CHILDREN'S CANCER CENTER
Helping children and families cope. The mission of the Children’s Cancer Center, a local non-profit organization dedicated to serving Tampa Bay families of children with cancer or chronic blood disorders such as Sickle Cell Anemia.
With 22 programs and services currently helping 950 families, support is offered to all members of the family and is available throughout every step of their difficult journey - from diagnosis and treatment, to survivorship... and sadly, too often, bereavement.
CLOTHES TO KIDS
Clothes To Kids envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. The co-founders incorporated and starting collecting clothing in 2002. Their idea was to create a cheerful store environment where families and children would be treated with dignity and respect and receive school clothing free of charge.
On June 11, 2003, the first CTK store opened in Dunedin, providing 1,200 square feet of shopping space. They outgrew the space quickly and moved to the current Clearwater location in 2005. In December 2009 a second (and equally beautiful) CTK store opened in St. Petersburg. This made clothing more accessible to families in South County. Clothes To Kids has distributed more than 100,000 wardrobes to school children in Pinellas County!
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF TAMPA BAY
On January 1, 2015, two local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies joined forces with a goal of pairing more children with caring adult mentors across Tampa Bay. The previous summer, the Board of Directors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc. unanimously voted to merge. Stephen Koch is CEO/president of the agency, which now includes seven counties and more than 90 experienced employees.
Bringing a little sunlight into a child’s life empowers their ability to shine brightly. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we provide both children and mentors the essential tools to develop lifelong, purposeful relationships.
BBBS has served nearly 3,000 children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties.
MORGAN AUTO GROUP'S HELPING HANDS FUND
Morgan Auto Group Helping Hand Fund’s mission is to help current, future and retired associates of any Morgan Auto Group (and affiliated companies) and their spouses and children when they find themselves in a sudden financial emergency. They also support other local charities that complement their mission. Morgan Auto Group understands the unforeseen challenges their associates may experience and wants to support them with dignity and respect.