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As you may already know, we non-for-profit organizations rely immensely on our community and local businesses to be able to continue our work.

Because of these prominent local businesses and their generous donations we are able to continue our commitment to closing the Literacy Gap within Manatee County.


That being said we would like to extend our gratitude to First Southern Bank for making a cash donation as part of our 2021 Silent Auction Fundraiser.




About First Southern Bank


"First Southern Bank has been investing in our communities since 1907. We are 5 branches strong serving Southern Georgia and West Central Florida. We are proud to be a true community bank! Our mission is to serve our communities with a level of service superior to our competition.


Community

First and foremost, we are a community bank. We take pride in giving back to our community in time and resources. When our community is a success - we are successful.

Team

Respect sets the tone of our culture. We believe in the importance of treating each teammate as an individual and treating every moment as one that matters. We believe great teams are built on honesty and integrity, mutual trust, and accountability.


Relationship

Our customers are at the center of everything we do. We form lifelong relationships with our customers based on trust, dependability, and transparency. We believe that long lasting relationships are more valuable than the individual transaction."


Find out more about their services here.


Bradenton, FL May 12-14, 2021 Project Light Of Manatee Language School is holding a Virtual Fundraiser to raise $10,000 so we can continue our vision of empowering adults to participate meaningfully in our community through increasing English language and digital literacy.

Through our Virtual Fundraiser, you can support Project Light from the comfort of your home by bidding on items and gift certificates donated by numerous local businesses. You can choose anything from romantic dinners, fishing excursions, staycations to wine cases and decadent goodie baskets.

Project Light Of Manatee has been operating since 1994 to help non-English speaking immigrants master the English language and provide them with opportunities for growth within our community. We have helped hundreds of students advance in their careers, build a business and improve family relationships through English literacy.

Sign up today for our virtual fundraiser.



2020 has been the year of social distancing, and while working from home and not interacting with friends and family has helped stall the spread of a dangerous virus, it has also helped the spread of social and emotional disconnect from our community. As a result we all now struggle with face-to-face social interactions which are vital for our mental health and benefit the local communities greatly.



If you are one of those people that craves human interaction in a safe and productive environment, then volunteering for Project Light Of Manatee might just be the best thing you do in 2021. Volunteers at Project light offer English classes to non-English speaking American residents in order to help them better integrate in their communities, find new work opportunities and improve relationships with family.






As a volunteer English teacher, you get the benefit of building connections, learning about new cultures and languages, as well as making a significant difference in people's lives. But don’t take our word for it, there are studies that show that volunteering helps individuals feel less isolated and it improves overall well-being by creating much needed human connection.


So as we heal from the 2020 isolation pandemic why not start by giving back to your community and volunteer to share your knowledge of the English language.


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We provide a safe work environment for all those involved in Project Light. Masks and social distancing are mandatory at all times during classes and breaks.