Investing in the community, with families in mind

Financially struggling Sarasota families are now buying homes, low-income high school students are successfully applying for federal grants for college, and hardworking tax payers are saving money on tax preparation, thanks to United Way Suncoast’s investment in the Sarasota community.
Last year, United Way Suncoast invested more than $1.8 million into the Sarasota region,helping residents achieve dreams of home ownership and assisting those struggling to meet basic needs.

Family in Door-closed.jpgUnited Way Suncoast of Sarasota invests in community
“Our commitment to this community has never been stronger,” said Mireya Eavey, Sarasota Area President for United Way Suncoast.  “The money raised in Sarasota is invested right here in the community. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are privileged to continue to make an impact in so many ways.”


About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at

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