February 15, 2024

“Season of Sharing” Surpasses $4.2 Million in Donations in 24th Annual Campaign

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 – T…

February 12, 2024

Season of Sharing and the stories we write together

If you've ever experienced the joy of reading a book with a child or making up a story with them, then you know how the guidelines we rely on as adults - like every action has an equal and opp…

February 12, 2024

Season of Sharing raises more than $4 million for Sarasota, Manatee residents in crisis

Following what was possibly one of its most critical fundraising campaigns ever, this year's Season of Sharing campaign saw $4.21 million in community donations – the second-highest amou…

January 25, 2024

Back from the depths: Season of Sharing helps single mom return to a life she loves living

For Heather Austin Wade, the day that launched her long descent started with a scream.

It was 2008, and Heather was 18, living in Pasco County with her mother, two brothers and sist…

January 16, 2024

Boost from Season of Sharing and ELC helps Sarasota single mom with childcare

Heather Anderson always dreamed of a life with animals. Growing up in Sarasota, she imagined one day maybe she would be a veterinarian at an animal hospital in town. But after giving birth to…

January 16, 2024

Moving mountains: Bradenton mom gets help from Season of Sharing in rebuilding her life

Tiffany Baugher had a lot of time to worry as the bus barreled west across Interstate 10.

That early summer day of 2022 – as she rode from Florida to a Louisiana faith-based d…

January 5, 2024

Community supports Season of Sharing during unprecedented need in Sarasota, Manatee

Halfway into this year's critical Season of Sharing fundraising campaign to help families through an emergency, donations are nearing $3 million - just ahead of last year's totals at this same…

January 2, 2024

'I'm a fighter': Bradenton welder gets help from Season of Sharing amid a life of recovery

Kimberly Jackson remembers the powerful calm that settled over her the first time she manipulated metal.

She was 18 and giving welding a try in Job Corps.

It was her aunt…