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Pensacola Bay Area non-profit Sunday’s Child announced today they will hold their third annual meeting at Pensacola’s Community Maritime Park at Maritime Place on Sunday, June 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After a rigorous review process, eight non-profit finalists have been selected to present their projects to Sunday’s Child members.

This year, four of the five categories have been awarded nominations: Animals and Environment: Friends of Escambia County Animal Shelter; Health, Wellness, and Recreation: Independence for the Blind, Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, and Manna Food Pantry; Arts, Culture, and Education: Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Autism Pensacola, and the Pensacola Lighthouse Association; and LGBT and Family: Children’s Home Society of Florida. This year, Sunday’s Child members will hear each of these eight organizations present their projects at the annual meeting to award $128,500 designated to fund the five grants of $25,700 each.

“We’re very excited for the projects that have been brought forth by our grant selection committees and are eager to hear from each of the finalists at our annual membership meeting,” said Chuck Presti, President and founding member of Sunday’s Child.

Funding for the charitable grants comes from $1,000 contributions from individual and ensemble group memberships. Sunday’s Child has grown to more than 150 members since its founding and with this year’s awards, the organization will have awarded more than $230,000 to Pensacola Bay Area non-profits since 2015.

Sunday’s Child seeks to promote equality and inspire inclusion across the community by awarding grants for significant charitable and economic initiatives. Sunday’s Child is guided by a board drawn from various professions and disciplines. Their efforts stem from a vision for a fully accepting and inclusive Pensacola region that embraces Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender citizens and their contributions to the community. However, membership is open to all who wish to give back to their community.

To learn more about Sunday’s Child, to join or make a donation, or to apply for a grant, visit www.sundayschild.org.

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