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Your gift in any amount is appreciated and will help the Child Protection Center continue to offer prevention, intervention and treatment services to the victims of child abuse in our community.

Click the button on the RIGHT to make a donation that goes DIRECTLY to support the Child Protection Center's services. 


If you prefer to contribute by phone,
please call 941.365.1277x103 between 9:00am – 5:00pm

If you prefer to mail your donation,download our
Annual Donation Form document below, and print out.

Pillar of Hope Donation Form (pdf)

Please mail to:

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236


Ways To Give

The Child Protection Center offers a variety of ways to give.


CPC Partners

Beneva Flowers | Richard Bergman
Canada Med Services | Sharyn Chapman
Children’s World | Mary DeArment Scarves
The Lisa Ridings Band | Michele Penn

Richard Bergman

Richard’s book, Not As Much As I Love You, is based on true experiences with his grandchildren at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. His book, Sarah Seahorse Wants A Family tells a story about a couple’s desire to have a child to love and care for and the joy they experience when their little one arrives. Both these books express the importance of family to him. A percentage of the sale of his books will go towards supporting Child Protection Center.

As a young child, Richard Bergman was raised without a father. He yearned to be in a family like his friends with both a mother and a father. Once he was fortunate enough to have children of his own and later experience the joy of being a grandfather, caring for, protecting and loving his family became the center of his life.

Richard Bergman is an entrepreneur and business consultant, specializing in the non-profit arena. However, above all, he is “Grampa” to his seven grandchildren, for whom he is sometimes nanny, baby-sitter, cheerleader and supporter. Because Rich strongly believes in the importance of family and tradition, he endeavors to pass on these values, many of which have been passed down to him from his grandfather.

After raising five children, Rich and his wife Rebecca reside in Sarasota, Florida.

Canada Med Services

Canada Med Services, is locally owned and has been saving customers up to 75% on prescription medication since 2003. Through the Charity of Choice Program you can contribute to The Child Protection Center (CPC) each time you place an order. For questions or price quotes, please call and mention CPC. You will receive $25.00 off your first order . Phone 941-927-3600 Fax 941-927-0027 Monday - Friday 8:30 -5:00 - Stop By - 4119 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233

Please click here for a $25 gift certificate (.PDF)

Sharyn Chapman

Fun and uplifting! We invite you to read Sharyn Chapman’s books - “Age with a Giggle” and “Put Your Teeth in Honey, You’re Not Dead Yet!.” Best of all, proceeds from the sale of her books support the Child Protection Center!

Sharyn’s books are available now online at and through her website

At this time, Sharyn’s books can only be purchased online; however, we wish to thank the following local stores that have sold her books in support of CPC:

  • Molly's! A Chic and Unique Boutique
  • Coconuts of Siesta Key
  • Davidson Drugs
  • Beach Bazaar on Siesta Key
  • The Florida Olive Oil Company on St. Armands
  • Drs. R. Dean Hautamaki and Todd K. Horiuchi
  • Binjara Traders, Inc. on St. Armands

Children’s World

Children’s World Toys and uniform supply store dedicated to providing the highest quality products and personal first-rate service since 1964!

Click here for the 5% savings for you and 20% give back to Child Protection Center if used by November 15, 2015. Coupon good till December 5th!

Mary DeArment Scarves

Luxury “Hope” scarf designed by Mary DeArment adorned with blue marbles and the message of hope. 5% of sales are giving back to support Child Protection Center mission in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.

The Lisa Ridings Band

We are indebted to The Lisa Ridings Band, a popular, local band, for contributing their time and talents to the Child Protection Center. Support those who support us by attending upcoming shows listed on the band’s website:

The Lisa Ridings Band at CPC’s 2014 Pillar of Hope Open House.

Michele Penn

Michele Penn is an award-winning photographer, published with Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie, an inspirational speaker and a best-selling contributing author.

Michele Penn lives in Sarasota, Florida, with David, the man of her dreams, where she finds great inspiration from a community rich in art-appreciation. In the book, Peace in the Present Moment, Michele Penn's breathtaking floral photographs add peace and a deep stillness to the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. Michele's close-up photos, which she likes to call floral "soul shots" are a symbol of enlightenment. Her attention to detail and her ability to capture the soul of the flower sets her apart and makes her work truly inspiring.

From July 31st 2014 to July 31st 2015, Michelle is giving 33% of her proceeds back to CPC from the sale of book “Peach in the Present Moment” by Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. Photography by Michele Penn.

What Your Gift Provides

Here are just a few examples of how your generous donations are being used.


Annual Giving

Pillar of Hope Circle Annual Giving Program


Leave a Legacy

Be a Pillar of Hope for Children in Crisis

In planned giving there are many options and opportunities. Often donors realize advantages, rewards, and peace-of-mind in forming an estate and legacy giving plan.

Whether it is your desire to leave a legacy gift in your will, bequest, or estate plans; through stocks, life insurance, retirement plans, or gifts of property; or in any type of annuity that best suits your charitable, tax, and income needs, CPC’s Development Department is ready to assist you.

You and/or your family may consider the following:

  • A will or a trust naming Child Protection Center, Inc.

  • Transferring gifts of stock in honor of a loved one, a popular way to make a gift of an appreciated asset and take advantage of the charitable tax deduction without penalty of capital gains.

  • Creating a charitable gift annuity providing the donor(s) and/or other named beneficiaries with a guaranteed income at a competitive rate of return. After their lifetime, the gift annuity establishes a permanent charitable fund that benefits the Child Protection Center.

  • Donating an IRA or Qualified Plan and Real Property with Lifetime Use - providing income for you during your lifetime and furnishing a impactful gift to CPC at a later time.

For more information about being a member of CPC’s Pillar of Hope Legacy Society, please contact Melissa Lane, Director of Development, by calling 941-365-1277, Ext. 103 or by emailing her at


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Main Office:
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277


Supervised Visitation Center:
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293







North Port Location:
6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Florida 34297


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222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266