School supply drives aim to help kids, teachers

Chambers of commerce, businesses, civic organizations, churches and community groups are busy collecting items that students will need once school begins. Some efforts are broad outreach programs, and others involve individual churches. Some seek to help teachers fill their supply cupboards so they won’t have to dig into their own wallets to pay for supplies their students … [Read more...]

Children’s Home benefits from their ‘Champion of Service’

When Rachelle Duroseau received the Champion of Service award from Gov. Rick Scott, she didn’t have much advance warning that she was up for the distinction. "I did not know I was nominated. It was a surprise to me," said Duroseau, who volunteers for the Children’s Home Society of Florida and lives in Wesley Chapel. She had just a few days to prepare for the presentation at the … [Read more...]