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Serving Teens in Need
Herald-Tribune Good Deeds Section – Boys & Girls Club $65,000 donation
Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc. presented Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County with a $65,000 gift to support academic enrichment programs and the renovation of a classroom at the organization’s Irving and Marilyn Naiditch Campus, home of the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club, in Sarasota.
This donation is the second gift in support of the major capital expansion and remodel project, joining Marilyn Naiditch’s $1 million lead gift, made in honor of her late husband, longtime Boys & Girls Clubs board member Irving Naiditch.
Funding from PEL will ensure thousands of children and teens in the underserved Newtown neighborhood have access to award-winning youth-development programs for years to come. PEL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the success of at-risk youths across Sarasota, has donated more than $220,500 to a variety of causes that empower youths through funds secured by its affiliated company, PEL Consignments.
Teen Court of Sarasota Receives a $15,000
Nonprofits unite to make sure that young people referred to Teen Court get the wrap around services and support that they need, now more than ever. Personalized Estate Liquidation (PEL) Benefiting Youth, Inc.—an affiliation of estate sale company, PEL Consignments, LLC – presented Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. with a $15,000 gift to support their local wrap around services. Executive Director, Heather Todd added “Support from PEL means that as we see a need, we are able to implement quality services that benefit the students we serve at Teen Court. It takes a village to raise a child and we are so thankful that PEL is part of our village.”
PEL donates $65,000 to the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club
A fellow nonprofit of Sarasota is stepping up to ensure thousands of children and teens in Newtown have access to award-winning youth-development programs for years to come. Personalized Estate Liquidation (PEL) Benefiting Youth, Inc.—an affiliation of estate sale company, PEL Consignments, LLC—presented Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County with a $65,000 gift to support its local academic enrichment programs. This generous funding will ensure thousands of children and teens residing in the underserved Newtown neighborhood will have access to youth-development programs for years to come. PEL has been conducting estate sales of fine furniture, art, jewelry, accessories, and more since 2017—continually forwarding its proceeds to initiatives that ensure youth-serving organizations continue to help at-risk children create paths for success. “We are excited to be contributing and helping the kids of the Boys & Girls Club reach their full potential,” says Sharon Kenworthy, PEL Board President. “We would not be able to make donations of this magnitude without the countless hours our volunteers tirelessly put in from sorting, cleaning, pricing, staging, selling, and more.”
Of the total gift amount, a good $50,000 chunk of it will be used to transform an outdated program area into the new PEL Learning Lab. Plans are to fully-renovate the outdated classroom at the Irving and Marilyn Naiditch Campus, home of the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club, to outfit a newly-refurbished lab outfitted with advanced technology, equipment, and supplies. The generous grant will allow the nonprofit to integrate an enriching 21st century learning environment and ultimately foster further academic success. This award is the second gift in support of the major capital expansion and remodel project—joining Marilyn Naiditch’s $1 million lead gift made in honor of her late husband and long-time Boys & Girls Clubs Board member Irving Naiditch.
The remaining $15,000 will support Boys & Girls Club’s educational curriculum designed by youth development professionals that supplements students’ school experience and helps them meet state academic standards such as STEM demonstrations, lessons in robotics and group-tutoring sessions. “PEL’s demonstrated commitment to our community’s future leaders enables our organization to provide greater opportunities for them to achieve their full potential,” says Bill Sadlo, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. “This gift will connect youth to educational resources, inspire life-long learning in a state-of-the-art classroom and have long-term impact.”
PEL donates $15,000 to the Booker High School Foundation
PEL recently donated $15,000 to the Booker High School Foundation. These funds will be used for scholarships to help needy Booker High graduates continue their education in college or technical schools. Booker High School has a very impressive college preparation for its students.
“I want to personally thank your embracing Booker High School’s vision: 100% of Booker High School students will graduate college and career ready and become productive members of our society. Your generous scholarship donation in the amount of $15,000 will level the playing field for students who graduate with a grade point average between 2.0 and 2.9. Your donation provides 15 current seniors tuition assistance at $1,000 each.”
