5 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO GIVE BACK AND VOLUNTEER WITH

    There is so much that can be done to keep making Sarasota an amazing place to live and visit. Some of the most wonderful things we can be doing to give back to our community is donate time and energy to organizations that make a difference in the area. If you would like to give back, here are a few local places to do so.

    Habitat For Humanity: An organization near and dear to the hearts of many local Realtors, Habitat for Humanity orchestrates safe and affordable dwellings for working, low-income family. Everything from finding the land and building a home from the ground up while providing each family with the education and financial skills to be responsible homeowners. There are a number of different ways you can give back with Habitat for Humanity. For more information about Habitat for Humanity and how to be a volunteer can be found right here.

    Animal Services / Humane Society: If you are a big lover of animals like we are, you can’t go wrong with putting in some time and energy with The Humane Society or even our local Animal Services Department. These organizations truly thrive and excel with the assistance of volunteers. Dedicate some time from your morning and take a few of these fur babies out to exercise and socialize or work with the community by helping these animals find their fur-ever homes. here are a few links to our local Animal Services and Humane Society on how to become a volunteer. Sarasota Animal ServicesHumane Society of Sarasota,  and Manatee Animal Services.

    All Faiths Food Bank: A national organization with a strong local presence. The Sarasota All Faiths Food Bank works incredibly hard to be a good force in the community while being a good source of food options for those who need it most. The ultimate goal? To end hunger in our communities. Besides accepting financial and food donations, All Faiths Food Bank hosts a number of fundraisers throughout the year. Volunteer information here.

    Southeastern Guide Dogs: offers a truly unique program that breeds and raises Labradors and Golden Retrievers that are specifically trained to assist Veterans and individuals who are visually impaired. As a non-profit with no government grants or assistance, SGD relys on donations and the assistance of volunteers for a number of different items. Volunteer here.

    Child Protection Center: A cause and mission anyone can get behind; the Child Protection Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child neglect and abuse in the Sarasota area. Their services range from investigating child abuse cases and providing services and programs to identify and prevent abuse. Volunteer here.

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