Instruments of Change® is a 501©3 non-profit bringing music education and instruments to children who cannot afford it. Our primary mission is to profoundly impact the lives of disadvantaged children through the gifts of musical instrument donation, instruction and performance. Children who complete our band program earn an instrument when they enroll in middle school music programs. It's our desire to ensure that money is not a barrier to a child's ability to learn and play an instrument. Through relationships with the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Children's Board, Hillsborough County Schools, and Ruth Eckerd Hall, Instruments of Change® will reach more than 500 children with musical instruments and/or instruction this year. Through our programs, we're "Changing Lives One Note at a Time".
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Jewish Family & Childrens Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS) is a fully accredited, community-based social service organization delivering a broad range of services, including counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach and education to children, adults, families, seniors, and veterans on a secular, non-denominational basis. JFCS promotes self-sufficiency, providing people with the resources to cope and overcome lifes challenges. To learn more, please visit our website.
Kathy's Place 4 Hope, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is a center for grieving children. It is a community of trained volunteers who provide a safe and compassionate place for children to grow through grief and bereavement. Participation in program activities helps children transform themselves and build the means of remembering. While no staff receives compensation and families are not charged for attending, we need support from the community to provide services. Services such as program night, summer camp, consultations to other agencies and maintaining a library depend on donations. While staff members are volunteer based, they adhere to professional standards. These standards are similar to those used for medical privacy. For instance, information about you or your children will be kept confidential.
~ KHCB is a non-profit organization that works to prevent litter, promote recycling and conservation, clean up and beautify our communities through action and education. We coordinate the Great American Cleanup and International Coastal Cleanup on a local level and have many other programs for volunteers to be involved with including Adopt-A-Road, Adopt-A-Shore, Adopt-A-Spot, our Annual Litter Index Survey, and beautification projects. To ensure the people living in our county understand the importance of litter prevention and recycling, we also give educaitonal presentations in schools and for Homeowners Association, Crime Watch groups, and other civic organizations throughout the year.
813-935-8441 ext, 228 813-915-0063 (fax) "There are a thousand ways to inspire a child"
~ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit achievement center that provides a broad range of individuals with access to therapy based activities, classes and structured programs developed and run by Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapists. KIB is a place where children, adults, and families with any level of needs and any level of income can participate in programs that are developed by skilled professionals. Fax 813-677-5029
Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute ~ Music is the language of the human race. It is spoken and understood by every human being on this planet. We can communicate with others even if we don’t speak their language through music. Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute is an organization that helps children who are from low-income or single parent families who have incomes at or below the national poverty level. These children may be from families that are homeless or unemployed, and many of these children are being raised by Christian brotherhood, family members or through the foster care system due to no fault of their own. Greg Koss established Koss Music and Cultural Arts Institute ( KMCAI ) in Florida and has been teaching “under-privileged and disadvantaged” youth for over 40 years. This Music Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non profit public charitable organization. The Koss kids mostly come from homes and families who under normal circumstances may not have been able to afford to put their kids through music school. Koss and his other music teachers have dedicated hundreds of hours to help these families and kids.
Contact: Bridgette Puertas Media Coordinator La Leche League of Clearwater meets every third Wednesday at 7:00 PM and the first Thursday at 10:00AM of the month at the Church of the Good Shepherd Nursery in Dunedin, located at 639 Edgewater Drive. Call Susan Graham at 467-9559 or Heidi Buck at 787-5517 for more information on meetings or breastfeeding help or visit the La Leche League web site at www.lalecheleague.org and/or www.lllusa.org. La Leche League is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Lakeland Choral Society is dedicated to awarding music scholarships to vocal students. Our organization endeavors to give back to the community through our shared love of song, and to inspire a new generation of musicians to appreciate great works of choral literature. Music is a powerfully emotive tool capable of creating community where isolation existed. Among the aspirations of the Lakeland Choral Society is that of bridging the distance between the cities and towns of Polk County so that together they may resonate with the timeless harmonies of great choral music.
"Learning is for Everyone, Inc. is a nonâprofit education resource organization empowering families and individuals with information and networking resources at all levels of learning, at all stages of life, on the web and off. Our goal is to support the Curiosity Driven Life â to help inspire the lifelong love of learning that we all need to live intentionally, meaningfully and successfully in the 21st century."
The mission of the Lions Eye Institute Foundation is to support sight-related outreach, education, treatment and education. The Foundation supports the mission of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research to restore sight and ultimately discover new cures for blinding eye diseases.
Toll free in the state of Florida 1.800.684.9276 ~ Our mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, and increase awareness among health professionals and the public. The Greater Florida Chapter serves 47 counties in the state of Florida.
We are a non-profit Community Theatre ~ Joe LoPinto, President, Masque Community Theatre (813) 989-0950 Ext. 1
The mission of Miles for Hope is to raise awareness and funding of cutting edge brain tumor research as well as clinical trials and to provide travel assistance to qualified patients. Through our work, we intend on finding not only treatments that provide a better quality of life for those suffering with a brain tumor, but to find a cure.
