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Suncoast Charities for Children is a 501(c)3 provides annual grants to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc., in support of children, teens & adults with special needs and their families. From these grants, buildings valued at over $14 Million dollars have been constructed in the Sarasota, Venice and North Port areas. These buildings are currently occupied by Children First, Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Loveland Center, Sarasota County Special Olympics, and The Florida Center for Early Childhood. These agencies experience a significant savings with an annual lease payment of only $1 per year on each building. Over the years, Suncoast Charities for Children has provided several grants to the Suncoast Foundation so that necessary repairs and maintenance could be made to these aging campus locations. The most recent grant made was by Suncoast Charities for Children for $134,000 in 2014. This support from Suncoast Charities for Children is critical, enabling each of the non-profit agencies occupying these buildings to direct their program and service money directly to the clients they serve, rather than having to allocate those funds towards necessary maintenance and repairs. Services provided by these non-profit agencies on an annual basis impacts approx. 8,000 children, teens and adults with special needs and their families. Listed below is a timeline of how this grant funding from Suncoast Charities for Children been reinvested in our local community, resulting in a strong community impact.

1985

Construction of a living center for United Cerebral Palsy - Now occupied by The Florida Center in Sarasota.

1987

Construction of the original Child Development Center in Sarasota (now known as The Florida Center) and construction of an addition to the Loveland Center in Venice.

1990

Construction of a third building on The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus.

1991

Addition to The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus.

1994

Addition to The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus.

1996

Construction of a Group Home at Community Haven for Adults & Children with Disabilities and construction of a Hydro-Therapeutic Pool at Oak Park School in Sarasota.

1997

Construction of a playground area at The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus
Phase I construction of The Florida Center's Venice Campus.

1999

Construction of the Gene Whipp Training Center for Special Athletes in Venice.

2000

Completion of a "State of the Art" Running Track for Special Olympics in Venice
Dedication of The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus in honor of Hollis Tucker, Jr.

2001

Dedication of The Florida Center's Venice Campus in honor of Ronald Foxworthy.

2002

Dedication of the Cal Erb Building at The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus.

2006

Groundbreaking and beginning construction of a new "green" building for The Florida Center in North Port.

2008

Completion and dedication of the John T. Stafford Campus & Kevin Brown Building at The Florida Center's North Port Campus.

2009

Maintenance and repairs to The Florida Center's Campus locations in Sarasota, Venice & North Port (57,000 sq. feet).

2010

Maintenance and repairs to The Florida Center's Campus locations and Special Olympics facilities.

2011

Replacement of a new roof at Community Haven for Adults & Children with Disabilities.

2012

Playground renovations, installation of new sun shade & renovations to Community Haven toddler room.

Playground, kitchen, and other major improvements to Children First's Venice Campus.

2013

Renovation of a multi-sensory room for individuals with autism and other severe disabilities at Loveland Center's Venice Campus.

Playground renovations & necessary repairs at The Florida Center's North Port Campus.

Painting & necessary AC repairs at The Florida Center's Sarasota Campus.

2014

Replacement of multiple air conditioning units at various
campus locations.

Playground renovation and installation of a sun shade at The Florida Centerís North Port Campus. Replacement of drainage gutters at The Florida Centerís Sarasota Campus

Installation of a security entrance gate at Community Haven
 

 

 
 
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