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Non-Profits and Community Organizations
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Distinguished as Sarasota's premier gallery for contemporary visual arts, Ringling College's Selby Gallery is a professional on-campus exhibition space that serves as both a center of learning and hub of extracurricular activity. The 3,000-square-foot Gallery presents major exhibitions by nationally and internationally celebrated artists, designers, illustrators and photographers from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as provide community programming in the form of lectures, forums, panel discussions, and performing arts events. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 10am â€“ 4pm; Tuesday 10am â€“ 7pm.
Celebrating over 40 years of commitment to the children of Hillsborough County, SERVE is the official volunteer arm of the Hillsborough County Public Schools. A private, non-profit organization, SERVE assists schools by providing volunteers to increase student achievement and to enhance their educational experiences. SERVE's programs include: Speakers Bureau (including Great American Teach-in), Training and Volunteer Management, School Based Volunteers, and Volunteer Screening. Volunteer with SERVE - Volunteers in Education today and make a difference in the lives of Hillsborough County students.
~ Toll free (800-536-3379) ~ SHARE Florida Food Network is a statewide non-profit organization that builds and strengthens communities, and rewards community service with substantial savings on high-quality food once a month. Everyone is welcome to participate in SHARE, regardless of income.
Our troupes perform throughout the Tampa Bay area. We cultivate awareness of the arts in the community, including theater, dramatic and comedic improv, film, and writing. The Showcase Arts Foundation consists of several performance troupes, including The Gypsy Stage Repertory Company (performs sophisticated and experimental plays), The Improv-ables (an improvisational comedy troupe), Risque Business (performs murder mysteries and Vaudeville-style comic revues) and the Film Division (creates films that are developed and produced entirely by SAFI members). SAFI is always seeking new members who are excited about theater, film, and performance in general, whether as an actor or crew. Members have access to free workshops, year-round and can participate in our many stage and film productions.
Tampa Bay Sierra Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1700 E. 9th Ave. in Ybor City. Program begins at 7 pm; no program in December. For more information, see the website (click on the red underlined Sierra Club) ~ Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!
~ A non profit organization, established in 1982 and located in Palmetto, FL. Our mission is to create a partnership between visually impaired individuals and guide dogs, facilitating lifeâ€™s journey with mobility, independence and dignity. We partner close to 100 guide dog teams annually â€“ at no cost to the recipient. Our monetary support comes solely from contributions made by individuals, foundations, support groups, bequests and companies. More support comes from our hundreds of volunteers; a large portion of those are puppy raisers.
Our Mission is to educate and assist the citizens of Pasco County with low cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats (including the homeless and stray cat population) to prevent euthanasia. "Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that animal." - Unknown
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a caring organization helping to meet basic, unserved human needs through resources, volunteers and advocacy. St. Petersburg Free Clinic envisions a community where all of its members can meet lifeâ€™s basic needs of food, shelter and access to health care. Until that is the condition for everyone, St. Petersburg Free Clinic will help those who do not qualify for other assistance programs to meet their basic needs to the extent the community helps St. Petersburg Free Clinic. Currently SPFC operates 5 programs: The Health Center, We Help Services, a Food Bank, the Beacon House and the Women's Residence. More than medical...Changing lives with hope and help.
The St. Petersburg Lions Club is a registered 501(c)(3) charity organization that has been supporting the visually impaired community of Pinellas County since 1925. The Lions provide eye screenings and pay for eye exams, prescription glasses and eye related surgeries as needed. The St. Pete Lions Club is proud to maintain 100% approval on all applications for assistance for children.
St. Petersburg Opera Company's mission is to enrich the cultural lives of the residents of and visitors to the Tampa Bay area by presenting fully staged professional opera productions of the highest quality, and to make opera accessible to present and future audiences through community outreach, educational initiatives, and collaboration with other arts organizations.
Contact: Pamela Borres ~ Spay/Neuter Saves Lives!...We offer low cost spay & neuter and vaccines for the Tampa Bay area pets. Our mission is to Stop Pet Overpopulation Together! Pet overpopulation is the number one killer of pets in America. Every 6,5 seconds a shelter animal is euthanized, the only humane solution is with spay & neuter to prevent unwanted and accidental litters. Don't delay spay and neuter your pets today.
Unique wellness coaching. Training diabetics/epileptics or disabled persons & their diabetic (or medical) alert dogs. Training Sugar Dog teams to manage stress related illnesses (a/k/a dis-ease). Services are offered globally and are Internet based. Experience peace, love & enjoy a Sugar Dog in your sweet life.
Tampa Bay's award winning Blues Society
Suncoast Hospice is the nation's largest not-for-profit, community-based provider of hospice and palliative care. The Hospice provides care for tens of thousands of people annually, and leads innovative service delivery, social change advocacy, technology development and other end-of-life initiatives. Our goal is to help each person in our community find quality of life and live each day with meaning and purpose. Toward that goal, we are constantly adding new programs and services to meet changing needs of our community.
