NYE Party raises $50,000
To the editor,
It is a pleasure to report to the community the results of our year-long fundraising efforts for the financial assistance program.
For Fiscal Year 2011, we raised a net of $50,000, with no costs due to the generosity of island businesses and island residents. Four hundred people attended our New Year’s Eve party.
Moneys raised assist on a sliding fee scale financially eligible parents and legal guardians so that their children can attend the After School program, Fun Days, holidays and Summer Day Camp in a safe, supervised, recreational and educational environment at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center.
All applicants to date have been awarded assistance ranging from 10 to 80 percent. Of all the children who attend the programs at the Recreation Center, 30 percent receive financial assistance. All moneys raised on our islands go to eligible island residents and island workers.
Thank you for your participation!
Barry Alan Roth