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 FoundationÂ® 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.
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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.
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.
The Sonia Plotnick Health Fund (SPHF) a nonprofit 501c3 organization. The fund is available to all women in need of financial help with their health care in the Florida counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Sarasota. The SPHF is administrated by an all volunteer board, we rent no office space or equipment and have no paid employees. The majority of our funds are reserved for the women who need them. The board reviews all applications monthly and provides funding based on need and available funds. Please visit our pages and links to learn more about preventative healthcare, volunteer, donate, apply for a grant and to learn more about the fund.
The Studio@620 is a non-profit, membership based visual and performing arts center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Our mission: To provide a place where people can experience artistic and educational programs in innovative ways. To bring people from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences together as artists, audiences and volunteers. To work collaboratively with artistic, educational, and cultural organizations in and beyond our community. To develop artistic and educational programs that integrate a variety of art forms in order to encourage new cultural experiences both for the audience and the artists.
We are a not-for-profit organization bringing classical choral music to the Tampa Bay Community for 41 years.
UVETS - United Veterans Assistance Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization, strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country. We coordinate and execute the process of renovating and restoring existing homes of veterans in financial distress. There is no cost to the valiant veterans we serve. More info on the website...
Venue Theatre and Actors Studio has been serving the actors and artists of Tampa Bay since 1992. Training is offered for students age 5 to adult in acting for stage, Commercials, TV and Film. The staff members are local professionals who share their training and expertise with the novice and newly professional to assure success. Venue also operates several performance companies which offer quality productions for the community: Venue Youth Theatre, Venue Studio Theatre, and Venue Ensemble Theatre. For information and schedules, call 727-822-6194, email email@example.com or visit the web site at www.VenueActorStudio.org. THE STUDIO is in the new BROYHILL FURNITURE PLAZA, 9125 US 19 N, Pinellas Park (at Mainlands Blvd.) One mile North of Gandy & Park Blvd. ALL MAIL TO THE OFFICE: 5124 Ninth Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33710
Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. ~ STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others (a) To increase public awareness of the costs of war (b) To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations (c) To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons (d) To seek justice for veterans and victims of war (e) To abolish war as an instrument of national policy. To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.
We Can Take It, Inc. (WTCI)is a grassroots campaign that asks America to TAKE ACTION to call on our Federal Government Policy Makers to re-establish the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps through H.R. 4318 .WTCI also will also to ask the United Nations to promote the CCC template around the world under the direction of the UN peacekeepers to promote peace and adovocate awareness of our world's environment.
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Mission: Transforming Veterans lives, giving them the best tools in order to gain employment... We created this tool to help U.S. Veterans get back to work with no memberships, nothing to join, no passwords to create. A no-nonsense way to get an advantage in the job search. We provide your first impression to make the best impression to an employer. We offer this paradigm shift as a way into the future of resume submission which will change the way companies look at hiring their employees. More information found on-line at www.welcomehomejobs.org
The Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center (WCHAWC), a free clinic located in the heart of Clearwater, is a source for better health delivering non-emergent basic, high-quality medical services in a friendly caring environment to the uninsured and low-income. The Center serves all of Pinellas County with North Greenwood being our primary focus. The Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center provides a unique array of free quality health services, including preventative healthcare, wellness and education programs directed towards achieving holistic health - encompassing the mind, body and spirit for all. Our community outreach and wellness education programs are made possible through the generosity and commitment of physicians, nurses, healthcare and skilled professionals who kindly donate their services. These programs enable our patients to lead more informed and dynamic lives, which has a positive effect on their families, friends and the surrounding community.
The Womens Resource Center of Sarasota County has been enriching the lives of women through education and empowerment since 1979. The not-for-profit agency provides women with life skills training, career planning and educational scholarships in Sarasota County. The mission of the organization is to create personal, social and professional growth opportunities to women by providing strategies that strengthen them, their families and their communities.
The mission of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is two-fold: 1. To preserve, present, and interpret African American history and to engage a broad and diverse audience through these activities 2. To promote an understanding among various groups that make up the St. Petersburg community in order to enhance our ability as a society to respect and value diversity and foster equal rights and social justice .
YWCA of Tampa Bay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The non-profit organization offers shelter & support for homeless families, supportive education & case management for pregnant & parenting teens, child care for young children & programs and events to support social justice. Established locally in 1919, the YWCA is an autonomous women's movement providing leadership for social change.