Gift of Life is a Rotarian-based organization that over the past four decades has helped more than 18,000 children, from emerging countries, receive treatment for their heart disease.  The children have come from 67 different countries and otherwise would not have been treated.   There are over 70 Gift of Life programs throughout the world.  The majority of these are based in Rotary Clubs or Rotary Districts on five continents.


Visit the Gift of Life website.

Children First is a private, charitable, non-profit organization that serves over 500 of Sarasota County's most vulnerable children, birth to five years of age, and their families.   Their mission is to strengthen children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive  approach  to development, education, health and well-being.   As a Head Start program, their goal is kindergarten readiness.

Learn more at their website  Children First.net

Over the past few years there have been some organizations that we have supported.  Each one of these organizations are contributing to their local community in ways that improve the lives of the people around them.   We spotlight a few of those organizations.

Groups We Support

Community Haven embraces the mission of empowering independence and inclusion in all aspects of society for children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities by meeting their needs for therapy, education, socialization, housing, fitness, vocational training, job placement and recreation.

Visit the Community Haven Website

Selah Freedom is a national organization providing education and training throughout the country, as well as teen prevention, outreach, and safe housing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Selah Freedom's national headquarters is located in Sarasota, Florida   Selah Freedom website

Shelter Box is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter and vital aid to people affected by disaster worldwide.   Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.  

Visit the Shelter Box website

RIPPLE Africa is an international nonprofit organization performing charitable work in Malawi, Africa.  With a focus on education, healthcare, and the environment, RIPPLE Africa's mission is to create opportunities for the people living in this impoverished country by "providing a hand up, not a handout".

Visit the RIPPLE Africa Website