SATCH CAPITAL AWARDS
Satchel’s Pizza is proud to announce Satch Capital awards to three different and deserving organizations in our community. The Gainesville Opportunity Center, The Star Center Children’s Theatre, and Working Food are splitting the award for calendar year 2017. Satch Capital Grants are funded by our customers who give their support to local nonprofits by using Satchel’s ATM machines.
$7000 Satch Capital goes to The Gainesville Opportunity Center helps adults living with mental illness rejoin the community through participating in meaningful work-related activities. With this award from Satchel’s the GOC will help create a paid position for a Peer Specialist. The Peer will serve as a role model to work with GOC members to build confidence and advocate on their behalf. A Peer is a living example that recovery from mental illness is possible.
The Star Center Children’s Theatre received $4000 in Satch Capital. The Star is committed to providing arts education to all youth through performing arts. Each summer SCCT provides an intensive program of instruction in acting, vocal and instrumental music, dance, digital and visual arts, and world drumming. The Satch Capital Grant will provide scholarships for students who would not be able to afford this level of arts instruction.
The third Capital award of $3000 was given to Working Food. Working Food’s mission is to cultivate and sustain a resilient local food community in North Central Florida through collaboration, economic opportunity, education and seed stewardship. In addition to a Community Center, Working Food also provides hands-on garden programming for at-risk youth and hosts the Southern Heritage Seed Collective, our local seed library. Satch Capital funds will help supplement the construction of a Kitchen Incubator at Working Food’s Community Food Center. Slated to be ready Summer 2018, the Kitchen will provide space, equipment, and technical assistance for entrepreneurs to build food-based businesses. Funding will also allow Working Food to offer four free memberships to the center to low-income entrepreneurs who have been working with the UF Entrepreneurship in Adversity Program.
Our community is important to us so at Satchel’s we do our best to give back in a variety of ways. Satchel’s Giving Program offers donations in the form of: gift cards, quarterly Satch Grants and yearly Satch Cash and Satch Capital awards. All applicants must be a non-profit entity (501c3) that provide charitable, environmental, or educational services to the people of Alachua County. For more information visit https://www.satchelspizza.com/grants/