Gulf Power presents $15K donation to Children’s Home Society of Florida

Pensacola, Fla. (January 19, 2016) —Children’s Home Society of Florida received a $15,000 donation on behalf of the Gulf Power Foundation. Funds will benefit Weis Elementary School ● A Community School, a partnership of Children’s Home Society of Florida, Escambia County School District, Escambia Community Clinic and the University of West Florida.  Established as of January 7, 2016, the community school is beginning to lift the non-educational barriers from the children at Weis by providing health services on-site, including medical, dental, behavioral health care and nutrition support, as well as mentoring and enhanced learning through essential community partnerships.  In the future, Weis Community School will provide afterschool growth opportunities to students, their families, and community residents.

“The Gulf Power Foundation’s very generous donation is an investment in the future of the children of Weis and our community,” said Tim Putman, Executive Director of Children’s Home Society of Florida. “We’re grateful for their support and look forward to our continued partnership.”

“Education is one of the Gulf Power Foundation’s primary giving focuses, so it just makes sense to support the Community School initiative at C. A. Weis, and the agencies, such as Children’s Home Society of Florida, who are making it happen,” said Gary Sammons, Western District General Manager at Gulf Power. “Children and families are going to have better outcomes and futures because of this program and we are glad to be a small part of that success.”

To learn more about Children’s Home Society of Florida’s local initiatives, please visit www.chsfl.org/Western.

About Children’s Home Society of Florida

On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves more than 50,000 children and family members throughout the state each year, including more than 4,800 in Pensacola and the Panhandle. More: www.chsfl.org.

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