North Florida secures ‘Hope’ money from Casey DeSantis

Casey DeSantis Hope Florida
The $50K came from private charity, not taxpayer coffers.

Florida’s First Lady is distributing $50,000 to five non-profits in Suwannee, Madison, and Columbia counties.

Pregnancy Care Center, First Baptist Church of Live Oak, Love in the Name of Christ of Suwannee County, Christian Service Center of Columbia County, and Forgotten Coast K9 will all get $10,000 each, the Governor’s Office announced Friday.

These are funds from private charity, not taxpayer coffers.

“It was a pleasure to visit Suwannee County (Friday) to recognize and award Hope Florida funding to five nonprofits in the local community,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “It is heartwarming to meet more Florida nonprofit organizations that are generously serving those in need. I am grateful for this opportunity to be able to supplement their efforts with funding.”

“Thanks to the leadership of First Lady Casey DeSantis, Hope Florida has transformed the way we interact with families in the state of Florida,” said Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris.

“What makes the Hope Florida program so special is the collaboration with nonprofits and faith institutions throughout the state, and today we were able to honor a few organizations doing excellent work with their communities,” Harris added.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • KKKasey

    March 23, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Hmmm. why didn’t she give any to planned parenthood? they provide women’s health services. I’m sure they were only non profits that support the white evangelical view of the world…No abortions.. no birth immigrants.. only white people in the state of history.. ban all books of truth

    • ScienceBLVR

      March 23, 2024 at 6:15 pm

      Totally agree. Casey could do so much to support women, especially women in crisis. Instead she is just a shill for the religious rights denigration of women’s freedoms and rights to exist apart from male dominance. Come on Casey! We’ve come a long way in spite of your efforts to force us back in the kitchen..

  • Dont Say FLA

    March 25, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    But not one red cent to Moms For(ced to Have) Liberty Unwanted Babies unless, perhaps some Forced Moms are willing to accept proselytization from the churches and the churches happen to be offering an exchange of assistance to moms who are willing to listen to a bunch of Jesus nonsense and/or have their baby’s head splashed with some plain ole water while somebody wearing silly robes spews some Jesus nonsense.

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