The Morean Arts Center connects people with art through innovative, community-oriented art and arts education and contributes to the economic development of the region. We operate 4 different facilities in and around downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. (including Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop located at 714 -1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, Morean Arts Center for Clay located at 420 - 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 and The Chihuly Collection, Presented by the Morean Arts Center located at 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701) ~ We offer more than 250 studio art classes each year in all media taught by professional artists, showcase contemporary art through exhibitions focused on local artists, provide daily clay and glassblowing demonstrations for the public, and present the Chihuly Collection, a permanent exhibition by the noted studio glass artist, Dale Chihuly (address above). Visit our gallery shops for world-class art and gifts! For more information, visit our web site, www.moreanartscenter.org
Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk DrivingÂ® (MADD) is the nationâs largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADDâs Campaign to Eliminate Drunk DrivingÂ® will end this danger on Americaâs roads. PowerTalk 21Â® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parentsâ¢ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD (or the local number, above).
Narconon is a non-profit drug rehab program dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon network consists of over 100 drug rehab and drug prevention and education centers around the world. The Narconon drug rehabilitation program results in drug-free lives, with the majority of our graduates going on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 40 years, demonstrate the success and results of Narconon program. Narconon staff also work hard to eliminate drug abuse before it starts. Narconon drug prevention and education centers educate hundreds of thousands of people each year with live presentations and bring the truth to millions more through video presentations and written materials, thus reducing and eliminating drug addiction and abuse. For outside the U.S. visit our worldwide directory to contact a center near you.
Tampa Bay areaâs premier professional not-for-profit musical theater, offering the best in live productionsâfrom fresh looks at classic musicals, to lively and powerful thought-provoking new works. NAT is making its home for the inaugural season at the Hough Concert Hall at the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. Visit the website to find information on the company, upcoming shows and events, memberships and online ticket sales.
Operation Productive Endeavor Inc. (OPE) was officially incorporated in 2004. The mission of OPE is to provide resources and services to the under-served community of the Tampa Bay area that will help people be more productive. OPE seeks to help individuals and the Tampa Bay community:ââ To develop self-confidence, self-respect, and build a better community; To develop capacities for leadership and encourage individuals to use them responsibly in their own community. Philosophy: The strength of OPE is centered on volunteerism.â Community collaborations are formed as a means to accomplishing the overall mission of OPE. OPE is an organization of people where individuals grow and develop by moving from casual to committed relationship with the organization that benefit the common good. OPE seeks to develop strong individuals, strong families and strong communities.
Out & Equal Tampa Bay educates and empowers organizations, human resources professionals, employee resource groups and individual employees through programs and services. Our goal is for these programs to result in equal policies at the local and state levels, along with equal opportunities, practices and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression or characteristics.
Parkinson Research Foundation
The Parkinson Research Foundation is a nonprofit health organization providing Parkinson's research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to cure Parkinson's and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.The money raised by the Foundation funds research, information programs, and advocacy and awareness efforts that will support the over one million people with Parkinson's in communities across America
Pathfinder Outdoor Education offers experiential âhands-onâ education programs led by expertly trained facilitators. Our mission is to help youth and adults develop positive and engaged learning communities. Schools, corporate organizations and special interest groups can participate in one to five day events at several beautiful outdoor settings throughout Florida. Experiential classes are offered in a range of topics, including: leadership training: environmental education; building a strong corporate community; social justice and diversity training; outdoor adventure: fun and bonding â¦ and more. All programs are conducted in a physically and emotionally safe environment, to support the optimal learning experience.
~ In 1991, Melissa and Risa co-founded the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of funding research that will lead to the elimination of childhood cancer worldwide. The only way a cure will be found for this disease is through research. Since its formation, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation has funded millions of dollars in grants to leading institutions including All Children's Research Institute, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, the University of Florida in Gainesville, the University of Miami School of Medicine and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Through seed grants, we support research projects that are in the early stages of development. The funds researchers receive help them develop, nourish and begin proving their theories.
Our mission is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education and advocacy. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the worldâs oldest and largest family planning organization. The Southwest and Central Florida affiliate began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services (including birth control, annual exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, cervical and breast cancer screenings, HIV testing, and information about having safer sex and comprehensive education) to women, men and teens in Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.
The UACDC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. It doesnât take a magic wand to heal a community encompassing four square miles with more than 50,000 at-risk residents. It takes perseverance and an unwavering commitment building non-traditional public and private partnerships with a coalition of agencies, government officials, private citizens, businesses, law enforcement and area residents. Collective efficacy, the willingness for all these groups to come together in an unprecedented show of unity, foresight and belief that positive changes can be made, is at the core of succeeding.
Through quality and innovation, Quest has built communities where people with disabilities have achieved their goals for more than 40 years. From a variety of residential and employment options, to behavioral therapy and even a recreational summer camp, Quest serves more than 1,000 individuals on any given day in Central Florida. By offering these opportunities to learn, live, work and play, children and adults can imagine and achieve their full capabilities. Fax: 813-626-8622