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Ways to Give:

Monthly Giving Program

– This is a convenient and easy method of breaking down your annual gift into smaller monthly donations to make a greater impact. Your charitable contributions are made safely, quickly and automatically to Parenting Matters through PayPal using your credit card account. This giving method not only saves you time and eliminates the hassle of check writing. It also helps us utilize your donation to make an immediate impact throughout the year.

Recognition and Celebration Gifts

– Celebrate someone you love by making a donation in their honor or memory. You can also commemorate a special holiday, birthday, wedding, or other special occasion by asking that donations be made to Parenting Matters in lieu of gifts.

Event Sponsorship

– We offer sponsorship opportunities at our annual events, such as Sangria Showdown. Each sponsorship includes event tickets and recognition. For more information contact Bridget Harry at or (941) 756-3007.

Program Sponsorship

– You can make a lasting impact by sponsoring an entire program for our community’s most at-risk families.

  • $1,000 can provide a group series to help recovering addicts learn how to parent.
  • $2,500 can provide intensive in-home parenting education to reduce a parent’s risk-factors for child abuse.
  • $5,000 can provide a year of school readiness, learn & play group sessions for parents and 1-4 year olds.

For more information contact Bridget Harry at or (941) 756-3007.

Planned Giving

– Including Parenting Matters in your estate plan will not only assist you in reaching your own philanthropic goals, but will also allow the Center to have a lasting impact on the children in our community.
There are several ways to include Parenting Matters in your estate plan:

  • As a beneficiary of your last will and testament
  • As beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA or 401K
  • As beneficiary of your life insurance policy
  • As beneficiary of a charitable trust or annuity

Properly planned giving can also maximize your tax benefits. Some of the above mentioned planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor to assist you in choosing the strategy that would work best for you.

Whatever your gift amount, large or small, please know it is deeply appreciated and will be used exclusively to support the Center’s mission to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. If you have named Parenting Matters in your estate plan, please let us know so we may acknowledge and honor you.

For more information contact Bridget Harry at or (941) 756-3007.

Compassionate Companies

Compassionate Companies is a sponsorship program that shows your community you care all year long. A representative from Parenting Matters will meet with you to help you through every step.

  1. Choose your sponsorship Level and payment option
  2. Send in your first payment with the Compassionate Companies Agreement Form
  3. Begin receiving your sponsorship benefits while helping families in your community.

For more information or to schedule your personal sponsorship meeting, contact Bridget Harry at or (941) 756-3007.[/fullwidth]