The 2016 Giving Challenge is here!

Donate Now!!

…and Karma Yoga Outreach is proud to be participating in this year’s Giving Partner Challenge, a major annual fundraiser sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota.

megha dance parkinsonsAs you probably already know, Karma Yoga Outreach Inc. brings the therapeutic power of yoga to special groups of people, including veterans, at-risk-boys, children with special needs, people with Parkinson’s Disease, and people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. We are so pleased to be part of the Giving Challenge this year, as it is a way that YOUR donations can make a BIG IMPACT through a matching gift from the Patterson Foundation.

Please join us on September 20 & 21, noon to noon, for the 2016 Giving Challenge! Donors like you who care about local causes will have the opportunity to go online, make a gift, and watch your favorite organizations (like Karma Yoga Outreach!) raise dollars for human services, the arts, the environment, animal welfare, education, and more during the Challenge.

This year the Patterson Foundation will generously provide a 2:1 match for contributions from new donors – for donations up to $100 per new donor, per organization. Additionally, it will provide a 1:1 match for contributions from returning donors – for donations up to $100 per donor, per organization. The minimum gift is $25. Since Karma Yoga Outreach is new to the Giving Challenge this year, that means that all of our gifts will be matched 2:1 this year!

The easiest ways to participate in the 2016 Giving Challenge are:

  • Give online
    To make a secure online contribution using your credit card to a nonprofit of your choice, simply use the “Donate Now” link at the top of this page, or go to during the 24-hour period and make a donation that will be tripled! (maximum matching grant will be $200 per individual donor, so make the most impact by donating $100 or more.) Remember, noon on Sept 20th until noon on Sept 21st only!
  • Do Yoga With Us!
    Join us at Garden of the Heart at 1pm on Tuesday, September 20th for a free, stress-relieving yoga class led by Maureen Gillum. Feel the impact that yoga can make on your body and mind. After a blissful Savasana, we will guide you through the process of making a donation right from your cell phone or on the computer. It’s fun and easy!

The minimum donation for the Giving Challenge is $25. But any and all donations are welcome and appreciated. If you wish to make a donation under $25, you can do so at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center by cash or check, or make a donation of any amount online through our Pay Pal account, (but PayPal donations won’t be matched.)  You could also set up a recurring monthly donation on Pay Pal, so that your giving has an impact month after month. We need your help to keep our awesome programs running!

Thank you for your support. You can really Be the One to make a difference.harriet-cheryl-vignette

With love,
Harriet Roberts and Cheryl Chaffee,
Founders of Karma Yoga Outreach, Inc.

For questions about the Giving Challenge, please email Cheryl and she will do her best to get back to you before the challenge is over.  For general questions about Karma Yoga Outreach, please contact Harriet.


The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group

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