Charities in May - Join us as we continue our efforts in 2022 to help and support the most vulnerable in our community.
May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Based out of Polk County, Compassionate Hearts United Foundation works to stop the stigma when it comes to struggling with mental health through its "Give a HEART" program. It offers free resources for members of the community who may need some extra support and promotes positive social change by reminding everyone to be kind to each other.
The organization offers free services and support for local youth. They also help at-risk adults through sex-trafficking support groups, domestic violence outreach and those in the criminal justice system.
American Lung Association works to rid the world of lung disease through education, advocacy and research.
Angels Against Abuse was created to provide assistance to children beyond the scope of basic services covered by the foster care system.
Brookwood is dedicated to providing troubled teen girls with an alternative living environment and therapeutic program encompassing education, employ-ability skills, independent living training, and counseling to prepare them for self-sufficiency or a successful family reunification.
Noah’s Ark Potbelly Pig Sanctuary creates a safe haven for the more than 60 pigs under their care. Our own HR manager rescued a couple of pigs from this organization, making room for others to be taken in.
Gamers on the Edge takes helping sick kids to a new level. They raise money for children going through tough times by taking care of hospital bills and building full gaming PCs to keep their minds off of chemotherapy.
Because of Sunstate Orchestral Program, children are introduced to music at an early age. It helps promote a love for making music and sets them up for success in life.
The Kind Mouse works to make sure children have food to eat on the weekends and holidays. Since 2012, this organization has filled more than 619,000 hungry tummies.
This week’s charity goes to Plato Academy Tampa. This donation is personal for one of our employees. Her child attends the preschool and K-6 charter school. We love supporting our local educators and students!
Allison Kropff has been nominated as a “Go Red Woman of Impact.” After her grandmother died from complications of stroke, she's dedicated much of her time to informing women about the importance of heart health. We are joining Allison’s national campaign to bring awareness and raise money locally for medical research.
This organization not only cares about our men and women serving overseas, but their families as well. They make sure the families have a sense of community. This local nonprofit received all the proceeds from the Skyway 10K on March 6.
This week’s charity donation goes to Project Dynamo. This Tampa-based nonprofit helps evacuate Americans and our allies from warzones. Most recently, they have been helping people escape Ukraine.
The Kimberly Home provides hope and resources for struggling mothers. This transitional housing program offers budgeting and parental skills, helping women to be the best moms they can be.
This week’s donation goes to Warrior Wellness Program. A new mission aimed at local veterans. Warrior Wellness provides alternative therapies and engagement for veterans impacted by the traumas of war.
The mission of Community Action Stops Abuse is to challenge all forms of domestic violence. The organization focuses on advocacy, prevention, intervention, and support services.
PCA encourages young athletes to play the right way through valuable life lessons. They also provide parents and coaches with training and education to reinforce safe and positive competition.
The Rough Riders are a living memorial for the accomplishments of President Teddy Roosevelt. The group provides assistance through college scholarships, academic awards, & home restorations for physically challenged members of the community. They are also known for their famous Teddy Bear Runs.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay responds to community members in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. By dialing 2-1-1, support is just a phone call away. A new center to help sexual assault victims is also planned for the southern part of Hillsborough County.
“Guitars shredded. Faces melted. Friends forever.” Girls Rock St. Pete is making “herstory” to promote self-confidence, creativity, and a sense of community among girls aged 8-17 years. Participants form bands and write original songs to perform live for hundreds of fans.