GCG Seeks Parent of Children Affected by Cyberbullying
Thank you, Corey Dylan for helping GCG with our cyberbullying awareness project! Corey will have us on the radio show, Tampa Bay Tomorrow to discuss a very Public interest, cyberbullying. We need your help in finding a parent who has seen the worst of cyberbullying, and who is willing to come on the show and [...]
GCG to Host Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
“PARTY WITH A PASSION” FOR A FIRST CLASS CAUSE Gulf Coast Giving to host Winter Wonderland party benefiting Habitat for Humanity Gulf Coast Giving’s annual fundraising event, Winter Wonderland, will be held November 22, 2013, beginning at 8 p.m., at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space in St. Petersburg. Net proceeds from the masquerade-themed event will [...]
GCG’s Technology Impact on Habitat for Humanity Pinellas
Last year, the Winter Wonderland Party provided funds to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and Sarasota County to expand their technology footprint. This year, there is still much to be accomplished and Gulf Coast Giving is preparing to help. Habitat for Humanity is still looking to eliminate the current paper process by going electronic [...]
Kid’s Appreciation Day 2013
On June 5, 2013 Gulf Coast Giving had a great time braving the rain with the kids, parents and community organizations as we celebrated a very successful Kid’s Appreciation Day promoting summer integrity!
Tampa Bay Rays Select GCG as Rays Community Corner Host
Gulf Coast Giving is honored to be selected as a 2013 Corner Community Host by the Tampa Bay Rays! Come out on game day, Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 to visit Gulf Coast Giving as we launch Cyberbullying Awareness Week, and cheer on the Rays as they prepare to win against the Boston Red Sox! Go [...]
STOP, BLOCK & TELL – CyberBullying Awareness
Gulf Coast Giving is excited to share that we have received word from the Commissioner’s office that our submission for a Proclamation naming an entire week in Sept 2013 “CyberBully Awareness Week” by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners has been APPROVED! We look forward to sharing all of these details with you! Great [...]
Scholarship Recipient Coming Soon
Gulf Coast Giving is currently reviewing many amazing scholarship applications. Our awards ceremony will take place in May 2013.
Virtual Race Coming this Weekend!!
Upgrade 2 Success Inaugural Virtual Run/Walk! Run or walk where ever you are whenever you can, even if jogging in place at your desk, in front of your computer for a second or two! More info HERE!!
Raffle Winner Announced!!
Gulf Coast Giving and Winn-Dixie Customer Appreciation Raffle winner has been chosen! What they Won: Fishing Charter from Gulf Boulevard Charters Winners Name: Jeanette Andry Raffle Ticket #: 224624 Congratulations Jeanette! Gulf Coast Giving and Winn-Dixie
Celebrate with Small Acts of Kindness
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only holiday this week: February 12-18 is the 13th annual Random Acts of Kindness Week. What can you do? Buy coffee, lunch, or a toll payment for the person behind you in line. Tape the exact change for a soda to a vending machine. Send cards with joyful messages to strangers. [...]
Upgrade 2 Success 5k Run/Walk
Title: Upgrade 2 Success 5k Run/WalkLocation: Walsingham ParkLink out: Click hereDescription: Welcome to the second annual GulfCoastGiving Upgrade 2 Success 5k Run/Walk. This year’s event on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 8AM will help raise money for Pinellas County schools who need new IT equipment for their staff and students. GulfCoastGiving.org hosts two annual events [...]
Our 2012 Winter Wonderland Party Made the News!!
Check out the News Story that aired on WTVT Fox 13 Tampa Bay… Click on the image below to see it: Air Date: 12-01-2012
Enter GCG’s Masquerade Photo Contest for a Cause!
GCG is excited to host our first Masquerade Photo Contest for a Cause! In celebration of our upcoming Winter Wonderland Party benefiting Habitat for Humanity, Gulf Coast Giving is giving away (2) VIP Tikets with reserved cocktail seating to our Winter Wonderland Party 2012 at NOVA 535! Please CLICK HERE to check out the contest [...]
