Pasco Tax Collector's Office raises $100,000 for charity
Customers at the Pasco Tax Collector’s Office showed their generosity by contributing more than $100,000 to 16 charities in 2015.
The biggest beneficiary was the Pasco Sheriff’s K-9 Association which received more than $53,000. The charities benefitted from the sale of specialty tags, cash contributions and other fund-raisers.
“It is my belief that a public servant has a responsibility to do whatever he or she can to assist those less fortunate,” Tax Collector Mike Fasano said in a released statement. “It is a blessing that we have so many generous people in our community and on our staff that have given of their time and treasure to support so many fine non-profit organizations. The variety of services is great as are the number of people who benefit from the funds that have been raised.”
The beneficiaries were: Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Program, $1,650; American Heart Association’s Wear Red for Women Day, $791; Big Brothers Big Sisters, $850; Take Stock in Children, $1,081; One Community Now’s Hunger Walk, $4,905; Pasco Kids First, $2,672; Lauren’s Kids, $6,722; Pasco Sheriff’s K-9 Association, $53,591; Florida Heart Research Foundation, $1,697; Community Volunteer Corps, $6,924; Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, $5,361; Memorial Day and Veterans Day Flag Pins for Vets, $674; Pasco Fine Arts Council, $1,166; Farm Share – Feeding Florida Families, $9,189; Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, $399; and The Volunteer Way/ Farm Share Donations $2,703.
The grand total for the year was $100,379 in donations. For more information or to apply for a future fundraiser at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, contact Greg Giordano, director of customer relations, at (727) 847-8179.