October 31, 2022

Sarasota's Lofts on Lemon affordable workforce housing opens its doors to residents

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

Katie Dore spent the summer on pins and needles. Like hundreds of Sarasota County residents, the 31-year-old preschool teacher had put her name in the hat for a unit at Lofts on Lemon in downt…

April 15, 2022

First Family Moves In at Family Promise of South Sarasota County

By Story,

Family Promise of South Sarasota County recently received a $25,100 donation toward the capital campaign to purchase 10 cottages for its Pathways Home transitional housing project. The funds f…

February 13, 2022

“Season of Sharing” Surpasses $4.4 Million in Donations as 22nd Annual Campaign Reaches Historic Milestone

By Press Release,

Seven matching gifts totaling $700,000 contributed by The Patterson Foundation enhance the millions provided by the community to support neighbors in need all year long. SARASOTA, FL –…

February 13, 2022

Season of Sharing raises a record $4.4 million from local donors for neighbors in need

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

On the heels of a deadly pandemic, amid a historic housing crisis that has devastated thousands of local families – area residents stepped up like never before to help their neighbors by…

February 13, 2022

Season of Sharing ends with unprecedented community support

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact, Jennifer Orsi,

We are filled with gratitude and hope because of the unprecedented generosity shown this year from neighbor to neighbor. The 22nd annual Season of Sharing campaign, a partnership between the C…

January 28, 2022

Englewood mom rebuilds life with help from Season of Sharing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group, Saundra Amrhein,

Christina VanTornhout stared out the window at the broad expanse of blue. In her mid-twenties and several months pregnant, she was being driven over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, toward a Sara…

January 26, 2022

Season of Sharing helped disabled woman get her car fixed

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

In November, Carmen Shorey walked out to the parking lot of her apartment complex in Sarasota County and climbed into her Ford Excursion. For Shorey, 60, the vehicle had been a reliable mode o…

January 23, 2022

Season of Sharing helps move Charlotte couple from living in car to stable housing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

For Tracey Uerkwitz, what began as a promising new path two years ago was actually the start of a downward spiral. At the time, Uerkwitz, then 50, was living with her boyfriend, Samuel Staples…

January 19, 2022

Single mom with multiple medical challenges assisted by Season of Sharing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Saundra Amrhein,

There is a place Kayla Yenna returns to in her mind, a place of safety and love she can conjure when the worries weigh her down, when the fear of a death sentence hangs over her head. That saf…