October 29, 2020

All Faiths Food Bank to distribute thousands of turkeys on Nov. 7

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Sharon Kunkel, Story of Impact - Featured,

On November 7, frozen turkeys and side dishes will be distributed at Van Wezel (777 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota), starting at 9 a.m. and continuing as long as supplies last. The funds for the tur…

October 27, 2020

Season of Sharing: DeAdra and Dacian Sunset are hopeful for a better future

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Sunset said she feels like she is in a new chapter of her life, though she does not know where it is going or how it will end. If any part of her story, either of surviving domestic violence o…

October 23, 2020

Season of Sharing: ‘I've always been on the other end of the spectrum'

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Diane Parris, 74, found herself in need of financial assistance this summer once she moved back to Florid after her divorce. Parris said she was used to being the person donating to food banks…

October 16, 2020

Season of Sharing: A mother hangs in the balance

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Wilson, 38, said she is faced with a dilemma as a single mother to two boys who are learning at home virtually while, at the same time, her mother who lives with her is at higher risk of contr…

October 14, 2020

Season of Sharing gives mother of three confidence

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

For the last seven years, Angelica Solivan’s job has been to help families in North Port find support through programs as a social worker. She never thought she would find herself in nee…

October 8, 2020

Music in Transition | Greater Sarasota with ensemblenewSRQ

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, WEDU PBS,

In this episode of Greater Sarasota, discover what it means to play music that defies genre in these times that defy normalcy. Get a behind-the-scenes look at ensemblenewSRQ as they open u…

October 3, 2020

Charting New Shores and Safe Harbors

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Story of Impact - Featured,

Navigating the COVID-19 era is not so different than earlier moments in our history when we have been called to work together as a society to create purpose in a time of unknowingness. While n…

September 30, 2020

New Stages, Reimagined Futures, and the Art of Enduring Legacies

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Dear Friends: Our cultural calendars are quite different this Fall. Performances under the bright lights of theater stages now dazzle us from screens we are accessing with clicks and fire stic…

September 28, 2020

Season of Sharing: A single mother is thankful for the help, though she still struggles

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Collins, 25, is a single mother to 3-year-old Justin and 7-year-old Eli. Life before the pandemic was hard enough with her ex-boyfriend’s job at McDonald’s providing the only inco…