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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc

736 Central Ave
Sarasota FL 34236

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 world’s 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.

Posimoto-Changing Faces Inc.

Temple Park, 7701 Temple Terrace Hwy
Tampa FL 33637

Providing youth with the Positive Toolbox for success ~ Posimoto Youth Mentoring Program combines both mentoring and educational improvement programs for children ages 5-14. Through a variety of hands-on weekly projects, college students and other volunteer mentors work as a team to provide mentoring activities geared toward positive self-improvement to at-risk youth. All programs focus on values that youth don’t learn in school, but what they learn most of time once they get into the real world. Each week we have a specific topic we focus on that teach core and life values, such as respect and manners, that will help encourage and empower youth to be successful. The kids are mentored in individual and group settings. We have dedicated mentors that work with each participant weekly and monitor progress in what they learn at Posimoto and how they are using that knowledge at home or outside of our programs. We also have speakers come in occasionally, relating to the topic for the day. ~ Programs offered: Reading, Mentoring, Sports, Afterschool & Saturday programs. WHAT WE BELIEVE...The Mentors, Administrators and Staff at Posimoto-Changing Faces believe that ALL CHILDREN: 1) Have the power to learn, 2) Are curious & creative, 3) Can succeed, 4) Need positive reinforcement ~ No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Our plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and activities geared to helping them achieve success.

Prodigy Central ~ University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.

14013 N 22nd St
Tampa FL 33613

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 doesn’t 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.

Quest, Inc

1923 Sarah Louise Drive
Brandon FL 33510

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

R.I.S.E. ~ Relations of Inmates Supporting Each-other


Mission Statement ~ We are a group of volunteers who have a connection to an inmate within the Florida Department of Corrections. Our purpose is to help families adjust to the hardship of having a loved one imprisoned, by offering support that spans the term length and beyond. Check for carpool info on the website...


2902 N Armenia Ave #100
Tampa FL 33607

REACHUP, Inc is a 501(c)(3) community non-profit whose mission is to advocate for and mobilize resources to help communities achieve equality in healthcare and positive health for families. REACHUP is the “parent” of the Central Hillsborough Healthy Start Project (focused in zip codes 33602, 33603, 33605, and 33610) and Closing the Gap in Infant Mortality Project (focused in Hillsborough County). Some of the services we provide are case management for pregnant and newly parenting moms; Doula (labor assistant) services; Interconception (between pregnancies) care peer support groups; male mentoring groups, stress support groups; and health education classes.

Redemption Song, Inc

P.O. Box 173421
Tampa Florida 33672

OUR MISSION: to utilize musicians, the music industry and the passion of music as a tool that positively impacts disadvantaged children, families, and communities - music with a mission. OUR VISION: to combine community contribution with the influence and affluence of the music industry, programmatically executing help and intervention to people living in impoverished and marginalized conditions in our local and global communities. With our valuable partnerships we actualize our mission and vision through these programs: 1.) Family Volunteer Grant Program: urban American city residents partake in volunteering for other charities as a criteria for an assistance grant to be applied to critical unmet needs. 2.) CLIP (Children Library International Program) : through partnerships and independently we supply books and shelves for the making of in house libraries for the world's most impoverished schools. 3.) Redemption Song Music Scholarships: providing musical instruments and lessons for enriching the lives of some of America's most poverty-striken children, through partnership with schools and agencies serving these communities. 4.) Operation Music: Our internally produced or donated music concerts and entertainment events that allow us to service variant needs and services of marginalized communities through community partnerships and internal programs, both statewide and globally.

Repower Florida|The Alliance for Climate Protection

146 Second Street N, Suite 110
St Petersburg FL 33701

Repower America was first introduced as a bold plan to “repower” our country with 100% clean electricity and revitalize our national energy infrastructure. The Alliance for Climate Protection launched the Repower America campaign to galvanize the American public around a bold new clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure that will jumpstart our economy and create millions of jobs; help end our dependence on foreign oil; reward innovation and job creation, not polluters; and help solve the climate crisis. Repower America stands for the importance of investing in energy efficiency; clean, renewable and diversified energy sources; a unified national smart energy grid that connects these renewable energy sources to every part of the country; and clean car technology. Our mission: To reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis in a way that ignites the moral courage in each of us.

Saddle Up Riding Club


Saddle Up Riding Club is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults, both able bodied and disabled, through equine therapy and direct interaction with horses. We have partnered with NARHA to provide the best possible programs available. Saddle Up has two locations: Pinellas Park and Safety Harbor. We schedule weekly programs, weather permitting. Saddle Up Riding Club is a club for children who love horses and want to learn to ride and care for them. We teach the children about proper horse care and riding techniques. We teach responsible horse ownership to all who want to learn. The club is active year round.

Sarasota Concert Band

677 N Washington Blvd, Suite 15
Sarasota FL 34236

The Sarasota Concert Band was founded in 1954 as a community band full of local players. The Band of today is still a non-profit, local organization fueled by the passion and interest of the community, but it has also grown into an elite ensemble of professional performers lead by Maestro William J Barbanera, formerly of the Florida West Coast Symphony. The Band's season runs from November - May and dates can be found at the website ( or by calling 941-364-BAND(2263).


SCOPE's Mission: To engage our community in planning for excellence through a process of open dialogue and impartial research, to establish priorities, propose solutions and monitor change to enhance the quality of life in Sarasota County.

Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design


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 – 4pm; Tuesday 10am – 7pm.

SERVE - Volunteers in Education


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.

SHARE Florida Food Network

1405 East 2nd Avenue
Tampa FL 33605

~ 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.

Showcase Arts Foundation, Inc.

1714 CR1
Dunedin FL 34698

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.

Sierra Club

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!

Southeastern Guide Dogs


~ 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 life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity. We partner close to 100 guide dog teams annually – 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.

Spay Pasco

PO Box 506
San Antonio FL 33576

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

863 3rd Avenue N
St. Petersburg FL 33701

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 life’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.

St. Petersburg Lions Club

9300 W. Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island FL 33706

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

P.O. Box 238
St. Petersburg FL 33731

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.

Stop Pet Overpopulation Together! (SPOT)

4403 62nd Ave
Pinellas Park FL 33781

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.

Sugar Dogs International, Inc.

804 Hamlin St
Plant City FL 33563-1712

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.

Suncoast Hospice

5771 Rossevelt Blvd
Clearwater FL 33760

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)

P.O. Box 2540
Sarasota FL 34230

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. We’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: