The “Giving Back” Goes On and On
The Chargebacks911 Chargeback Charity Challenge came to a close in May, and we’re happy to report it was a resounding success. Over the last year, 50 worthwhile organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area and abroad were awarded a monetary grant to aid in their efforts. In addition, Chargebacks911 would helped raise awareness on social media and encouraged employees to get involved (when appropriate). The project was so successful, in fact, that we decided to do it again.
Introducing Take Charge for Charity.
Similar to the Charity Challenge, this project will see us recognizing a different community partner every week for the next year. Each will receive a special grant, with the amount varying based on the role and the need of the organization.
Take Charge for Charity is entirely supported by Chargebacks911, but we encourage every business to join us with their own challenge.
“Helping others is at the core of everything we do here. We started this company to support innocent merchants who were being victimized by chargeback fraud. Giving back to the community is just one more way we can help.”Chargebacks911
50 in 50 Program honorees include:
Formed in 1992, Keep Pinellas Beautiful is a volunteer-based organization building a culture of environmentally responsible citizens in Pinellas County. The promote litter prevention, conservation, and city beautification.
ECHO of Brandon provides emergency food, clothing, and stability programs such as GED classes and more to families and individuals. 15,000 people received assistance through ECHO of Brandon in 2018.
Meals On Wheels of Tampa strengthens our community by serving more than 700 seniors and homebound individuals with a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their door by a caring volunteer.
Rise Tampa ensures city officers receive the latest training, safety equipment, and cutting-edge technology to fight crime. The organization also provides growth opportunities to underprivileged children.
The Kind Mouse feeds local children with food insecurities every week, here in our own backyard. The Kind Mouse helps thousands of chronically hungry, newly-hungry, homeless and at-risk families.
Random Acts of Flowers has been delivering hope and encouragement through flowers to people in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice centers in the Tampa Bay area for over 5 years.
Southend Food Bank is part of a nationwide network supported by The Trussell Trust to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. This network provided 1,332,952 three-day food supplies to needy individuals in 2017.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. As they put it, "every child deserves a safe place to sleep."
Enriching Escape’s mission is to improve the quality of life, mental health, and development of special needs children and their families by making guilt-free opportunities to relax and recharge possible.
Southend YMCA is a leading children and young peoples' charity. They work in parts of Essex and the Thames Gateway, supporting some of the region's most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.
Homeless Helping Homeless' mission is to provide emergency shelter to individuals in need. HHH is one of just 14 peer-operated shelters in the US, and the only such facility in the Tampa Bay area.
TW Foundation Inc. was founded by Todd Woodfill just over one year ago. The foundation focuses on suicide prevention and helping young people, veterans, and first responders overcome hardship.
The Florida Soccer Club provides opportunities for Tampa Bay area kids to participate in organized soccer programs. The group promotes values of fair play and personal development.
Operation PAR helps children, adults and their families overcome struggles with substance abuse and mental health, offering prevention, intervention and treatment services since 1970.
The Arc Tampa Bay is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to support and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities here in the Bay area by providing services and other resources.
The Children's Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational, emotional and financial assistance to children with cancer or chronic blood disorders and their families.
Metropolitan Ministries’ mission is to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity, and instill self-sufficiency.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and part of the evangelical universal Christian Church. Their mission is to preach the gospel and meet human needs through donation drives and other fundraising avenues.
Faith Cafe's primary goal is to feed the hungry. Monday through Saturday, they offer guests a comfortable, safe environment to come and enjoy a meal. Faith Cafe also distributes lightly used clothing, blankets, and other essential items.
Dunedin Cares Inc. aims to help alleviate hunger and meet the other key needs of our community. This is done by soliciting food donations and financial support to sustain a food pantry for needy individuals and families.
Pinellas Beekeepers is a local group whose purpose is to learn, teach, promote, and share beekeeping knowledge. Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and Pinellas Beekeepers works to educate people about them.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of nonprofit medical facilities throughout North America. Headquartered here in Tampa, the hospitals provide lifesaving medical treatments for children, regardless of their parents' ability to pay.
The Community Development And Training Center, Inc. are developing a local skills bank to provide organizational training and help those they work with overcome barriers to growth and overall well-being.
HARP provide essential services and long term solutions to support local people taking steps to overcome homelessness. With HARP's help, local people can overcome homelessness, once and for all.
The Follett Educational Foundation is a non-profit arm of the Follett Corporation. Their mission is to provide college scholarships to the students of Follett associates and enable their ongoing education.
Clothes to Kids, Inc. aims to change lives, one at a time, by providing new and quality used clothing to low-income or in-crisis, school-age children, all free of charge.
Community Learning Center provides affordable tutoring services to families at all income levels. They strive to inspire children and making learning a fun, relevant and lifelong passion.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation partners with individuals and corporations who share their vision that all children deserve the best pediatric care available. They work together to make that vision a reality.
The Neonatal Unit at the Southend University Hospital provides urgent care for premature and other infants in need of intervention.
Countryside Cares operates the Helping Hands food bank. Their goal is to encourage and provide low-income families with the tools necessary to become independent members of the community.
The Homeless Empowerment Program aims to break the cycle of homelessness by providing individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay provides disadvantaged kids in the Tampa area with enduring and supportive one-to-one relationships to have a lifelong, positive impact on children's lives.
The Parkinson Research Foundation works to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funding research, while providing education and services to enhance quality of life for Parkinson patients, caregivers, and families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC ventures include no-cost mobile clinics, facilities for families of hospitalized children, and more.
The Humane Society of Manatee County serves the southern quarter of the Tampa Bay area, offering pet adoption, spaying and neutering, education, and other compassionate care services.
Gamers On the Edge use their passion for video games to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network. The group has given more than $50,000 to All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg, and they are growing fast!
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease, supporting education, research, advocacy, and other services since 1967.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans' service organization. They offer a variety of programs, services and events for US wounded veterans of military actions following September 11, 2001.
CMA is a nonprofit facility for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine wildlife. The aquarium, located just blocks from our main office, is the home of Winter the Dolphin, as seen in the movie Dolphin Tale.
The Pinellas Education Foundation is a coalition of business and community leaders supporting a variety of programs in Pinellas County schools including grants, scholarships, and supplementary education.
The Exploring program is a national youth organization for boys and girls age 14-20. The group provides real-world experience and leadership opportunities for participants in a chosen field of interest.