Charity or Non-Profit Story

Brandon Community Members Jailed In Fight To Help MDA

Brandon Community Members Jailed In Fight To Help MDA

  By Michelle Colesanti In early October, members of the Brandon Community volunteered to go to jail. It was for a good cause – helping to raise money to help fight muscular dystrophy.   There were 55 local participants at the event held at Bahama Breeze in Westfield Brandon. By helping to raise money prior […]

Family Promise Of Greater Brandon Helps Homeless Families In The Community

Family Promise Of Greater Brandon Helps Homeless Families In The Community

  By Libby Hopkins Many families in the community struggle to stay ahead in today’s economy. They face daily decisions of paying their bills or feeding their family. Some families end up losing the struggle and become homeless. Family Promise of Greater Brandon wants those in need in the community to know that it is […]

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Upscale Event Designed To Raise Funds, Awareness Of Lung Cancer

  By Kathy L. Collins November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, often represented by a white ribbon. It is fitting then, that an event designed to raise awareness about and funds for research of lung cancer would be called The Ribbon Is White-Bring It To Light. This event will be held on Friday, November 7 […]

New Life Village Offers Second Chance For Children In Foster Care

New Life Village Offers Second Chance For Children In Foster Care

  By Libby Hopkins There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This statement is the foundation that created New Life Village in Tampa. The mission of the organization is to provide homes for children in foster care. Homes where they are wanted, and that will provide them […]

Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy

Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy

  By Andria Barrios Nearly 62 years ago, a small outreach began in Tampa. Today, Lighthouse Gospel Mission, a church in Riverview, plans to provide two million pounds of food to those in need across the community this holiday season. Two upcoming events include both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners hosted by Lighthouse. On Friday, November […]

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

Powerful Messages Of Recovery Highlighted At Recovery Awareness Program

  By Michelle Colesanti Messengers of Recovery Awareness (M.O.R.A.) is a new local organization devoted to reducing the stigma associated with substance abuse, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. On Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m., An Evening of Recovery Awareness will take place at The Barn at Winthrop, […]

C.A.R.E.’s Boo Bash

C.A.R.E.’s Boo Bash

Staff Report Ruskin, FL – Everyone loves an opportunity to show off their adorable furry friends to fellow animal lovers. On October 25th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Hillsborough County’s favorite no-kill animal shelter, Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Inc. (C.A.R.E.), is hosting a “pawsome” off-leash event for pets, their owners and families. We […]

New Horizon’s 20th Annual Barbeque Offers Family Friendly Entertainment, Food

New Horizon’s 20th Annual Barbeque Offers Family Friendly Entertainment, Food

  Staff Report New Horizons Group Homes will hold its 20th annual barbeque and silent auction on Saturday, November 1 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Central Baptist Christian School gymnasium, located at 402 E. Windhorst Rd. in Brandon. This is the major fundraiser for New Horizons, a non-profit organization that operates two homes for […]

Guardian ad Litem Program Offering Voice For Abused, Neglected Children Seeking Support

Guardian ad Litem Program Offering Voice For Abused, Neglected Children Seeking Support

  By Libby Hopkins Marilyn Garcia of Brandon has been raising her voice for more than 89,000 children who are in the foster care system. She is a volunteer recruiter for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Tampa. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed by the court to advocate for a child. Most of […]

Local Community Comes Together To Bring Dream Horse To Special Girl

Local Community Comes Together To Bring Dream Horse To Special Girl

  By Nicole Heubusch Lex is a 7-year-old girl in Oklahoma who has Cerebral Palsy. She loves horses and loves getting mail, so her mother, Wathena Sievert, came up with the idea of seeing if artists could draw pictures of horses for Lex. Sievert messaged artist Travis Barker who not only drew Lex a picture, […]