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Five ways you can give back this week

Ashley Morales



One of the "Free Little Pantries" located at Clearview United Methodist Church. Photo by Ashley Morales.

If you’re searching for a way to give back, the Catalyst’s Impact Connector is here to help. Each week, we feature five organizations in the Tampa Bay area that need assistance. We’re certain you’ll find something that matches your interests, location and schedule.

Food for all in the Free Little Pantries

Make sure families in our community have food on the table with the Free Little Pantries program at Clearview UMC. The church has three “free little pantries” that are available to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These community pantries are stocked several times a week and have a “take what you need and give what you can” policy. You can share non-perishable food items by leaving them in the pantries located around the church grounds at 4515 38th Avenue N.



Donate supplies for new families

Babycycle is a nonprofit with a mission to ensure no child goes without necessities like diapers, wipes, clean clothing, and other basic items. Babycycle prides itself on being Pinellas County’s only community diaper bank. See a list of items in need and dropoff locations at


Sip to support shelter animals

Why not give a family member, a friend or coworker a gift that keeps on giving? The Humane Society of Pinellas’ “Wine for Whiskers” program supports shelter animals while giving a wonderful gift as a keepsake to the pet lovers in your life. For $15, you can order a bottle of Aspirations Winery vino with a pet’s face on the label and the money will benefit the shelter and the local winery. Learn more and order online here.




Sign up for the Run for All Children

Join the “Run for All Children” to benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 30. The 10th Annual Run for All Children benefits the patients and families cared for at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. Read the story behind the run and register here.


Volunteer at Daystar Life Center

Daystar Life Center fights hunger, poverty, and hopelessness by providing the necessities of life to our neighbors in need. Volunteers are needed for many positions and opportunities are open to individuals, families, students, service organizations and businesses. Call (727) 825-0442 to learn more.


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 looking for volunteers, click here to submit your opportunity. We’ll get the word out to our readers.

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