Giving Challenge 2022

Wow, just wow!

Brainchild of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with individual donations between $25 and $100 matched by The Patterson Foundation, the Giving Challenge happens every other year. There were 669 non-profit organizations from 4 counties participating in this year’s online giving challenge. These included Manatee Habitat and the 3 other local Habitats. The amazing total of $15,964,863 was raised from 46, 216 donors in 24 hours. Talk about a successful fundraiser!

Giving Challenge 2020 donations provided seed money for a new veteran build that is waiting to be purchased by an Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan. They also provided funds to completely rehab 4 manufactured homes. These have been turned over to at-risk Veterans to live in for the remainder of their lives. Please see ONM Dedication blog for full details of the last rehab dedication.

Back to this year’s Giving Challenge. We, meaning this amazing community of donors, raised $33,785.00! There just aren’t enough thank-you cards to express our gratitude at YOUR generosity! The funds will again go to our partner project Habitat for Heroes and Our Next Mission’s work rehabbing manufactured homes for Veterans. Additionally they will be purchasing building materials for one of the 20 homes in line to be built for families in our Home Buyer Program.

Check out this blog post for information on one of the families in our home buyer program.