Yulee, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2022) – For the third year, the Amelia Island Marauders golf club has partnered with the Nassau County extension of Family Support Services for Tee It Up for School, a back-to-school shopping experience for school-aged children in the in the system of care with FSS, including foster care and preventive programs.
Along with corporate partner Staples on Sadler Road, members of the golf team and their spouses paired up with students and their caregivers on Saturday, Aug. 6, and went through every aisle to fulfill their school’s shopping list. A donation of $10,450 from the Marauders, plus boxes of notebooks, pencils, tissues, folders and additional supplies from Staples manager George Hollum, ensured that more than 100 students in foster and kinship care with FSS had all they needed before they stepped back in the classroom.
“Many families struggle with back-to-school costs. Foster and kinship families are no different,” said Lisa Rozier, Education and Community Specialist for Family Support Services in Nassau County, who helps organize this event each year. “Thanks to the generous support of the Marauders team, Staples and our Nassau County community, our students in foster and kinship care can start the school year fully prepared. We truly could not support them the way they deserve without our community’s assistance, especially programs like Tee It Up for School.”
About Family Support Services
Family Support Services is the lead agency for family preservation, foster care, and adoption services in Duval, Nassau, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Through community-based care, FSS provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment and to care for our community’s children in foster care. For more information, go to www.familysupport.org.
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