Showcase Recipients

2017

5 Year Anniversary -September 16, 2017 – Redefining Refuge – platform human trafficking awareness

We started with this incredible nonprofit and it seemed appropriate to celebrate our 5th year anniversary with them.

Redefining Refuge is non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of the depraved injustice of sexual abuse, with a prevailing emphasis on the abolition of the domestic sex trafficking of minors. Through strong community alliances and public awareness education, we will strive to replace devastation with restoration, oppression with freedom, and despair with great hopefulness. For us, this means far more than assisting with the provision of fundamental needs, but rather equipping and empowering these individuals to build strong foundations for their futures by creating real and lasting change.

To profoundly impact public awareness and call to action on the prevalence and heinousness of the sex industry trade, and to ultimately put and abrupt end to it. To vindicate each individual from the atrocities they have experienced so that they may be described as victors, and not simply victims; who can press forward with great purpose and walk in the fullness of the love and joy they were created for.

2016

April 2016 – Sacred Grounds – platform tolerance and acceptance

Sacred Grounds is a Tampa community landmark for 19 years, Sacred Ground Coffee House, an inclusive coffee house and exciting new, original music venue that is committed in providing a safe, friendly, positive community environment for all who have an open mind and are accepting of all ways of life.

June 2016 – Circle of Veterans & Expunge US Veterans – platform veterans assistance

Circle of Veterans and Expunge US Veterans are two nonprofits that help veterans. The Circle of Veterans and Families and Families, Inc. creates a safe place for returning soldiers to go to work on healing and recovery with like minds. Expunge US Veterans helps men and women who served seal /expunge their minor criminal histories at no cost.

2015

January 2015 – Equusolutions – platform military sexual trauma

Using equine assisted psychotherapy, Dr. Darlene Williams, Equusolutions, helps female military veterans deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by Military Sexual Trauma.

May 2015 – Carrollwood Players theatre – a thank you to our host nonprofit

Our gracious host venue Carrollwood Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides incredible live entertainment to our community.

September 2015 – Casey’s Healing Hooves – platform PTSD and special needs

Casey’s Healing Hooves uses rescued horses with troubled teens, children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, and military dealing with PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma.

2014

January 2014 – Crisis Center Take Back the Night – platform sexual violence prevention

One of the many services offered at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is Trauma Recovery Services.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides counseling services and support for individuals, children, youth, elders and their families who have experienced assault, sexual abuse or other traumatic events. Anger management, parent certification courses and a range of support groups are geared towards giving a voice to all affected family members and their children, and elders in our community. Services are also available for family members and children who display sexual behavior problems.

Life Amplified fundraised for an event held each year: Take Back the Night. This interactive event creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence. Together they empower survivor, celebrate freedom and embrace resiliency. Survivors of rape, incest, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking share their journeys of help, hope and healing.

May 2014 – Bricks for the Brave – platform childhood cancer

Bricks 4 the Brave, Tampa Chapter was formed in 2012 by Logan, a (then nine year old) boy who wanted to honor his friends who battled leukemia as well as for kids still fighting. He delivered 250 new Lego sets valued over $3,300 to young cancer patients in St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

September 2014 – Animal Coalition of Tampa – to help rebuild facility after arson

Animal Coalition of Tampa provides high-quality pet spay/neutering, vaccinations, medical and dental services and pet medications to the community at an affordable cost.

2013

January 2013 – Redefining Refuge – platform human trafficking awareness

Redefining Refuge is non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for women and children who have been victims of the depraved injustice of sexual abuse, with a prevailing emphasis on the abolition of the domestic sex trafficking of minors. Through strong community alliances and public awareness education, we will strive to replace devastation with restoration, oppression with freedom, and despair with great hopefulness. For us, this means far more than assisting with the provision of fundamental needs, but rather equipping and empowering these individuals to build strong foundations for their futures by creating real and lasting change.

To profoundly impact public awareness and call to action on the prevalence and heinousness of the sex industry trade, and to ultimately put and abrupt end to it. To vindicate each individual from the atrocities they have experienced so that they may be described as victors, and not simply victims; who can press forward with great purpose and walk in the fullness of the love and joy they were created for.

May 2013 – Teen Edge Be-YOU-Ty Camp – platform bully prevention

Be-YOU-ty Camp 4 Girls benefits the Teen Edge, which is a non profit program designed to teach teens life skills. In its first year 2012, they partnered with Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and used funds to sponsor their patients to attend the camp. Camp 4 Girls was designed to empower young girls.

Camp 4 Girls gives girls the tools to not only survive their adolescent years but to THRIVE! The program was designed by educators and women who have learned how to shine! The team consists of an array of successful women teachers, attorneys, counselors, TV personalities and moms. The camp provides a healthy view of beauty and helps girl create a new definition of beauty!

September 2013 – K-9s for Veterans – platform PTSD

For many veterans, use of traditional medicine is not enough to live a full and satisfying life. This is where a service dog can assist. K-9s for Veterans shows clients how to train a dog to do what is needed to overcome or minimize their disability, visible or invisible. This adds a dimension of confidence to the veteran’s life that no amount of medicine can give. Focusing on the dog instead of a disability can give the self-assurance needed to go out in public, rejoining society in a positive way.

Invisible Disabilities are incapacitating problems that are not readily noticed: heart problems, strokes, diabetes, seizures/epilepsy, balance issues, depression, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), etc.

K-9s for Veterans mission is to provide obedient dogs to disabled veterans of all war eras, to help the veterans overcome their invisible disabilities in order to become more productive and functional, while informing the public of the need for service dogs.

NONPROFIT IS NOW CLOSED.