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Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC)

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC) is a group of volunteers who facilitate the creation of gardens to increase accessibility to locally grown, healthy produce. Our members provide mentoring, information, materials, seedlings and other resources to groups and individuals who wish to get involved with urban agriculture. Whether you want to create a community garden, school garden, food forest, special project, urban farm, CSA, farmer's market, Co-op or garden in your own yard, we will be happy to help! We meet the first Monday of each month at 7 PM in a public location somewhere in the area. Meetings are free and everyone is welcome. These Community Gatherings include guest speakers, videos, presentations, group discussions, garden and farm tours, and more. Check for our notices, get on our email list or contact us for further information! On the third Friday of each month at 1 PM we have organizing meetings, involving our Working Groups, usually held at the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce. VISION: We are a thriving and harmonious community producing our own food. MISSION: We facilitate the creation of gardens to increase accessibility to locally grown, healthy produce. OBJECTIVES: We support institutions, organizations, associations and individuals engaged in sustainable urban agriculture to: - utilize vacant and underused public and private land for food production, - transform under-utilized resources and waste products into community assets and abundance for all, - provide gardening educational opportunities and growing space, - stimulate social and inter-generational relations of our residents, - create new sources of green income and foster new economic activity in the production, transformation and distribution of locally produced food, - improve the general health of the community by making fresh local produce available throughout the area, with special attention to under-served neighborhoods

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

813-887-4066
6942 West Comanche Avenue
Tampa FL 33634

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 outreach@sweetwater-organic.org

Synapse House

877-932-1120
Tampa FL

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.

Synergy Health Centers

813-626-4926
E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite D
Tampa FL 33603

Synergy offers HIV & STI testing to the community, Mon - Thurs (most weeks). The HIV is currently the rapid result blood test (15 minutes). Call Darlene at 813-626-4926 ext 203 or stop by and see her or Brien to get the answer to that difficult question.

Tampa Bay Children's Chorus

PO Box 273750
Tampa FL 33688

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

813-977-5200
Located on the upper level of University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave
Tampa FL

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 – as well as via watchus.tbcn.org

Tampa Bay Harvest

727-538-7777
13620 49th Street N
Clearwater FL 33762

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

Tampa Bay Orchid Society

Tampa Garden Club
Tampa FL

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.

Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (Tampa Bay Sisters, Inc)

813-802-9315
2007 Oceanview Pl
Tampa FL 33605

Mission Statement: To expiate stigmatic guilt and proglimate eternal joy! In short, "No more guilt". The Sisters assist local non-profits to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has been in existence since 1979 and are a world-wide Order. You may see the Sisters ministering to the masses, homeless & All Those in need in the Greater St Petersburg and Tampa Bay Area (including WMNF raffles or front desk!).

Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF)

813.341.8283

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.” 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.

Tampa Bay Watch, Inc

727.867.8166
3000 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde FL 33715

A non-profit environmental stewardship program for the Tampa Bay estuary, devoted exclusively to the scientific and charitable purpose of monitoring, restoring and protecting the marine and wetland environments of the bay. Incorporated in 1993, Tampa Bay Watch performs habitat restoration and protection activities throughout the year, relying heavily on the efforts of community volunteers. Our programs seek to build citizen awareness, concern and participation through educational outreach. Tampa Bay Watch has proven highly effective in mobilizing the Tampa Bay community to participate in restoration and protection activities. So far, more than 75,000 volunteers have joined forces with Tampa Bay Watch to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Individuals from community groups, scout troops, public and private schools and other associations have participated in salt marsh plantings, oyster reef construction projects, seagrass transplanting, storm drain markings, coastal cleanups and wildlife rescue demonstrating environmental activism in its purest form.

Tampa Family Health Centers

813-405-3939

Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing quality and affordable primary health care to residents of Hillsborough County since 1984. Focusing on comprehensive services that include internal medicine, pediatric care, family practice, and OB/GYN services, TFHC operates 12 health care facilities, as well as a mobile medical van and a mobile dental van. For more information, please visit the website by clicking on "Tampa Family Health Centers".

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

813-224-9622

At the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, strengthening the Tampa community is our cause. We believe lasting personal and social change only comes about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. From childcare and sports to teen mentoring and healthy cooking courses, the Y ensures every individual – regardless of age, income or background – has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Tampa Theatre

813-274-8982
711 Franklin Street
Tampa FL 33602

Tampa's Historic Downtown Theatre - Concerts, Movies & more!

Tampabay Cat Alliance, Inc

727-859-2208

A Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando & Hillsborough Counties to rescue and re-home unwanted cats and kittens. Helping one cat at a time find a loving home.

