November 28, 2022

When everything is lost: Season of Sharing gives boost to retired Sarasota woman

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

It is the waterfall that she recalls most. Sue Moritt could see it from her kitchen window, rivulets tumbling 36 feet over stone. Moritt had designed the house herself and together with her…

November 21, 2022

Dreams on hold: Season of Sharing impacts two generations hurt by Sarasota housing crisis

By Blog, Saundra Amrhein,

Pamela Dillon remembers when Sarasota felt like the rainbow’s end. It was 17 years ago, and Dillon was 13, a teenager happy to trade in Vermont’s winter clothes for a bathing suit…

November 16, 2022

Suddenly alone: Season of Sharing helps Sarasota woman on a new path in retirement

By Blog, Story, Saundra Amrhein,

Agnes Hollander, 75, of Sarasota, with her late husband Frank. PHOTO PROVIDED BY AGNES HOLLANDER They fell in love with Florida together. Like many retirees, Agnes Hollander moved to…

November 15, 2022

Season of Sharing is an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors in Sarasota-Manatee

By Blog, Story, Roxie Jerde, Jennifer Orsi,

Although Hurricane Ian brought terrible devastation to many people in our region, it also reminded us of what makes our community so special. Assisting with storm shutters, giving rides to she…

November 15, 2022

As Season of Sharing launches new campaign, need is high in Sarasota and Manatee counties

By Blog, Story, Saundra Amrhein,

For many local residents, the last several years have felt like a three-punch knockout. Just as the region was still reeling from the pandemic and the housing crisis, Hurricane Ian hit. T…

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…