Volunteers Welcome

The Martin County Tax Collector’s office welcomes volunteers to help with projects, mail, and various tasks.

Volunteers are invited to participate in special community and office events. For more information, please contact Judy Friend.

For more information, please contact:

Judy Friend, Human Resources

Certified Techs Install Child Safety Seats Everyday

The Martin County Tax Collector’s office makes available a program for the inspections and installation of child safety seats. Seats have been purchased from funds that have been raised by the staff of the office by donating a $1 on dress casual day and through donations from local businesses, service organizations and customers. We have 4 certified staff members who will inspect and install your seat and replace it should it not meet safety requirements. For a small donation our certified staff will provide and properly install a safety seat if you do not have one. In situations of financial hardship a free seat will be provided.

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Types of Child Safety Restraints
  • Infant Seats – Infant seats are designed for newborn babies.
  • Convertible Safety Seats – We have both types, rear facing and forward facing safety seats.
  • Booster Seats – Designed for children who have outgrown safety seats but too small for seat belts.

March of Dimes

Ruth & the Employees Join the March of Dimes – Walk For Babies – Walk-a-Thon

The Tax Collector and her employees walked for the March of Dimes “March for Babies.” This event is a favorite because it’s made up of co-workers, friends, and families that give hope to people who have babies born sick or prematurely. The money raised in the event helps raise support for programs in our community and helps moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

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Hog Auction

Ruth & the Employees Supporting our Local FFA at the Martin County Fair

The Martin County Tax Collector and her employees purchased a swine at this year’s annual livestock auction. Students from local schools work with the FFA and 4-H club to qualify livestock to be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the Martin County Fair’s annual livestock sale. Local businesses and individuals can bid for livestock at this annual event. The program teaches children to be business-minded and demonstrates to them the reward for hard work.

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Donate Life Florida


Ruth Pietruszewski, Tax Collector in Martin County, and her staff were thanked by Donate Life on behalf of those whose lives were saved by organ donations. The Martin County Tax Collector’s office was awarded “Donor Designation Champion” for maintaining a 57% donor designation rate.

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House of Hope

Annually, the Martin County Tax Collector employees collect food for a Martin County local charity called House of Hope.

House of Hope is a community service agency, founded in 1984, that offers help and hope to people who are struggling through hard times. This is a yearly food drive contribution that we do for our community in need.

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Salvation Army

Ruth & the Employees Support the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Each year the members of the Martin County Tax Collector staff pay $1 to dress casual on Fridays. The majority of these dollars are used to support the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program which provides gifts at Christmas to children of low income families. The average angel tree gift consists of two toys and a complete outfit including, socks, shoes and undergarments. The Angel Tree Program brings hope to those who give and receive.

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Adopt A Class

Ruth & the Employees earn an A+, and adopted a class

“From Tinkerbell and Superhero backpacks to paper, pencils, crayons, and glue,” commented Ruth Pietruszewski, Martin County Tax Collector. “My caring, charitable staff donated and collected school supplies of every kind to help boys and girls start off school on the right foot.”

Seuss – A – Bration

Wearing a red and white striped stovepipe hat in observance of Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday, Ruth Pietruszewski, Martin County Tax Collector, read a Dr. Suess book to a class of four and five year olds. Reading books to children is one of the most important things you can do to promote literacy development, give youngsters a boost in their academic potential, encourage their creativity skills, and build a vivid imagination. “Dr. Seuss readers teach children that reading is fun,” commented Ruth Pietruszewski, and to quote Dr Suess, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

three pink breast cancer ribbons lined up together on a tableBreast Cancer Awareness

Ruth and her staff support Breast Cancer in the Month of October

Martin County Tax Collector, Ruth Pietruszewski, and her staff want to touch lives in the local community and help make a difference. The 2011 Pink Tie Friends calendar will be available at Martin County Tax Collector’s offices for a donation of $10. The twelve calendar girls honored are all cancer survivors.

All the proceeds from this calendar provide financial assistance to men and women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and are either uninsured or underinsured. The funds raised are distributed locally to Treasure Coast area patients.

DRIVEwithCare banner with photos of young children driving on itSafe Driving Education

Supporting our local teens and parents through Safe Driving Education