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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. will offer a free Home Buyer Education Class on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. until 5:35 p.m. in Spanish and on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 from 4:30 p.m. to  9 p.m. in English at the Catholic Charities office located at 1219 16th Street West in Bradenton.

Four topics to be covered include: Steps To Successful Home Ownership which includes funds available to home buyers as well as fair housing rights; Winning Credit History/Shopping for a Loan which includes items required to make a loan contract, budget and money management, and the loan and application process; Shopping for a Home/Choosing a Realtor which includes what to know when looking for a home and realtor, understanding a sales contract, and negotiation and home inspection; and Home Ownership which includes what it means to be a home owner, how to care for your home and maintain it, security issues and avoiding foreclosure. 

Participants in the workshop will be eligible for assistance from Manatee and Sarasota counties bond and/or grant programs for down payment and closing costs. For more information and to register for the workshop, please call Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Manatee County at 941-714-7829.

Upcoming classes include May 5 in English, and May 14 and 15 in English.


Catholic Charities will participate in the 2018 Giving Challenge, an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 625 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. The Giving Challenge will take place on May 1 and 2 from noon until noon. Nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated transparency with a current published profile on The Giving Partner, www.thegivingpartner.org, are eligible to participate. During the 2018 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a one to one match for donations up to $100 per unique donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches a nonprofit can receive, and there is no limit to the number of organizations a donor can give to and still get matched. The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. No matter the size of your gift, you can "Be The One" to make a positive impact. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities programs that include Our Mother's House, Bethesda House, St. Martha's Early Learning Center, Family Haven, Casa San Juan Bosco, and New Paradigm. To donate to Catholic Charities on May 1 and 2 from noon to noon, visit this web site or www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.


Give the gift of a mother's love. Honor your mother this Mother's Day with a gift that will help homeless mothers and their children. Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities provides transitional housing and guidance in a safe environment for residents to achieve increased self-sufficiency through education, vocational training, and personal growth. A mother's love can change the world. You can help a mother in need succeed! For information, call 941-485-6264.