Living in our beautiful Boca Royale Community it's easy to overlook the fact that many within the greater Englewood/Charlotte County area are in need. The Boca Cares organization was formed specifically to provide aid to local charities whose mission it is to empower and improve the lives of those less fortunate.
We are pleased to share with you that on September 20, 2019, thanks to the generous support of members of the Boca Cares Organization, we were able to fund over $19,000 in grant requests. For those of YOU in the community who were not able to attend the grant awards ceremony we wanted to share the response of each of the recipients to your generosity.
|Charlotte County Homeless Coalition: $3,700|
Children facing homelessness are at high risk of depression, anxiety and withdrawal. The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition requested a grant to establish children's playroom at the emergency shelter.
|Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida: $700|
Girl Scouts prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership and success! The local girl scout council requested scholarship funds to enable girls from low income families an opportunity to enroll in Englewood troops at Vineland Elementary School & Redeemer Lutheran Church.
|Suncoast Humane Society: $2,500 |
The Suncoast Humane Society is one of Florida’s few “open admissions” animal shelters. They requested a grant to support a senior pet adoption program.
|Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes: $1,500|
Just up the street from Boca Royale is the Englewood SOLVE Maternity Home. It provides Housing and Specialized Services to pregnant women and teens. They requested a grant to construct a patio and make facility improvements which will be used to provide counseling services.
|Jesus Loves You Ministry: $2,400|
Jesus Loves You Ministry is an outreach program for the homeless. They requested a grant to support their homeless veterans program.
|Englewood Community Care Clinic: $2,500|
The Englewood Community Care Clinic is a nonprofit medical clinic providing no-cost medical services to the under-served residents of Englewood and surrounding communities. They requested a grant to purchase glucose test strips for their Diabetes & Hypertension program.
|Big Brothers and Sisters of the Sun Coast: $2800|
Big Brothers and Sisters offer a variety of programs designed to help disadvantaged children. They requested a grant to support their Thanksgiving meal program for 28 local Englewood families.
|ITN Suncoast: $1,500|
iTN provides transportation to seniors and people with visual challenges. They requested a grant to provide rides to 150 senior residents of Englewood through their Roads Scholar program.
|Tidewell Hospice: $2,331|
Tidewell Hospice provides care to patients and families living with advanced illness, while honoring human dignity and personal choice. They requested a grant to purchase 2 Flex steel Power Lift Recliners for the Englewood Hospice House.
With your help and support, we can fund additional initiatives and programs which improve the lives of our neighbors here in the greater Englewood community. This first cycle of grant awards totaled more than $19,000, HOWEVER, the requests for funding exceeded $75,000!
Imagine the impact your donation can have
IF every household contributed just $200 to the Boca Cares Fund.
Become a Boca Cares member today!
A huge THANK YOU to the Boca residents
that have already made their donation!
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