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Five ways you can give back this week

Ashley Morales



A Door of Hope is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a home for every child in crisis Our vision is to provide hope for kids in crisis in west central Florida. Photo provided.

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.

International Coastal Cleanup

In honor of National Estuaries Week and Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers for a cleanup of Bartlett Park and the North and South Skyway rest stop’s surrounding roadways and beach areas Sept. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Your efforts will contribute to the worldwide initiative to combat marine debris while raising awareness and highlighting the importance of the estuary right here in our own backyard. Click here to volunteer.

Team Building with a Purpose

Are you looking for unique team-building experiences for your staff? Habitat’s corporate team builds combine giving back with team bonding, making for an unforgettable experience. Build your team while building homes:


Tennis for Fun, tennis for all

Tennis For Fun is a volunteer-run organization that provides free tennis clinics for individuals with special needs. Tennis For Fun provides athletes of all ages and abilities with an opportunity to have fun playing tennis, learn basic skills and socialize. Tennis for Fun clinics run from November through April at multiple locations throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Experience the joy of helping people with disabilities by volunteering for a Tennis for Fun near you. Learn more and sign up at


A Door of Hope

A Door of Hope is a nonprofit that provides hope and homes for children in crisis. Learn more about becoming a foster parent or volunteering to help at


Host an ACT Social

Are you a community connector? Use your gift of bringing people together to help organize a social mixer (virtual or in-person) to introduce a new community to the power of Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT), a nonprofit that provides equitable access to high-level arts education for students. ACT Socials are a fun and grassroots way to connect people and build an ever-stronger community of supporters who believe in the importance of arts education as a catalyst for positive change. Attendees get to enjoy live performances from students and connect with other changemakers. Learn more here.

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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