Donations exceeding $5,600 came in to the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office during the month of September to support the Sunrise of Pasco’s Domestic & Violence Center.
Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices collected the donations, which will be used to benefit the center that aims to end domestic and sexual violence, by providing prevention and intervention services to those in need, according to a release from Fasano’s office.
“We greatly appreciate you for supporting us through your Charity of the Month Program,” Kelly Sinn, CEO of Sunrise of Pasco, told Fasano, in the news release. “We are beyond grateful that you selected us for this opportunity and are overwhelmed by the generous donations from our amazing community members. Your donation of $5,624.92 will help Sunrise of Pasco carry out our mission of assisting survivors of abuse.”
In the release, Fasano responded: “Sunrise of Pasco has made a positive impact on our community for decades. Our office was honored to be able to help advance their efforts by including Sunrise of Pasco as part of our Charity of the Month program. We know that every dollar raised will be spent to help families, mothers and their children, right here in Pasco County. Despite the challenges, financial and otherwise, that COVID has brought to so many people this year, the fact that over $5,600 was raised for Sunrise of Pasco speaks volumes as to the generosity of our community and to the fine reputation Sunrise of Pasco has earned over the years.”
The Charity of the Month program is a year-round effort to bring as much attention to as many charities, both big and small, who serve those in need or are less fortunate. For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at (727) 847-8179, or visit PascoTaxes.com. For more information about services provided at Sunrise of Pasco, please call Vicki Wiggins, director of development at (352) 521-3358.
Published November 18, 2020