Sarasota, FL, December 11, 2020 — Indelible Business Solutions, Inc. (Indelible) is honored to announce that it is partnering with Publix this year for its inaugural “Miracle on 27th Street” Dinner and Toy Giveaway. With many families across Florida still struggling with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indelible and Publix are committed to supporting Florida’s families and children (to ensure they have a special holiday season) in their greatest time of need.
“We know that families have been significantly impacted by this health crisis,” said Jerome Byers, CEO of Indelible. “Indelible understands that being an industry leader goes hand-in-hand with supporting the communities we serve. We are very excited to partner with Publix on this effort and look forward to continuing this collaborative partnership in the future.”
In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, Tampa Bay families have seen an extreme surge in hunger and food insecurity. According to reports from local food pantries, some sites are seeing the need for food soar to nearly 400 times the normal demand. Publix has committed $20,000 in food donations to this effort, and those meals will be distributed to families in need throughout Sarasota County.
“Publix is committed to helping communities across the state alleviate hunger, particularly during times of need or crisis,” said John Provenzano, Vice President of Public Affairs. “We are excited to partner with Indelible on this effort to feed families that might not otherwise have the resources this holiday season.” Publix has been a philanthropic leader in Florida throughout the pandemic, providing more that $5 million of assistance through a combination of financial funding, fresh donations of milk and produce, and its in-store perishable food recovery program. Members of the Publix leadership team will join Indelible as volunteers on the day of the event to help box meals for distribution.
Indelible will be donating $30,000 in toys to Sarasota County families, who otherwise may not be in a position to purchase gifts for their children this holiday season. “As a member of the Tampa Bay community, I understand the pressure that many of our families are facing right now, especially those who have been financially impacted because of this crisis,” said Michael D. White, II, CFO of Indelible. “We want our community members to know that they are not alone this year.”
Indelible will be joined in this effort by several strategic partners, including the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM). I-DIEM is national nonprofit organization focused on developing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity within the industry of Emergency Management. “As a leader in the advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion we are thrilled to support Indelible, a leading Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), on this project,” said Chauncia Willis, CEO and Co-founder of I-DIEM. “Far too often do we see underserved communities of color forgotten during times of need. This holiday initiative is a perfect example of what it looks like to support equitable causes and empower those who often have no voice.”
Additional supporting partners include Angel’s Food Service Inc., Precious Jewels Academy, the Whitehouse Foundation, the Hay Family Foundation, and other local community leaders who are dedicated to supporting this special relief initiative focused on children and families in the Tampa Bay community.
The “Miracle on 27th Street” Dinner and Toy Drive will take place on Sunday, December 20th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Betty Johnson North Sarasota Library, located at 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34234.
Indelible (www.indelible-solutions.com) is an industry-leading Minority Business Enterprise and national management consulting and advisory firm that helps its clients visualize and materialize optimal business performance. Indelible also works closely with several Florida State agencies on Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management projects. They have supported several other initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic including the distribution of food and personal protection equipment (PPE) across the state during the initial onset of the pandemic.