You’re in Business: A Two Sector Approach to the Giving Challenge

April 30, 2014


Embracing Our Differences and Louie’s Modern are pairing up during the Giving Challenge, just one of the 28 nonprofit/business partnerships

We couldn’t be more thrilled to see the various ways in which local businesses are partnering with nonprofits to help them increase their exposure in the 2014 Giving Challenge. Hosting events, developing promotional materials, sharing the giving opportunity with their employees and customers, these businesses have stepped up to support nonprofits with missions they believe in.  Here is the eclectic list of business/nonprofit partnerships setting the stage for success in our community’s biggest day of online giving:

  1. Agape Flights and Tri-County Air Conditioning
  2. Girls Inc. of Sarasota County/ Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and Nickel Media
  3. Community Youth Development and Westfield Mall, Sarasota Square
  4. Embracing Our Differences and Louie’s Modern
  5. Fuzion Dance Artists and Daniel Perales Studio
  6. Pines of Sarasota Foundation and Morton’s Market
  7. Take Stock in Children and Sarasota Architectural Salvage
  8. The ABA Academy and Jaco’s Boxing, MMA and Fitness Gym
  9. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and Florida Community Bank
  10. Visual Arts Center and Red Hat Studio
  11. We Care Manatee and Grapevine Communications
  12. Learn to Fish and Gulf Coast Window Cleaning
  13. Goodwill Manasota, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and Children’s World, Short Giraffe and Dry Cleaning to Go
  14. Make A Wish of Central and Northern Florida and The Ritz-Carlton
  15. Sarasota Audubon Society and Johnson PhotoImaging
  16. Sarasota Crew and SunniBunni
  17. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Michael’s on East
  18. USF Sarasota-Manatee and Furniture Warehouse
  19. Vintage Paws Sanctuary and Cha Cha Coconuts
  20. Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota and Whole Foods Market Sarasota
  21. Charlotte Local Education Foundation and Fawcett Memorial Hospital
  22. The Literacy Council of Sarasota and A. Parker’s Books
  23. Family Resource and Amerigroup/ Amerigroup Foundation
  24. Gulf Shore Animal League and Veterinary Emergency Center
  25. Lighthouse of Manasota and Gulfcoast Eye Center
  26. Fairy Tail Endings and Gorilla Kleen
  27. Cat Depot and Bayside Pet Resort & Spa
  28. Beyond the Spectrum and Penzeys Spices

A hotel, restaurants, a furniture store, a book store, a grocery store, a photography studio—even a pressure washing company—will be working to drive donations to their nonprofit partners during the 2014 Giving Challenge. Kudos to the nonprofits that will be building or expanding relationships with these businesses to increase the impact they make in our community. Be sure to learn more about each nonprofit organization online at www.thegivingpartner.org. When you think about your choices for dining, shopping, and local services, consider supporting these local establishments. And remember to stand behind the causes you care about on May 6 at noon through May 7 at noon on www.givingpartnerchallenge.org!


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