The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is excited to announce: the 7th annual “Fashions with Flair” silent auction and fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Belleair Country Club from 11 am to 2:30 pm.
CCV is the volunteer arm of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, and is a non-profit charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers. The CCV produces the huge Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring and “Winter Wonderland” – its annual holiday charity drive in downtown Clearwater featuring 5 village buildings, 90 live pine trees, a fully functioning stage with entertainment, tens of thousands of tiny white lights, pony & train rides, a playground, a giant slide and bouncy house, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The Religious Community Services (RCS) Grace House has received a grant from the City of Largo to install six solar domestic water heating systems from Solar Source. The RCS Grace House is an eight -week program for homeless families. The families can stay in an apartment building and save money to give them a head start. Food, clothing and household goods are available to the families, as well as shelter.
On June 27th, the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope held their 13th annual Celebrating Faces of Hope gala and fundraiser at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa.
The black tie dinner and awards show, which was emceed by Kathy Fountain and Frank Robertson, formerly of FOX 13, honored 17 previously at-risk high school seniors who graduated this year and are now going on to higher education, as well as the “unsung heroes” of 2009 who made a difference in the lives of Tampa’s children and families in the past year.
Charity Tournament Held by Clearwater Academy
Clearwater Academy International held their 4th Annual Hacker’s Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 11th. The tournament is a non-competitive fundraiser “is designed to be a fun event…designed for players at every level,” says Executive Director/Principal of Clearwater Academy International, Jim Zwers. “That’s why it’s called ‘Hacker’s.”