A Message From Rod Khleif

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the more than 1,500 children who will benefit from The Back-to-School Backpack Brigade this year, thank you for your kind and generous support. The Back-to-School Backpack Brigade is the Tiny Hands Foundation’s newest initiative benefiting children in need in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties. Launching the Back-to-School Backpack Brigade is both a labor of love and a leap of faith. We truly could not launch this important initiative without the help of thoughtful friends like you.

It is with pride that we recognize the thoughtful assistance we receive from the Sarasota and Manatee communities. We know you have many choices for charitable giving. Thank you again for joining the Tiny Hands Foundation and making a positive difference in our community!


Rod Khleif
President and Founder
Tiny Hands Foundation

It’s a Fact

One in five children in our community is growing up beneath the poverty level. Many families struggle financially so that their children can be prepared for school. Children should not have to go without the supplies they need to succeed in school. Many families we’re helping are single parent families with multiple children: back-to-school expenses are often overwhelming for a family that is already struggling to make ends meet.

Together We Can Help

The Back-to-School Backpack Brigade is an important charitable initiative that will positively impact thousands of less fortunate children in our community, this year, and for many years to come. To launch the Back-to-School Backpack Brigade, we are seeking volunteers, donors, and fundraisers. We are inviting corporations, organizations, groups, troops, teams and individuals that are willing to work with us to launch this important initiative. Those who are interested to help us can contact:

Ron Trytek by phone at 941-704-8379 or email: ron@tinyhandsfoundation.org
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$25 sponsors a local child. $500 sponsors a classroom. Every dollar goes towards the children’s school supplies. Your support of the Tiny Hands Foundation’s Annual Holiday Basket Brigade has always been deeply appreciated. Tiny Hands Foundation is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

You can quickly and easily make a donation here: http://tinyhandsfoundation.org/donate-money/
If by providing a new backpack and school supplies, we can make a difference in one child’s life to help inspire a better future for him or her, it will make this worthwhile.

Rod Khleif

The Tiny Hand’s Foundation’s core mission and initiatives have been developed towards improving the quality of impoverished children’s lives in Southwest Florida and around the world.

Since 2001 the Tiny Hands Foundation, along with the assistance of hundreds of friends, donors, and volunteers has prepared and delivered Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to over 20,000 underprivileged children and families throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. A 501c3 charity started in 2007 by Mr. Rod Khleif, a Sarasota-based real estate philanthropist, Tiny Hands has helped over 20,000 children deal with the hardship of poverty.


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A 501c3 charity started by Mr. Rod Khleif, a Sarasota-based businessman and philanthropist, Tiny Hands has helped over 20,000 children deal with the hardship of poverty.

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