2014 School Supply Drive Campaign

Are you interested? Can you please help?


Children in our community are in need. Nearly 47% of students in Seminole County Public Schools are on the free and reduced meal program, and 2100 of those students are homeless.


A Gift For Teaching - Seminole provides free school and classroom supplies to every school in the district. Our focus is on schools that have children with the highest needs. We are inviting you to host or coordinate a school supply drive to support our efforts.


Look who has joined in on the FUN !


AAA       *Approved Auto Repair   *  City of Sanford  *   Duke Energy Florida * Frontline Insurance    *    inVentive Health * Clinical Staffing   * Hoar Construction  *  Lawton Orthodontics  * New Traditions Bank of Longwood  Northland Church   * Optum & United Healthcare  *  QuinStreet Insurance   *  Rotary Club of Lake Mary *  Seminole County Business & Professional Women  *   Siemens Corporation *  Walt Disney World   *  Wharton Smith Inc.



Want to be part of this great team? 



If you are interested, please call 407.320.7768

or e-mail @ becky_miller@scps.k12.fl.us


Please click here to download our "Supply Drive Tool Kit" to help get you started!



Good news about Sanford crime report?


Yesterday’s Sanford Herald had a story entitled “Good news about Sanford crime report?” (http://mysanfordherald.com/view/full_story/25413221/article-Good-news-about-Sanford-crime-report-?instance=news_page).


Good news about Sanford crime report?

Sanford Herald

07.09.14 - 01:01 pm

Good news about the crime rate in Sanford?

How can that be?

Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime in Orlando is 72 percent higher than Sanford? And 95.6 percent higher in Daytona Beach?

Are you kidding me? Everybody knows Sanford has the highest crime rate in the United States!

You are dead wrong.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issues statistics on the crime rate per 100,000 population. Their figures show murders, robberies, etc. and an overall crime rate for cities with a population of 40,000 to 250,000.

Sanford’s population places it in a category of 40,000 to 60,000.

Daytona Beach and Kissimmee are just barely in the 60,000 to 100,000 category.

Orlando is in the 100,000 to 250,000 bracket.

The latest figures reported are for the year 2012.

The crime rate on a per 100,000 basis for Sanford is 590.9.

For Kissimmee it is 905.4.

For Orlando it is 1,017.4

For Daytona Beach it is 1,155.8

So do the math residents of Sanford. You live in a low crime area compared to your larger neighbors.