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Amelia Islander

Light Up a Life on March 2

Feb 13, 2017 02:00AM
Take Stock in Children moves into the New Year with a major scholarship drive underway and has moved its annual dinner from the fall/winter holiday season to March 2. Take Stock is enjoying fundraising success from a special matching fund which has been made available for scholarships by longtime local supporters. The State of Florida already matches all scholarship gifts and will also match the special local matching funds given to Take Stock this year. “A new or increased local gift of, say, $100, qualifies for double matching and generates $400 in scholarship funds,” says Bob Henderson, Take Stock chairman. “There is just no other opportunity to help kids that gets this bang for the buck.” This year there are 136 Nassau County scholarship students working their way toward college. All have the advantage of a local volunteer mentor to stand with them against all challenges as they work through high school.

Take Stock in Children’s annual Light Up A Life gala raises money to support TSIC’s programs and mentors. The St. Patrick’s Day inspired event will be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information call (904)548-4464 or visit www.takestocknassau.com.