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International Coastal Cleanup October 5, 2013

International Coastal Cleanup October 5, 2013

Manatee County, Florida -- Help keep Manatee County waters clean and participate in the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Adopt-A-Highway, Road or Shore groups will be doing cleanups at their sites in Manatee County.  Other volunteers can do cleanups by checking in at 9 a.m. at:

‘Grand Challenge’ organizers asking community to wrap fundraiser in a big way

‘Grand Challenge’ organizers asking community to wrap fundraiser in a big way

Manatee County, Florida -- With one more weekend left in September, Grand Challenge organizers are asking Manatee groups to end this month’s fundraiser with a bang.

Immigration law firm to host citizenship classes in Bradenton

Immigration law firm to host citizenship classes in Bradenton

Bradenton, Florida - To help permanent residents take the exam to become a U.S. citizen, immigration law firm Goldman & Loughlin is offering free citizenship classes.

Topics will include eligibility for citizenship, "good moral character" issues and civics. Participants will review the interview process and 100 questions comprising the test.

“Quite frankly, most Americans would have trouble with the test," says Tom Goldman, Senior Partner. He adds that attendance at the classes will help improve chances of success at the interview.

Goodwill Manasota welcomes new board member

Goodwill Manasota welcomes new board member

Sarasota, Florida -- Steve Boone, chairman of the board of directors of Goodwill Manasota, is pleased to welcome Alexander L. (“Sandy”) Kirkpatrick as a new member of the board.

Cash, food donations still needed during September’s ‘Grand Challenge’

Cash, food donations still needed during  September’s ‘Grand Challenge’

Manatee County, Florida -- Local organizations, businesses and neighborhood groups have already raised more than $74,000 and collected more than 10,700 pounds of food as part of this year’s Grand Challenge to restock the shelves at the Food Bank of Manatee.  

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Launches Initiative to Support Women and Children

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee  Launches Initiative to Support Women and Children

Sarasota, Florida -- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee recently launched a drive to generate support for the Women’s Giving Circle, a new fundraising initiative (called “Ma’agal Nashim” in Hebrew). The Women’s Giving Circle’s mission is truly global in scope: offering help to women and children in need in Israel and around the world.

Enjoy a grouper sandwich and help end childhood hunger

Enjoy a grouper sandwich and help end childhood hunger

Bradenton, Florida  - You have the chance to enjoy a Florida favorite while helping end childhood hunger.

During the week of September 16-22 at The Sandbar, Beachhouse and Mar Vista Restaurants is joining thousands of others across the country for the Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry program.  You can enjoy a gropuer sandwich or an adult burger and $1.00 from every one sold will go to the campaign.