Members of Lancaster & Eure began this festive holiday season by participating in SPARCC’s (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center) annual holiday gift drive. This valuable organization serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as actively engages in promoting social change through community awareness and education in an effort to prevent violence in the future.
L&E appreciates this opportunity to bring a bit of joy and happiness to those in our community facing a difficult period in their lives during the holidays.
Lancaster & Eure members participated in Red Nose Day 2018, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty. Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day has supported programs in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and 34 countries internationally. It has helped to fund numerous programs to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated, which includes providing more than 32 million meals for hungry American children.
We are proud of the commitment shown by L&E members involved in making this meaningful event a success!
Saturday was a perfect weather day for members of L&E to participate in the 2018 Southeastern Guide Dog Walkathon at Payne Park in Sarasota. This incredible organization enjoyed a great turnout. Lancaster & Eure is honored to support Southeastern Guide Dogs , as well be a part of this event in our community!
Lancaster & Eure members participated in a relaxing, yet invigorating night of Yoga at the Ringling Museum. After enjoying a peaceful mind and body experience, the museum and grounds of the Ringling Museum were open to explore during Art after 5. The Ringling Museum is truly a treasure in our local Sarasota/Bradenton Communities!
Members of Lancaster & Eure were pleased to again be a part of the Glitz at the Ritz-Carlton extravaganza honoring Carolyn Michael and Howard Millman as this year’s 2018 Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Honorees.
L&E recognizes the vital role the Salvation Army provides in our local community and is a proud supporter of its mission.
On February 15th, Lancaster & Eure was one of the proud sponsors of SPARCC’s “SPARCCle on the Runway: Fashion Police” fashion show. The event is a fundraiser in support of SPARCC (Safe Place Rape and Crisis Center), a Sarasota charitable organization devoted to the serving survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Sarasota fashionistas came together for this great cause at the Ritz Carlton, where event-goers enjoyed shopping, lunch, and a fashion show that showcased 80s-retro styles. All items from the fashion show were curated from the SPARCC Treasure Chest, a consignment store whose proceeds are donated to SPARCC. The Treasure Chest is open to the public and they are conveniently located at 1426 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Lancaster & Eure is honored to support local organizations that provide such crucial help and support to the Sarasota-Bradenton communities.
As our community is still recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we are very fortunate that the Suncoast region was spared of any major destruction. Unfortunately, for those in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and the US Virgin Islands, the damages and despair caused by Hurricane Maria did more damage than any of us ever could have imagined.
Our hearts go out to all the victims of these devastating storms and we wish them a swift and full recovery. It is during times like these where help and support is greatly needed and where the term neighbors helping neighbors truly comes into play. While Lancaster & Eure understands the importance of helping the community not just in times of need, it is now more than ever where your help is truly needed. In an effort to provide an extended level of support, we have compiled a list of trustworthy organizations who are hosting fundraisers and collecting donations for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria:
Salvation Army of Sarasota - donations go towards Irma and Harvey relief
All Faiths Food Bank - food donations and other items can be dropped off at the All Faiths Food Bank office in Sarasota or any local Goodwill in the yellow bins they have set up.
FOR THOSE STILL SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE HARVEY, IRMA, OR MARIA PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON WHERE TO FIND ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT
FEMA - for local residents who sustained losses from Hurricane Irma and need disaster recovery assistance. Sarasota County has been named as an area eligible for federal aid under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program.
Sarasota County Emergency Services- provides up to date information on the location of FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams and additional information regarding post-Irma clean-up including debris pick-up information, landfill, etc.
Manatee County Emergency Management- Information on what to do if you need assistance after Hurricane Irma, as well as ways you can help through donations, volunteering and more
PBS has put together a list of ways that you can help those affected by Maria's devastation to Puerto Rico including cash, supplies, volunteers, and outreach. See their article on the many avenues available here.
For those wishing to volunteer: One of Florida's biggest volunteer agencies, Volunteer Florida, is looking for volunteers and donations to help those affected. Donations may also be made to their Florida Disaster Fund to assist in their efforts.
This past weekend, several members of the Lancaster & Eure family joined the Sarasota/Manatee Chapter of the Association of Legal Administration to assist in the Coastal Cleanup at Bayfront Park. The clean-up was part of Sarasota's continuing program of Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign.