Tampa Bay – September 4, 2013 – Family Resources recently received a $5,000 check from the Members of the Pinellas County Modern Woodmen of America chapter as part of their sponsorship of the Great Chefs of Tampa Bay fundraiser. The event, held on May 11, raised over $40,000. This included $2,500 in matching funds by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund program.
The Matching Fund program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need by holding fundraisers. Modern Woodmen matches money raised up to the amount of $2,500. These fundraising projects contribute more than $6.5 million to community needs nationwide each year.
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects.
For more information about the local chapter and how you can get involved, contact Tracy Timmerman at 727-687-3778.
As a tax exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders-members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $23 million and nearly 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.
Modern Woodmen have also provided curricula for 2 of Family Resources prevention programs for youth. TOP (Teen Outreach Program) clubs are proven effective in increasing academic success and reducing teen pregnancy for middle and high school students; and Youth Arts Corps, a licensed afterschool and summer camp program, serving youth ages 9-14.
For the past 43 years, Family Resources has worked in our community to protect and better the lives of vulnerable at-risk children and families. Last year, over 600 families received counseling and support and 778 young people were safely sheltered in Family Resources’ residential programs.
Family Resources services include:
– Counseling and Prevention Services: Family Counseling, Teen Outreach Program, Safe Place and Youth Arts Corps
– Support Services: Truancy Intervention, Kinship Care, StreetSAFE Homeless Youth Outreach and The Child Care Food Program (CCFP)
– Residential services: SafePlace2B, Teen Living Program, Maternal Group Home and Fountain View Apartments