Who We've Supported
"A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him (570-632 CE)
AMI Kids Tampa is dedicated to helping disenfranchised youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. This is done by helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community. AMIkids Tampa empowers our kids through care and guidance to reach that potential and, as a result, break the cycle of failure and poverty. They believe that even kids with a troubled past have the potential to achieve a bright future, and AMIkids Tampa works every day to separate their troubled past from a bright future.
BOLESTA Center at USF is a non-for profit Listening and Spoken Language Center dedicated to teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to learn to listen and speak. They provide children in need with essential therapy services, giving them access to the best possible outcomes. The Bolesta Center at USF is the only independent, non-profit center of its kind in Florida and one of only a handful in the United States.
Family Promise of Greater Brandon is an organization that helps homeless families get on their feet. They are committed to empowering homeless families to obtain sustainable housing and lasting independence by partnering with other local organizations.
A Kid’s Place is a 60 bed facility for abused, neglected or abandoned children. They provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for children in range from newborns to kids ready to age out of the foster care system at 18.
Art for Autism is a division of Artistas Café & Autism Shift, which offers a first of its kind café in Tampa employing a frontline team who have all been diagnosed with autism. This charity plans to raise funds for training programs that help overcome the challenges faced by people with autism. Including training models such as learning interpreting, social cues, teamwork and multi-tasking skills, strengthening communication skills, emotional and social awareness which all lead to self-confidence and empowerment.
Tampa Bay Business & Professional Women's Organization is an organization of business and professional women dedicated to the support and advocacy of working women within the Tampa Bay area. This organization fundraises through their own members and once a year hold an event to provide scholarships to women in our community who are looking to go back into the workforce and need assistance. They also help women achieve professional success by offering programs and support to help them advance their careers, build their businesses and connect with like-minded women in the area.
United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay has been providing services in the Tampa Bay Area for 64 years. They serve children, adults, and families with over 200 different types of disabilities. Their mission is to help individuals and families with any disability or barrier to reach their full potential, resulting in community inclusion and independence. The programs and services include an inclusionary early childhood education program, early intervention services, our doula program for pregnant women, and community based supported employment and respite services. They serve over 1500 clients and families per year with a vision of a "Life without Limits" for all.
Catholic Charities/Foundation of Life Pregnancy Centers is an organization whose mission is to educate, empower and support women who are experiencing the challenges of pregnancy. They are here to support them in their choice to give life to their preborn babies, with an incentive based, educational mentoring program. The program encourages young moms to continue their education, get vocational training, become self-sufficient and be the good parents they are meant to be. 85% of their clients are not Catholic. They take care of about 1400 clients a year that stay in the program from the time pregnancy is confirmed until the child is one year old.
Project Downtown of Tampa is a purely student run organization that fights the issue of homelessness in the local area with no administrative costs. Every Friday they gather to deliver meals and personal hygiene kits to the homeless in Downtown Tampa. For over six years they have never missed a Friday.
Hillsborough County NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) Task Force is a non-profit substance abuse center whose goal is to educate middle and high school students in Tampa Bay about the dangers of substance abuse. Their statistics are chilling - just last year Hillsborough County had 2,113 accidental overdose calls which resulted in 179 deaths.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful offers free educational presentations to schools and the community to teach children about the importance of a balanced ecosystem, promoting litter prevention, waste reduction, conservation, and beautification to help educate and make our community cleaner and greener!
Success 4 Kids & Families is a non-profit organization offering in-home treatment services for local families. Services include family counseling, help for troubled children, assistance for depression, mental and behavioral health, learning difficulties, bullying, and more!