Suncoast Network for Compassionate Communication (NVC)
SNCC is a 501(c)3 located in Sarasota County, supporting NVC communities throughout Florida. Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful process that increases emotional intelligence and improves communication skills. Using and living NVC principles enables us to benefit from authentic, heartfelt and mutually respectful relationships. Weâ€™re able to hear and hold others with empathy, express true feelings & values openly and honestly, yet without shame, blame or criticism. Through sharing the skills and intention of Nonviolent Communication, Suncoast Network for Compassionate Communication supports people in hearing each other and being heard. The facilitators and trainers in our Network share NVC with individuals, families, groups and organizations throughout the Suncoast and all of Florida, creating a world of interdependence, abundance and peace where the needs of all beings matter and are held with care. For more info, visit the website or contact Director, Mercedes Frace: email@example.com
Our Mission ~ Suncoast Waldorf School provides a comprehensive and balanced academic, artistic, and practical education for students in grades Pre-K through 8, with an outstanding curriculum based upon the insights of Rudolf Steiner. We are a community of teachers, staff, parents, and friends who honor childhood, and value each stage of human development. Our aim is to provide young people with the capacity for freedom of thought, empathy, and initiative, so they will be able to make meaningful contributions to society and the world.
The Suncoast Yoga Teacher's Association (SYTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to promote and improve the quality of yoga being taught in the Tampa Bay area. We offer classes and workshops to help teachers improve their skills and increase their knowledge of yoga.
(Sunrise) is a full-service domestic violence and sexual assault center providing a safe place for victims to heal and to plan their future. Established in 1982, our private, non-profit organization provides a wide range of services to help victims and their children survive the aftermath of abuse and to move towards safe and enriching lives. Administrative Telephone: (352)521-3358 * Hotline: (352) 521-3120 * Sexual Assault Toll Free Hotline (West & Central Pasco): 1-888-668-RAPE (7273)
Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization for seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children. We make dreams come true every day for children who few tomorrows, but we need your help! Sunshine Foundation currently has close to 200 children on our waiting list that are anticipating their dreams come true. These dreams can be anything from a personal computer to a family trip to Disney World and Sunshine has been there since 1976 making sure they happen. Find out how you can give a seriously ill child something to look forward to through our adopt-a-dream program, please visit www.sunshinefoundation.org, or call 800-457-1976. Their dreams can be your opportunity. CONTACT: GAIL DILLON 800-457-1976 or 863-424-4188
Suntan is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization offering classes, exhibits, and networking for the artists. Created over 40 years ago, Suntan supports the arts and community of St. Pete Beach and the Tampa Bay region. The center offers support and assistance to the beginning artist as well as the professional. Media supported include watercolor, acrylic, oils, photography, fused glass, and clay.
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm was established in 1995 as a nonprofit community-supported urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, Florida. We have several programs including a Community Support Agriculture (CSA) membership program, educational field trips, volunteer opportunities, Sunday Farmers' Market and music series, events and workshop series. Please visit our website for more information or e-mail Kaitlin Hennessy, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Synapse House is a community day program whose goal is to assist persons with brain injury and stroke in their rehabilitation process. We recognize that a person with brain injury or stroke may require long term support months, even years after their injury. We can provide this assistance. Family and caregiver training and support will also be available.
The Tampa Bay Children's Chorus is dedicated to providing outstanding music education and enrichment opportunities for children in grades 3-12. Through the study and performance of quality music literature, our program allows children to develop poise, confidence, and musical artistry through participation in the fine arts. The Tampa Bay Children's Chorus performs two annual concerts at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, as well as many performances throughout the community during the season. For more information, please call 813-977-5558 or visit www.TBCChorus.org.
Tampa Bay Community Network is a service of Speak Up Tampa Bay, a 501c3 non-profit organization. TBCN's award-winning staff produces ten community-oriented series, public service announcements and video productions of all types. The organization provides video production services, training, studios, edit suites and the equipment and production crew needed for individuals and non-profits to get their messages out on the Internet and local cable television. Viewers can find TBCN programs on Verizon cable channels 30 and 36, Bright House Networks channels 949 and 950 and Comcast channel 20 â€“ as well as via watchus.tbcn.org
Our Mission - A food recovery and transportation charity operating in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. The organization's mission statement is: "Working to end hunger in our community " Contact us at: Voice Mail 727-538-7777 Line 1
The Tampa Bay Orchid Society is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society and was established in 1981. Our goal is to promote the interest, education, culture, conservation, and artistic use of orchids. The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings, member education series, our guest speaker programs, field trips, and orchid shows.
TBTF is a 501(c) non-profit membership association committed to connecting and growing the technology community in Tampa Bay. We do this through: events, education, networking, advocacy and philanthropy programs. We are a catalyst for the inspiration and leadership that is transforming our region into a world-class center for technology entrepreneurship, business innovation and educational excellence. Currently the TBTF Foundation is working feverishly with the at-risk youth in our community to give them opportunities within the world of technology and to bridge what has become known as the "digital divide.â€ Working with such incredible organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Junior Achievement and the Education Foundations of Hillsborough and Pinellas County, the Foundation has already made great strides in bridging this gap. Through donations of both money and time, our members have outfitted computer labs in our area Boys and Girls clubs, and awarded over forty college or vocational school scholarships to at-risk kids interested in pursuing careers in STEM. Our mentoring program has matched up kids with local area business leaders who work with them to understand the connections between academic success and their future career paths.