How We Make A Difference

Helping Hands

I Volunteered on behalf of the Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event that was held on Saturday, April 12th 2014 at the Bradenton Riverwalk. At this event I handed out coloring books to the kids as well as passed out information about the HSMC; including their lo …

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

For Christmas 2013, we decided as a family to do a small toy drive for the kids on the cancer floor at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. My great niece Izabella has been on that floor since she was born, on July 22nd, and we did this toy drive in her name. It was very heart breaking …

Lucky Ducky Race for PACE

May 15, 2014 Everyone loves Quacky and she is working hard to bring fun to Manatee County! As the primary fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, the Lucky Ducky Race for PACE is really about changing the lives of girls in Manatee County. PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one dese …

Family Matters – Keeping Our Community Healthy

 April 30, 2014 In the two villages, Sassen and Richthof, Germany there are at present 250 mentally disabled adults, men and women, who live in 26 large families.  The families consist of 8-12 disabled members, the parents of the home, mostly with their own children as well, and also people who a …

Celebrating New Americans

I was deeply honored on Saturday to serve as hostess and emcee at “Howard County Celebrates New Americans.” The event was co-hosted by FIRN, Howard County Government, US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Daughters of the American Revolution, Howard Community College, and Wegmans. …