NEWS & UPDATES

Suicide Prevention Walk & Tennis Tournament

Are you interested in supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention?  Gather your friends and family to participate in the 4th Annual Tennis Tournament or a 2.8k Walk-a-Thon happening at the end of this month!  The first 100 registrants will receive a Dri-FIT shirt and free buffet dinner on September 24th at the Carrabba’s in Palm Harbor.

All proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
All donations are tax-deductible.

Lunch Pals

Looking for a way to give back to the community?  Become a Lunch Pal and help change a child’s life. Meet with a student in person or virtually for 30 minutes once a week at lunchtime.  Lunch Pals sessions will begin in mid-September and happen in schools around the county.  You can attend a Lunch Pals Workshop to find out more information.

Visit lunchpals.org  to learn more and register!

Be the difference – helping a child reach their full potential.
Be a friend – to a child who could benefit from an additional caring adult.
Be inspired – by the impact you will have. 

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR LOCAL PARTNERS BELOW!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an annual endeavour by Samaritan’s Purse to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need across the globe.  Each Christmas season, gift boxes are filled with simple provisions and toy items, by people like you, then distributed to countries around the world!  The best part about this project is that each child receiving a gift also hears the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ and has the opportunity to accept Him as their Lord and Savior!

Kick-off Sunday at Harborside is October 10th!

Social Media:
@operationchristmaschild

 

Ignite Academy

Ignite Academy was established in 2018 as a faith-based school with the goal of creating learning environments that IGNITE boundless growth.  They have grown each year by adding another grade, and are currently serving elementary aged children through providing and teaching the following:

* Real Health
* Kingdom Mindset
* Enrching Community
* Healthy Habits

Location:
1555 Windmill Pointe Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34685

Contact: 727.900.6164

 

Restore Ministry

Restore is an outreach ministry established in 2016, that represents Christ to the skateboarding community in Pinellas County.  Led by Mike Francisco and Sebastian Boyer, they bring food, edifying fellowship, mentorship, and the gospel to skateboarders in the community and surrounding cities.

Tuesday Location & Time:
Ian Tillman Skatepark / 6pm
940 7th Street South
Safety Harbor, FL 34695


Social Media:

@restoreskate

Clothes to Kids

Clothes to Kids is a non-profit organization that provides new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge!

They have provided over 168,000 wardrobes since the start in 2003 with a passion to see every child attend school with confidence and self-esteem.

There are three store locations around Pinellas County and donations are accepted.

Clearwater Store
1059 North Hercules Ave
Clearwater, FL 33765
Contact: 727.441.5050

St. Petersburg Store
2168 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Tampa Store:
5011-H West Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33634
Contact: 813.616.6430

Social Media: 
@clothestokids

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Safety Harbor was established as a residential child care program for ages 3 to 18 years old.  The campus allows for children from the foster care system to live together with their siblings under the care and supervision of “cottage parents” allowing them to develop into young men and women with a hopeful future.

Location:
3180 Enterprise Road E
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Contact: 727.725.4761

Social Media: 
@flsheriffsyr

 

New Life Solutions

New Life Solutions exists as a pro-life organization that aspires to protect the unborn, share the gospel, and transform communities.  They provde services and support relating to the following:

* Youth development and education
* Unexpected pregnancies
* Women’s health issues
* Abortion recovery
* Single mothers and children

Location:
1910 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771

Contact: 727.216.1402

Social Media: 
@newlifesolutions

Taste of Grace

Taste of Grace is a ministry where volunteers use meals to offer comfort and encouragement.  They seek to be vehicles for God’s love to those in need by delivering food following a birth, surgery, illness, period of grief or other stressful situation.

Interested in volunteering?
Know someone in need?
Send a message by clicking the button below:

Hearts in Service (HIS)

Hearts in Service women serve as the hands and feet of Christ as they share his love through compassionate service, making visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, homes and nursing homes to offer comfort, prayer and encouragement.

Interested in volunteering?
Know someone in need?
Send a message by clicking the button below:

A Door of Hope

A Door of Hope is a Biblical foster care organization that seeks to provide children in crisis a Christan home.  They also provide Biblical counsel, trainings, and supportive services through their partnership with the Christian community.

Social Media:
@adoorofhopetb

Florida Dream Center

Florida Dream Center seeks to provide a vast array of human services throughout the community including

* recovering and restoring sex trafficking survivors
feeding the hungry
* helping the homeless
* job skills training and placement
* improving the community through Adopt-A-Block
* ministering to those imprisoned

They are committed to Restoring Dreams, Renewing Hope, and Rebuilding Lives.

Location:
4017 56th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Contact: 727.851.9074

Social Media:
@fldreamcenter

 

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center

Mattie Williams is a non-profit organization that started in 1994 with a mission to help strengthen and nurture children, youth, adults, families, and the community by means of education and support.  They offer services and programs in the following areas for families in need of temporary support:

*Critical Basic Needs
*Family Support Services
*Youth Programs and Services
*Career Development
*Adult Education

They offer many volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved!

Location:
1003 Dr. MLK Jr. Street N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Contact: (727) 791-8255

 Social Media:
@mattiewilliamsnfc

 

Primavera Mentoring

Primavera Mentoring is a non-profit organization that seeks to match Christian role model mentors to youth in our community.  Each mentor spends quality time with the child and can be through sports, homework help, crafts, board games, and conversation.  We have partnered with various organizations including:

*Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch
*Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center
*Pinellas Education Foundation
*Lunch Pals Program
*Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Are you interested in giving some of your time to mentor a school-age kid?  There are opportunities in a variety of environments with different ages, and it only takes about an hour a week!

To inquire about current openings, email Karli:

Church & Community Outreach

Church & Community Outreach, (CCO) is a Christian organization that helps support and coordinate the response of local churches and businesses in working together to provide food for the hungry and resources to those in need.

Donations accepted
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00am – 12:00noon

Location:
200 S. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL 33759

Contact: 727.217.5044

 

Intern Academy

Intern Academy seeks to raise up the next generation of leaders in the church by providing training opportunities, retreats, and internships around the country through a network of ministries.

There are opportunities to be a coach for future leaders, to be an intern, or attend an Intern Academy retreat and learn more about the ministry.

Internships are available throughout the network in states such as: Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Social Media:
@iaxp

 

Christian Union

Christian Union is a ministry that seeks to have an impact on our nation by raising up Christian leaders in the most influential universities and big cities.

Their ministry focuses on three key areas:

*Developing Christian leaders at some of America’s most influential, and deeply secular universities including Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and more.
*Developing networks of transformative Christian leaders in cities of significant cultural influence, starting with New York City and Washington, DC.
*Promoting national revival through the Christian Union Day and Night online ministry

Contact: 609.688.1700