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Byline: AIMEE CHOUINARD CORRESPONDENT
Judy Alexander has been a constant presence in low-income housing areas of Sarasota for almost 10 years, providing services like free art classes and after-school programs in Newtown.
The most visible activities for Alexander come through Every Child Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization she started in 1999 with a goal that every child in Sarasota would start the school year with the proper school supplies.
The seeds of the nonprofit were sown in May of 1998 when Alexander received a call from a friend at Booker Elementary, who was in a panic because the school would no longer have the support of an organization providing backpacks of school supplies to the students.
"By August, somehow we gave out 450 backpacks filled with school supplies to …