The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library

727-345-1869
5501 28th Ave S
Gulfport FL 33707

The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is a non-profit organization established to enhance the development of library services by fostering community support for literacy and learning. Currently the Book Shop is open and just teeming with books at great prices. There are new arrivals every day. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm and Saturday from 10am until 4pm

The Florida Orchestra

244 2nd Avenue North, Suite 420
St. Petersburg

The Florida Orchestra enriches the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Administration: (727) 892-3331 Fax: (727) 892-3338 The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center (727) 892-3337 or 800-662-7286 Fax: (727) 820-8617 ticketcenter@floridaorchestra.org Ticket Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9-5pm.

The Florida West Coast Avian Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 18145
Sarasota FL 34276

~ We invite you to join us at one of our monthly meetings to exchange information and experiences in a casual and friendly atmosphere. *** Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, currently at the Shrine of the Master Church, Davis Hall, 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, FL 34237. *** The purpose of the club is to: ¨ Educate the public and membership on the care and keeping of exotic caged birds. ¨ Encourage an interest in and appreciation for exotic birds. ¨ Bring together bird fanciers of all kinds. ¨ Protect and care for all areas of aviculture including birds’ natural habitats and environments. ¨ To enhance the science of aviculture. ¨ Mutually assist one another in maintaining healthy birds. ¨ Rescue and adoption of exotic birds

The Francis House

813-237-3066
4703 North Florida Avenue
Tampa FL 33603

Founded in 1990 by Sister Anne Dougherty of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegheny, Francis House has been providing support services to the Tampa Bay HIV/AIDS community for almost twenty years. Our mission is to respond with compassion and justice to the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical well being of individuals and families infected, affected and at-risk for HIV/AIDS.

The Gluten-Free for Life Expo, Inc.

727-280-5207
Carolanne LeBlanc, 101 Imperial Palm Drive
Largo FL 33771

The Gluten-Free for Life Expo, Inc. is a Florida based Non-Profit dedicated to the support and education of individuals and families living and coping with Celiac Disease and Gluten-Intolerance. The Gluten-Free in Florida Support Group meets monthly in Largo, Florida. And the Gluten-Free for Life Expo is an annual event held each March in St. Petersburg, Florida. Both events are open to the public. ~ FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/glutenfree.inflorida ~ Meeting: 4th Saturday of every month except December at Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse

The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, Inc.

727-592-1933
5501 27th Ave. South
Gulfport FL 33707

GMSCF's mission is to financially help support and enhance programs and services offered at and through the Gulfport Senior Center. The Center serves residents year round from Gulfport, St. Petersburg, Pasadena, the Beaches, and elsewhere. It provides a safe, secure, and mentally/physically stimulating environment for learning and socialization. Fundraising for the Senior Center is to ensure its on-going present services and to develop new recreational, social and health related programs. The Center's activities benefit not only the Center's participants, but also their loved ones, and families through being a widely used community resource. The Foundation guarantees that 100% of donation is used to fund the Foundation..

The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation

727-784-5487
4660 Orange Grove Way
Palm Harbor FL 34684

The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation's mission is to provide scholarship funds to students in need so they may continue their education in art or music. The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2008. It is funded through donations from individuals who agree that art and music are essential to the development of well-rounded individuals who can think outside the box.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Est. in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants more than 12,600 wishes a year and has granted more than 177,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. The Central and Northern Florida chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® includes 54 counties serving the upper half of the state. It includes the northeast region, including Jacksonville; the central region serving Orlando and the surrounding counties; the Sarasota region, including Charlotte, Manatee, Hardee, and DeSoto counties, and the Suncoast region in Tampa Bay, consisting of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

The Ophelia Project of Tampa Bay

Mission To inspire an emotionally, physically and socially safe culture for all girls by promoting gender-specific best practices in youth programs, community education and professional training, and through the coordination of community resources. We are founded on the principle that caring, committed people can build a safer community by creating awareness, developing programs, providing education, and engaging individuals, schools and organizations in a cooperative, collective effort. Vision The Tampa Bay area will become a model community that is recognized nationally as a safe place for girls to grow and thrive.

The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education

727-823-7465
534 Central Avenue
St Petersburg FL 33701

A youth arts center in downtown St. Petersburg...The Mission: The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education is organized to provide youth equal access to arts education and the arts community; support creativity and individuality; facilitate community involvement in arts education; and reward achievements in the arts. ~ The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education is currently bi-locating (for the 2010 Summer Class sessions) at 534 Central Avenue and 475 Central Avenue, Suite 100, in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.