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Every Hit is a Win: Meet the May and June Nonprofits

Erin Palmer

May 10, 2023

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As the official financial partner of the Tampa Bay Rays, we’ve always cheered on the team… and that excitement has officially been taken up a notch! Our new Every Hit is a Win with Suncoast Credit Union program means that every time the Rays get a hit, we donate $78.

Those donations can raise up to $15,000 a month, to be split between three local nonprofit organizations. Head to our Facebook page to vote each month and your votes will determine what percent of the pot they receive!

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

May 2023 Nonprofits

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

More than 11,100 children between the ages of 6 and 18 benefit from a safe and caring atmosphere thanks to this program. They receive academic support, extracurricular opportunities, and positive adult role models.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida aims to break the cycle of poverty for future generations and give children the confidence they need to chart a course toward a healthy and productive adulthood.



HEAVENDROPt is an organization that supplies meaningful work to people with disabilities. They provide important job training and paychecks for the people supported by Evergreen Life Services by turning retired military parachutes into unique gifts.

With the majority of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities being either unemployed or underemployed despite their ability and desire to work, HEAVNDROPt plays a big role in building confidence and providing valuable skills for future employment.

HEAVENDROPt was conceived during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida when Evergreen CEO, Sue Buchholtz, saw the potential to develop products from the parachutes that could not be used again.

The Children’s Dream Fund

The Children’s Dream Fund

Every child has a dream. The Children’s Dream Fund makes dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses living throughout West Central Florida.

This independent wish-granting organization has granted more than 3,500 dreams and they have over 200 children anticipating a dream-come-true. From puppies to playgrounds, special trips to meetings with celebrities, Children’s Dream Fund helps every child referred by area hospitals.

Making dreams come true can be a real bright spot during a child's medical journey. It creates lasting memories to help restore hope and joy to a child and their family.

June 2023 Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County

Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando &
Osceola County

Habit for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County helps build affordable housing which revitalizes neighborhoods and strengthens communities. This organization knows that everyone deserves a safe place to live.

Habitat homeowners get to help build their own homes with volunteers and pay a mortgage they can afford. Whether it’s through donations or volunteering, anyone can get involved to help provide access to safe, decent, and affordable homes.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County gives people the opportunity to come together to build homes, communities, and hope.

St. Matthews House

St. Matthews House

The mission of St. Matthew’s House has been to help those who need a hand up by providing housing for those experiencing homelessness, food for those experiencing hunger, and comfort for those experiencing addiction and suffering.

St. Matthews House has a 100% donation model. This means their operating expenses are covered by unique social enterprises like thrift stores, a catering service, a café, and even an inn and conference center. These enterprises allow them to direct 100% of donations into their life-changing programs.

Their programs include food pantries, a feeding ministry, Immokalee Friendship House, and Justin’s Place Recovery Program.

YMCA Tampa Metropolitan Area

YMCA Tampa Metropolitan Area

The Tampa YMCA helps empower children to succeed in school and life, helps the community get healthier, and provides water safety skills. They have programs like before and after school enrichment, community learning, summer camps, and so much more.

The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA even has a Veggie Van. This mobile marketplace helps people living in underserved areas get the nutritious fruits and vegetables they need.

With programs that focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Tampa YMCA is a staple in the community.

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