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Young Life of Manatee County to Participate in 2014 Giving Challenge


“On May 6 at noon through May 7 at noon, everyone in our community can be a philanthropist.” — The Giving Partner 


Next week, for the 2nd consecutive year, Young Life of Manatee County will participate in the 2014 Giving Challenge, which runs for 24-hrs. starting Tuesday May 6 at noon. 


The Giving Challenge is a philanthropic fundraising event created to benefit nonprofit organizations that are located in and currently serving the counties of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto. Young Life of Manatee County is among these organizations.


Since 1989, Young Life of Manatee County (YLMC) has been dedicated to strengthening the lives of teenagers in our community by introducing them to Jesus Christ. YLMC is a ministry to high school and middle school kids that also includes special ministries to kids with disabilities, teen moms, and Hispanic youth.


Young Life offers the kind of spiritual and moral guidance that helps kids grow with strong roots. The organization’s approach has proven popular among religious and secular residents alike, which is a rare accomplishment that is reflective of Young Life’s value in Manatee County. 




Last year’s Giving Challenge event raised over $2.78 million for non-profits based along Florida’s southwest coast. Young Life of Manatee County earned a $20,000 incentive prize for having the most individual donors of $25 or more—among organizations with annual budgets under $500,000—which will be their goal this year as well.


All are invited to help. To do this, go to www.givingpartnerchallenge.org, search for “Young Life Manatee County,” and donate $25 or more. Young Life of Manatee County would like The Bradenton Times’ readership to know that there are over 400 wonderful organizations involved in this year’s event, so all can give to a cause that is meaningful and valuable to them.


The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.


For more information about Young Life Manatee County or how to help with the 2014 Giving Challenge, contact David Johnson at 941-920-2544 or email at ylmanateecounty@gmail.com. You can also visit their website at www.manateecounty.younglife.org.


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