To strengthen giving during the 2018 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation provided a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization.There was no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors Canine Castaways could receive during the 2018 Giving Challenge.
Canine Castaways was proud to participate in the 2018 Giving Challenge 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, Charlotte Community Foundation, the Herald-Tribune Media Group, Suncoast News Network, iHeart Media, and Harbor Style Magazine.
A big howling THANK YOU from all of our castaways!! We had a total of 264 donations online during Giving Challenge18 totaling $18,661 before the match by The Patterson Foundation and almost $200 donated offline. We also were awarded a Fast50 $500 bonus for being one of the first 50 groups to have 50 donations and a $100 Donor Shoutout - Social Media Award. We thank all of the many people at Community Foundation of Sarasota County who made this event happen, The Patterson Foundation for their generous match as well as all of the other sponsors.
We have many others to thank including:
-those who donated and asked their family & friends to donate
-those who shared, liked and commented on our many social media posts. We know there were a lot of posts and your efforts raised awareness substantially.
-our volunteers who worked tirelessly to let everyone know that each person can #BeTheOne to make a difference
-our families (including our furry family) who put up with us for the last month while we used our #PowerOfOne in every way possible to spread the word
- Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Lakewood Ranch for hosting our Kickoff Event
Believe in The Power of One!
This was an exciting 24-hour fundraising opportunity for Canine Castaways beginning on May 1st at noon. We have always believed in the "Power of One" person to make a difference as demonstrated in our slogan "Saving one dog won't change the world, but it will change the world for that dog". This was everyone's chance to "Be The One"!