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Richard Hopkins, Artistic Director at the Florida Studio Theatre

June 18, 2015

I’m writing to let you know that we received your generous donation of $7,900 towards the installation of the Hearing Loop system in the Court Cabaret and the Goldstein Cabaret, and to say thank you, and thank you again.

Your gift helps FST in continuing to bring the best in contemporary theatre to Sarasota, and to reach our Mission goal of making theatre “affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.” And for that we are truly grateful.

Thank you again for your support of Florida Studio Theatre.

Judy Alexander, Every Child Inc.

June 13, 2015

Dear Members of Sertoma Club,

Thank you so much for your donation to Every Child, Inc. We are so excited about bringing this child safety program to the children at the Boys and Girls Club. And we are so excited about your providing volunteer readers. As soon as Dawn Page of the Boys and Girls Club sets the date, I will be in touch.

Every Child, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)(3) not for profit which has been helping children in our community for over 17 years.

For the last 17 years we have given out thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies, hundreds of holiday gifts, provided groceries for families, distributed hundreds of books, sponsored the Cinderella and Her Prince, and the Cinderella Project Runway and worked on countless other projects with many local agencies.

Our two newest projects are Welcome Baby and Lets B Safe. As an all-volunteer group, we have only been able to do what we do with the support of so many caring individuals and organizations.

Thanks for being one of them.

Marla Doss, M.A., President & CEO of Community Haven

January 27, 2015

Dear Friends,

Thank You! We extend our sincere appreciation to you for the generous donation of $6,675.00 benefitting Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Inc., to help purchase a new golf cart.

Community Haven has been serving children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities in our community for over sixty years. With your help, we will be able to continue to provide important services such as early intervention education, occupational training, employment, and supported living to over 700 children, teens and adults we are so privileged to serve, each and every day.

The care and concern you have expressed through your gift are sources of encouragement to all of us from the Board of Directors to the staff and to the wonderful people we are dedicated to serving. On their behalf, thank you again!!!

Sincerely,

Marla Doss, M.A.
President and CEO

Rob Jutras

November 12, 2014

To all the wonderful people of the Sertoma Club of Sarasota,

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your generous donation to my son Kyle Jutras. Our family is so grateful that you have joined Kyle in his battle against cancer and you should know that ie hs having a positive response to treatment and is feeling better. He has a difficult road ahead but it was because of your help that we were able to get him to Houstan and keep him there while he received the best possible care.

Thank you so much for caring and for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers.
All the best,
Rob Jutras

Michelle Fultz

June 23, 2014

Hi Donna,
Just wanted to share how much my daughter, Paige Fultz enjoyed the program, Power of the Herd. Paige questioned me constantly about the updates before the program details had been finalized.
She was so excited and couldn’t wait for the event to begin.

On our first day it was so exciting to see Ms. Sue. Paige and I knew her from when Paige was young and participated in the In Stride program.
We had participated when Paige was around 3 in order to help her acquire balance and improve motor skills while at the same time learn to communicate with her cochlear implant. She had grown so much since that time (she is now 13) and yet Ms. Sue still remembered her and had a funny story to tell about an event with our family that we shared with her years ago. She is impressive!

It was amazing to learn how much non-verbal communication goes on with horses, the connection to interacting with people was powerful! These were important lessons for Paige to learn. I would so much appreciate an opportunity to revisit these lessons. Sometimes the more we hear a message it increases the depth and breadth of our understanding. The horses for Paige were incredibly motivating.
We so appreciated the opportunity to participate. Horse lessons are very costly and to be able to say yes to this program was a blessing. My usual response to horse camps for Paige is “no”. Thanks to you and Erin Bosch, The In Stride Program, and Sertoma I was able to provide something very special for my daughter.

With Sincere Thanks,
Michelle Fultz