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Pro bono spotlight: Volunteers needed for Lawyers in Libraries program

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09/12/2016

The “Lawyers in Libraries” project was launched in 2013 by Florida Legal Services in collaboration with the The Florida Bar Foundation, One Campaign, the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of The Florida Bar, the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, the Florida Library Association and the Division of Library and Information Services of the State of Florida.

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Video of Gifford improvements now on YouTube

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08/24/2016

A video documentary about the work of the Florida Department of Health in Indian River County to improve the well-being of Gifford residents is now running on YouTube.

As part of a $100,000 Sapphire Award the department received in 2015, the video was produced by the Florida Blue Foundation to highlight the key partnerships between the Health Department, the Sheriff's Office, the Gifford community, government and local nonprofits to improve life for residents of Gifford. The foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company. Its mission is to help people and communities achieve better health.

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Manatee Sheriff's Office Receives $112K Grant

Release Date: 
08/19/2016

The Sheriff’s Office has received tremendous support from the community in recent weeks including a donation of $112,840 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. This grant was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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Crime Stoppers Kids combat crimes against all children through initiative

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06/15/2016

In hopes to break the silence concerning crimes against children, Miami-Dade County government, Crime Stoppers Miami-Dade, The Children’s Trust and United Way have joined together to create a fund to give rewards for tips that lead to the arrest of anyone who commits a violent crime against children.

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A statement against gun violence: wearing orange

Release Date: 
06/01/2016

In Miami-Dade, the Children’s Trust sent an e-mail Tuesday expressing its support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the Wear Orange campaign.

“The creation of this entire campaign rings very close to the hearts of all of us in Miami Dade county,” Children’s Trust Director of Communications Emily Cardenas said. “We have seen so many young people dying here in Miami-Dade County that it seems a natural thing for all of us to embrace.”

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Sarasota launches innovative approach to mental illness and criminal justice

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05/17/2016

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation alongside Sarasota city and county government fund Comprehensive Treatment Court, a pilot program to divert low-level, non-violent offenders with mental illness from the county jail and providing them with services and treatment.

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Celebrate Clay honors volunteers, nonprofits aiding residents in need

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05/07/2016

48 individuals and nonprofits honored with the prestigious Celebrate Clay Awards presented by the Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation Inc., which supports philanthropic and charitable organizations that work to improve the quality of life for Clay County residents.

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