Ways to Help
BONITA SPRINGS -- Chris Jeffray had it all planned. His father Russ, now in his fourth year as a cancer survivor, would join his mother Karen and fly down from New Jersey for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Estero/Bonita Springs on April 4 at Bonita Springs High School. He also had friends flying in from Massachusetts and California. The coronavirus changed all of that. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Cancer Society suspended all in-person events through mid May, but it didn’t suspend Chris’ desire to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. So now he’s inviting the world to fly down and join him -- virtually.(Read more)https://www.facebook.com/notes/american-cancer-society-florida/relay-for-life-bonita-springsestero-bounces-back-with-virtual-5k-event/2648630495356286/
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we wanted to reach to you as a supporter of The Florida Aquarium. While the aquarium is closed to the public, we remain steadfast in our mission and are focused on our vision for the future. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve launched a new Adopt an Animal program. This fun program, which has a variety of options, allows everyone around the country to share in a bit of the Aquarium. Whether you want to digitally adopt a sea star, or send a friend or loved one a special otter to love on, there are many ways that you can share your passion for our aquatic creatures. Yes, you can even adopt Nemo!
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Advocate for change. Help us raise awareness about the reality of hunger in America. By creating a dialogue with legislators, the media and the public, you can make a difference in the lives of more than 35 million hungry Americans. Advocate, connect with others and donate your time or financial support.
Did you hear.... another Big Cat Rescue Auction is coming soon... Purr-chase one of a kind & unique items that benefit the Big Cats!Sign up for our email alerts for upcoming Big Cat Rescue eBay items and never miss an Auction or opportunity to uniquely support the cats!Make sure you sign up for an eBay account or are logged in ahead of time and follow our account for new items!
Are you an Amazon shopper? You can support Blanket Tampa Bay without having to donate a dime! When you shop through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity you select. It's EASY! Click this link to AmazonSmile Follow the prompts That's it! Enjoy shopping! You'll still receive the same great deals and selection, but now you'll get even more by supporting your community while you do!Now available in the Amazon Shopping app Learn more BLANKET TAMPA BAY Corp Change Location: Land O Lakes, FL | Year Founded: 2016 Mission: Blanket Tampa Bay is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to serving the homeless and working poor by providing the basic needs for everyday living Programs: Urban Rest Stop Tampa Bay, Blanket Tampa Bay
ECHO is in desperate need of volunteers who will hep us serve in the month of August.Our student volunteers will be heading back to school and our normal standby retirees are still understandably a bit hesitant to come back to the front lines.We could really use your help any day of the week Monday - Friday from 9-1:30.Both locations are in need.
507 N Parsons Ave, Brandon, FL 33510
We need support/funding to enhance our remote learning platform! We want to add a Learning Management System to Microsoft Teams. Help us with Preparedness, OnBoarding, and Staying Engaged.As the pandemic forced students to remote learning, our students are disproportionately impacted. Many are from low income HH’s likely to suffer most from increased unemployment and economic uncertainty. Parents are unprepared to “homeschool” – lower education, less time (high % of “essential workers”). Our students were already lagging academically.
Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation
4133 Cortez Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Coaching a Girls on the Run program is the most rewarding way to get involved with Girls on the Run. You get to experience the program first hand, feel a sense of accomplishment that you have made a difference in the lives of girls and have a ton of fun with your team of coaches and incredible girls.Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run® curriculum to program participants. This position works closely with the Council Director and entails approximately 4 hours per week with additional time required on two to three weekend days for: training; a community race event; and for First Aid/CPR training, if necessary.Major responsibilities include: preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons; leading the program participants through each lesson; serving as a role model and mentor; coaching program participants on proper stretching, running form, hydration and sports nutrition; attending a community running race with program participants and other volunteers; attending 1 Mid Season Coach Appreciation Meeting; interacting with parents of program participants; and understanding and believing in the mission of the organization and program.
Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay
2519 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts - benefitting the Mahaffey TheaterPLEASE JOIN TODAY!Options for giving include Individual Membership, Corporate Membership, Corporate Partnerships, Sponsorships, Grants – and Employer Matching Gifts.The Member Program benefits may include early access to performances, waived service fees, free parking, meet-and-greet experiences, invitations to special events, recognition, and much more!We also provide Corporate Membership offering lots of recognition for small businesses and Corporate Partnerships for larger companies looking for a more robust and customized benefits package. Together, we can help you reach your business goals while supporting the performing arts in our community. Whether you need client entertaining opportunities or brand exposure, we have something for you.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
400 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
One-on-one mentoring makes SRN unique.When a student joins our program, he or she is paired with a mentor who is carefully selected to help that student succeed, based on his or her personality and needs. The mentor teaches the student social, emotional and life skills. The mentors act as a trusting confidante, building relationships that last a lifetime. For the first time in their lives, these students feel stable.The results are nothing short of spectacular. Not only do the students obtain the skills needed to succeed and end the cycle of homelessness, but they also gain a lifelong relationship with someone who truly care about them.
Become a Mentor for
Starting Right Now
1212 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606
We are dedicated to addressing the needs of the residents, families, and businesses in this community. Many families are challenged with finding resources to assist in these unprecedented times. Combining case management, education, job training, parenting education, and ongoing support, STEPS provides wrap-around services to assist families in stabilization. This funding will serve 4 University Area families in our STEPS program, changing the lives of an estimated 14 individuals over a one year period.
