Season of Sharing, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Herald-Tribune Media Group, helps individuals and families who are on the verge of homelessness regain stability and stay in their homes. Funds may be used for rental/mortgage assistance, utility bills, child care, transportation, emergency food and clothes/tools for work to eligible applicants. As one of six Fiscal Agents for Season of Sharing, Glasser/Schoenbaum processed over 1,400 requests in the 2020-21 fiscal year, amounting to $987,000 in emergency funding distributed to people in need.
Publix Last Resort Emergency Assistance Funds (Publix Last Resort Funds) are used to assist employed persons who have experienced an un-budgeted and unexpected expense, a lay-off, an unexpected loss of income, or a financial hardship due to a catastrophic event or declared disaster. In a collaborative effort with the United Way Suncoast, Glasser/Schoenbaum acts as a fiscal agent for the distribution of funding to Publix associates in need, as well as community members qualifying for assistance. Glasser/Schoenbaum distributed $27,000 of Publix Last Resort funds to individuals and families in fiscal year 2020-21.