Giving Challenge 2018

Announcing the opening of Project 180’s Residential Program:
Opening Doors to New Opportunities

In our 2016 Giving Challenge campaign, “Be the One to Open the Doors,” we asked for your help in opening our Residential Program. You made it happen! Today and over the next few days as we gear up for the Giving Challenge, we’ll send you photos of our new home and the steps it’s taken to open it.

Just like Wendy Cox (below), Project 180 Founder’s Circle Member, volunteer, and speaker, you can “Be the One to Open Doors to New Opportunities!” for our residents by contributing to Project 180 in this year’s Giving Challenge.

Hear what Wendy has to say as she opens her favorite door (to her beautiful new car):
Click Here to Watch “Wendy Cox supports Project 180 in the Giving Challenge”

“Before” Photos of our New Residential Program Home
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
Thanks aren’t enough to express our gratitude to you for all your support for our new program. Located in Sarasota County, these are photos of the interior prior to and during the early days of renovation.

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

Additional prizes for participating nonprofits are offered by the following partners:
Manatee Community Foundation
Knight Foundation
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
Herald Tribune Media Group
Charlotte Community Foundation
I-Heart Media
Harbor Style
Suncoast News Network (SNN)

Be the One! Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. In May, you can be the one to make a difference during the 2018 Giving Challenge by contributing to Project 180 and other local nonprofit causes you love. One of our favorites is The Boxser Diversity Initiative.

We hope you’ll enjoy seeing the photos of our new Residential Program over the next few days. We’ve been working hard for years to realize this vision but never more so than during the last few months.

Many people have contributed generously since we took possession of our new home in January but the landlord who purchased the house, specifically for this program, made all the difference.

To our wonderful Landlord (who wishes to remain anonymous):
We are so deeply grateful to you for believing in our work. Thank you for supporting a second chance for Floridians who wish to restore their standing in society and live as mainstream citizens. Your generosity has already reverberated throughout the community and changed lives for the better. We appreciate you beyond measure.

With our deepest gratitude,
Barbara and the Project 180 Board of Directors

Photos from SVSS April & May 2018 and Donor Reception

Photos from Strong Voices in April

Photos from Strong Voices in May

Our April 26th Reception
A PRIVATE RECEPTION IN THE CLUB ROOM AT THE DESOTA