Support Venice MainStreet with 2022 Giving Challenge

Support Venice MainStreet with 2022 Giving Challenge

Take Part in the 2022 Giving Challenge! You can donate to Venice MainStreet from noon to noon April 26-27 and have your donation matched 1:1 up to $100!

Donations of $25 to $100 made from noon to noon from April 26 to April 27 on will qualify for the 1:1 match, helping us double our donation dollars!

On the Giving Challenge home page, click on the Search Participating Organizations button and type Venice MainStreet in the search box or go directly to our profile page here: 

Call the Venice MainStreet office at 941-484-6722 and a staff member can assist you over the phone with your credit card.

Stop by the Venice MainStreet donation booth at the following times and locations and receive a FREE DRINK for donations of $25 or more:
– April 26 from 12-3pm at Daiquiri Deck, 300 West Venice Ave.
– April 26 from 5-8pm at Made in Italy, 117 West Venice Ave.
– April 27 from 8am-12pm at Venice Wine & Coffee Co., 201 West Venice Ave.

The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour online giving event that connects 700+ nonprofit organizations, including Venice MainStreet, with passionate donors and community members to support diverse causes and create enduring impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection and provided more than $59 million in unrestricted funding over seven challenges. During the 2020 Giving Challenge, in a time of unprecedented need, our community reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support, raising $19.1 million in just 24 hours.

Being a part of the Giving Challenge can transform nonprofit organizations through meaningful relationships and partnerships, all while strengthening their potential reach. The Giving Challenge is hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Keep up with the latest on social media with #GivingChallenge2022 and #BeTheOne.

Heart Bombs on Historic Venice Buildings

Heart Bombs on Historic Venice Buildings

Show Your Favorite Historic Buildings Some Love This Valentine’s Day
Three Organizations Sponsoring Heart Bombing Throughout City

Contact: Harry Klinkhamer, Historical Resources Manager, City of Venice, 941-486-2490.

This February the City of Venice Division of Historical Resources, Venice MainStreet, and Venice Heritage Inc. are encouraging the community and, in particular, historic property owners to heart bomb historic buildings throughout the City. Heart bombing is a program started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to provide awareness and support to those buildings a community deems important to its historic fabric. It consists of adorning buildings with handmade paper hearts that have messages of love and support for those places. It doesn’t matter if they are pristine, a little run down, or threatened with loss. All historic buildings would appreciate the attention. People should also feel inspired to stand with hearts in front of buildings for a photo opportunity.

Venice Main Street and Historical Resources are supporting three downtown historic buildings. The public is invited to heart making stations to create their messages in support/love of historic buildings. On Miami Avenue create your heart bomb for the Burgundy Square building at the stores Gulf Soles and Nest. On Venice Avenue, create your heart at Venice Wine and Coffee Company for the Johnson-Schoolcraft Building, and on Tampa Avenue create your heart bomb at Tri-Healthy and Compass Property Management to show your support of historic preservation of the KMI/San Marco Building. Starting the beginning of February the public is invited to create hearts at these buildings. The hearts will be collected and put up by volunteers on February 11 when you can take photos with them throughout the weekend and on Valentine’s Day. Venice Heritage and Historical Resources encourage owners of historic homes to spread the love on their properties. Remember, any place over fifty years old is worth showing some love to. Place hearts where people can see them. Gather your friends and neighbors for some group photos around your homes.

Post your photos on social media so everyone can see which places we love the most. Be sure to tag them with #IHeartSavingPlaces and #HeartBombVeniceFL. Share them on the Facebook pages of Venice Main Street, Venice Heritage, and Venice Museum & Archives. We look forward to seeing the love of our history displayed throughout Venice this Valentine’s Day!