Season of Sharing of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Herald-Tribune Media Group provides targeted financial assistance for necessities like rent, utilities, car repairs and other emergency expenses to individuals on the brink of homelessness. As the single fiscal agent for Season of Sharing in Sarasota County, Glasser/Schoenbaum processed 1,776 requests in the 2021-22 fiscal year, amounting to more than $1,200,000 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 $21,000 of Publix Last Resort funds to individuals and families in fiscal year 2021-22.