Month: February 2018

Blessings in a Backpack, Verandah join forces for charity sale

The more bargains shoppers find, the more food will go to hungry local children. Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Verandah golf community on its 10th annual fundraising garage sale. The sale, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church social center on 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., has raised an astounding figure of more than $100,000 since it began in

Blessings in a Backpack, Verandah join forces for charity sale

The more bargains shoppers find, the more food will go to hungry local children. Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is thrilled to announce it is partnering with Verandah golf community on its 10th annual fundraising garage sale. The sale, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church social center on 13031 Palm Beach Blvd., has raised an astounding figure of more than $100,000 since it began in

Ken Savage named Florida’s Principal of the Year

We’re proud to announce that Ken Savage, principal at James Stephens Academy, has been named Principal of the Year by the Florida Department of Education! This school is a part of our Blessings in a Backpack family and feeds more than 395 children every Friday! Ken is an outstanding principal and makes sure that all of his students are getting the best education possible including nourishing their minds and their stomachs! On February 9, 2018,

The Verandah Golf Community hosts 10th annual garage sale benefiting Blessings in a Backpack

We are excited to announce that the Verandah Golf Community along with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church has chosen Blessings in a Backpack to be the recipient of their 10th annual fundraising garage sale! The event will be on Saturday, March 10th from 8am-1pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Donations of good quality and gently used items are greatly appreciated. All donations are being accepted Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm at the St.

Key SWFL business leaders power Blessings in a Backpack

A dozen entrepreneurs, community leaders and experts in their fields have teamed up to fight childhood hunger in Southwest Florida. The 2018 Advisory Board for Blessings in a Backpack carries a wealth of professional and philanthropic experience into the effort to feed the 60,000 local elementary school students who struggle to get the food they need over the weekend. “This board has moved mountains in order to make sure we can feed the hungriest of

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