Helping Kids! Michelle Morales -Founder and President Michelle M. Morales was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a BA in English: Professional and Technical Writing. Michelle went on to work for Fox 13 Television in the Traffic Department as a Traffic Assistant for (4 1/2) years. In 2009, she welcomed her first and only son, Landon Timothy Harrington and has been a stay-at-home mother ever since. Michelle has worked closely with the Lupus Foundation of Florida and Lighthouse of Pinellas to assist with their various fundraising efforts. She has a passion for helping others and is determined to help make the lives of special-needs kids and their families as pleasant as she can. She is actively involved with special-needs children’s programs throughout the Bay area and is Vice President of the Parent Teacher Organization at Nina Harris School. Cheryl Skinner -Vice President and Director of Grant Review Committee Cheryl Skinner, MSPT is an original board member of the Mr. Strong Foundation, and currently serves as the Director of the Grant Application Committee. She is originally from Birmingham, [...]
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Vision: all children achieve success in life. Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships • Avoidance of risky behaviors • Educational success Our Programs Start Something Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are: more confident in their schoolwork performance able to get along better with their families 46% less likely to begin using illegal [...]
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 20 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Find your local affiliate here and discover how you can donate clothes, support the organization financially, get involved as a volunteer or help in other ways. If we are not operating in your community yet, learn how to start a Dress for Success in your area! Dress for Success Worldwide is located in New York and oversees our global affiliate network. Click on the links below to learn about our organization and how you can support us.