1 Community 1 Team

How do we change the world? We believe it starts with one single random act of kindness at a time.

No matter how big or small the act is, it can change the lives of so many and impact an entire community. Community helps define our identity, shape our values, and benefits both families and local business. But a strong community does not come easy. It takes commitment and hard work.
Right here – in our backyard – we have some incredible organizations and individuals who help shape our community. Yet, too often, they can go unnoticed, which limits their reach, resources, and ability to multiply their impact. THAT is what has inspired our 1 Community 1 Team Project to take a different approach.

Successful businesses have a responsibility to give back to the community. Our Sarasota Ford team put their heads together and realized that along with donating to organizations in the form of a check, that we could do more!
We created the 1 Community 1 Team project and are rolling up our sleeves and teaming up with community organizations to share stories about these amazing people, their hard work, their sacrifices,
and their impact. We’ve decided to create unforgettable surprise moments, and capture them on film.

First, we dive in to understand their needs and goals. Then, we bring with us some added resources, unique experiences and yes – fun – to help strengthen both their passion and mission. Lastly – we are connecting them to the entire world by broadcasting their story and encouraging others
to become informed, engaged and committed to these great causes. Our goal is for them to receive more financial donations, supplies, clothes, volunteers and much more.

We hope you enjoy their stories just as much as we enjoy being a part of these unforgettable moments.
The stronger our community, the better we all are.
1 Community 1 Team is here to ensure that we can all continue to help those in need, inspire others to get involved, and to truly make our community a better place for generations to come.

Project Highlights

Some of Our Work in the Community

Epic Holiday Adventure

After this year, EVERYONE could use some cheer! This epic adventure shows the amazing individuals, organizations, foundations, and businesses that reside in our community!

Revealing A Dream Facility For The Kids @ The Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center

Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it is especially tough for children. That's why we were eager, through our 1 Community 1 Team Project, to help the most innocent and struggling children among us by lending both our resources and volunteer hours from our Sarasota Ford Family to help build out Tidewell Hospice's Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center.

Surf & Turf For Local Law Enforcement!

It's tough to find a group more deserving of community recognition than our local law enforcement officers at the 👮🏼‍♀️ 👮🏻‍♂️Sarasota Police Department who risk their lives each day to keep all of us safe, so we surprised the Department with a 5 🌟Star Surf 🦞 & Turf 🥩 Lunch!

Surprise Christmas Carnival @ Easterseals

What better place to bring a Surprise Christmas Carnival than to Easterseals Southwest Florida - an organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in our local community? Check out the heartwarming flood of love, laughter and holiday joy on display!

First Class Trip for First Class Heroes

Join us as we fire up a private plane and take-off on a trip of a lifetime for a WII/Korean War Hero, a Purple Heart Recipient from Vietnam and 2 Gold Star Parents who lost their son in Afghanistan. We hope that you appreciate their stories of service, honor & sacrifice as much as we did!

Surprise Christmas Cheer Makeover in Sarasota @The Haven

The Haven's mission is to empower people (from pre-school to seniorhood) with disabilities by providing over 800 individuals with education, employment and housing.

Sarasota Ford & Sarasota High Team Up

The Sailors of Sarasota High School are iconic in our community. They have a rich history and a lot of pride, but they needed a bit of an "upgrade", which gave us an opportunity to get involved.

Brookeside Middle School & Sarasota Ford Plant An Early Seed

Take a moment to check out the great work that Ms. Zywica and her team of young environmentalists - also known as the RECYCLING RANGERS - are doing!

Our Community Helping Our Panhandle

While watching the aftermath of that horrible storm, we decided that we couldn’t just sit back and watch our fellow Floridians suffer, so we turned our showroom into a supply donation center for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Sarasota Ford & SunCoast Blood Bank Team Up

The SunCoast Blood Bank plays a vital role in our community by recruiting people to donate blood & platelets, which saves the lives of many people around us, that they will never personally meet.

Showcasing The Easterseals Arts Program

Easterseals Southwest Florida is an incredible organization helping people with disabilities live, learn, work & play in our local community.

Recognize Heroes

Nominate an Individual

Nominate A Firefighter• First Responder• Law Enforcement Officer• Frontline Worker

Nominate A Firefighter• First Responder• Law Enforcement Officer• Frontline Worker

Firefighters, first responders, Law Enforcement Officers, and front line workers play a vital role in strengthening our local community. Each day, they risk their lives to keep us safe and deserve to be recognized! Do you know one who is in a tough spot, recently experienced a personal struggle or simply deserves to experience an unexpected moment of joy?

If you have someone in mind, we want to know about them!

Nominate A Member Of The Military or a Veteran

Nominate A Member Of The Military or a Veteran

Our active duty military and nation’s veterans play a vital role in strengthening our local community through their selfless service, both past and present. Without them, we would not have the freedoms that we enjoy each day. Do you know of an active duty member of our military or a veteran who is in a tough spot, recently experienced a personal struggle or simply deserves to experience an unexpected moment of joy?

If you have someone in mind, we want to know about them!

Nominate a Community Hero

Nominate a Community Hero

Within our Sarasota community we have a multitude of people who go above and beyond to give back to others! From donating food, starting programs, or volunteering their time, they set the pace for everyone to follow. If you know one of these individuals we’d love to hear about them!

Nominate a local Organization/Foundation

Nominate a local Organization/Foundation

The wide variety of organizations and foundations in our community do so much to help individuals and families! Do you know one the deserves some recognition? Or extra help? We’d love to hear about them!

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Giving Back to Community

At Sarasota Ford, we believe that a strong community helps unite all of us and make us feel part of something greater than ourselves. And from our individual lives to our local economy, the stronger our community, the better our quality of life will be.

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