Turn your $1 into $3 and make a difference today!

Updated on April 21st, 2021 Written by Turning Points

Hand holding home with heart inside

Big fabulous hats, tasty mint julips, brilliant bow ties and a gathering of wonderful supporters. That is the winning recipe for the Turning Points annual Hats & Heels & Bow Ties fundraising event. While we would love nothing more than to celebrate this remarkable year of transition with you, plus celebrating 25 Years of Impact in our community, we are cancelling the 2021 event for everyone’s comfort and safety.

Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel both of our fundraising events this year, but Turning Points has not closed services for a single day. We continue to work diligently to serve those most vulnerable in our community, to move them toward stability and brighter futures.

We won’t let COVID steal our spirit and we ask you to join us providing these critical services. Donate today!

The exciting news is we have an opportunity for you to triple the power of your gift. Here’s how:

Give online at and your donation (up to $500) will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust AND will also be matched in Memory of Morris Ziegler, until the donation cap is met.

Please be sure to scroll down on the Flanzer Trust website and click the ‘Donate Now’ heart-shaped button to give. Fill in the required fields and choose recipient ‘Turning Points Manatee’.

Turn your $1 into $3 and make a difference today!

We are so grateful for your support in this difficult time.

Stay safe and well,

Kathleen Cramer

Executive Director

PS- Don’t put your hats away just yet! We miss seeing you and would love for you to join us online for a 45-minute virtual catch up, donned in your derby best if you’re so inclined. Learn how Turning Points thrived in this unprecedented year and how your gifts are changing lives. Register at