Since the disaster of Hurricane Irma, our case load has been enormous. We have tried to help every qualified worker that has applied for assistance as best we can. If your case is pending, we will process it as efficiently as possible and notify you when it has been approved and when the checks will be mailed.
Thank you to all those from around the country and locally who are raising and donating funds. Because of you, Sister Season Fund would not be able to help the hundreds workers and their families so desparetly in need of rental and utility assistance. We are especially greatful for grants received from the United Way and the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.
If you are needing assistance, please download an application on the APPLY page or pick one up at any Centennial Bank in Key West. If you are not able to do either, please call Julie Hanson at 305-304-9828 or Ginger King 305-849-0991. Our Funds are limited but we will do the best we can for you. Stay strong and positive while we all try to rebuild our lives and our Community. We need to focus npot only on taking care of oursleves but helpoing our neighbors too. As a reminder we are here to assist anyone employed in the hospitality/ tourism industry.
QUEEN CONCH ANNUAL SPONSORS Please click on the links below for more information on our Top Sponsors
"Locals Helping Locals" Founded in 2005 Key West, Florida
We're here to help when you need it the most! Please click one of the page links above for whatever your needs may be.
WHAT IS THE SISTER SEASON FUND?
The Sister Season Fund, Inc., is considered to be a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization to prevent homelessness. It is an effort led by devoted Key West residents to help locals employed in tourism-related industrieswhen a temporary financial emergency occurs through no fault of their own.We believe that these individuals represent the infrastructure of the tourism industry in Key West, and we don't think our island can afford to lose them. Many do not have the financial resources to remain in Key West while recovering from temporary adversity. Typically, these hard working individuals have very little in the way of reserves,with no insurance or employee benefits.
Under these circumstances, when qualified applicants need help keeping a roof over their heads and making sure their basic utilities are not cut off, the Sister Season Fund is here to help.
The Sister Season Fund was founded in 2005 by Harry "Buddy" Crane, James "JT" Thaller, Desiray Thomson and Ron Babcock, and can assist with rent and utilities. Since September 2005, we have given over $400,000 in assistance to Key West residents. All members of the Board of Directors are volunteers, as we have no paid staff or office. Sister Season Fund continues to raise money throughout the year with 10+ annual events and other fund-raising activities, large and small.
NEED HELP? Please visit the "Apply" page to download our application and begin the process. If you have encountered hard times from health problems, an accident or other reasons, and are not covered by another assistance agency, insurance and you have a major concern with the basics, we encourage you to apply. HAVE QUESTIONS? Please visit the "Contact" page to send us an email or request more information WISH TO HELP LOCALS HELPING LOCALS? For those wishing to Donate to the Sister Season Fund, Inc., please visit the "Donate" page.