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Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is Florida’s oldest community-supported agriculture farm, a 501 c3 nonprofit education and working farm since 1995. This Sunday, October 31st, is our opening farmers market for the season, 12-3 pm, with yoga from 10:30-11:30, live music from 12-3 pm. Every Sunday is our volunteer day, 9 am-12 pm. Sweetwater is 100% volunteer-run. Let us know how you can serve the farm and how the farm can serve you.
Tampa Bay Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a healthy Tampa Bay watershed through community restoration projects, education programs, and outreach initiatives. They recently opened a second facility, the Discovery Center, at the St. Pete Pier with an Exhibit Gallery featuring aquariums, interactive displays, and family-friendly public Eco-tours aboard a 45′ catamaran to explore the marine life of Tampa Bay.
The Ryan Nece Foundation creates opportunities for teens to embrace the Power of Giving through volunteerism and inspirational leadership programs. Our core program, the Student Service Program, positively impacts teens in the Greater Tampa Bay Area by teaching them the principles needed to become the next generation of servant leaders in our community dedicated to lifelong volunteerism, philanthropy, and civic responsibility. This two-year program trains high school juniors to look beyond themselves, lead with empathy, and how to strategically serve their community and those in need.
Daystar provides 19 different programs and services including food, clothing, financial assistance, blood pressure, and diabetes screening and education, secure mail services, access to WiFi, computers, phones, and other necessities of life to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness. We serve the underemployed, unemployed, the housing-insecure, children, the elderly, and veterans.
Community Tampa Bay is a non-profit organization that envisions a community free of all forms of discrimination in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect, with regard to their race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability, faith, and or age. Community Tampa Bay works towards the ambitious vision of cultivating inclusive leaders to change communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interactions, empowering individuals to build relationships based on understanding and mutual respect.
Florida Rural Legal Services has been providing free legal services to low-income clients and farmworkers within 13 counties throughout the State of Florida since 1966. Attorneys and staff work to create opportunities for the most vulnerable individuals and families to find their path out of poverty, live independently, and contribute to making our society a better place for all of us to live.