Venice, FL – June 17, 2022 – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is excited to have received a charitable $3,000 grant from the Sisterhood for Good toward our Home Goods Pantry. The parent(s) of all children FPSSC serves earn 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level. Since the pandemic and rent inflation crisis, local housing insecure families have required a greater depth and broader scope of services to achieve permanent housing. They and their children are enduring the additional hardship of not having their most basic needs met. FPSSC’s primary goal is to provide local families with at least one minor child who are in a housing crisis with the means to achieve a permanent address and lasting financial independence. The typical family served consists of a single parent and her 2 children. The parents are our local 911 operators, grocery clerks, preschool teachers, nail technicians, and Certified Nurse Assistants.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “Due to the rising cost of rentals and lack of affordable housing, local families often do not have the financial capacity to purchase essential household items, such as baby wipes and various such paper goods, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, laundry products, etc. FPSSC can purchase these products from one of its partners, Restore Global, for about 10 cents on the dollar. As such, a grant in the amount of $3,000 will provide a tremendous benefit to the local Open Doors families that come to FPSSC’s Home Goods Pantry. They will receive these essential goods for free, and Sisterhood for Good’s grant funds will be used to fully stock the pantry with enough essential products to serve about 300 people.”
About Family Promise of South Sarasota County
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. For more information, visit our website at https://www.familypromisessc.org
About Sisterhood for Good
Established in May 2011 by founding donor and advisor Angela Massaro-Fain, Sisterhood for Good (SFG) unites women who share common philanthropic goals. We derive our strength from the integration of the energies, talents and expertise of our diverse and dynamic members. SFG began as a Women’s Giving Circle and Founder’s 50 member of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund in conjunction with the Manatee Community Foundation. In 2011 SFG was required to establish an Endowment Fund with a minimum of $10,000. SFG met that obligation in 2013. In 2018, our extensive growth in membership and fundraising allowed Sisterhood For Good (SFG) the financial independence to become a 501(c)(3) public charity. This achievement is an outstanding reflection of our dedicated, passionate members. SFG remains an all-volunteer, women-only organization dedicated to enhancing our community and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through our strategic annual grant program. All members of the originally established donor-advised fund were voted into the public charity as standing members by the full membership in 2018. For more information, please visit https://sfgflorida.org/