Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices will be collecting donations in August for the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired & Blind. The mission of the Lighthouse is to educate, empower and employ people who are visually impaired and blind. The Lighthouse provides early intervention services for blind babies, programs for children, a teen school to work transition program, independent living skills training for adults and seniors and other services to help people become as self-sufficient as possible. Since services are provided at no cost to program participants, all donations received will help provide more services to more people.
“The odds of becoming severely visually impaired increases with age,” comments Jonathan Fister, CEO of the Lighthouse. “And, since Americans are living longer, we find ourselves serving more people every year. The reality is that supporting the Lighthouse may turn out to be an investment in your own future. Thank you for your gift. We are grateful to the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office for helping us serve blind and visually impaired people today and tomorrow.”
“The Lighthouse has a long history of serving visually impaired individuals in Pasco County,” comments Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “It is estimated that over a half million Floridians are sight impaired, with over 27,000 living within the Lighthouse’s service area. The programs they operate, especially for blind babies and young children, are especially important to me as this funding was something I have supported throughout my career in public service. I encourage our community to support the Lighthouse either through making a cash donation or perhaps purchasing a specialty license tag which will help the Lighthouse for years to come.”
Cash donations can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County. Individuals who may wish to switch their current tag for “A State of Vision” specialty tag may do so at any of the same locations. For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco Tax Collector’s office please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com For more information about services provided at the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired & Blind please call Patricia Porter, Director of Grants, Donations & Media at 813-713-2492. Donations may also be mailed to the tax collector’s office at the following address: Tax Collector Mike Fasano, P.O. Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526. Please note on your check’s memo line “Lighthouse.”