Join The Haven for the 2018 Giving Challenge – a fun 24-hour fundraising event!

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The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation


The Haven is proud to announce that we will participate in the 2018 Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge; a 24-hour online giving event supporting more than 625 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. The “Be the One” theme of the 2018 Giving Challenge is inspired by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s belief that each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. The philosophy sprouts from the idea that each donor can #BeTheOne to make a positive, lasting difference. The Giving Challenge encourages us to support the local nonprofits doing excellent work right here in our backyard! Please consider supporting The Haven from noon May 1 until noon May 2 by donating to us through The Giving Challenge!

The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique gifts up to $100 per donor! Your donation will help children and adults with developmental disabilities by supporting programs at The Haven that enhance quality of 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 2!

  1. Like us on Facebook so you can cheer us on during the challenge!
  2. Share this blog with five or more friends and invite them to our Tour & Kick-off Party on May 1!
What can I do during the Giving Challenge to help?

The Giving Challenge goes live at Noon on May 1! We need your support during the entire 24 hours!

  1. Like our posts and share it on your Facebook or Twitter.
  2. Make a donation and ask your friends to give!
  3. Donate at least $25 from Noon on May 1 to Noon on May 2 through the Giving Partner Challenge website. We are under the name Community Haven for Adults with Disabilities D/B/A The Haven! When the page goes live
  4. Send an email to 5 or more friends and invite them to make a donation to The Haven on May 1 and 2!
  5. Track our progress on the leaderboard.
  6. Visit our team page on

Checks and cash are not eligible for fund-matching. We greatly appreciate all donations, but your contribution will give the biggest impact if it’s made with a card during the Giving Challenge. 

How Do I Give?

The Giving Challenge will only be open for 24 hours! Beginning at noon on May 1, will go live and you can search for The Haven 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 The Haven remain 100% local. 

How will my gift be matched?

To strengthen giving during the 2018 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit can receive during the 2018 Giving Challenge. Your gift will make a huge impact on the lives children and adults with disabilities at The Haven!

Thank you to the 2018 Giving Challenge Foundation Partners!

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.