GCC Is Teaming Up With Second Chance Last Opportunity!

GCC Is Teaming Up With Second Chance Last Opportunity!

February 29, Saturday: A HeForShe Community Event with Second Chance Last Opportunity

GCC is teaming up with Second Chance Last Opportunity (SCLO)! We’re hosting a HeForShe program encouraging men – fathers, uncles, stepfathers, brothers – to support the aspirations and gender equality of the young women in their lives.

This February dinner/dance will engage SCLO community members to gain a better understanding of how to be supportive male role models and advocate for gender equality as well as celebrate the aspirations of young women.

We need your help. Get HeForShe moving by supporting this important Sarasota event!

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Created by UN Women, HeForShe is a solidarity movement which provides a systematic approach and a targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. The innovative approach to addressing gender inequality has resulted in gained momentum around gender talks.

According to UN Women, achieving gender equality requires an inclusive approach that both recognizes men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and acknowledges how they also benefit from this equality. Since the launch of HeForShe campaign on 20 September 2014 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, hundreds of thousands of men from around the world including Hollywood actor Matt Damon and Ex-President Barack Obama have endorsed the movement.

At its launch, UN Women made a call to mobilize the first 100,000 men in the campaign; a goal successfully reached in just three days. Ever since approximately 1.3 billion commitments have been made, and this number is only growing. From U.S alone 137,000+ commitments have been made, half of which are by men.

The movement has four broad-based goals and through its advocacy efforts seeks to:

  • Accelerate women’s economic empowerment
  • Support women’s role in peace and security
  • Advance women’s political participation and leadership
  • Eliminate gender-based violence

Elizabeth Nyamayaro, a senior advisor to Executive Director of UN Women, continues the spearhead the movement, Emma Watson remains an active spokesperson of HeForShe campaign.

 

Non-profit targets programs to Sarasota’s most at-risk community

Non-profit targets programs to Sarasota’s most at-risk community

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – A non-profit organization in Newtown is on a mission to empower people in crisis and a community that continually struggles with crime, drugs, domestic violence and unemployment.

 

Tina Peterman had been selling and doing drugs since she graduated high school, but when Peterman went to prison, she decided enough was enough.

 

“I was just so tired. I was so tired,” said Peterman. “I’m 55-years old now, so it’s been a long haul, but when I met her, it’s like she cared.”

 

The person she met was Second Chance, Last Opportunity founder Dr. April Glasco, who Peterman says was the first person to hear her cries for help.

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$5,000 Donation Match!

SCLO has a generous anonymous donor that has agreed to match all the money that we can raise in the next 23 days up to $5,000!

We are asking everyone to make a donation within the next three weeks. If we can meet our goal, SCLO will net $10,000! Every single dollar raised is a huge step toward helping more people in need, and your support plays a large part in our success!

Please help us with your gift, large or small!

You can donate today at our donate page or by mailing your check to P.O. Box 1027, Sarasota, FL 34230

*All donations are tax deductable

Save the Date for Share the Light 2018!

Our 23rd Anniversary Fundraiser is to be held on October 25, 2018.@ Michael’s On East @ 11:30am

Second Chance Last Opportunity are celebrating our 23nd year of providing unique and holistic services to a hidden population who strive to be productive citizens in our community. We are very proud of both our longevity and our clients’ accomplishments.

This is one of Second Chance Last Opportunity’s major fundraisers, and the proceeds will make it possible for us to expand our programs, services, and client base for another 23 years. An important role of the event is to increase awareness of our organization, Second Chance Last Opportunity has affected so many so directly in our community.

$20,000 Donation Challenge

After learning about the hunger that is rapidly growing in our community, an anonymous donor has started a matching-donation campaign to raise funds. The goal is $20,000 to be raised (and matched) in 10 days. These badly needed funds will be used to purchase groceries, personal care items and new-baby needs that we will distribute at our building, 1933 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Way, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon.

Thank you for spreading love in the form of support for those in need in these challenging times.

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