read more about him and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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GOCIO ELEMENTARY

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf
Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

For Gocio Elementary teacher Dawn Burns, teaching her students about theater and the fine arts sets the stage for success. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf
Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

All Faiths Food Bank CEO Sandra Frank's desire to help children fuels her work at the nonprofit organization. Read more about her and watch a video tour in this week's Good News.

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SUZANNE GREGORY

For the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, providing access to nature is crucial to its mission. Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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Suzanne Gregory"

 

TERRY REDMAN

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

 

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.Z0WS081r.dpuf

Friends of Sarasota County Parks is raising $75,000 to pay for half of a feasibility study for a proposed expansion of the Legacy Trail. Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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JAMIE UIHLEIN

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.mPwNvX6k.dpuf
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services gives stray animals a forever home by matching them with adoptees. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.pjJ0Wrp3.dpuf

Four years ago, following a successful cancer treatment, Jamie Uihlein and his family created the Polo Under the Palms fundraiser to give back. This year's event will feature a local charity for the first time. Read more about him and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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CYNTHIA MCMULLIN

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.mPwNvX6k.dpuf
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services gives stray animals a forever home by matching them with adoptees. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.pjJ0Wrp3.dpuf

Through compassion and dedication, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center's mission is to end domestic and sexual violence. Read more about SPARCC and this volunteer and watch a video in this week's Good News.

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Cynthia McMullin"

 

KRISTEN LITTLE

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.mPwNvX6k.dpuf
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services gives stray animals a forever home by matching them with adoptees. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.pjJ0Wrp3.dpuf

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services gives animals a forever home by matching them with adoptees. Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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HARVEST HOUSE

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.mPwNvX6k.dpuf

For those struggling with addiction or homelessness, the organization offers social services for a fresh start. Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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JUDY ALEXANDER

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all. - See more at: http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/Front-Page/#sthash.mPwNvX6k.dpuf

As CEO of Every Child Inc., Judy Alexander strives to provide equal opportunities for all.
Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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ADELL EROZER

Adell Erozer and Turning Points in Manatee use compassion to change the lives of the homeless.
Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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JONAH DUCHESNE-SHAW

Volunteer Jonah Duchesne-Shaw, 12, keeps young readers turning the page through the Literacy Buddy program.
Read more about him and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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SARASOTA MEDICAL 
PREGNANCY CENTER

Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center helps women make informed decisions about parenthood.
Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center"
 

ERIKA ECHEGARAY

Suncoast Polytechnical High School student Erika Echegaray has volunteered for Face Autism for two years.
Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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SHERI AND GERRY LUBLIN

One of Gerry and Sheri's favorite things to do is to use Gulf Coast Gives to find projects to which they can donate on behalf of friends and acquaintances who have helped them in some way.
Read more about them and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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LAUREL NOKOMIS 
SCHOOL

Inspired by their personal heroes, Laurel Nokomis reading ambassadors teach preschoolers what it takes to make a difference.
Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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CHILDREN FIRST

Children First hopes to raise funds to provide an appropriate space for waitlisted children as well as money to scholarship them, which costs between $9,000 and $10,000 per year, per student, for educational programs, screenings, family counseling and food. Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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MEGAN WENGER
As community engagement coordinator for Community Youth Development, Megan Wenger says she enjoys the opportunity to interact with some of the city's most involved and promising students. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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MANASOTA
OPERATION
TROOP SUPPORT

One of Manasota Operation Troop Support's most prominent efforts includes packing and mailing customized care packages to deployed local troops.Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.


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KAREN VAN
LINDONK

Karen Van Lindonk is a volunteer with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.

 



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FAIRY TAIL ENDINGS
Fairy Tail Endings is
a nonprofit organization that
has formed partnerships with
local veterinarians and service providers to help struggling families provide care for and maintain ownership of their pets. 
Read more about it and watch a video in this week's Good News.



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Fairy Tale Endings"


 

BIG BROTHERS BIG 
SISTERS OF THE
SUNCOAST

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast is seeking good role models in its 100 Real Men Mentor campaign. Read more about it in this week's Good News.








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VOLUNTEERS JEANEEN 
HALL AND SUZANNE HORN

Jeaneen Hall and Suzanne Horn are volunteers at Historic Spanish Point. Read more about them and watch a video in this week's Good News.








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PHILANTHROPIST KATHLEEN MCDONALD
Kathleen McDonald is a philanthropist and the former president of Art Center Sarasota. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.








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PHILANTHROPIST ALISA 
PETTINGELL
Alisa Pettingell is a philanthropist and Gulf Coast Community Foundation supporter. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.








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KAREN DERITTER OF BRIDES AGAINST 
BREAST CANCER
Karen DeRitter is a bridal consultant at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.








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AMANDA SIMON OF PINEVIEW SCHOOL
Amanda Simon is a fourth grade teacher at Pine View School. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.








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REBECCA LOCKWOOD OF FORTY CARROTS
Rebecca Lockwood is the preschool director of Forty Carrots Family Center. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's The Good News.








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DAVE STRICKLAND OF AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Dave Strickland is the board chairman of the Manatee County American Cancer Society. Read more about him and watch a video in this week's The Good News.








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SHELLEY THAYER OF CAT DEPOT
Shelley Thayer has been the executive director of Cat Depot since 2009. Read more about her in this week's Good News.








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