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Summer Time Reality and the Need for a Summer Raffle

By The Sharing Center, Aug 1 2019 01:48PM

Summer time for many is a chance to take a break from the routine, go on vacation or simply enjoy the pleasure of going to the beach. Taking time off from work or the daily grind not only helps people de-stress and feel happier, but it also helps productivity and mental health.

But sadly it also means many kids in our community are not receiving their free/reduced school breakfast and lunch. During the summer, the Pantry sees a 40% increase in hungry families who struggle without school meals. As long as vulnerable people in the Seminole County area need access to food and groceries, The Sharing Center Pantry plans to be there to lend a helping hand.

Supplies for the pantry tend to become scarcer during summer months — and produce doesn’t last as long in the hotter weather — so the need for donations rises to accommodate the shortfall. In recent years a match program was available to help support the increased summer needs from food to rent but it is no longer available.

The Summer Raffle was created to generate a $35,000 supplement for this time of year. How does it work? There are only 500 tickets available at $100 each from now until August 18th. The grand prize drawing will be held at the Sweet Charity event. Winners do not need to be present to win.

So what can you win? First prize is $10,000 cash, second prize is $2,500 and third prize is a $1,000 gift card to International Diamond Center. Join us today by taking a chance and if you win, go enjoy a vacation!