2018 1st Quarter Bags for Change Nominees – Plantation
NAMI Sarasota County works to improve the lives of individuals with mental illness, as well as the lives of their families and caregivers, through support, education, awareness, and advocacy.
Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County
They strive to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Second Chance Last Opportunity
The mission of Second Chance-Last Opportunity is to empower individuals in crisis by providing them with essential skills and tools so they can manage their lives more productively. Our vision is to serve as a gateway to hope for individuals who want to change their lives for the better.
Manatee Children Services
Manatee Children’s Services, a non-profit Child Advocacy Center (CAC), has been serving our community’s children victimized by abuse and/or neglect for over 40 years.
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County
As early as age 5, girls who attend Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County are exposed to life-changing education about entrepreneurship, technology, finances, engineering and science through national Girls Inc. curriculum and experiential learning through a girl-run city called “Dream Harbor.” Eighty percent of those who participate move on to attend higher education and have successful careers.