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Groups donate $500 to buy clothing, supplies for homeless children

Jennifer Hoefler, left, of Suncoast Schools credit union and Tracy Echols, right, of the Education Foundation present a $500 check to Shanika Figueroa of the school district.

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Jennifer Hoefler, left, of Suncoast Schools credit union and Tracy Echols, right, of the Education Foundation present a $500 check to Shanika Figueroa of the school district.

$500 buys supplies for the homeless

The Hernando County Education Foundation and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and Suncoast for Kids Foundation have combined to provide $500 to the Homeless Student liaison within the school district.

The money will be used to provide jackets, underwear, socks, shoes, backpacks and other material for homeless students. Contact school district social worker Shanika Figueroa at (352) 797-7008 for information on receiving supplies.

For information on how to help or make a donation, go to www.hernandoeducationfoundation.org or contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or HCEF25@gmail.com.

Grants give grad rates a boost

Suncoast for Kids Foundation provided three $5,000 Project SUCCESS grants to the Hernando County Education Foundation for Hernando High School, Central High School and STAR Education Center.

These funds will be used to help these schools encourage scholastic improvement and help improve the graduation rate.

For information, contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or HCEF25@gmail.com. These grant awards are made possible by the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union.

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