New Sponsor for Our Winter Wonderland Party- ShutterBooth
Thank you ShutterBooth for being AWESOME! Winter Wonderland Party 2012 is going to be full of excitement & FUN things to do while benefiting an amazing cause ~ Habitat for Humanity! More information HERE.
St. Pete’s Mad Hatter painting at Winter Wonderland Party 2012
St. Pete’s Mad Hatter, Bruce Norris will be painting live at Winter Wonderland Party 2012 @ NOVA 535! Thrilling attendees will take home masterpieces. Bruce, a regular cartoonist for the Washington Star, his political cartoons were a perennial favorite. His celebrity caricatures (like Bruce Willis, below), have been printed in countless magazines and newspapers. These [...]
Golf Tournament Benefiting Habit for Humanity
WHAT: Charity Golf Tournament WHERE: Seminole Lake Country Club- 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777 WHEN: Friday, November 16th, 2012 – 12:30pm Shotgun Start / 11:00am Check In. WHY: To benefit families in need. All proceeds benefit Habit for Humanity Pinellas County. Signup sheet available online HERE. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Please fill out the [...]
GulfCoastGiving Hires Tiffany as our new Administrative Assistant
Tiffany came to us from another 501(c)(3) foundation where she has experience doing event planning and fund raising, including working with underprivileged children- helping them with education and sports related needs. She has over 15 year’s experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant, is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and has lived in St. Petersburg for the [...]
Thanksgiving Food Drive Under Way!!
FOOD DRIVE Monday, Oct 22nd, 2012 thru Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2012 Your non-perishable food donation will help feed families in need in the Largo/Seminole area for Thanksgiving. Catholic Charities Pinellas Village Also needed are items like paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, shampoo,soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, cleaning supplies, diapers of all sizes, & copy paper. Donation Drop [...]
Clothing Drive Under Way
Gulf Coast Giving’s Fall 2012 CLOTHING DRIVE!! Clothes To Kids (CTK) is a non-profit organization that provides free clothing to school children in a friendly, bright and cheerful store setting. CTK’s goal is to instill a sense of dignity, pride and self-esteem in every child who visits their store! CTK relies on the donation of [...]
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE COLOR RUN™
WHEN: We will need volunteers on December 13th thru December 15th, 2012. The times and locations are still TBD for the 13th and 14th and will not be decided until about 2 weeks before the event. We will need 20 volunteers per shift on these days, and we usually need volunteers most of the day. [...]
Celebrity Guest, Corey Dylan joining Winter Wonderland 2012
A big THANK YOU to Corey Dylan for joining GCG in our efforts to support Habitat for Humanity during our Winter Wonderland Party at NOVA 535. Born in the Motor City and raised in the Emerald City, Corey’s been broadcasting on the radio airwaves in Tampa Bay for the last 10 years. Corey Dylan wakes [...]
Seminole Chamber Golf Tournament & Cookout!
Gulf Coast Giving will be volunteering with the Seminole Chamber for their annual Golf Tournament. Register to play and come see us at the Putting Contest! Thursday, October 18, 2012, 01:00pm – 06:00pm Cost $125 per person, corporate teams encouraged $1,000 and up, cost includes card and greens fee, dinner, commemorative souvenir and opportunity to [...]
GCG Volunteers are at it Again!
Gulf Coast Giving volunteers are the BEST! Our volunteers will be joining Spirit 90.5FM to work the merchandise tables at Friday night’s Abandon/Anthem Lights concert in Ybor at Relevant Church. Get your tickets HERE & be sure to stop by the tables & say hi to GCG! Details: Friday, October 19th Relevant Church, 1704 North [...]
Oktoberfest on the Beach
Gulf Coast Giving is an official Gold Sponsor of Oktoberfest on the Beach! We are blessed to be able to take part in such an incredible event. Be sure to come out October 13, 2012 11am-7pm, Free admission. Kolb Park Indian Rocks Beach Enjoy Music and Dancing all Day!