Dr. Rachel Shelley
Booker High School, Proud Principal
2018 Post Florida Association of Secondary School Principals
Principal of the Year
2017 Florida Principal of the Year
PEL donates largest check in history to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
On February 11, 2020 PEL’s Board of Directors and their Volunteers had the honor to donate their largest check yet for $60,000 to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. PEL selects organizations that support youth in need, particularly teens at risk, over the last two years PEL has donated $123,000 to various organizations in Sarasota county.
About Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. is an alternative to Juvenile Court, allowing a young person a second chance of having a bright future. Youth who come through Teen Court participate in a court program run by their peers, under the supervision of a volunteer adult judge. Student volunteers who participate in our Teen Court program receive a law-related education along with community service hours for their time. In complement to the Teen Court program, the organization also offers counseling services, drug prevention, anti-bullying, and anger management classes to those youth who demonstrate extra need.
PEL provides $12,700 grant to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s Compass Center.
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, was recently the beneficiary of a $12,700 grant from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc. (PEL).
PEL selects organizations that support youth in need, particularly teens at risk. Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s Compass Center provides treatment for boys and girls ranging in ages from 13-17 with substance abuse and mental health disorders. “We are very pleased to give this much needed donation to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare as these youth should have all the assistance we can provide,” said Sharon Kenworthy, President of PEL.
About the Compass Center
The Compass Center is a 120-day dual diagnosis (substance abuse/mental health disorders) treatment center for boys and girls 13-17. Compass residential center has been in effect since 2002. The majority of our clients are survivors of sexual abuse, rape, incest, physical abuse, human trafficking, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. Our residents represent multiple ethnicities, multiple cultures, genders, and varying sexual orientation and/or sexual identity. Often this is the first time they are nurtured, appreciated, and encouraged. The first time they have had three meals a day and a safe place to sleep.
Our clientele covers all the socioeconomic spectrums and come from various locations within the state. Each individual’s treatment plan addresses their specific needs. There is not another program within the state of Florida, like Compass. Due to our uniqueness, we can reach out to adolescents who would otherwise fall through the cracks, youth are sent to us that have not succeeded in other treatment programs, Compass is considered the “program of last resort.”
PEL donates $15,000 to the Sarasota YMCA Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
The Sarasota YMCA Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter was recently the beneficiary of a $15,000 donation from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc. (PEL). The Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care for youths ages 10-17 who have run away, are experiencing family conflict, or have been locked out of their homes. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; there are 20 beds available. According to Y leaders, 90 percent or more youth reunite with their families or find suitable living arrangements; while in the shelter, all youth have their counseling needs met.
“The Y’s Youth Shelter is so important to the community as if takes children with no place else to go due to circumstances that warrant them leaving their homes,” said PEL board president Sharon Kenworthy, who noted that her own granddaughter once needed the services of the Youth Shelter during a rough patch. “It has given so many the boost they have needed.”
PEL has been supportive of the Youth Shelter for many years, in the past as a subsidiary of the YMCA Foundation but, for the past couple of years, as an independent not-for-profit.
Rocking the Roof for Our Youth” raised $17,000 in support of the Sarasota YMCA’s Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
In mid-January, Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth Inc. hosted a private concert at the Sarasota waterfront home of John and Shelly Corey.
The event featured Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Michelle Malone.
“Rocking the Roof for Our Youth” raised $17,000 in support of the Sarasota YMCA’s Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Youth Shelter.
The Youth Shelter provides temporary housing and safe care for youths ages 10-17 who have run away, are experiencing family conflict, or have been locked out of their homes.
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PEL donates $10,000 to the Booker High School Foundation
PEL donated $10,000 to the Booker High School Foundation at the end of 2018. These funds will be used for scholarships to help needy Booker High graduates continue their education in college or technical schools. Booker High School has a very impressive college preparation for its students.