During the month of May the Pasco Education Foundation/ Tax Stock in Children program will be the featured charitable giving organization at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office. The Pasco Education Foundation/ Take Stock in Children is a Pasco-based program that provides scholarships and related services to students who attend Pasco County schools. Dollars raised by the foundation can also be used to supplement student services and provide grant opportunities for teacher development.
The promotion will afford three opportunities for customers to make a donation to the scholarship programs. On the back of every automobile renewal notice is a list of charitable organizations that are eligible to receive a direct donation via a “check-off” box. Customers can check off the Pasco Education Foundation and/ or the Take Stock in Children box (es) and add their desired donation amount to their renewal amount. This check-off can be done either in person at the tax collector’s office or via payments made through the mail. Additionally, customers can purchase a specialty “Support Education” license plate for their vehicle. In addition to the normal renewal fees and related expenses, an additional $20 donation to support the charity is required. Finally, cash donations will gladly be accepted at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County.
“The Pasco Education Foundation is honored to be chosen as the May Charity of the Month with the Office of Mike Fasano, Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office,” states Rosanne Heyser, Executive Director of Take Stock in Children. “This partnership will Impact our efforts to help Pasco schools, to further advance student achievement and to provide scholarships for the Take Stock in Children program”
“The Pasco Education Foundation and the Take Stock in Children program is unique among most charitable groups that we work with because every dollar raised towards student scholarships are matched dollar for dollar by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “I encourage our customers to stop by one of our five tax offices and make a donation to help our Pasco County schools. A $5 donation is equal to $10 with the scholarship match.”
For more information regarding the Pasco Education Foundation/ Take Stock in Children program please visit the website www.pascoeducationfoundation.org or contact Rosanne Heyser at 813-794-2134. For more information about the charitable giving programs and other services at the Pasco Tax Collector’s Office please visit www.pascotaxes.com or call Greg Giordano, Director of Customer Relations at 727-847-8179.