The Giving Challenge is a fun 24 hour fundraising event. In 2015, you helped us raise $128,000, and together we changed the lives of 1,430 cats and kittens. It is time again; this year's edition starts at noon on September 20 and runs until noon September 21.
The Patterson Foundation will provide a 2:1 match for contributions from new donors - individuals who did not give to Cat Depot in the 2015 Giving Challenge - for donations up to $100.
They will also provide a 1:1 match for contributions from returning donors, up to $100.
There are also a number of prizes we can win. For example, the organization with the most donors will win $7,000.
Our goal for this year's Giving Challenge is $200,000. You can help: make a donations and ask your friends to give.
Checks and cash are not eligible for fund-matching. We greatly appreciate all donations, but your contribution will give the biggest impact if it's made with a card during the Giving Challenge.
The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation and support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.