Raising funds for charitable organizations that assist residents of Pasco County has long been a priority of Tax Collector Mike Fasano. During 2015 a total of $100,379.47 was raised on behalf of these non-profit organizations:
Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Program $1,650.00
American Heart Association’s Wear Red for Women Day $ 791.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters Specialty Tag Voucher sold $ 850.00
Take Stock in Children – Check-off Donations $1,081.68
One Community Now’s Hunger Walk $4,905.00
Pasco Kids First – specialty tags and donations $2,672.89
Lauren’s Kids – specialty tags and donations $6,722.31
Pasco Sheriff’s K-9 Association – donations $53,591.19
Florida Heart Research Foundation – specialty tags & donations $1,697.41
Community Volunteer Corps – donations $6,924.93
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation $5,361.10
Memorial Day & Veterans Day Flag Pins for Vets $ 674.00
Pasco Fine Arts Council $1,166.33
Farm Share – Feeding Florida Families $9,189.00
Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive $399.07
The Volunteer Way/ Farm Share Donations $2,703.66
In addition to donations given a valuation, the tax collector’s office has assisted in the recruitment of mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, collecting gifts for the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program and gifts for Home Instead’s Be a Santa to a Senior program.
“It is my belief that a public servant has a responsibility to do whatever he or she can to assist those less fortunate,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “It is a blessing that we have so many generous people in our community and on our staff that have given of their time and treasure to support so many fine non-profit organizations. The variety of services is great as are the number of people who benefit.”
Since Mike Fasano became tax collector in 2013 the Pasco County Tax collector’s Office has raised a total of $158,336.99 for these and other important organizations including Support Our Troops, Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation, Lifelink (Donate Life) Foundation, AAA Traffic Safety Foundation and many others.
For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, or to find out how to apply for consideration for future fundraising consideration, please contact Greg Giordano, Director of Customer Relations at (727) 847-8179.