In honor of this year’s “Make A Difference Day,” 10 News recruited more than 50 volunteers to help organize and landscape Champions for Children’s newest location in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood; our Community House. The beautification and preparation of the site was a critical step CFC needed to take to get the site ready and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the 10 News team. Volunteers planted flowers, cleaned the outside of the building and even assembled furniture. The generosity continued as Elliot Wiser, General Manager of 10 News, presented CFC with a $5,000 check from the Gannett Foundation. Mayor Bob Buckhorn stopped by to show his support, reminding everyone that programs like our Community House help change lives and offer help to families in need. Lowe’s donated the flowers and plants for landscaping while IKEA donated furniture for the inside of the building. Community Coffee and Sonny’s BBQ was there to help keep the hard working volunteers fueled up with some coffee and good eats. All in all, it was a great collaboration of efforts, planning and kindness that made this event such a success for everyone involved.
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Community House will continue to provide assistance to families and residents of the Sulphur Springs neighborhood. It is right across the street from CFC’s Layla’s House program, which is located on Eskimo Avenue in Tampa. Once opened, the site will house CFC programs such as its Fathers Resource and Networking Center (FRANC) and Family Involvement Connections (FIC.)
“Make A Difference Day,” started by USA Weekend Magazine, is the largest national day of community service. It’s an opportunity for people to come together, inspire others and make a difference while doing something nice. Click here to learn more.