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

Make A Wish: Priscilla's Wish!

We teamed up with the Make A Wish Foundation in Southern Florida to help make Priscilla's Hawaiian dreams come true! Our 1 Community 1 Team volunteers transformed her back yard into the ULTIMATE Hawaiian tropical get away!!!!

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's especially tough for children. The staff at the Blue Butterfly wanted to create the ideal dream facility for those grieving children to heal. 1Community1Team partnered up with Blue Butterfly to make that dream a reality so kids of all ages could connect with one another. Watch the video to see the kids enjoying their new facility!

Surf & Turf For Local Law Enforcement!

Everyday law enforcement officers risk their lives to protect our Sarasota community. To recognize their commitment and sacrifice, 1 Community 1 Team surprised them with a 5 star lunch! Watch the video to hear their touching stories and see their reaction to the surprise!

Surprise Christmas Carnival @ Easterseals

Easterseals of SouthWest Florida is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in our local community. To surprise the students we brought sensory friendly activities, presents, and so much more to create an awesome holiday carnival! Watch our video to see the holiday joy shared between the students, staff, and volunteers!

First Class Trip for First Class Heroes

Military members and their families are among those who make an ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. Join us as we take a WWII & Korea veteran who received 2 purple hearts, a Vietnam veteran who also received a purple heart, and two gold star parents on a trip of a lifetime.

Surprise Christmas Cheer Makeover in Sarasota @The Haven

The Haven offers programs and services for adults and children with disabilities to enhance quality of life by encouraging independence, inclusion, and advocating for their individual rights! Our 1Community1Team elves got together to surprise everyone with some well deserved holiday cheer and gifts! Watch the video to see the heartwarming smiles shared among the students and staff members!

Sarasota Ford & Sarasota High Team Up

Taking part in a team sport showcases talent, ignites passion, and teaches valuable life lessons. 1 Community 1 Team wanted to recognize the Sarasota High School football team’s hard work and Sailor pride by surprising them with new gear! Watch our video to learn more about the Sailors and their pride program!

Brookeside Middle School & Sarasota Ford Plant An Early Seed

The Recycle Rangers at Brookeside Middle School are so passionate about maintaining our environment, so 1 Community 1 Team partnered up to help them on their mission! From recycling, reusing, and plating gardens, these inspiring students more than deserved some supplies to allow them to continue to protect our environment! Watch our video to see how they started and their current progress!

Our Community Helping Our Panhandle

After hurricane Michael destroyed the Panhandle, 1 Community 1 Team set up a donation center, to help those who were impacted. Watch as our community came together to fill a WHOLE van full of supplies!!!

Sarasota Ford & SunCoast Blood Bank Team Up

The Suncoast Blood Bank is ALWAYS in need of donor blood and platelets to supply to our community hospitals and their patients. By donating blood, you can make a huge difference and save lives! 1 Community 1 Team partnered up with Suncoast to show appreciation to one random donor! Watch the video to learn more about how you can help Suncoast!

Showcasing The Easterseals Arts Program

Easterseals of SouthWest Florida offers high quality care to people with disabilities so they can enjoy access, opportunities, and increased life choice. Their arts initiative was created for their artists' to show off their talent and enable them to earn a living! Watch our video to see what they’ve created so far!

Hero of the Month

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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