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Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.


Next Upcoming Event:

Sunday Funday Rays Double Play!

THE SOUND OF A DOUBLE PLAY!

DISCOUNTED Individual and Group Lower Box seats behind the Rays’ bullpen (Sections 126/128)

Don’t miss the post-game Lauren Alaina concert following the game!

Individual Lower Box tickets: $30/ea*
Group (10+) Lower Box tickets: $25/ea*
* That’s $50 off the regular $80 ticket price! Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to help our community through United Way Suncoast.

Start Time:  1:10 pm; Gates Open:  11:10 am

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit
unitedwaysuncoast.org/rays or call 813-274-0970.

Deadline to purchase tickets is 5 PM on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Discount ticket price not available day of game. In order to receive the group discount, 10 or more tickets must be purchased together.  Offer not available through Tropicana Field box offices. Tickets subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges. Prices subject to change.

 

May 2017

ReadingPals Summer Reading Kits Project

May 7th, 11 am to 1 pm

Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL  33602

Join us to put together literacy kits for students to take home from school for the summer.  The kits will help them practice their reading skills and avoid the “summer slide” while they are out of school. Slots fill up fast, so register today at http://bit.ly/ReadingPalKits.

Brew Bus Brewing

May 10th – 6 pm-8 pm

Brew Bus Brewing, 4101 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa 33604

What better way to celebrate the midpoint of the work week than Happy Hour?  How about a Happy Hour that gives back to charity?  So ditch the kitchen and and join us at the Brew Bus for Give Back Wednesday (May 10th), where 20% of all house draft and food sales will go to United Way Suncoast.

CNA Graduation Ceremony (Sulphur Springs)

May 12, 2017  10:00 am
United Way Resource Center in Sulphur Springs
8412 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33604

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and United Way Suncoast will introduce 11 new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to the healthcare community on Friday, May 12th at 10:00 am.

This will be the second class to graduate from the United Way Suncoast Resource Center in Sulphur Springs.  To date, 18 individuals have successfully completed this course which is facilitated by Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

The CNA training is provided at no cost to the students.  It is provided through a joint initiative between CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a workforce development non-profit, and United Way Suncoast as part of their shared mission to assist families in becoming financially stable and self sufficient.

The program is one of many services and opportunities provided through the United Way Resource Center at Sulphur Springs. Neighborhood-based outreach is a key component of United Way Suncoast’s mission to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Tampa Bay Watch

May 13th, 9 am – 12 noon

EVENT IS FULL – Desoto Park, 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL  33605

Volunteers will be shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to create an oyster shell bar at McKay Bay.  The project includes manual labor with the bags weighing around 30 lbs. each.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/TampaBayWatch.

CNA Graduation at United Way Resource Center at Booker Middle School

4:00 PM Career Fair

6:30 PM Graduation Ceremony

Booker Middle School Cafeteria

2250 Myrtle Street

Sarasota, FL 34234

On Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm, newly pinned nursing assistants will cross the graduation stage and will fulfill their dreams of becoming Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).  The class of 11 will be the second cohort to graduate from the United Way Suncoast Resource Center’s CNA program at Booker Middle School. To date, 23 women have successfully completed the rigorous seven week program that is supported by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and facilitated by the American Red Cross.

The CNA training is provided at no cost to the students.  It is provided through a joint initiative between CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, a workforce development non-profit, and United Way Suncoast as part of their shared mission to assist families in becoming financially stable and self sufficient.

The program is one of many services and opportunities provided through the United Way Resource Center at Booker Middle School. Neighborhood-based outreach is a key component of United Way Suncoast’s mission to fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community.
CareerEdge has also organized a job fair with local healthcare employers to connect the students with potential CNA job opportunities.

The graduation and CNA job fair will be held on May 15, 2017 at the Booker Middle School Cafeteria, 2250 Myrtle Street Sarasota FL. 34234.  The graduation will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and the job fair will begin at 4:00 pm. Family and friends of the graduates, as well as community members, are welcome to attend.  If local healthcare employers are interested in attending the healthcare job fair, please call (941)328-6983.  Join us in congratulating these new CNA’s in our community.

2017 Art of Giving

Friday, 6 pm – 11:30 pm
Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, FL

Grab your dancing shoes
and join us for an amazing night!

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Become an Event Sponsor

Save the date as actor and activist Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters, The Crow and Miss Congeniality, TV’s APB and Law and Order and HBO’s award-winning series Oz, AND Blonde Ambition, America’s premier special event dance band, help us celebrate the Heroes Around Us.

Art of Giving raises funds and awareness for United Way Suncoast Youth Education Initiatives.

Now in its 13th year, it’s attended by more than 500 of the area’s leading corporate and individual philanthropists who come together for an engaging and exciting evening featuring live and silent auctions,  delicious food and drinks, live music and an inspiring speaker.

 

2017 Art of Giving Sponsors

 

Cycle for a Cause

 

May 20th, noon

209 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL  33609

Break a sweat, get your ride on and give back.  For a special price of only $18, join this Saturday cycle class at Cyclebar in South Tampa.  You’ll be doing something good for yourself and helping others at the same time.

United Way Single Class:  $18

http://bit.ly/CycleBarUWSMay

Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer

May 27th, 10 am to 4 pm

Lilly Pulitzer, Saint Armands Circle, 443A John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236

Spring is here and there’s no better time to shop for the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer outfit you’ve had your eye on.  Whether you are heading out for dinner and dancing, planning a cruise, or just having a get together at home, you’ll find the perfect ensemble.  Best of all, 10% of the proceeds from this event benefit United Way Suncoast, so be sure and add this date to your calendar.