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Every Hit is a Win: Meet the July and August Nonprofits

Brianna Minuse

July 26, 2023

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As baseball season rolls on through the summer, we’re continuing to cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays with our partnership program Every Hit is a Win!

In case you missed it, we’re donating $78 each time a Rays player gets a hit. These donations can add up to $15,000 to be split between three local nonprofit organizations. You can vote for one nonprofit on our Facebook page each month, and your votes will determine what percentage of the donation pot they receive!

Get to know the nonprofits we’re supporting in July and August, and then head over to our Facebook page when you’re ready to vote!


July 2023 Nonprofits

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay provides children and volunteer mentors the essential tools to develop lifelong, purposeful relationships serving more than 2,100 children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Alachua, and Marion counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential through their mission to foster mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Learn more at www.bbbstampabay.org.

Harbor House of Central Florida

Harbor House of Central Florida

Founded in 1976, Harbor House of Central Florida is a state-certified domestic violence center serving Orange County which strives to prevent and break the cycle of domestic abuse through empowerment-based programs, advocacy, education, and community involvement. Harbor House offers its services for survivors, their children, and their pets in its emergency shelter and outreach offices throughout the community. All services provided at Harbor House are free and confidential. Learn more at www.harborhousefl.com.

Valerie’s House

Valerie’s House

Valerie’s House has served more than 2,000 children and their families from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry counties since their opening in January 2016. The organization provides a safe, comfortable place for children to share, grieve and heal together following the death of a close family member. Valerie’s House offers services at three locations in Fort Myers, Naples, and Charlotte County. For more information, visit www.valerieshouse.org.



August 2023 Nonprofits

Heart of Florida United Way

Heart of Florida United Way

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) stands up for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Central Florida. HFUW impacts more than 700,000 individuals annually through direct service and dozens of programs throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. HFUW's largest programs include the operation of the 211 Information & Referral Crisis Line and 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Visit www.HFUW.org for more information.

Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties

Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties

The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties aims to create a supportive community for children to be successful in school and life. Families experience financial difficulty due to the cost of childcare and are forced to choose between meeting basic needs or sending their child to school. ELCPH’s School Readiness Program offers financial assistance to help children from low-income families receive high-quality childcare and education so their parents can work or further their education. Learn more at www.elcph.org.

Meals On Wheels of Tampa

Meals On Wheels of Tampa

Meals On Wheels of Tampa delivers a hot meal to the doorstep of over 1,000 homebound and elderly individuals each weekday, allowing our greater Tampa neighbors to age with independence and dignity in their own homes. The daily delivery of a hot meal provides nourishment alongside a friendly greeting from a volunteer for enrichment. Meals On Wheels is a privately funded, 4-Star Charity that relies on the community for financial and volunteer support. Learn more at www.MOWTampa.org.

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