January 15, 2021

Season of Sharing fosters 'sense of pride' for Aaron Dent

By Story, Angie DiMichele,

Living alone during the coronavirus pandemic has been less than ideal for many, but for 33-year-old Aaron Dent, the seclusion has fostered a sense of pride. After having lived with his parent…

January 15, 2021

Season of Sharing: Rental assistance is 2020 finale for Farah Pickstock

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Farah Pickstock was dressed and ready for her job interview Monday morning hours before it would start. Just as she has done for nearly eight months now, Pickstock faced the day — a day…

January 8, 2021

Season of Sharing allows server to repair COVID-19 damage

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

As the onset of the devastating coronavirus pandemic is nearing its one-year mark, Jennifer Godsey is one who is still reeling in the wake of the financial damage she incurred last March. For…

January 6, 2021

The Patterson Foundation Surprises Season of Sharing Agencies

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Patterson Foundation,

During a surprise virtual event, The Patterson Foundation awarded a one-time honorarium of more than $450,000 to dozens of nonprofit agencies in attendance for all their hard work in the Seaso…

January 4, 2021

Season of Sharing strengthens father's meaning of sacrifice

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

Raymond Kester sacrifices sleep. He wakes up at 5 a.m. to arrive at his construction job in Port Charlotte before 6 each morning, fueled by only a few hours of rest each night. The 40-year-o…

December 31, 2020

Season of Sharing helps Bradenton woman get back on her feet

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

For months, Amanda Bywaters spent restless nights lying in bed, typing questions into Google and hoping the answers that popped up on the screen could put her mind at ease. She searched for j…

December 29, 2020

Charlotte, Manatee Community Foundations Multiply Charitable Giving Through "Season of Sharing"

By Press Release,

Local gifts made to the regional campaign expand emergency relief from Parrish to Punta Gorda. SARASOTA, FL – Since spring of 2020, community foundations across the country have come tog…

December 23, 2020

Season of Sharing helps pay rent before baby undergoes heart surgery

By Story, Angie DiMichele,

Baby Jarel turned one year and a month old this week. The fact that Jarel is home and in good health is not something parents Mario and Maria could have expected a year ago. The only tell-t…

December 23, 2020

Community raises more than $2.5 million for Season of Sharing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Angie DiMichele,

At the campaign's halfway mark, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Season of Sharing campaign has now received more than $2.5 million in donations from the community and local found…