Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices collected donations in July for the Pasco County School District’s ABC (Assist, Believe & Care) Program. The program was created to provide financial assistance to students and their families who are experiencing economic hardship, especially when those needs interfere with the student’s ability to be academically successful. The cash collected will go into a fund that teachers can use when they see or learn of a need a child may have. In past years this office has donated thousands of dollars to Pasco schools to support this important program.
“The management and staff of each of the five tax collector offices in the county chose which school in their respective community they wanted to donate their funds to,” comments Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “Each office earmarked $1,000 for a school in need. In addition, due to the generosity of the community, a sixth school was also the recipient of a $1,000 donation.”
The schools chosen by each office to receive donations are as follows:
Gulf Harbors Office – Marlowe Elementary School, New Port Richey
Wesley Chapel Office – Veterans Elementary School, Wesley Chapel
New Port Richey (West Pasco Government Center) Office – Chasco Elementary School, NPR
Land O’ Lakes Office – Pineview Elementary, Land O’ Lakes
Dade City Office – Rodney Cox Elementary School, Dade City
Additional School – Gulfside Elementary, Holiday
“It was a great honor for our staff to work with a very generous community to collect these funds on behalf of students in need,” comments Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “The strain of COVID only adds to the pressure families are under during these uncertain times. Children without food, adequate clothing or other unmet needs often suffer academically. The ABC Program was designed to help students and their families who are experiencing hardship or crisis. The assistance provided helps students get back on track and stay on track. During August and September members of our staff were very pleased to deliver checks to the principal of each school.”
For more information about the charitable giving programs at the Pasco Tax Collector’s Office, please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com If you would like to make a donation to this or any other featured charity please feel free to call or mail your donation 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 the name of the charity you are supporting.