Charities & Donations

Charities & Donations


Gulf Shores Realty is dedicated to giving back to the local, state, and national communities. Through our donations, we have changed many lives. These are challenging times we live in. We feel blessed to live in Venice, Florida and we share our blessings with the people of Venice and the surrounding communities through donations to a myriad of charities. To date, we have made contributions to over 100 charities. The following charities have all received donations from Gulf Shores Realty.

Below is a list of charities we’ve helped listed alphabetically.

Charities We’ve Helped

 

Agape Flights
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Agape Flights

“Thank you for your generous donation.”

Aids Research Alliance

Aids Research Alliance

“Thanks to your generosity, AIDS Research Alliance will be able to bring health and hope to millions of people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital

“Your generosity will change the lives of many children.”

All Children's Hospital

All Children’s Hospital

“Thank you for your generous donation representing your personal donation of 10% of your commission on a recent real estate transaction.  Your support of All Children’s Hospital means so much to the thousands of children and families we serve throughout the year.”

All Faiths Food Bank

All Faiths Food Bank

“Thank you for supporting All Faiths Food Bank in our mission to feed the hungry people in our community with your very kind donation.  All Faiths Food Bank works to provide food to our 205 partner agencies.  In fact, we are now distributing enough food to provide more than 246,000 meals every month.”

ALS Association

ALS Association

“Through your generosity, our caring patient services staff can continue to provide strength to people with ALS in our community.  You are making a difference!”

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association

“Your compassion is making a wonderful difference in our fight to bring about a future without Alzheimer’s disease.”

American Brain Tumor Association

American Brain Tumor Association

“Your support brings us a step closet to eliminating brain tumors through research and provides free educational and resource information to those affected by brain tumors.”

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

“Because of contributions like yours, over a half million cancer  deaths have been prevented since 1991.”

American Diabetes Association

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“Thank you so much for supporting me in this year’s Tour de Cure! The ride was an amazing and rewarding experience!”

Asolo Conservatory

Asolo Conservatory

“Your donation is very much appreciated and assists the FSU/Asolo Conservatory fulfill its mission to the students.”

Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club

Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club

Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples, Inc.

Baptist Missions To Forgotten Peoples, Inc.

“Thank you for helping those in need.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

“Thank you for caring for our children.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast

“Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.  Big Brothers Big Sisters and the many children who will benefit from your generosity thank you.”

Boy Scout Council of S.W. Florida

Boy Scout Council of S.W. Florida

“Thank you for all you do for Scouting. Your contribution says that you understand that the future of our young people and our communities are very much connected.”

Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County

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“I know your gift comes from the heart and that’s what makes it so special.”

Children's Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network

“We are so glad to have learned of your recent donations to multiple children’s hospitals.  Because the donations went there directly, we weren’t aware of the full extent of your philanthropy.  Especially in this tough year, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity, and know that your clients must be touched and inspired by the example you are setting.”

Community Haven for Adults and Children

Community Haven for Adults and Children

“Your gift warmed our hearts, another example of the care and concern that you show when you help those less able to help themselves.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

“Thank you for your commitment to improving the lives of the 30,000 children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).  Caring people like you make it possible for those with cystic fibrosis to live longer, healthier lives.  When the CF Foundation was established in 1955, children with the disease were not expected to live past elementary school.  Thanks to research and care supported by the Foundation, the median predicted age…

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Your generosity is deeply appreciated and plays a fundamental part in the progress that Dana-Farber’s physician-scientists are making each and every day in the fight against cancer.”

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans

“Please know that your very generous gift will make a tremendous difference in what we can do for so many deserving veterans.  Thank you again for caring about disabled veterans and for helping us change lives.  You are a true friend indeed to our cause!”

Englewood United Methodist Church

Englewood United Methodist Church

“Your donation will support many good deeds.”

Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services

“We sincerely appreciate your generosity.”

Eyes of an Angel Pet Rescue

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“Thank you for saving the lives of many innocent pets.”

Face Autism, Inc.

Face Autism, Inc.

“Thank you for your kind donation.”

Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund

Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund

“Thank you for your thoughtfulness.”

Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary

“With your donation, we are rescuing sick and injured animals, administering lifesaving medicines to them, and giving them a safe, warm place to call home.”

Florida Police and Troopers Association

Florida Police and Troopers Association

“Thank you very much for your generous pledge of support!”

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

“Your generosity will provide hope and support for others.”

Food for the Poor, Inc.

Food for the Poor, Inc.

“Your generosity is a true reflection of God’s love, and helps shine the Light of Christ into the darkness of poverty and despair.  Your generosity renews the spirits of the poor and is deeply appreciated by those you are helping.”

Garden Elementary School

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“Please accept my sincere gratitude for your kind and generous adoption of Garden’s Instrumental Band program.  Your efforts will greatly enhance Garden Elementary’s march towards greatness.”

