Springboard News

May 19, 2023

Today was an INCREDIBLE and truly inspiring day. Melissa Howard and Marina Wolf-Schmidt, you two are both gems to the Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota communities and areas well beyond that region! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do for Everyday Blessings, Inc.. The incredible passion you both show are awe inspiring! It was a wonderful day on so many levels!

Amazing!!!! Melissa & Marina would like to thank everyone who attended our luncheon today. Because of our sponsors- SRQ Veterinary Centers, Beth Hill, Douglass Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, East County Internal Medicine, Scott Moore and myself, 💯 of funds raised goes to Everyday Blessings. Alisha Leopold, there wasn’t a dry eye after your speech. You are amazing and inspired everyone!! Richard Stroud, thank you for educating everyone on the housing crisis for kids aging out of foster care. Monkees at waterside in LWR put on a fabulous fashion show!!!! Thank you to our models-Ali Miller, Autumn Haas, Diana Dill, Sharon Frank, Kim Laverick, Melba Ramirez, Lisa Shepard and Anita Kunwar!! We exceeded our fundraising goal today🎉🎉🎉If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please visit Everyday Blessings, Inc. So grateful to have such caring, generous friends!!!❤️❤️❤️

December 17, 2021

We are so proud to share this awesome news of our Springboard resident Sara being honored with The Triumph Award by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation. These are the type of kids that Springboard serves who demonstrate that with just a little help, they can accomplish great things. CONGRATULATIONS Sara!


June 22, 2021

In the 2 months that Sara has been in our Springboard program, she’s achieved so many milestones:

High school graduation ✅ Drivers license ✅ First (& new!) car ✅

Sara lived in a group home for 3 years prior to coming to Springboard. She is our youngest resident at 18 and just finished high school at Braden River. She is planning on starting classes at SCF in the fall. She’ll be going to school full time while continuing her part time job that she’s been at for the last 2 years. We are so proud of Sara and her determination. We have no doubt there are going to be even more accomplishments to come as she keeps seizing every opportunity!

Our Springboard program is located in Sarasota and serves kids who have aged out of foster care or youth from the community who face similar circumstances. We currently have 6 young adults (ages 18-22) utilizing our services to move forward & gain their independence. We are working on expanding Springboard into the Bradenton & Tampa areas to accommodate even more youth who are in need of assistance. Visit www.SpringBoardSRQ.org or contact Jordan @ 941.356.2977 for more information about the program.

April 26, 2021

Our SpringBoard residents Lesly, Logan & Mia (along with coordinator Debbie!) had a great time at the  Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and  RASM Young Professionals Network Putt-Putt Pour Miniature Golf Tournament at Evie’s Tavern on the Range last week!⛳️Thank you RASM & RASM YP for so generously donating the proceeds of this great event to the Everyday Blessings Springboard program! We are thankful for your ongoing support of our Sarasota location???

*check out the RASM page for all the pics of this super fun event

April 1, 2021

We’d like to introduce you to Lesly, our newest Springboard Sarasota resident. She moved to the US just 4 years ago from Guatemala and is currently working full time & taking courses in English. She plans on starting school to pursue a nursing degree as soon as she completes her English lessons??

She is also very excited to have passed her driver’s test to get her license… And even more excited to have just gotten her very first car‼️?? She saved up for a big down payment and with help from  Sunset Chevrolet Buick GMC, she was able to get a great deal on this beautiful Chevy Cruze!

We’re glad you’ve joined our SpringBoard program Lesly and look forward to seeing all your next big accomplishments?

November 5, 2020

Everyday Blessings is the proud recipient of a $9,000 grant from The Junior League of Sarasota! We are SO EXCITED & grateful for this assistance that will allow us to continue providing safe, stable and nurturing homes for young adults who have aged out of foster care. Thank you The Junior League of Sarasota for helping us guide this vulnerable population toward independence!

August 1, 2020

Meet Isaac: He’s been a part of Springboard since he aged out of a group foster home nearly 2 years ago. He’s been working two jobs, studying for his EMT courses & just got his first new car?❤️? WOW! Oh… AND he passed his EMT class at Suncoast!!!!???? WAY TO GO! He was one of three classmates to be awarded a medal and was asked to give a speech at his graduation. Next up, preparing for the state test & looking for jobs as an EMT. We’re so proud of you Isaac!!