6 Ways to Treat Yo'self and Help Sarasota's Kids

6 Ways to Treat Yo'self and Help Sarasota's Kids

Several local businesses have stepped forward to offer an extra incentive for you to donate to MyFirstBackpack.org. Supporting Sarasota's kids has never been easier or more rewarding.

It's time to treat yourself and boost your karma helping Sarasota's underprivileged kids. 

Of the 15,000 children ages 0-5 in Sarasota County, 21% live in poverty. That means there are 3,150 children that do not have access to the supplies needed to reach their full potential in early learning.  The Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County has teamed up with The HuB to create MyFirstBackpack.org with the mission of providing these underprivileged children with the tools they need to succeed. 

To encourage you to make a donation MyFristBackpack.org, several local businesses have stepped forward to offer an extra incentive. Simply show your e-receipt to these 6 businesses to take advantage of these special offers!

Cutting Loose Salon

Is your hair suffering from the Florida frizz? Cutting Loose Salon has just what you need to tame that mane, and is offering 10% off any retail purchase on Thursday, June 4th! With three locations in Sarasota, Cutting Loose Salon is the official salon of ABC Channel 7 WWSB My Suncoast, and carries professional product lines like Paul Mitchell, Oribe, Bumble and bumble, R+Co, Moroccan Oil, and Brazilian Blowout.


Sift Bakehouse

Sift Bakehouse is offering a free slice of cake to MyFirstBackpack.org supporters! Sarasota's newest confectionery is founded on the practice of baking in small batch, from scratch, using only all-natural & quality ingredients. (offer expires June 17th)


The Yoga Shack

Omm-M-G! The Yoga Shack is hosting a free yoga class on June 11th at 5:30pm for people who donate to MyFirstBackpack.org! Sign up for this great event here:



Pacific Rim

The Pacific Rim Restaurant in Sarasota specializes in a Japanese Thai Fusion Cuisine and is well-known for their creative & delicious selection of Sushi. They are offering a free glass of house wine! Cheers! (offer expires June 17th)


Start-Up Cafe

Need some java to start your day? Enjoy a free small coffee at Start-Up Cafe with proof of your donation. Start-Up Cafe is located in the lobby of The HuB and strives to be the best new cafe Sarasota has to offer! (offer expires June 17th)


Whole Foods 

Whole Foods Market Sarasota will be hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, June 16th 11am-1pm.  Stop by and pick up your favorite yummy treat and support Sarasota's littlest residents!


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