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Sharing Talents And Resources Together

Our Story


START was formed in May 2019 by six individuals who saw an opportunity to improve the lives of people in their community by helping local-based nonprofit organizations.


START offers volunteer opportunities through its Outreach and Fundraising activities and Social events for its members. The Organization thrives on teamwork and camaraderie.

If you don’t mind a bit of work and like to have a good time doing it, START is the Organization for you.  See what we are all about below.  

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START's Mission Statement

​Sharing Talents And Resources Together (START) assists community based nonprofit organizations accomplish their goals.   

START's Purpose

START was established as a service organization offering hands-on support and funds to area nonprofit organizations whose focus is to improve the well-being of individuals within Sarasota County.

Many community partners help START succeed.

These businesses and organizations whether providing financial support, sharing their expertise, offering their facility, giving START media exposure or broadening our outreach opportunities through networking, are highly valuable to our organization.
Thank you to each and every one!
Our current partners and sponsors include:

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Lueanne Wood, PA
Port Area Chamber of Commerce
Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
Paradise Grill
Publix Charities
United Way of South Sarasota County
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Venice Main Street
Venice Gondolier
Venice Historical Society
Businesses and Nonprofits that
START has supported since May 2019

(Volunteering Support or Sponsoring)

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July  All Faith Food Bank Food Distribution (3 Dates)
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July 18  Dinner at Our Mother's House
July 27  Special Olympics Swim Competition
July 27  Maverick's Backpacks and Brunch
July 30   Summer Social: Clyde Butcher Gallery and Studio and Dinner at Made in Italy
July 30  North Port Chamber ‘START “Bill” Board Publicity’
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August  All Faith Food Bank Food Distribution (4 Dates)
August 17-18  Special Olympics Paddle Board Competition
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November 10  All Faiths Fundraiser "Bowls of Hope"
November 19  Embracing Our Differences “Bucket Day” ”

(Our members support with donations throughout the year.)

Women’s Resource Center
START supports the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) by collecting new, or clean and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories.  START accepts to the WRC at any time and delivers collected items every 2 months. We have six drop off locations for our members. 
Click here for WRC’s website

Satchel’s Last Resort
START supports Satchel’s Last Resort by collecting the much needed supplies to help maintain the shelter. The donated items that are on their ‘Wish List’ can be found at Wish List - Satchel’s Last Resort. We have three drop off locations for our members.

2B Kind
2B Kind is an animal outreach program that is focused on finding solutions for animals and their owners in need of prescription food, medical assistance, or medicine. Sales from their Thrift Store fund these efforts. They take both clothing and household items.  Since it is local, items can easily be dropped off.
Click here for 2B Kind’s website


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