Venice, FL – April 15, 2022 – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is excited to have received a very charitable $10,000 grant from Quinn Charitable Foundation. Quinn Charitable Foundation has been a strong supporter of FPSSC since its inception in 2015 with annual grants to assist with emergency funds for families. All grant funds will be used to provide for emergency funding as needed by client families, as needs are identified by FPSSC’s staff. Examples of emergency funding use include the following: childcare expenses; car repairs and tires; driver’s license reinstatement and auto insurance; counseling; emergency shelter; transportation (gas cards and bus passes); health care, dental, and optical services necessary for school and/or employment. There is no provision for direct cash payments to guest families. Funding these necessary expenses provides client families with items essential to their ability to achieve long-term financial and housing stability.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “Unexpected expenses such as car repairs, rising gas prices or medical expenses can be debilitating for our families already struggling to make ends meet. Funding, such as this grant from Quinn Charitable Foundation, is vital as a large number of families in Sarasota County are spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs per month. Prior to the inflated costs, many families were struggling to save money monthly. Add in the rising housing costs, and families are barely able to cover the costs of their bills much less prepare for unexpected expenses.”
About South Sarasota Family Promise
Family Promise is a national non-profit agency with 202 local affiliates in 42 states. Our local affiliate, Family Promise of South Sarasota County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, seeks to help families with minor children who are in temporary need of housing. We provide shelter, meals, basic needs (clothing, toiletries, and personal items), case management, referrals, and resources to families in transition. Our mission is to provide housing support to children and their families in South Sarasota County and it is our vision to provide comprehensive services to ensure children and their families achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
About Arline Smyth Quinn Charitable Foundation
Arline Smyth Quinn Charitable Foundation is a private, independent foundation located in Chicago, IL, and gave over $520,000 in grants in 2021.