Chargebacks911® is Committed to Giving Back to Our Community
Our original 50 in 50 Challenge is over…but our mission has just begun! We at Chargebacks911 took it upon ourselves to continue the weekly charitable donations for local organizations with our Take Charge for Charity program. We’re helping those who represent the best of our community to do what they do.
Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, supporting the vulnerable…we’re looking to support these and other worthwhile causes. Together, we can help make our communities a better place to live for everyone!
Here are our 2023 beneficiaries:
Mentors for Hillsborough County Veterans
A charity of veterans helping veterans, this organization's primary purpose is to ‘fill the gap’ on many veteran requirements and needs often unavailable by the Court, the local government, or local community services. They continue to pay it forward without any expectation of compensation or recognition. In fact, their “reward” is in the grateful acknowledgment from those veterans and their families. The volunteer veteran mentors are the “quiet warriors” who will not rest until every veteran who is in trouble with the law is provided the needed resources to get well again and successfully reintegrate into our community.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
The St. Pete Free Clinic supports health equity by providing nutritious food for those who need it, increasing access to healthcare, helping those recovering from substance use with stable housing and support, and educating our community. Additionally, SPFC’s range of programs reduce the economic burdens of Pinellas County’s low-income and Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population by providing services that lower monthly out-of-pocket expenditures, contribute to savings and long-term economic stability, and support long-term individual and family wellness.
Advocates for World Health
Their mission is to provide medical products to clinics and hospitals worldwide. By redirecting usable medical supplies to health care providers and preventing viable equipment from entering the waste stream, AWH lowers the overhead costs of hospitals and relief agencies, strengthens the health care delivery system, and promotes eco-friendly practices.
This organization turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunities, by keeping those shoes from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs, and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Since 2006, together with their supporters, over 83 million pairs of shoes and pieces of clothing are out of landfills, which is more than 81 million pounds of textiles put to good use instead of going to waste. The shoes and clothes have been donated and distributed across the US and worldwide.
The Link Counseling Center
The Link has been around for more than 30 years providing counseling, psychotherapy and support groups to people of all ages, helping them to heal and rebuild their lives. In addition to individual, couples & family therapy, their not-for-profit organization provides pro bono support groups for suicide prevention and aftercare, the elderly and their families, and children in crisis and grief.
The goal of Celebrate Birthdays is to ensure that every foster child and all children in the Tampa Bay Area, regardless of the parent’s personal or financial circumstances, has the opportunity to receive a present, experience the joy of celebrating their birthday, and know that someone thinks they are special and cares about them.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful
Keep Pinellas Beautiful has a vision to create a culture of environmentally responsible citizens within our communities throughout the county. Their goal is to conserve and beautify our natural environment by means of community engagement and education. Their four main areas of focus are litter prevention, waste reduction, conservation, and beautification & community greening.
Meals on Wheels of Tampa
Meals On Wheels serves over 800 individuals a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by caring volunteers, providing nourishment for the body and encouragement for the soul. This organization strengthens the community by caring for a segment of our population who are often forgotten. Recipients receive a hot meal and a visit designed to achieve increased intake of nutritious food, improved personal outlook and health, and decreased feelings of isolation and loneliness.
The Armed Forces Families Foundation
The first line of support for our troops is their families. But, those family members often don’t have the support they need to endure the challenges of deployment. Based out of Clearwater, the Armed Forces Families Foundation was established to provide these families with a sense of community while their loved ones are away fighting for our freedom. Their focus is primarily on areas of significant need which often fall outside the tight budget constraints of the military and its family support organizations.
The Kind Mouse
The Kind Mouse is fighting to end hunger in Pinellas County one nibble at a time. Their mission is to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children, while developing the next generation of volunteers to carry the mantle. No hardworking individual and their family should ever go hungry. That's why they focus on three main activities: feeding local children, developing the next generation of community leaders, and assisting families in transition due to unforeseen economic hardship. They average over 3,500 tummies filled weekly.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast is to provide high quality after school club experiences proven to ensure our young people, especially those who need us most, are on track to graduate from high school with a plan, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle. Their vision is a Pinellas County community where all youth have access to quality out-of-school time programs that enable them to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens. They prioritize youth safety, academic success, health & wellness, building character & leadership, as well as workforce development for teens.
The Athena Society
The Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise Program recognizes and supports young women who are contributing members of their communities and demonstrate promise for even greater achievement. They are dedicated to creating a forum for interaction and collaboration, and to improving the status of women through broader acceptance of women in business and positions of authority.
Little Saint Nick Foundation
The mission of the Little Saint Nick Foundation is to create a positive mentality for kids in crisis through the compassionate power of a helping hand. They deliver smiles by connecting them with kids in local communities who are inspired to give back. The Little Saint Nick Foundation strives to lift kids up and realize their full potential.
Derrick Brooks Charities
Derrick Brooks Charities' mission is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live, to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong, productive leaders of tomorrow. They believe deeply in throwing the rope back to help pull our youth into an educated, empowered and emboldened future. These programs impact the lives of youth throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Despite medical advances and significant declines in cardiovascular deaths, a considerable gap in access to cardiovascular health care between developed and undeveloped countries continues to widen. CardioStart and its worldwide volunteers conduct two-week surgical missions in countries like Peru, Haiti, Uganda and Vietnam. They collaborate with local hospital staff to perform advanced cardiac surgery, pacemaker implantations, teach cardiac surgical techniques, ICU procedures and other patient care. To date, CardioStart has completed 55 comprehensive missions in 27 countries.
Save the Children
Save the Children works in the U.S. and around the world doing whatever it takes every day and in times of crisis to ensure children grow up healthy, educated, and safe. Due to the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria, Save the Children’s teams are currently on the ground in the region to respond as homes, buildings and essential infrastructure have been destroyed and these children need urgent support to access food, shelter, and warm clothing.
Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation breaks down barriers in exposure and access to the cyber profession and provides opportunities for individuals, groups, and organizations with the most need to benefit from (ISC)2's commitment to the profession.
360 Eats a nonprofit based in Tampa, Florida that is reshaping the food system with an innovative "360-degree" solution to food to provide sustainable solutions aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Their programs include mobile food rescue, sustainable catering services, a mobile gourmet soup kitchen, and a compost initiative that works with our communities to bridge the gaps between food waste, food insecurity, and sustainability.
Project Dynamo is a Tampa-based, veteran-led volunteer organization facilitating the rescue of American citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as innocent civilians from around the world, from hostile and deadly war zones, including Taliban-occupied Afghanistan and Russian-occupied Ukraine. To date, the group has rescued more than 8,000 people and continues to conduct rescue operations in Ukraine and Afghanistan.
Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco
The Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco is a program of Gulf Coast JFCS that supports families interested in adoption and helps connect children in foster care with their forever home. They work with local professional photographers to take beautiful portraits of the children, which are then displayed throughout galleries in the community, on the Heart Gallery’s website, and on social media, so that potential adoptive parents can find them. Since 2006, the Heart Gallery has helped find nearly 400 adoptive families for waiting children!
Sanderlin Family Center
The Sanderlin Center is a non-profit agency located in south St. Petersburg, Florida. The center’s focus areas are family, education, arts, economics, employment, positive values, and health & wellness. Some of their programs offered are: after school programs offering homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities such as gardening, coding, art, physical fitness, and dance.
HOPE Services helps older students and adults living with disabilities in our community to find their strengths and build the confidence necessary to find the right job for them. They do this by providing life skills, vocational evaluations, on the job training, work incentive planning and assistance, mental health counseling, and employment services.
We're proud to support them as this week's #TakeChargeForCharity recipient!