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Hood® Simply Smart® Milk and Chris Evert, Simply Smart spokesperson and tennis legend, presented Dottie Berger MacKinnon, Founder of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc., with a $7,500 donation at an event held October 10, 2011 at the Glazer Children’s Museum. MacKinnon was announced in May as the receipient of the “Make a Difference, Taste a Difference” program for her dedication and commitment to helping foster children and serving as their voice.
“On behalf of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, we are pleased to accept this donation and recognition from Hood® Simply Smart® Milk, “Make a Difference, Taste a Difference Campaign,” said Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. “For the past two decades, I have served as an advocate for foster children and it has been my mission to provide them with a voice that they didn’t have. The donation will help our organization in its mission to continue to raise the bar on how foster children are treated.”
The Simply Smart® “Make a Difference, Taste a Difference” program recognizes local women making a difference in their communities. Dottie Berger MacKinnon is one of three recipients throughout the country being acknowledged for her accomplishments. MacKinnon, who founded Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. in 2005, continues to make a difference in the lives of children whether it is for an individual child or for the entire foster child system.
“It’s a true honor to recognize Dottie Berger MacKinnon, of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. as part of the Hood® Simply Smart® “Make a Difference, Taste a Difference” program with a donation to the Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc. organization for $7,500. It is important for everyone to not only make a difference in their community but also for their families in their everyday choices. The women being recognized by Hood for their efforts are true examples of how their dedication and hard work are leaving a lasting imprint on their communities.”
“With Simply Smart® Milk, you can taste a difference – all the taste without all the fat. We’re proud that consumers helped Make a Difference in their local communities by honoring three exceptional women and the organizations they support,” said Elizabeth Underhill, Senior Marketing Manager, HP Hood. “Acknowledging Dottie and Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Inc., for the work they do to help local women make the right choices for themselves, their families and their communities is important.”