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Five ways to get involved and give back in St. Pete

Ashley Morales



Photo by Malaya Sadler/Unsplash.

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 input, 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.

Help PetPal Animal Shelter find Kylie a new home

Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill rescue in St. Pete, needs help finding Kylie a loving home. Here’s what the shelter said about Kylie on its Instagram page: “Kylie may only have three legs, but she doesn’t let that stop her! She loves to play and run around the yard with her favorite toys. She is also the sweetest girl with a vibrant personality. She will make a great companion. Kylie is a 15 lb, 6-year-old Chihuahua mix.”

Visit Pet Pal’s website here for more info on adopting. The shelter is located at 405 22nd St. S. and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

.Swim Assistants needed

Two volunteers are needed to assist with a new swim program in the Lealman neighborhood during June and July. Volunteers need to commit to 10 hours per week and pass a pass a level 2 background check. For more information, call the Lealman Exchange at (727) 464-5404.


Sign up for summer environmental workshops for kids

Keep Pinellas Beautiful has opened registration for its 6th annual Youth Environmental Leadership Workshop series. This program will engage high school students (grades 9-12) with hands-on skill-building activities that will empower them to become environmental leaders in their community. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of marine debris and other environmental issues, engage with experts in the environmental field and participate in hands-on activities like canoeing, cleanups, hikes, invasive removals, etcetera. This is also a great way for students to earn Bright Futures Scholarship hours. Registration is available online here: Youth Environmental Leadership Workshop @ Brooker Creek Preserve: July 8 – 12


Load groceries with St. Pete Free Clinic

Volunteers are needed to help with grocery distribution during daytime drive-thru FRESH Pantry hours. If you are free weekdays from 2-6 p.m., visit thespfc.org/volunteer to apply.




Join the ‘Good Guys’

Men who are motivated to give back are invited to join 100 Good Guys, a giving circle in Pinellas County. The format is simple: 100 people get together and watch a five-minute pitch from three local nonprofits, after which the crowd selects a winner and donates $100 each to the chosen charity, expanding their giving power and getting to know the people and organizations doing great work in the community in the process. Learn more about the organization here.

The organization invites new members to join and participate in the next meeting May 14 at Bayboro Brewing. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

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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