Betsy Farmer, co-founder of Promise in Brevard, explains the organizations mission and what the $100,000 A Community Thrives grant from the USA TODAY Network will mean for the Space Coast. Video by Rob Landers and Malcolm Denemark. 7/7/17
Tune in to FLORIDA TODAY’s Facebook Live on Dec. 20, 2017.
We have a special Facebook Live coming up, and we promise it’ll be special.
FLORIDA TODAY, in conjunction with USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network, will participate in Facebook’s holiday giving campaign at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 — hosting a Facebook Live on our Facebook page to help drive donations to Promise in Brevard.
The Melbourne-based nonprofit, which helps individuals with disabilities live and work, won a $100,000 A Community Thrives grant in July from the Gannett Foundation. Promise received the grant in part for promoting arts and culture, education and wellness.
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During the Promise in Brevard Facebook Live at its Promise campus in West Melbourne, FLORIDA TODAY’s food and dining writer Suzy Fleming Leonard will team up with community leaders and the team at Promise to create an artists’ mural on tar paper. Facebook Live viewers can donate and comment with what family-friendly art they want drawn on the canvas. Eventually, the art will be hung in the Promise Creative Arts Center.
The Facebook holiday giving campaign helps drive donations in communities across the country via Facebook Lives. Two other USA TODAY Network newspapers — the Tennessean and the Poughkeepsie Journal — will host Facebook Lives for the social media giant’s holiday giving campaign.
The Promise in Brevard Facebook Live will be shared on these Facebook pages:
• USA TODAY
• Fort Myers News-Press
• Naples Daily News
• FLORIDA TODAY Entertainment
• Space Coast Parent
Viewers will get to see the total amount of donations in real-time, however, the donation amount and the donor will not be visible to the public.
Facebook Live viewers can contribute to the fundraiser by selecting the “donate” button on Promise in Brevard’s Facebook page or via comments.
For more information, call Promise at 321-722-7400 or visit promiseinbrevard.com.
Sangalang is a digital producer at FLORIDA TODAY.
Contact Sangalang at 321-242-3630