On May 1 & 2 from noon to noon, you have an amazing opportunity to BE THE ONE to double your impact by making a gift to Goodwill Manasota through the Giving Challenge, a 24-hour, online campaign presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.
The Giving Challenge is an online campaign only accessible at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. Beginning May 1 at noon, the site will go live and you will be able to select “Goodwill Manasota” as your designated organization and complete the online form. Only major credit and debit cards are accepted. Each gift is 100 percent tax deductible and every unique individual gift between $25 and $100 will be matched by The Patterson Foundation. For example, if you give $50, we’ll receive $100! Donate $100, we receive $200! An opportunity like this does not come along often and is the perfect time to give – even if you’ve donated through the Giving Challenge before, even if you’ve already made a donation this fiscal year – and especially if you have not yet done so!
Only nonprofit organizations who have demonstrated transparency with a current published profile on The Giving Partner are eligible to participate in the Giving Challenge. You can read Goodwill Manasota's profile HERE.
For the 2018 Giving Challenge, Goodwill Manasota and ITN SunCoast are coming together - in a partnership that will benefit seniors who are alone or isolated due to transportation issues. The campaign "Be the One - Let's Go Places" will connect individuals through convenient, affordable and dignified transportation to a variety of community programs, activities and employment.
Be sure to mark your calendars today because this is YOUR chance to BE THE ONE to help seniors in our community stay connected and engaged!
The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Supporting partners include the Charlotte Community Foundation, Harbor Style, Herald-Tribune, iHeart Media, Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, SNN and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company.