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Advocates For Safer Communities, Inc.

813-672-2757
8475 Quarter Horse Drive
Riverview FL 33569

AFSC, Inc. provides support to families who have lost their child to murder and the case is a cold case presently unsolved. The mission of the organization is to educate and create awareness among youth, families and communities through promotion of programs, intervention, literature and other strategies to assist in the decrease of potential violent tragedies from occurring.

Alzheimer's Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

727-578-2558
14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709
Clearwater FL 33762

~ You may also try 1-800-272-3900 ~ The Alzheimer's Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves people living with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder and their caregivers through the Florida Gulf Coast from eight regional offices and a mobile unit - the Memory Mobile. Florida Counties served: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardy, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Polk, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter.

American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

786-363-2700
PO Box 25477
Tampa FL 33622

The Greater Tampa Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida (FL) is chartered for the local ACLU membership of Greater Tampa including the Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Sumter Counties of Florida. Pinellas County ACLU members have a separately chartered chapter. The southern Greater Tampa Bay counties are chartered to the Sarasota Chapter. They may also be reached at ACLUFL_Tampa@yahoo.com

American Diabetes Association

813-885-5007
4902 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite #295
Tampa FL 33634

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Access to information is an important part of the fight against diabetes. As the leading voice in the diabetes community, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing all people affected by diabetes, the health care professionals who work on their behalf, and the general public with up-to-date diabetes-related information, tools and resources. We focus our efforts on three outcomes: 1. Raising the awareness of diabetes as a serious disease. 2. Addressing the epidemic of diabetes through prevention, information and education initiatives. 3. Reaching diverse groups of people who have diabetes, their families and health care professionals, with the goal of reducing the incidence and impact of complications.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ~ Tampa Bay Chapter

727-612-7032
1444 S Belcher Road, Ste 101
Clearwater FL 33764

AFSP is the largest not for profit in the US dedicated to the prevention of suicide through research, advocacy and education. AFSP also reaches out the mentally ill and those impacted by suicide loss... Jason Tompkins, Chapter Director ~ 813-784-0153 Corporate Office, AFSP ~ 120 Wall Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005 website: afsp.org

American Red Cross ~ Florida's West Coast Region

813-348-4820
3310 West Main St.
Tampa FL 33607

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Florida's West Coast Region of the American Red Cross serves Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Since 1881, Red Cross has worked to support your community during its greatest times of need. Now local Red Crosses are joining forces to better serve you. Together we continue our oldest traditions while providing new resources to prepare for tomorrow.

Animal Based Charities

813-380-5674
4340 S Manhattan Ave
Tampa FL 33611

Animal Based Charities provides adoption venues for animal rescue groups at no charge. We also provide free food, bedding, and accessories to the groups. To date we have given away over 26,000 pounds of food and helped find homes for over 1200 animals. We are proud to provide this service to the hard working rescue groups. We now have a Thrift Store to help in funding adoption events. ABC is staffed solely by volunteers and is a recognized 501c3 (not for profit).

Animal Coalition of Tampa - A.C.T.

813-250-3900
1719 West Lemon St
Tampa FL 33606

Mission-based, non-profit spay/neuter clinic offering low cost vaccinations, and flea and heartworm prevention products.

Arche Legacy, Inc.

727-861-5009
15045 US Hwy 19
Hudson FL 34667

PURPOSE: Arche Legacy, Inc. is a diversified Non-Profit Organization designed to bridge disadvantaged teens thru young adults (and/or family-caregivers) transitioning from their current environment into social independence....MISSION: It is our objective to offer support, resource assistance, career guidance, training for life skills and other useful information. We encourage success, inspire confidence and promote individual self awareness through shared experiences, communication, achievements and referrals. As current issues arise, we will expand to build future solutions.

Arts Council of Hillsborough County

813-276-8250
707 N. Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Tampa FL 33602

Mission Statement: To develop, nurture, coordinate and promote performing, literary and visual arts in Hillsborough County, and to contract for artistic services all for the enjoyment, education, cultural enrichment and benefit of the citizens of Hillsborough County. The Council is the designated funding source for cultural services and is governed by a 15-member board of directors appointed by the County Commissioners. The Council has no membership, but does have a cultural alliance of leaders of arts organizations and artists to derive a common community-wide agenda and to provide a base for arts advocacy. The Council is divided into two divisions: Arts in Education and Program Services (see website for list of services).

Because of Ezra

A Tampa-based non-profit organization which raises awareness and funding to combat pediatric solid mass cancers. Ezra Matthews, son of the organization’s founders Kyle and Robyn, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in October 2009 and November 8, 2010, Ezra passed on. His parents now fight so that the thousands of kids who live with this cancer under a 30% survival rate stand a fighting chance.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc

888.293.2535

A non-profit organization that provides mentors for at-risk children in the community. Volunteers are encouraged to spend just a few hours a month mentoring a child doing things they both enjoy: going to the park, baking cookies, helping with homework, or just hanging out. We also launched a new program called 'Sports Buddies'. Big Brothers have the opportunity to spend time with their Little Brother participating in sports together and also enjoying free tickets to various professional sporting events in the Tampa Bay community. We serve children in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties.

Buddy Cruise Inc.

877-BDY-CRUZ
PO Box 162
Lithia FL 33547

The mission of Buddy Cruise is to provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, inclusion and advancement for individuals with Down syndrome. Our events are a forum for prominent educational speakers to address a wide range of Down syndrome and disability related topics. Buddy Cruise is unique because we not only give families the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, but they are able to network with other families from across the globe that are in similar situations and form lasting bonds. All of this is done on a cruise ship allowing for inclusive opportunities throughout the ship and in the various ports of call. Families who otherwise have a very hard time finding a scenario to meet all family members’ needs are accommodated with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities.

