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YOUR support allows us to help improve the lives of those with mental health challenges by raising much-needed funds for local charities that provide services.

YOUR support allows us to provide individuals with unique opportunities to learn about mental health and cutting-edge research.

YOUR support allows us to make available resources to individuals and their families who have mental health challenges.

Help us continue to advocate, educate, raise awareness, erase the stigma, and fund local charities.

Ways to Give

A personal gift in support of Sunshine from Darkness is the easiest way to give. It is also tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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Donate Online or by Mail

Or mail a check payable to Sunshine from Darkness to P.O. Box 49201, Sarasota, FL 34230

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Matching Gifts

You can strengthen the impact of your individual donation through your employer’s matching gift program. Many employers offer corporate matching gift programs to support the philanthropic efforts and passions of their employees.

Sunshine from Darkness only receives a matching gift from your employer if you alert them of your charitable donation to us. Contact your employer to see if they have a matching gift program.

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Tribute Gifts

A gift to Sunshine from Darkness in memory of a loved one, in honor of an accomplishment or milestone in someone’s life, can be a special tribute. Based on your preference and the information that you provide, we will send a notification of your tribute as indicated at the time your gift is made. The acknowledgment card will not include the amount of your gift.

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Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy and protect Sunshine from Darkness’ future through a planned gift. Planned giving and bequest contributions not only help ensure the future of our organization, but they can also have substantial tax and income benefits.

Contact Marlene Hauck at 941-504-6717 or

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Organize a Fundraiser

Plan an event, host a private dinner or come up with your own unique concept….We welcome support and involvement from businesses and employers as well as school, civic, and professional groups.

Contact Marlene Hauck at 941-504-6717 or

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Facebook Fundraiser

Dedicate your birthday to raise money for Sunshine from Darkness! Facebook fundraiser gives users the opportunity to create a birthday fundraiser quickly and securely on its platform. It’s a fun way to rally friends while raising money and awareness for our work.

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Monthly Giving

Your monthly donation will help us to continue to provide education, and advocacy and help erase the stigma. Contact Marlene Hauck at 941-504-6717 or