Casey DeSantis, the first lady of Florida has now unveiled a new partnership with Walgreens, a company recently under fire from liberals for not being woke enough, which seeks to help Floridians in need.
She is aware that it will not generate hits on social media or stir up contentious debate on cable news panels she told The Daily Wire during a recent interview.
Despite this, she has high hopes that it will change the way people in the United States see help from the government.
‘Hope Florida,’ the first lady’s most recent venture, was first established in September 2021 with the purpose of serving as a cooperation between faith-based groups and governmental authorities.
It was intended to provide assistance that was deeper and more meaningful to Floridians who were in need and struggling while at the same time giving greater responsibility in how the state spends money that was contributed by taxpayers.
She was the driving force behind an initiative that would allow people who were receiving public benefits, such as young people in foster care or pregnant women struggling with substance abuse, to share their needs on an online “care portal.”
The goals of this initiative were to reduce waste and produce better results.
They would be connected directly to more than one thousand faith-based organizations and other non-profit organizations through the portal.
These organizations are able to provide immediate assistance in a variety of areas, including job training and the provision of household items such as food and furniture.
Hope Florida has already shown outstanding achievements despite the fact that it has only been operating for slightly more than 18 months.
43 percent of participants have been able to lessen or completely do away with their dependency on assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
The effectiveness of the program in assisting individuals in reaching a position where they no longer require support from the government has resulted in a savings of $11 million for the country’s taxpayers over the course of a single year.
It is anticipated that a savings of 120 million dollars will result after ten years.
Whether lady DeSantis is able to bring her philanthropic skills to a bigger platform remains to be scene, and will likely depend on her husbands’ decision on whether or not he will run for president in 2024.