Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday, February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day

The purpose of National 2-1-1 Day is to highlight the importance and the need for a community that is connected and informed regarding critical health and human service information for those who need help and those who are willing to volunteer or donate their time to local community agencies.

Every hour of every day, hundreds of people are in need of essential human services - they are looking for employment, food for their family, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, a place to stay for the night, affordable child care options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community and want to know where their time, talents, and donations are needed most.

Please join us today in spreading the word about 2-1-1 by using the power of the internet and your personal and professional relationships. Please repost this message in as many places as possible - Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, e-mails, hobby or personal interest lists.
Visit our website at www.211tampabay.org.
Help starts with 2-1-1.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tell The World What You Think of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares and Help Us Win $5,000 Toward Our Mission

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares needs your help! We have an opportunity to win the $5,000 prize that GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, and KIMBIA, a group are making available through their Winer 2-11 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway. This generous gift could help us support our mission. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares' mission is to create connections between people and resources. 2-1-1 TBC serves as a vital communication link between health and human services resources in Pinellas County and individuals seeking help. 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares is a non-profit organization that provides the only free, confidential, multi-lingual, 24-hour dialing code - 2-1-1 - for access to community information, services and resources for Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Lake & Sumter counties. 2-1-1 provides a one-stop service for this vital information and enables people to get assistance, before individuals and families give up, by providing someone to talk to, someone to listen, and someone to help guide them to appropriate services.
Anyone with firsthand knowledge about us who is not a paid employee of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, such as donors, volunteers, board members, recipients of our services - can all write a review about us on GuideStar. Your review will appear in our profile on both GuideStar and GreatNonProfits. There is no charge for writing a review, but you are limited to posting only one review for our organization. The giveaway begins on February 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59pm EDT February 28, 2011. The organization that has received the most number of reviews on www.guidestar.org and www.greatnonprofits.org during this period will will a grand prize of $5,000.

Reviews will show our donors and other stakeholders that we are making an impact, are working effectively toward our mission, and are benefitting our cause.

To write a review, please click on this link.