Gilchrist Hospice Care

Gilchrist Hospice Care

“Your generosity, and the generosity of others like you, allows us to continue to fulfill our mission of providing the finest in end of life care for terminally-ill residents of Central Maryland and for the families they will leave behind.”

Give Forward

Give Forward

“Your generosity is heart warming and your donation is life changing.  From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!”

Glenallen Elementary School

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“Thanks so much for helping educate our children.”

Global Health Ministries

Global Health Ministries

“You are a blessing to so many.  Thank you for all you do.”

Go Beyond Your Knowledge, LLC

Go Beyond Your Knowledge, LLC

“With your generous donation, we are able to provide assistance to families who have been placed in challenging financial situations.”

Gordon J. and Ruby J. Neilson Endowed Scholarship

Gordon J. and Ruby J. Neilson Endowed Scholarship

“You are expanding educational opportunities for deserving students who are very bright and capable, but could not otherwise attend without assistance.”

Gulf Coast Diabetes Foundation

Gulf Coast Diabetes Foundation

“The money will be used to send disadvantaged children to the Florida Diabetes Camp.”

Habitat for Humanity, South Sarasota County

Habitat for Humanity, South Sarasota County

“It is only through donations such as yours that we are able to continue with our mission of providing a hand up to struggling but deserving families in South Sarasota County.  Your caring and sharing help.”

Humane Society of Manatee County

Humane Society of Manatee County

“Your gift will help us provide shelter, fill hungry tummies, heal wounds, and find loving new homes for these silent worthy souls.

Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc.

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” Your gift will help us care for the pets in need.”

Hydrocephalus Association

Hydrocephalus Association

“Thank you for your generosity.”

Jane Goodall Foundation

Jane Goodall Foundation

“It is your steadfast annual assistance that makes us so effective in saving chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife and in restoring irreplaceable and dwindling landscapes critical to the survival of all living things.”

KPC Respite Center

KPC Respite Center

“No words can express our appreciation.”

Loveland Center of Venice

Loveland Center of Venice

“Thank you for your amazing gesture! With your support our students have the means to do extraordinary things, helping themselves live independently and work in the community.”

Lupus Research Institute

Lupus Research Institute

“Your generous contribution will enable us to embrace and advance bold and now proven new ideas in the field of lupus research.”

Manatee Community College

Manatee Community College

“Your gift is a genuine investment in the success and future of our college, our students and our community.”

Maryland for Our Military

Maryland for Our Military

“Thank you for generously supporting those who have generously served our country.”

Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.

Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.

“On behalf of everyone here at Mental Health Community Centers, we would like to thank you for your recent generous donation for Beacon House. Your gift will help us continue to offer quality programs and activities.”

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote Marine Laboratory

“Your generous gift will be of great benefit to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, as we continue to conduct vital marine science research, provide a variety of educational opportunities for students of all ages, and offer entertaining and informative exihibits for our residents and tourists.”

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association

“Your kindness is greatly appreciated.”

National Kidney Foundation of Florida

National Kidney Foundation of Florida

“Your donation allows us to continue our many services and programs such as public education, preventive screenings, patient services, health policcy development and research.  Your generosity is helping change lives.”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

“Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.”

Neuro Challenge Foundation

Neuro Challenge Foundation

“Your generous donation will support our efforts to improve the lives of those suffering from neurological diseases.”

New Vision Church of God

New Vision Church of God

“We have accomplished great things for God this past year. I appreciate all that you do for our church.”

Our Mother's House

Our Mother’s House

“I would like to thank you for your donation to our program.  Your generosity will ensure the provision of education and programming that will aid our mothers as they journey towards self-sufficiency.”

PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville

PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville

“PACE values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.  Thank you for your support and believing in our girls.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

“It is through your generosity that we are able to continue to make progress in our fight against pancreatic cancer.”

Payton Wright Foundation

Payton Wright Foundation

“Our organization is a great success because of people like you.  These funds will go a long way in helping families who have a child with brain cancer.”

Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund

Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund

“Your donation is extremely important to us as we work to conquer childhood cancer. Through your support we are able to assist the families with the financial burden that comes with having a child diagnosed with cancer.”

Polish American Association

Polish American Association

“Thank you for changing lives through supporting our social services.”

Pregnancy Solutions of Venice

Pregnancy Solutions of Venice

“Your support allows us to carry on and continue to change our world, one life at a time!”

Project Liberty Ship

Project Liberty Ship

“I wish to thank you for your support of Project Liberty Ship which is dedicated to the preservation of the S.S. John W Brown, the last remaining troop transport from WWII and the last to have landed troops ashore as part of an amphibious landing!”

Racing Dog Rescue Project

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“Thank you for your generous donation. What a wonderful program you have established!!”

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

“We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support of our efforts.”

Roatan Children's Fund

Roatan Children’s Fund

“Your donation will help our projects of providing the Children of the Majken Broby Children’s Home with education, clean drinking water and other necesseties.  It will also help us provide books, uniforms, and other supplies for over 2500 Roatan school children.”

