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Gulf Gate Rotary Club partnered with Children Protection Center to donate Thanksgiving dinners to 80 families in need.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

The holiday season can be stressful for families with bountiful circumstances and even more stressful for families in need.

That’s one of the reasons why the Gulf Gate Rotary Club partnered with the Child Protection Center for the 35th year to provide Thanksgiving meals for 80 families in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

Almost $5,000 was raised to provide a week’s worth of groceries, a turkey and holiday fixings for a family of four. Rotary Club President Paul Gesko and CPC Executive Director Douglas Staley agree that donation day is their favorite day of the year.

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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