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Five ways to make a positive impact in St. Pete

Ashley Morales

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The Raptor Run 5K event supports the Birds of Prey program at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. This initiative offers a permanent sanctuary for native birds of prey that cannot be released back into the wild and serves as an educational platform, enlightening thousands of local residents and visitors annually on the significance of safeguarding these creatures that play a vital role in our ecosystem. Photo provided.

If you’re searching for a way to give back to your community, the Catalyst’s Impact Connector is here to help. Each week, we feature five organizations in the Tampa Bay area that need your help, whether that’s time, talent, items, funding or simply awareness. We’re certain you’ll find something here that matches your interests and will positively impact the community.

Race through nature to support conservation

Join the Raptor Run 5K at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Dec. 2 to raise funds for the conservation efforts of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and the Friends of Boyd’s Raptor Fest, which funds the Birds of Prey Program. Learn more and register for the race here.

Support healthy smiles in St. Pete

Community Dental Clinic is a nonprofit organization offering urgent dental care and comprehensive dental services including exams/x-rays, cleanings, fillings, root canals and extractions for adults in our community who do not have dental insurance or the financial resources to access the care they desperately need. Volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are needed, as well as support at the front desk and with special projects and events.

Support girls’ empowerment, no running required

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit that designs programming to strengthen third to eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences.  The impact Girls on the Run makes is dependent on dedicated volunteers who are committed and passionate about the mission and vision. Current opportunities include Coach, Junior Coach, 5K Volunteers, group opportunities and one-time opportunities. To learn more about volunteering with Girls on the Run, visit gotrtampa.org/volunteer.

Administrative help needed in St. Pete

St. Pete Free Clinic’s Health Center is in need of administrative support at the front desk. The SPFC Health Center provides primary and specialty healthcare services for uninsured adults who meet income requirements. Volunteers are needed to help at the front desk assisting with patient intake and other duties. Apply at thespfc.org/volunteer.

 

Help firefighters donate holiday meals and gifts

By engaging in these five impactful ways to give back, we can empower our communities and contribute to a more compassionate society. If your organization is seeking volunteers, donations or awareness, click here to submit your opportunity. We’ll get the word out to our readers.

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