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Five ways you can support your community

Keara McGraw

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This year has been a tough one for many in our community. Nonprofits have seen an uptick in demand alongside a drop in volunteers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are still so many ways to give back this year, and The Catalyst can help you find the perfect opportunity through our Impact Connector.

Here are five ways you can contribute this week:

  • Toys for Tots Pinellas is currently in need of volunteers and donations. Toys may be dropped off or purchased online. They noted they tend to be short on toys for the 10-12 year age range. Volunteer shifts vary; more information and sign-ups may be found here.
  • Donate that bicycle you no longer use or the kiddo grew out of! WellBuilt Bicycles is a nonprofit bicycle shop dedicated to providing transportation for all. Sales from donated bikes are put straight back into their Earn-A-Bike program, so those with little to no money can access a bike of their own. Hours and information is located on their website or contact wellbuiltbikes@gmail.com
  • Pick up some holiday gifts while supporting Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay at the Gallery Walk Dec. 5th at Albert Whitted Park. Shop creations made by participants in the Camp GOTR & Virtual GOTR programs. Shoppers can also share positive messages along their one-way walk through the show. Can’t make it out, or prefer to stay away from any crowds? Show support through their online GOTR shop. Covid procedures will be followed to allow for a safe and socially distant event. 
  • Another opportunity to provide gifts to those in need can be done through CASA’s Hope for the Holidays toy drive. All gifts must be new and unwrapped. Donations may be dropped off 11/16-12/18, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1011 1st Ave N. 

If your organization is looking for volunteers or donations, click here to submit your opportunity. We’ll be sure to share it with our readers.

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