Venice, FL – June 30, 2022 – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is very pleased to have received a very charitable $20,000 grant from The Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation. The Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation has been a supporter of FPSSC since 2019 with annual grants to assist with the Open Doors and Bridge Housing programs. All grant funds will be used for both programs to ensure families are able to continue to be stably housed or to find stable housing.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “Grants we receive, such as this one from The Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation, have been an integral part of our mission to provide housing support to minor children and their families in South Sarasota County. The lack of affordable housing is daunting, and we are finding a greater need than ever to assist working families to remain stably housed. We are very appreciative of The Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation’s continued support of our agency and mission and look forward to serving the community with these funds.”
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 www.familypromisessc.org
About The Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation
The Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation was established in 1967 in Sarasota County. The Paddocks embraced the belief that their good fortune should extend to those who were less fortunate. As such, their foundation became a vehicle for helping others by supporting a variety of organizations, with a particular focus on serving the disadvantaged. The Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation was established to support religious, charitable, scientific, literacy or educational purposes. The Foundation shows preference to organizations working with impoverished elderly individuals and children with disabilities. For more information, visit https://paddockfoundationgrants.org/