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2014 Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge Easter Seals

Like you, I only have so many charitable dollars to invest.  I want my contributions to benefit local nonprofits that are providing the most essential services at the highest level for the people most in need.  Are you like me?

If you are, there is a wonderful opportunity taking place right here in our community:  The 2014 Giving Challenge.

The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour fundraising challenge put together by The Giving Partner and Community Foundation of Sarasota County, along with other local partners, to raise money for LOCAL nonprofits.

Easter Seals Southwest Florida is participating in the 2014 Giving Challenge!  The Giving Challenge encourages us to support the local nonprofits doing excellent work right here in our backyard!

Please support Easter Seals Southwest Florida from noon May 6 until noon May 7 by donating to us through to The Giving Challenge!

Help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve important milestones, develop their full potential and enjoy life!

Do you have questions?

What can I do now, before the Giving Challenge goes “live” to help?

We need your help to spread the word to everyone! Here is how you can help us from now until May 6!

  1. Like us on Facebook so you can cheer us on during the challenge!
  2. Like and share our “Invest in Lives Well Lived” Video.
  3. Share this blog with five or more friends and invite them to Invest Lives Well Lived!

What can I do during the Giving Challenge to help?

The Giving Challenge goes live at Noon on May 6! We need your support during the entire 24 hours!

  1. Like our video and share it on Facebook or Twitter.
  2. Donate at least $25 from Noon on May 6 to Noon on May 7 through the Giving Partner Challenge website.
  3. Send an email to 5 or more friends and invite them to Invest in Lives Well Lived at Easter Seals.
  4. Visit our team page on
  5. Track our progress on the leaderboard.

How Do I Give? 

The Giving Challenge will only be open for 24 hours! Beginning at noon on May 6, will go live and you can search for Easter Seals Southwest Florida and make a 100% tax-deductible donation. The minimum donation accepted is $25. Major credit and debit cards will be accepted. Only online donations will be contributed to The Giving Challenge total. After your donation is made, you will immediately receive a tax receipt to the email address you provide. All contributions to Easter Seals remain 100% local.

Over $600,000 is available in matching money and grants this year. That means your gift may be eligible for matching dollars or help Easter Seals receive additional grant money from The Giving Challenge Foundation Partners!  

Thank you for your support! You are a key part in Helping Our Abilities Shine!

The Giving Challenge is made possible through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.

Thank you to the 2014 Giving Challenge Foundation Partners!