Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Wins "Community Service Leadership" Award

Pictured Edward Perry, Data & Web Services Manager & Michele Dunaway, Resource Specialist
accept the award on behalf of 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares received a Community Service Leadership award for our participation in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program) from the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service. The award was given at the Recognition Ceremony hosted by the Wealth Building Coalition of St. Petersburg and held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, April 22nd.

The Wealth Building Coalition of Pinellas County helps to improve individual quality of life and the local economy by bringing in and circulating more money into the community through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

The Wealth Building Coalition/Pinellas Prosperity campaign is a collaboration of the public, private and nonprofit sectors working together to:

  • Promote awareness and increase understanding of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program through an ongoing and coordinated marketing campaign.
  • Expand and improve community access to free income tax preparation at sites throughout the county in partnership with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and local organizations.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Thank You" 2-1-1 TBC Volunteers!

On April 12th, we honored our volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon celebration. The program began with a message from Micki Thompson, Executive Director thanking the volunteers for their time and dedication to our agency and our appreciation for all they do. The volunteers enjoyed a video presentation from the 2-1-1 TBC staff with "Thank You" messages to our volunteers. 2-1-1 TBC Board Chair, Grant Petersen read each volunteers' accomplishments while Geri Costello, Volunteer Program Manager presented each volunteer with a gift and Certificate of Appreciation.

Additonally, Major George Steffen and Candy Duff-Bardill, 2-1-1 TBC Board members, presented gift cards/certificates provided by 2-1-1 TBC local business partners.

We are very proud to celebrate each and every volunteer who bring a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, talent and flexibility to our agency and community every time they volunteer.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares would like to thank our local business partners for supporting our volunteers and helping to make their Volunteer Appreciation luncheon a great success.

Special Thanks To:

Edible Arrangements, Dali Museum, Honeybaked Ham-Clearwater, Mosi Museum, O'Keefe's, Panera Bread, Publix, Sam's Club-Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay Rays.