May 12, 2021

SPARCC Awarded $30,000 Equity and Access Grant for Emergency Shelter

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Scene Magazine,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) a generous grant to support the SPARCC Emergency Shelter. The SPARCC Emergency Shelter serves as…

February 15, 2021

Season of Sharing's inspiring impact

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Debra Jacobs,

The life-altering impact that a disaster has on our lives is more pronounced now than at any time in recent memory. Much like a catastrophic hurricane, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the fo…

February 8, 2021

“Season of Sharing” Reaches More than $3.7 Million in Donations throughout 21st Annual Campaign

By Press Release,

Since March 2020, the community-wide campaign has raised more than $6.5 million to provide stability for the community’s most vulnerable. SARASOTA, FL – Three months of unparallele…

February 7, 2021

Incredible blessings from Season of Sharing donors

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact, Matt Sauer,

It was 343 days ago that the first case of COVID-19 found its way into this place we call home. Since then, we have all changed our lives in previously unthinkable ways – and swiftly, to…

February 7, 2021

Over $3.7 million donated to 21st Season of Sharing campaign

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

As the Season of Sharing fundraising campaign ends, the campaign’s 21st year proved to be another record-breaking one with the community raising over $3.7 million. The Community Foundati…

January 31, 2021

Season of Sharing: I want to hear from you

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

When people think of Sarasota, they are likely to think of the beach, the expensive homes, the wealth. But what drew me to Sarasota wasn’t those things. It was the idea that I could sha…

January 29, 2021

After rent help, Venice woman hopes to start anew

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

Suzi Kotler-Neidorff always has seemed to make it work. But she does not call it coincidence or luck. She’d rather call it synchronicity. She is a firm believer in the idea that things h…

January 27, 2021

Season of Sharing gave needed help to stay-at-home mom

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

Newly single in April, a former stay-at-home mom turned to gig work. It hasn’t been enough. At 6:30 each morning, Katrina Perkins’ alarm goes off. By 7 a.m., she is searching for…

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…