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Be The One’ For Homeless Animals During The 2016 Giving Challenge

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Holly is one of the many dogs who will ben­e­fit from the 2016 Giv­ing Chal­lenge, Sept. 20-21st.

The annual 24-hour Giv­ing Chal­lenge will kick off for Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety on Sept. 20th, at noon, and with this year’s theme of “Be The One”, it is a per­fect fit for the home­less ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety! Will you “Be The One” for the adopt­able ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety who are wait­ing for their happy ending?

To par­tic­i­pate in this year’s chal­lenge, visit Sun­coast Humane Society’s web­site any­time between noon Sept. 20th and noon Sept. 21st. Dur­ing this 24-hour period, dona­tions can be made online. With a min­i­mum dona­tion of just $25, this is an oppor­tu­nity for any­one to be a phil­an­thropist. In addi­tion, The Pat­ter­son Foun­da­tion will gen­er­ously match dona­tions from new donors, up to $100, at a 2:1 ratio. This turns a first-time dona­tion of $100 into $300 for the ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety!
The Giv­ing Chal­lenge is an excit­ing 24-hour giv­ing event sup­port­ing 500 local non­prof­its. Since 2012, donors from through­out the region have shown their love for local non­profit orga­ni­za­tions by pro­vid­ing more than $15 mil­lion in unre­stricted fund­ing to sup­port their mis­sions. Last year’s event raised nearly $15,000 for the pro­grams and home­less ani­mals served by Sun­coast Humane Society.

Mercury is one of the many cats who will benefit from the 2016 Giving Challenge, Sept. 20-21st.

Mer­cury is one of the many cats who will ben­e­fit from the 2016 Giv­ing Chal­lenge, Sept. 20-21st.

The 2016 Giv­ing Chal­lenge is pre­sented by the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Sara­sota County with giv­ing strength­ened by The Pat­ter­son Foun­da­tion, as well as sup­port from Man­a­tee Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, John S. and James L. Knight Foun­da­tion, William G. and Marie Selby Foun­da­tion, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety has been serv­ing ani­mals and peo­ple since 1971. Founded as Engle­wood Ani­mal Aid Soci­ety, the organization’s ser­vices and pro­grams were soon chal­lenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises.
Expan­sions to their facil­ity in Engle­wood dur­ing the 1980s and 1990s helped the Soci­ety to more effec­tively pro­vide for a grow­ing ser­vice area. To reflect the changes, the orga­ni­za­tion became Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety. Today their ser­vice area includes Char­lotte County, most of Sara­sota County, and the Boca Grande por­tion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.
Visit our adopt­able pets and learn more about Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety online at www.humane.org, in per­son at 6781 San Casa Drive, Engle­wood, FL 34224 or at one of our many com­mu­nity events!


- Sun­coast Humane Society

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