Habitat Sarasota Launches Giving Challenge Campaign
Habitat for Humanity Sarasota has launched its 2015 Giving Challenge Campaign. This 24-hour online fundraiser begins September 1 at Noon and ends at Noon on September 2. The organization is kicking-off their Building Hope campaign with an open house and home dedication to be held at 2800 Oak Street in Sarasota from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 1. While participating in Habitat’s homeownership program, Rocio completed 340 hours toward her sweat equity requirement. There were 140 volunteers that helped to build Rocio’s house, some individuals provided more than 225 hours. Community partnerships with Crescent Wealth Partners, Ringling College of Art & Design, Tijuana Flats, Y Achievers and St. Stephens Episcopal School provided volunteer groups.
In the final stretch of the 24-hour fundraising marathon, the organization will host a groundbreaking celebration at 3710 Bali Drive in Sarasota at 9:30am on Wednesday, September 2. In March 2014, Betty began to work on her sweat equity requirement. Her determination and work ethic is an asset at every job site. Habitat project leaders have nicknamed her “Nail gun Betty” and she prefers being on the roof! Betty has already provided 625 sweat equity hours – more than double the required amount – before breaking ground on her own home! Read more about Betty.
The public is welcome to attend both events.
To maximize the matching incentive from The Patterson Foundation, Habitat Sarasota will focus on obtaining new donors by reaching out to ReStore customers, its volunteer force and updates on social media. “This is a tremendous opportunity for not-for-profits to grow their donor base, we are grateful for The Patterson Foundation’s commitment to the community.” said Renee Snyder, Executive Director.
The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.