CAIR ~ Council on American-Islamic Relations

813.514.1414
8056 N. 56th Street
Tampa FL 33617

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Fax. 813.514.1415

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center

813-641-8545

Located in Ruskin, on the Little Manatee River, this 160-acre Hillsborough County preserve packs a variety of Florida habitats into a small space, plus offers a Nature Center, Fossil Museum, Native Peoples Camp, butterfly habitat, native plant gardens and nursery, canoe launch, and trails through pine flatwoods, hardwood hammock and swamp. It is home to a healthy gopher tortoise population, plus an abundance of other interesting plants and wildlife. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin and is operated as a partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks , Recreation and Conservation

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at USF

813-974-3532
13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd - MHC 2113A
Tampa FL 33612-3899

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is a community based program, funded by the Florida Department of Education through an annual grant, that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model. Services are delivered wherever families, professionals, schools, agencies or businesses are located within our 14 county region of southwest Florida.

Center for Inquiry Tampa

813.849.7571
Tampa FL

The purpose of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry and humanist values. We invite your participation in our family-friendly, reason-oriented community in pursuing your principles in an effective and positive manner. CFI, the largest worldwide organization of freethinkers and skeptics, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation that encourages evidence-based inquiry into science, pseudoscience, medicine and health, religion, ethics, secularism, and society. Our Tampa branch is all volunteer. We are noted for our lectures and socials.

Central Florida Parent Center, Inc.

Our non-profit is a new organization providing services for 30 counties in Central Florida. We offer training, information, and support to families who have children and young adults with disabilities or special needs. All of our services are free, and we are all parents or family members of children or individuals with disabilities ourselves! We understand your challenges and are here to help...Our organizational philosophies are: Parent to Parent Support, Cultural Respect, Grassroots Outreach, Informed Choice, Interactive Training, and Collaboration Vs. Confrontation.

Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, Inc.

A non-profit organization that assists in rescuing, fostering and adopting Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. Foster homes and volunteers are always welcome. 100% of fees and donations go to the medical care, rehabilitation and re-homing of our dogs in need.

Children's Home Society

813-385-2773

Established in 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is one of Florida’s oldest private not-for-profit organizations providing services to children and families. CHS delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children. Every year, CHS helps to improve the lives of about 100,000 children and family members.

CLEAN WATER ACTION

813-247-2150
2002 E 5TH AVE, SUITE 101
Tampa, Ybor City FL 33605

CLEAN WATER ACTION IS A NON PROFIT ENVIROMENTAL LOBBY COMMITTED TO ELECTING ECO FRIENDLY CANDIDATES AND PASSING PROGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. WE WELCOME VOLUNTEERS,JOB APPLICANTS--AND ANYONE WITH A CONCERN FOR FLORIDA'S FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT.

Clearwater Art Alliance, Inc.

PO Box 955
Clearwater FL 33757-0955

Clearwater Arts Alliance, Inc., a non-profit 501c(3) agency formed in 1999, strongly believes that the arts promote economic vitality, prepare our students for success, enhance our appeal as a tourist destination, and improve our quality of life. We partner with businesses, schools, artists, and organizations to support the arts in the greater Clearwater area in programs such as: Arts Teacher Grants (for classroom projects, supplies, and training)... Student arts awards and exhibitions in public buildings... Orchestra and chorus concerts by Pinellas students at Ruth Eckerd Hall... Creative Aging arts programs for older adults... Cultural tourism initiatives such as public art projects, exhibits, and events...

CLEARWATER COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER

727-517-7776
1001 Gulf Blvd
Sand Key, Clearwater FL 33767

The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit. The mission of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center is to provide safe, enriching and affordable sailing opportunities to local residents and visitors, including youth, seniors and the disabled for the enjoyment and benefit of our entire community. For more info, contact Sue Steward at sue@clearwatercommunitysailing.org

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Dial 2-1-1 to reach the Hillsborough County crisis hotline 24 hours/day. If you need assistance, please call 813-964-1964 (office) or 813-969-4934 (media contact) * Bringing help, hope and healing to people facing serious life challenges. We can help you cope with the devastating trauma of sexual or physical violence, domestic violence or abuse, depression and despair, substance abuse, financial problems, family issues or whenever life’s challenges start to weigh you down.

Crowley Museum and Nature Center

16405 Myakka Road
Sarasota 34240

Mission Statement: To facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of our natural and cultural resources as relevant to Southwest Florida habitats, to promote environmental awareness and to foster responsible stewardship. Telephone/ Fax Number (941) 322-1000

Cypress Center for Well-Being

813.574.6920
402 E. Oak Ave, Suite 101
Tampa FL 33602

Cypress Center for Well-Being (formerly known as The Cypress Initiative, Inc.), is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 2007 to promote well-being, healthy and productive relationships, and resiliency in individuals, organizations and communities through the understanding of principles explaining how we create and change our experience of life. Our mission is “Creating a Better Life from the Inside Out”

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE)

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE) is a no-kill, non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue group. As such DARE specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dachshunds and dachshund-mixes regardless of age or health-related issues. As all of the DARE members are volunteers, 100% of every single penny donated to DARE is spent to further DARE's mission of the rescue, rehabiliation and re-homing of dachshunds. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue, all donations to DARE are tax-deductible and DARE will provide you with a receipt for all donations to ensure you are able to take advantage of appropriate and applicable tax deductions related to your DARE donations.

Earth Charter

An International People's Declaration of INTERdependence for respect for nature, human rights, economic justice, participatory democracy, and a culture of peace.