City Wide Franchise Donates More Than $600,000 to LiFT

City Wide Franchise, the nation’s leading commercial facility management company, raised $621,000 for Learning Independence for Tomorrow (LiFT) at its annual franchise convention in Tampa Bay this past March.

City Wide’s mission is to create a Ripple Effect by positively impacting the people and communities it supports. Franchisees from nearly 95 City Wide franchise locations came together to support the organization, which was selected by City Wide Facility Solutions of Tampa Bay, as part of their ongoing partnership and support of the nonprofit.

“Many of the educational and support systems that someone with neurodiversity requires aren’t readily available. Unfortunately, this means people with neurodiversity are isolated and not given the resources to survive,” said Steve Howerton, co-owner of City Wide Facility Solutions of Tampa Bay. “LiFT provides these life-saving resources that allow these individuals to learn and succeed. I’m humbled by the support from the City Wide system to come together and help spread a massive ripple.”

LiFT’s mission is to inspire and empower people with neurodiversity to learn, thrive, and succeed. The organization’s goal is to level the playing field for individuals with learning differences and neurodiversity by providing them with exceptional academics, life skills, career training and opportunities to strengthen social skills and building meaningful friendships.

“LiFT was overwhelmed and incredibly humbled by this level of support from City Wide. To see a company make it part of their culture to give back, to recognize an organization improving the lives of an underserved population, and to promote a national mobilized effort to support a united cause was truly awe inspiring,” said Shawn Naugle, CEO of LiFT. “Having recently celebrated our 10th year in operation, LiFT has never seen this kind of philanthropic support from a community partner and could not be more thankful and proud to have a team like City Wide standing shoulder-to-shoulder to promote the LiFT Motto of ‘Change a Life, Change the World.’”

For more information on LiFT and how you can support this organization, please visit


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