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House

“Your donation will help improve the lives of children.”

Rotary Futures Program

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“The Venice High School’s Class of 2008 reported $2.1 million in accepted local and institutional scolarships.  Your commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the Venice community is immeasurable.”

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center

“Your support allows SPARCC to fulfill its mission to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to promote a violence free community through awareness and education.”

Saint Andrew's Haiti Mission Partnership

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“The Partnership is with the St. Jacques School, Christ the King church. They are located in Lahoye, Haiti. Lahoye is located on the central plateau of Haiti near the border with the Dominican border. Traditionally this is the poorest part of Haiti.

There are 280 students attending the school you see in the photographs. This building also serves as the church.

There is no water at the school. The nearest source of water is…

Saint Francis Animal Hospital

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“What a marvelous gift! Your wonderful and truly caring gift to our rescue shelter is ever so greatly appreciated.”

Salvation Army

Salvation Army

“We are aware of the great sacrifice you have made to help us help others. Your donation will assist us in meeting the needs of Southwest communities and other areas.”

Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund

Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund

“On behalf of the Sarasota Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund, we extend our most heart filled thanks for your generous donation.  Our goal is to serve our fellow employees, their families, and members of the community in time of need and assist with handling their crisis with dignity.”

Sarasota In Defense of Animals

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“This donation is very much appreciated. SDA relies on the generosity of caring individuals to help us provide lifetime care for the 365 animals at our santuary and to help alleviate the suffering and death of other animals in our community.”

Save a Yorkie Rescue

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“Wow! We are always so surprised by the generosity of people such as your clients. You are obviously real dog lovers too!” “We just spent the day begging for quarters to pay our vet bills. Coming home to find your gift was just miraculous!”

Save the Manatee Club

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“Wow!  I am truly humbled by your commitment to make a difference by giving back to worthy causes.”

Senior Friendship Center, Venice Adult Daycare Center

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“Your kindness and generosity will support greatly needed services for our local aging population.”

Sertoma Club of Venice

Sertoma Club of Venice

“Thank you for your support of our many programs within our community.”

Special Athletes Boosters

Special Athletes Boosters

Special Olympics Sarasota County Florida

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“Special Olympics has been able to create opportunities and change lives because we focus on the abilities of people with intellectual challenges instead of their disabilities. Gifts like yours are making this possible.”

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“Thank you so very much for your generous gift for the precious children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Your donations and your prayers are helping our brave boys and girls fight for their lives against cancer.”

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, North Port, FL

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, North Port, FL

“Thank you so very much.”

Suncoast Humane Society

Suncoast Humane Society

“Please accept my appreciation for your generous gift.  Suncoast Humane Society continues to advance our mission of reducing the number of homeless animals, and improving the quality of life.”

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Fund

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Fund

“Thank you for supporting our vision of a world without breast cancer.  We are grateful for your support. We are truly saving lives.”

Taylor Ranch School

Taylor Ranch School

The Sky Family YMCA

The Sky Family YMCA

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

“I wonder what life would be like if I wasn’t sick.  At The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp it is our great joy to provide a camp experience where our campers can do just that – experience life without boundaries or limits. Our campers have the opportunity to horseback ride, climb towers, make woodshop and crafts projects, sleep next to a campfire, catch as many fish as possible and sing and dance their hearts out on stage.”

The Wildlife Center of Venice

The Wildlife Center of Venice

“It is only through the generosity of individuals like yourself that we can continue our work to rescue, treat, and release Florida’s injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife.”

Tidewell Hospice

Tidewell Hospice

“Tidewell gratefully acknowledges your gift in support of our mission to provide the highest quality of care that embraces a comprehensive continuum of services for patients and families living with advanced illness.”

Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure

Tulip Street Christian Church

Tulip Street Christian Church

“Thank you for supporting our mission of faith.”

United Way

United Way

“Your generosity really makes a difference in the lives of children and families who live right here in Sarasota County.”

Venice Area Youth Soccer Assoc.

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“With your help, we have the opportunity to help the kids grow in many positive ways.”

Venice Firefighters Benevolent Fund

Venice Firefighters Benevolent Fund

“Your donation will help us support those in need within our community.”

Venice High School

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“Your generous donations are helping to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in our high school youth.”

Venice High School Cheerleaders

Venice High School Cheerleaders

Venice Touchdown Club

Venice Touchdown Club

Veterans of Modern Warfare

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“Thank for supporting the needs of our veterans.”

Warehouse of Venice

Warehouse of Venice

“Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for wanting to help encourage area youth talent and all those putting this Concert Together. You’re Awesome!”

Wilmer Eye Institute-John Hopkins University

Wilmer Eye Institute-John Hopkins University

WordAlone Network

WordAlone Network

“Thank you for supporting the mission of WordAlone Ministries.”

World Vision

World Vision

“May God bless you for helping us provide both physical necessities and spiritual comfort to children and families in desperate need. Your gift is already hard at work providing care for orphans around the world.”

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