December 21, 2023
Generous Bradenton woman gets a hand up from Season of Sharing after being wiped out
Returning home earlier this year to find her utilities shut off and all her furniture gone was quite a blow to Isabelle Speaks, especially since she has spent her life paying gifts forward.
December 18, 2023
Season of Sharing helps new Sarasota parents hit by string of catastrophes
Ashley Wedig's life began to change thanks to a broken bathroom sink.
It was 2017, and she was renting a not-so-great duplex in Englewood.
"Go find Craig," the landlord s…
December 14, 2023
Back to work: Season of Sharing helps retired Sarasota couple hit by rising cost of living
Anthony Ramirez remembers what it was like when a blue-collar worker could live large in America.
Back in the 1970s, when he was making $23 an hour as a factory man, he and his wife…
November 20, 2023
Biggest blessing: Season of Sharing helps Sarasota mom and scholar-athlete son find home
Some evenings, when Coleia Thomas and her son, Isaiah Belt, would be parked near the Van Wezel, they would look in the distance, toward the silhouette of construction cranes hovering over Lemo…
November 7, 2023
Season of Sharing: A vital community asset
Our community’s assets are measured in many ways: home sales, business incubation, school grades, “Top Places To…” lists, cultural and nature-based experiences, and on…
September 25, 2023
Sarasota County Commission cuts childcare, homeless services, Boys and Girls Clubs funds
Amid ongoing crises in housing and childcare, thousands of local children, working families, and residents facing homelessness will be hurt by major cuts to social service programs approved by…
May 5, 2023
Harvest House awarded $120,000 grant to support '2Gen' programs
Harvest House has received a $120,000, three-year grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide classroom equipment for the organization's Life Enrichment Campus and to sup…
February 28, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Taps Unique Funding to Support Affordable Housing Opportunity for Project 180
Through a combination of grant and program-related investment, formerly incarcerated citizens remain sheltered and connected In a bid to circumvent homelessness that can lead to recidivi…
February 13, 2023
Season of Sharing raises $3.67 million from community to help neighbors in crisis
After a year in which a hurricane piled another crisis atop many already weighing upon working families, local residents came through once more to help their neighbors – raising more tha…