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Editor’s note: This article appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

From her early start catching people who fell between the cracks, a local woman has now seen her nonprofit expand from Sarasota to Manatee County, providing long-term housing and services to the formerly homeless.

And it has done so just as homelessness rates have skyrocketed in the region along with soaring rents and inflation.

Second Heart Homes, founded in Sarasota County in 2019, purchased a seventh home in June – this one in Bradenton – with the help of a $300,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

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The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida.

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