Just for Girls Receives Support from Local Community

The Giving Coast

If you would like to underwrite scholarships, donate items or contribute funds to Just for Girls’ ongoing Health & Wellness needs, please contact Donor Relations Manager, Samantha Daggett at 941-777-0707 or email justforgirls@myjfg.org.

Just for Girls is providing full-day academic and character development programs for girls 5-17 at three Leadership and Learning Centers throughout Manatee County. While social distancing and health safeguards and practices remain in effect, keeping girls and staff supplied with masks and sanitization supplies presented a budget challenge for the nonprofit organization.

That’s when the local community stepped up to help. Just for Girls supporter, Linda Christmann, rallied the Fairfield Needlecraft Group to sew washable, reusable masks to fit little faces and donated supplies for JFG’s Toiletries & Necessities Closet. Britt LeBlanc and Nancy Parker sewed washable masks that were even smaller to help cover the littlest faces. Jan Crudele of Florida Winefest & Auction facilitated the delivery of masks and large amounts of hand sanitizer from anonymous donors, and Josh Kitchner of Kitchner Benefits arranged a donation of disposable surgical masks from FastShipFaceMasks for Just for Girls staff. Sara Miller and Jane Hanson of Chateau Village donated supplies for JFG’s Toiletries & Necessities Closet as well. Florida Department of Health released 300 reusable adult masks for JFG staff.

“The outpouring of love and support from our community is overwhelming,” remarked Just for Girls CEO, Becky Canesse. “Ensuring that our staff and students stay healthy and safe, promoting healthy development, and effective prevention education, are crucial to the success and survival of our girls.”

If you would like to underwrite scholarships, donate items or contribute funds to Just for Girls’ ongoing Health & Wellness needs, please contact Donor Relations Manager, Samantha Daggett at 941-777-0707 or email justforgirls@myjfg.org.

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