The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has been selected as a beneficiary of the Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program for the month of April 2020.
The program, which launched in February 2019, utilizes the sale of reusable shopping bags to facilitate community support with the goal of making a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches was selected as an April beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Winn-Dixie located at 6902 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during the month of April unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
“We are honored to have been selected again by the Lakeland Winn-Dixie. We have many donors residing within the area and this is another way they can give to the children in our care,” said FSYR Director of Development Wayne Witczak. “It takes $5.00 a day to feed one of the over 100 children in our residential programs. The funds collected will help provide meals for these deserving boys and girls.”
The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent delinquency and develop lawful, resilient, and productive citizens. This year the Youth Ranches will serve over 6,000 boys and girls.
This charitable nonprofit corporation was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association in 1957 and operates four residential child-care campuses and two youth camps. Additionally, it provides community-based programs to as many of Florida’s neglected and troubled children as funds will permit. Voluntary contributions are the primary source of funding, especially thoughtful gifts made through special bequests in wills and trusts.
The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the American Camp Association. For more information, please visit www.youthranches.org or contact your local Sheriff’s Office. For more information on the Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program, please visit seg.bags4mycause.com.