“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”Denis Waitely
The Sarasota County 4-H Foundation, comprised of all volunteers, has been in existence for more than 30 years. Our purpose is to raise money each year to support the Sarasota County 4-H program and to award scholarships to qualifying 4-Hers graduating high school. Each year the 4-H program has between 500-700 members throughout the community. Raising the funds needed to serve these youth and build an endowment for future generations is a daunting task. The Sarasota County 4-H Foundation has no physical office or paid staff allowing all monies raised to benefit the 4-H programs, projects and activities. It is only with your support that we can make this possible.
Have you attended a 4-H Foundation event? Well mark your calendar because we have an event for everyone. Cards or games of chance your thing? Then be sure not to miss Casino Night. More of an outdoorsmen? Then join us at the gun range in Nokomis for our Sporting Clay event. If you have kids in 4-H then we would love to have them raise the foundation steer or swine. During the county fair, elephant ears and funnel cakes take center stage. Don’t miss the chance to win a hog raised by a 4-H member. Check our events calendar for the dates of all the upcoming events. Events
Calling all sponsors. The Sarasota 4-H Foundation is looking for business partners, sponsors and donations to make our events successful. Raffle items such as gift cards, themed gift baskets or travel certificates are always welcome. No item is too small and all are greatly appreciated. Business owners can contribute on many levels from yearly support to a single event or item. Not able to contribute yourself? Perhaps you could help us with an introduction to someone. Networks are built one relationship at a time and we value everyone. Contact us to contribute. Sponsor Us
Have you got some extra time? Maybe you have a special skill or service. The Sarasota 4-H Foundation could use your help. New members are welcome and interviews are held throughout the year. Not sure you have that much time? Become an associate member and contribute to level that suits your schedule. Too busy for that or fund raising not your thing? We are always in need of services throughout the year. Any help is appreciated and allows us to keep our operating expenses to a minimum. Please contact us for a list of items needed, to offer a service or to volunteer. Volunteer