Easing the burden for students, families

The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching, and various organizations are hosting Back-to-School School Supply Drives to help those families that may not be able to afford the supplies that students need. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano is involved in the effort — with all five offices tax collector offices accepting donations throughout the month of July. Soon after that, … [Read more...]

Local groups help federal workers

Organizations around the region are stepping up to help, as workers and their families struggle during the nation’s longest partial federal government shutdown. The help has come in various forms. “The key is to take off some of the pressure from these folks (so they can) worry less about where their food is coming from,” explained Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector of Pasco … [Read more...]

Pasco tax collector’s office receives ‘Heart of Pasco’ award

Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano and the Land O’ Lakes Tax Collector’s Office recently accepted the Heart of Pasco Award for the office’s exemplary customer service and outstanding community outreach efforts. Sandy Graves, the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s chairwoman for community affairs, bestowed the award to Fasano, during a Jan. 10 ceremony outside the tax collector’s office in … [Read more...]

Tax collector goes pink for breast cancer awareness

The Pasco County Tax Collector’s office is looking to raise money for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, and has made the organization its spotlight charity for October. That means during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, county tax collector Mike Fasano and his staff will work to raise money for the disease that he says is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Florida next to skin … [Read more...]

Tax collector’s office readies grand opening

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest Pasco County Tax Collector's office, opening next week off Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The ceremony is set to begin Aug. 4 at 10 a.m., at the office, located at 4610 Pet Lane in ComPark 75 in Lutz. Tax collector Mike Fasano said in a release, he saw a need for an office in that … [Read more...]

Fasano collecting weekend food for needy kids

The federal government provides food for disadvantaged kids through the school breakfast and lunch program, but Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano wants to make sure bellies are full on the weekends and holidays, too. Fasano is teaming up with Pack-a-Sack 4 Kids in July, which provides a backpack full of food that each participating child can bring home on Friday afternoons that will get … [Read more...]

Tax collector focused on Arc of Florida in July

The Arc of Florida/Center for Independence is the featured charitable organization for July by the Pasco County Tax Collector. The goal is to raise funds to support those with developmental and other intellectual disabilities in the community. The Center for Independence is the Pasco County chapter of The Arc of Florida, and is a key provider of services to those with a variety of disabilities, … [Read more...]

Suspicious backpack closes Dade City tax collector’s office

The tax collector's office in Dade City has reopened Friday after a backpack left behind at the office prompted a call to the bomb squad unit. Dade City police were called to 14236 Sixth St., Friday morning to check on a suspicious backpack, according to tax collector spokesman Greg Giordano. County tax collector Mike Fasano quickly decided to close the office while law enforcement dealt with … [Read more...]

Tax collector’s office raises awareness for child hearing loss

The Pasco County Tax Collector's office will feature the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation in May, all part of the national recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month. The purpose of the month is to bring attention to hearing and speech issues, according to a release. Locally, the Pasco County-based Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is the key to providing hearing and speech … [Read more...]