University Area CDC
14013 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33613
Jasmine has a BIG reminder - you can donate to the cats at NO COST TO YOU when you select BCR as your charity on Amazon Smile and shop Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com. It is exactly the same as regular Amazon EXCEPT when you use the Smile URL Amazon donates .5% of your purchase to BCR. It's added up to over $256,000 for the cats over the past several years!Unique charity link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3330495Thanks for supporting Big Cat Rescue and continuing to generate donations by shopping at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile ON in the app.
Companionship, Help & Access by Telephone for Seniors (CHATS) is a Gulf Coast JFCS program that matches seniors with a volunteer caller so they can enjoy a weekly telephone chat.CHATS program staff matches callers based on preferences and interests. Callers work together to decide what day and time to chat. CHATS is free, only a reliable land line or cell phone is required.WHY CHATS?Research shows friends are good for your health Callers can become lifelong friends Callers can connect you to Gulf Coast JFCS resources that might be helpful You can learn and share something together Callers can make you SMILETo learn more, email [email protected] or call our CHATS Program Coordinator at 727-450-7278.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
14041 Icot Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760
Job Description: Checkout RecorderArrival Time: 9:15 AMLast Client: 12:30/1:00 PMMask RequiredDuties on Food Distribution Day(s):1. Client will present single-use number to Checkout Recorder to match the Client to the open visit record in Food Bank Manager.2. Tally weight of Client’s goods and record total in Food Bank Manager and close out Client’s visit.3. Provide Client with a “Next Visit Card” with a date 30 days from current visit.4. Mark all Client records as “Complete” before logging off Food Bank Manager.5. Thoroughly sanitize computer, mouse, scale and general desk area before leaving.
The WORD! Initiative + KEEP ST. PETE LIT! are on a mission to elevate literacy rates among youth in South St. Pete! We’re doing this through the installation of free book exchanges, titled WORD! Book Boxes. When a child grabs a book from a WORD! Book Box they’ll have free access to culturally inclusive and uplifting books. How you can help: Host a book drive for our WORD! Box Boxes! We need new and gently-used culturally diverse kids and young adult books to go in our free book boxes in four locations in South St. Pete. You can also help us keep St. Pete reading by making a tax-deductible donation to WORD! BOOK BOX sponsor, KEEP ST. PETE LIT! The money will go towards the purchase of new books and to add more book boxes! WORD! Book Boxes are located at: -Community Health Centers of Pinellas- Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center…
ob Description: Client RegistrarArrival Time: 9:00 AMLast Client Accepted: NoonMask RequiredDuties on Food Distribution Day(s):1. Log onto Food Bank Manager and open card printer program.2. Greet Clients as they enter pantry. Client to provide either a valid ID or a Dunedin Cares ID card. Make sure all Clients entering the pantry are wearing masks!3. If Client has Dunedin Cares ID card, scan the card, which will open a new visit record in Food Bank Manager. Enter the Client’s guest number, confirm the number of family members and connect Client with their assigned Shopper.4. If Client does not have a Dunedin Cares ID card but is already in the database, obtain their last name to find their record in Food Bank Manager and create a new visit for this Client. Make an ID card for the Client and test scan the ID card before providing to Client.5. If Client is new, review their ID, set up a new Client record in Food Bank Manager, create a new visit for that day and make a Dunedin Cares ID card. Test scan the ID card before providing to Client.6. At the end of the food distribution, enter volunteer hours and donations into Food Bank Manager. Log off Food Bank Manager and close card printer program.7. Thoroughly sanitize computer, mouse and general desk area prior to closing out.
Assist 211 in tracking program changes with local health and human service organizations in order to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the community.You can easily participate in your own home.
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares
5500 Rio Vista Dr #5500, Clearwater, FL 33760
Computer Mentors has assisted youth being impacted by the “Digital Divide” for the last 23 years. Though many thought the divide had been alleviated, the coronavirus has exposed a persistent divide. Additionally, the current divide now determines whether or not children can participate in education. Contact us for more details.
Computer Mentors, Inc.
2802 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
Deliver a lunchtime meal to homebound seniors. Typically 10-15 clients per route which averages 1 ½ -2 hours. Monday-Friday opportunities, typically between 10:30am-12:30pm. There are nine locations between Gulfport and Palm Harbor from which to choose. Spouses/partners can team up to do the deliveries together or independently.
Neighborly Meals on Wheels of Pinellas County
13945 Evergreen Ave 4th Floor, Clearwater, FL 33762
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is in need of volunteers to assist in our Dental Clinic with fillings, extractions, and cleanings. Currently, we treat adults aged 18-64 without private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and who do not qualify for low-income opportunities, per Pinellas County Health Dept.We are specifically looking for volunteers to assist as:Dentists Dental Assistants Dental HygienistsIf you're interested in learning more or attending our next New Volunteer Info Session, please contact our Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at 727-821-1200 x 114 or [email protected]
The core of our award-winning online safety program is presented in a classroom or group setting. With schools and businesses closed we are unable to provide our traditional programs. We are working now on developing a digital program that can be done at home. We are offering a reformatted online version of the Garfield cartoons to families for FREE along with weekly tips and activities for the children. Our plan is to have a complete digital program available by the end of May but could use financial and technical help to make this possible. We would also like to convert the program to a game based app.
Center for Cyber Safety and Education
311 Park Place Blvd #610, Clearwater, FL 33759
Please donate to us through Amazon Smile, Ebay, or on our website. All funds are going to help students. We also have some custom t-shirts that we will accept donations for to help the cause. Our Help Line program helps the students get into a shelter as soon as possible and/or helping the student find a food pantry. We do need some help operating the Help Line and we need help with fundraising.