Charity or Non-Profit Story

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, […]

Ride For The Fallen Kicks Off At American Legion Post 148 In Riverview

Ride For The Fallen Kicks Off At American Legion Post 148 In Riverview

  By Sandy Meyer The greatest sacrifice that can be given is one life for another. Many Tampa area families understand this sacrifice, having lost a loved one to our nation’s wars. Last month the Latin Soldiers and American Legion Riders, as well as other motorcyclists, gathered at the American Legion Post 148 in Riverview […]

Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy To Benefit Over 700 Area Patients

Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy To Benefit Over 700 Area Patients

  By Kathy L. Collins The Sixth Annual Bowling Your Brains Out For Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Alley at SouthShore located at 10221 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview and is open to everyone in the community. This annual event is organized by Roni-Kay Lopez of […]

Bell Shoals Students Visit Mission, Learn Impact Of Giving

Bell Shoals Students Visit Mission, Learn Impact Of Giving

  By Paula MacDonald At the beginning of each school year, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy teacher Esther Flores welcomes students and families, and provides them with details of their first field trip, which she believes is their most important expedition of the year, delivering food for families in need at the Good Samaritan Mission in […]

Riverview Author’s Breast Cancer Guide Pays It Forward

Riverview Author’s Breast Cancer Guide Pays It Forward

  Staff Report Riverview resident Shirley Alarie spent the first 20 years of her career in an industrial manufacturing environment, running around the hamster wheel as fast as her legs would carry her. Her breast cancer diagnosis jammed on the brakes and forced her to put life in perspective. Her journey since breast cancer has […]

Paws For Friendship Offers Pet Therapy To Local Community And Beyond

Paws For Friendship Offers Pet Therapy To Local Community And Beyond

  By Michelle Colesanti “Love is a Four-Legged Word” takes on special meaning for those volunteering with Paws for Friendship, and for the recipients of the time spent with those volunteer’s furry (and not-so furry) friends. Over four years ago, Kelley Weaver and her husband were approached at a greyhound event to join Paws for […]

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club To Host Fifth Annual Walk For The Cure

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club To Host Fifth Annual Walk For The Cure

  By Nicole Heubusch The Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club is gearing up for its fifth annual Walk for a Cure benefitting the Moffitt Cancer Center. The event will kick off on Friday, November 7 with Dance for the Cure. The southern rock band, The Kegg, will be performing. On Saturday, November 8 the Women’s […]