The United Way of South Sara­sota County Foun­da­tion has awarded $500 each to 11 South Sara­sota County pub­lic ele­men­tary schools. It happened last week as part of  the annual “Hol­i­day with a Heart” program. The pro­gram pro­vides money to the local schools so they can help their stu­dents and fam­i­lies most in need have a bet­ter holiday. UWSSC serves the peo­ple of Engle­wood, Venice, North Port, Lau­rel, Nokomis and Osprey.