2024 Giving Challenge

    Thank you to everyone who supported HSSC during the Giving Challenge. HSSC received $44,929 in donations; $40,099 in matching funds from The Patterson Foundation; and an additional $1,850 in prizes for a total of $86,878 raised. All proceeds raised will go directly to saving animals.

    Lifesaving is a marathon, not a sprint.

    Seeing animals in need can make every day feel like a race against time.

    But at the Humane Society of Sarasota County—the area’s premier no-kill shelter—it’s not. HSSC does not put time limits on our animals. HSSC does not race to get animals out the door.

    We provide every animal with the care that they need, for as long as they need it. No matter how long it takes. Every year, we help more than 3,000 cats and dogs. And our work is not limited to animals. We are dedicated to helping animals and supporting the people who love them.

    Being a premier no-kill shelter is an expensive task, and we cannot do this work alone.

    When you donate to HSSC during the 2024 Giving Challenge, April 9-10, from noon to noon, you will...

    BE THE ONE to provide shelter, food, medical care, and enrichment.

    BE THE ONE to provide hope to homeless cats and dogs.

    BE THE ONE to connect animals with loving homes.

    BE THE ONE to provide community-enriching programs like affordable veterinary care, a pet food pantry, and obedience classes.

    You will BE THE ONE to Go for the Gold. 

    Together, we will go the distance.

    Be The One to Go For The Gold

    HSSC has proudly participated in every Giving Challenge since they started in 2012. Each year has been a display of generosity in action.

    Pop-Up Giving Station

    Thank you to everyone who visited the "BE THE ONE TO SAVE ANIMALS POP-UP GIVING STATION" on Tuesday, April 9, at the Humane Society of Sarasota County. 

    We were honored to host these 6 other animal nonprofits at the pop-up:

    About the Giving Challenge

    The 2024 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.

    The 2024 Giving Challenge took place April 9-10, from noon to noon. More than $17.2M was raised in just 24 hours for 724 local nonprofits!

    The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour online giving event that connects about 700 nonprofit organizations with passionate donors and community members to support diverse causes and create enduring impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

    Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection and provided more than $75 million in unrestricted funding over eight challenges.

    Being a part of the Giving Challenge can transform nonprofit organizations through meaningful relationships and partnerships, all while strengthening their potential reach.

    Keep up with the latest on social media with #GivingChallenge2024 and #BeTheOne.

    Each participating organization has demonstrated transparency by developing an in-depth profile in The Giving Partner. View HSSC’s Giving Partner Profile here