Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is able to make a significant impact on the lives of the children and teens served each year thanks to strong partnerships with corporations across the community. Our corporate partners empower our organization to make a meaningful, lasting impact that inspires our Club members to excel in school, become leaders, adopt healthy habits and plan for success after high school graduation. Corporations, businesses, foundations and community-based organizations have aligned their philanthropic efforts with our organization to help us continue to meet the needs of our members and our commitment to the community. Below are some common ways that corporations can support our work while helping to meet their own business goals and boost their philanthropic culture. We’re happy to work directly with any business to craft a custom partnership that both aligns with your objective and benefits our Club members. Please contact Charity Susnick, Director of Advancement, at or 941-366-3911, ext. 120, for more information.
Our organization invites corporations to partner with us by making a gift in support of our youth programs or Club facilities. Donations of various sizes help us work toward our mission by providing after-school and summer programs to thousands of children in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. Our partners have the opportunity to contribute to programs in education, health, character and leadership development, technology, the arts, as well as, all of the physical spaces that support these programs (gym, computer lab, art room or the whole Club). We proudly recognize our corporate donors at our Clubs, in our communications and on our digital platforms. Contact us to learn how your business can help us make a meaningful impact.
Sponsoring a signature fundraising event can help companies reach target audiences while supporting thousands of Boys & Girls Club members. Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties hosts numerous special events throughout the year, ranging from our Champions for Children gala in November to our western-themed Steak & Burger celebration of youth and outstanding alumni in February. Click here to see a list of upcoming events.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is thrilled to be the beneficiary of numerous third-party fundraisers throughout the year. Whether it is a give-back night at a restaurant, a bowling tournament or a donation drive, the support we receive from organizations and individuals makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of kids and teens who rely on their Club each day. For us to support your company’s fundraising event to the best of our ability, we ask that you please read the following guidelines regarding third-party fundraising. Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding third-party fundraising events. Those who would like to host a third-party fundraising event must complete an application. Click here to apply.
Every business can reap huge rewards by connecting employees to opportunities to engage with and improve their community. Company-sponsored volunteer activities are welcomed throughout the year at Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. From skills-based opportunities to facilities maintenance to kickball with the kids, volunteer projects offer great team building engagements for your employees. Click here to learn more. Check out a great example in the video below of a Corporate Playdate, our annual Rock the Boat Regatta with Intertape Polymer Group.
On occasion, our organization accepts in-kind donations from generous corporations. Please contact us with specifics to see whether your donation can help us provide enriching programs to our Club members.
Workplace Giving Campaigns are another way for corporations to contribute and are designed to allow your employees to easily connect with a cause that is meaningful to them. Your company can also participate in supply drives, especially during the Back-to-School season. We would be happy to offer a presentation to your company as part of any employee giving campaign such as Blue Jeans for Blue Doors. Contact us if you’re interested in establishing a Workplace Giving Campaign.
Each December, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties hosts three Holiday Parties for hundreds of deserving youth that features a traditional holiday meal, festive activities and a Gift Room. You can bring the joy of the holiday season to our Club members by helping us fill the Gift Room from the floor to the ceiling or running one of the activity booths. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a toy drive or volunteering at one of our three Holiday Parties.