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Support summer youth programs

Summer is a critical time for the youth served by Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast. For many, the start of summer signifies not merely a break from school but also exposure to experiences that shape their lives, foster their interests and cultivate their talents. However, these opportunities are not readily available to every young person. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is asking donors to support its summer programs for children and teens. Donations can be made online at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/boys-and-girls-clubs-of-the-suncoast-inc/shine-with-us.

Help local teachers fill their classrooms with supplies

Florida’s Unique Education Learning Support (FUELS) is a nonprofit that supports teachers in Title 1 schools by donating items that are not provided by the school district.  “We were founded on the idea that no teacher should have to dip into their own pocket to meet the needs of the students in their classrooms,” said FUELS Co-founder and executive director Melissa Ley. In addition to education essentials like classroom supplies, FUELS provides teachers with sensory support materials for students in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program and what Ley calls “non-education essentials,” like snacks and hygiene products. Support the nonprofit by donating items or money on its website, fuels4teachers.org.

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