Nov 30, 2017
Commercial real estate firm Franklin Street and its North Florida office have donated $6,000 to fund a scholarship for two siblings with special needs who require financial assistance to attend Daniel Academy in the 2018-2019 school year.
Daniel Academy is a K-6 elementary school operated by Daniel Kids, Florida’s oldest child-serving nonprofit. The academy is designed to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities and emotional challenges through low student-teacher ratios, enriching curriculum and on-site therapy services.
Franklin Street’s scholarship is part of the organization’s commitment to philanthropy. In the last two years, the Jacksonville office has raised a total of almost $10,000 for Daniel Kids. The company hit a fundraising record this year with 100 percent participation from its local team, which earned them even more in corporate matching funds.
In addition to raising money, local Franklin Street employees have spent more than 80 cumulative hours working with teenagers at Daniel Kids, as well as volunteered at the nonprofit’s play days.
Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner for Franklin Street, said her team is excited to continue its ongoing philanthropic partnership with Daniel Kids.
“We are pleased to provide this much-needed funding and support for our favorite local child-serving organization – Daniel Kids,” Baker said. “Our team worked diligently to raise and contribute these funds, and we’re looking forward to the impact it will make. We’re constantly humbled and impressed by the service and care Daniel Kids provides its residents and children in need.”
For more information, visit DanielKids.org.
About Daniel Kids: Established in 1884, Daniel Kids is Florida’s oldest child-service agency. It assists an average of 2,000 children and families each day through a diverse range of innovative and nationally recognized programs. Daniel Kids offers abused and emotionally troubled children refuge and counseling, connects kids with foster and adoptive homes, helps homeless teenagers find housing and jobs and more. It also assists other nonprofit agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada through training materials and conferences. Learn more at DanielKids.org.
About Franklin Street: Celebrating more than 10 years in business, Franklin Street is a family of full-service commercial real estate companies focused on delivering value-add solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Management and Valuation – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at www.FranklinSt.com.