Giving Partner 2013 – Make Moms Happy!




Make Moms Happy

Help Healthy Start Help Moms.

Pregnant women who get early prenatal care and support before, during, and after their pregnancies are more likely to have healthy, happy babies.

Healthy Start helps moms-to-be get the needed education, support, and resources to have the healthiest birth – and healthiest baby – possible. Annually, Healthy Start provides over 1500 pregnant women and 1000 babies with much needed services to improve their health and well-being.

One important service is currently in crucial need of funding due to increased need –

Psychosocial Counseling to prevent and treat postpartum depression and anxiety.

1 in every 5 women will report postpartum depression during the first year after giving birth. Women considered “High-risk” are 50% to 80% more likely to have Postpartum Depression than those who are not. Healthy Start offers at-risk Pregnant Women and New Moms professional psychosocial counseling services, provided Licensed Mental Health Professionals, along with Care Coordination and other services to alleviate maternal stress, and improve the health of both moms and babies.

You can help Healthy Start Make Moms Happy by supporting our efforts in the 2013 36-Hour Giving Challenge!

$645,000 in Awards and Matching Dollars will be available during this incredible 36 hour online giving opportunity, hosted by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation, for the benefit of hundreds of local nonprofits, including The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County!

Funds donated to Healthy Start during the Giving Challenge will go directly to Psychosocial Counseling Services for pregnant women and new moms who are are at-risk for postpartum depression. Help Healthy Start Help Moms today by making a donation!

Here’s what to do:

  • Visit from 7 A.M. on Tuesday, March 5, to  7 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6.
  • Search for Healthy Start Sarasota to make a secure online donation.
  •  Contributions from $25 to $1000 made during this 36 hour period will be eligible for matching and incentive funds totaling $645,000! (Click here to read full Match-Fund and Prize Rules)
  • If you’re not an early riser, but still want to go for Early Bird Match Funds, make your donation ahead of time by stopping by or calling our office at (941) 373-7070 on Monday, March 4th, from 9am – 5pm, or Email Us: We will take all of your information and our volunteer Executive Board will process your contribution at 7am on March 5th when the Giving Partner website goes live.

 Thank you for your support!