2020 Giving Challenge

A Special Online Event!

Get ready to give! On April 28th – 29th, starting at 12PM on April 28, visit
and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59AM on April 29.
Q. Will my donation be matched ?
A. To strengthen giving during the 2020 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit organization can receive during the 2020 Giving Challenge. There is no limit to the number of nonprofit organizations a donor can give to and still get matched.

The Lemon Bay Historical Society’s mission is to preserve the area’s history and make the public aware of our past by presenting historical programs, events and maintaining the Historic Green Street Church Museum for public use.
In the 1928 historical building that was Englewood’s first church, the Historical Society holds 8 monthly meetings with programs on area history, wildlife, preservation of area historic buildings and opportunities to visit them, persons of historical interest and authors who write about historical events. We have published books available for sale: “The History of Englewood” a compilation of newspaper articles and interviews with pioneers; “Recollections of the Life and Times of Joseph Daniel Anderson, 1867-1939” written by his son; “Englewood, Then and Now” shows present Englewood buildings and streets and their earlier appearance; “Recipes to Remember” has fun old-timers’ recipes; “Englewood Directory 1959” an interesting listing of residents and businesses in Englewood over 60 years ago. We set up booths at various community events and have historical pictures, maps, informational banners on display. Our “Gift to the Community” is the annual Cracker Fair: A Celebration of Old Florida.
We have saved Englewood’s historic first church building by raising funds to move it to its “permanent home” on land we own. There is now a continuing need to raise funds to pay for its upkeep: lawn mowing, electricity and water are among the most pressing needs.
Thank you in advance for your generosity to the Lemon Bay Historical Society!
Here’s the link to the page where you can donate and have it matched on April 28 -29 Noon to Noon:

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