Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s offices will feature CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services) as the charitable organization for the month of May. As CARES celebrates its 50th Anniversary serving seniors in Pasco County, all proceeds from the promotional effort will benefit programs run by CARES, and specifically the Pet Project, a program to help the elderly take care of their pets.
CARES provides programs and services that help older adults stay in their homes by providing support to them, their caregivers, and families. The May promotion shines a spotlight on the CARES Pet Project specifically. Donations will help supply pet food, pet care products and other support to assist the elderly in keeping their pets well cared for.
“CARES is very appreciative of this effort by the tax collector’s office,” states Jemith Rosa, CARES President & CEO. “For many elderly people, having a pet means they feel less lonely and socially isolated. A pet is a true companion that gives unconditional love and friendship.”
“It is my belief that a public servant has a responsibility to do whatever he or she can to assist those who are less fortunate,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “It is my honor to congratulate CARES for 50 years of service to our community! The CARES Pet Project is an exciting program that has demonstrated its value to our vulnerable seniors. With this support they no longer must choose between buying medications for themselves or food for their pet. I am excited that we will once again be able to support the neediest seniors in our community.”
For more information about CARES and the Pet Project please contact Jemith Rosa at 727-863-6868 or visit the website www.CARESFL.org For more information about the promotional and charitable giving programs at the tax collector’s office please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com Donations may be mailed to: Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 276, Dade City FL 33526-0276.