CHAPS is participating in the 2015 Giving Challenge,
an online fundraising event that runs for 24 hours only from

Tuesday, September 1st at 12pm (noon) - Wednesday, September 2nd at 12pm (noon)

During the Challenge, the Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each new online donor’s contribution – up to $250. Every person who makes a donation of $25 to $250 will be matched.
CHAPS also has an additional matching grant of $1,000 which will essentially triple your gift.

To donate go to

It will take you to where you can enter your donation.
Donations cannot be made until noon on September 1st but be ready to go there.

If you are not comfortable using your credit/debit card online at this secure site,
please let us know and we will be happy to take a check.


Your donation will make a difference in the lives of our clients.


The 2015 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.