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Kelley Kostamo

Partnership Specialist

Alachua County

HQ Phone: (352) 374-5236

Alachua County

Administration Building 12 SE First Street

Gainesville, Florida 32601

United States

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The Alachua County Sheriff's Office provides training programs, which include pre-service, in-service, remedial, and specialized training, designed to enable employees to function effectively. Training programs are planned and managed in such a manner to ... more

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Alachua County Public Schools ...

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Alachua County Public Schools partnership specialist Kelley Kostamo said the schools don't provide breakfasts and lunches during the winter break because school facilities are closed and faculty have work off.

Kostamo said the district partners with a variety of local organizations to collect food and distribute it to students to take home over the break.
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Kostamo said the donations aren't able to feed all of the students. The teachers and employees at the school then determine which students receive baskets based on who needs them the most.
"We are just scratching the surface," she said.
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Kostamo said donations for the county's Holiday Food Drive can be dropped off at Terwilliger and Chiles Elementary Schools, Lincoln Middle or at the district's main offices at 620 E. University Ave. Money donations or grocery gift cards are also being accepted by the district to purchase the food items.
Checks can be made out to the Education Foundation of Alachua County and dropped off at any of the locations listed above or mailed to:
The Education Foundation
c/o Kelley Kostamo
2802 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
Kostamo said the phrase "Winter Break Food" should be included in the memo line. Donations can also be made online at www.edfoundationac.org. under DONATE NOW and "Food Baskets".


Alachua County Public Schools ...

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Alachua County Public Schools partnership specialist Kelley Kostamo said the schools don't provide breakfasts and lunches during the winter break because school facilities are closed and faculty have work off.

Kostamo said the district partners with a variety of local organizations to collect food and distribute it to students to take home over the break.
...
Kostamo said the donations aren't able to feed all of the students. The teachers and employees at the school then determine which students receive baskets based on who needs them the most.
"We are just scratching the surface," she said.
...
Kostamo said donations for the county's Holiday Food Drive can be dropped off at Terwilliger and Chiles Elementary Schools, Lincoln Middle or at the district's main offices at 620 E. University Ave. Money donations or grocery gift cards are also being accepted by the district to purchase the food items.
Checks can be made out to the Education Foundation of Alachua County and dropped off at any of the locations listed above or mailed to:
The Education Foundation
c/o Kelley Kostamo
2802 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
Kostamo said the phrase "Winter Break Food" should be included in the memo line. Donations can also be made online at www.edfoundationac.org. under DONATE NOW and "Food Baskets".


Kelley Kostamo, partnership ...

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Kelley Kostamo, partnership specialist with Alachua County Public Schools, explained how need is determined.

"More than half of the students in Alachua county public schools are on free and reduced lunch, so we're talking about just under 15,000 students who are potentially at risk of going hungry over the weekend or over breaks," she said. "We are just really serving the hungriest kids, and we let our schools determine who (beyond the backpack kids) gets the boxes to take home because they see them everyday..."
She explained that although Food4kids currently provides 150 backpacks for students to take home on weekends, it is aiming to provide another 650 boxes for families during this winter break's.
"You're trying to buy gifts, wrap up your end-of-the-year expenses, pay off your bills, and so we didn't want for people to have to choose between not enough food and gifts," Kostamo said.


"It always gets more crowded in ...

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"It always gets more crowded in between classes," Kelley Kostamo said. "And today is such a beautiful day."

Kostamo is the partnering specialist for Alachua County Public Schools. She and other volunteers scooped for tips to fund school programs. The ice cream was free, but a $1 donation bought a topping and $4 donation granted a waffle-cone upgrade.
Inside the cramped and buzzing store, customers could choose between imaginative flavors like Whirled Peace, Strawberry Kiwi Sorbet and Yellow Brickle Road. Some students immediately returned to the line for seconds.
"It's a little bit crazy because the line never stops," Kostamo said.
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Kostamo said Free Cone Day is one of the largest fundraising events that the foundation can do with community support.
"Things are tight for some people, but I think they are generous. They'll give what they can," she said.


Kelley Kostamo, Alachua ...

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Kelley Kostamo, Alachua County Public Schools, school district coordinator category Kostamo is the Business Partnership Specialist for Alachua County Public Schools.Although much of her time is invested in developing a large business partnership network for the schools, she also voluntarily coordinates four outstanding mentoring programs.Kostamo recruits, trains and places more than 1,000 local college students in three different mentoring programs to help struggling children.She has also taken the responsibility of organizing the Teen Trendsetter Reading Mentors program for the county.

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