GCG in the Studio!
Gulf Coast Giving had the honor of helping through volunteer efforts at the Spirit 90.5FM Giving Hope Shareathon. We were excitedly busy answering calls from so many giving people in the Tampa Bay Area & Beyond. Spirit FM’s goal is $500,000. On day 2 we were thankful to have raised $200,000. There’s still time to [...]
Gulf Coast Giving meets the GadgitKids at the Seminole Chamber of Commerce social hosted by First Home Bank of Seminole. What a great experience combined with awesome kids. GadgitKids connects tech savvy young adults with adults of all ages to provide personal instruction on mobile devices and the apps that run on mobile devices. Find [...]
Chinese Lanterns Light the Sky
Gulf Coast Giving visited the St Pete Pier & Johnny Renos on Saturday, August 11, 2012 to enjoy the lighting of the Chinese lanterns in celebration of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month at the pier. A lantern was lit for every SMA Angel in celebration of their life.
Congratulations to Iryna for being Gulf Coast Giving’s Upgrade 2 Success Scholarship recipient! Our scholarship selection was based on GPA efforts but most importantly outstanding volunteerism efforts. Iryna logged in well over 500 volunteer hours throughout her high school years!!
Is Your Child a Bully??
Is your child a bully? Learn the warning signs and why it’s important to know. http://momshomeroom.msn.com/parenting-articles/social_issues/is-your-child-bullying-other-kids–/32955920
2012 WHITE PARTY COMING NOV. 30th
GulfCoastGiving is set to host our 1st annual Winter Wonderland Masquerade Party. We have picked a prime location to host this event which will benefit our charity partners. This years event will be held at NOVA365. Gulf Coast Giving’s Winter Wonderland Party benefiting Habitat for Humanity Friday, November 30th, 2012 8pm-12am at the most unique [...]
GCG is thrilled to deliver donations from proceeds raised at our inaugural Upgrade 2 Success 5K Run/Walk!! GCG delivers donation of $1400 to Boca Giega High Principal, Michael Vigue. GCG delivers donation of $1750 to Sany Lane Elementary Principal, Nicole Clifton.
GCG Raises 7K for Schools!
Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers for helping us raise $7,000 during our Upgrade 2 Success 5K Race! The benefiting schools will receive much needed computer equipment from this event. Thank you!!
GCG’s Upgrade2Success TV Spot is Done!
Thanks to our sponsors Bright House and our production company. GCG has launched it’s first TV commercial which will start airing in the coming week to help promote our Upgrade2Success 5K run/walk event. We are super excited about this and look forward to a great event. We want to again thank Bright House for this [...]
GCG Joins Tampa Chamber
GulfCoastGiving has joined the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. We’re extremely excited about this partnership. This allows GCG to work with Tampa’s premier businesses and non-profits. The Tampa Chamber is well known for it’s non-profit work. We plan on being very active and to do our best to help where our help is needed most. [...]
GulfCoastGiving hires Jessica Moody as it’s Director of Operations
GCG started the new year off right. We hired an experienced professional to be our new Director of Operations. Jessica Moody has several years of event planning and project management experience. She ran a successful business for years. Jessica has the organizational, personal and professional skills needs to head up GulfCoastGiving. We are very excited [...]
GCG Sponsors ROM Baseball Team
GulfCoastGiving has sponsored the Recreation Outreach Ministry ( ROM) minor baseball team Pirates. ROM is a great athletic program hosted by Indian Rocks Baptist Church. Rob Beswetherick is the Director of ROM and does a great job manages 3 seasons of sports for the local children. You can learn more about ROM by click here.
Upgrade 2 Success 5k Run/Walk set for April 7, 2012
The first annual Upgrade 2 Success 5K Run/Walk is set. The event will be April 7, 2012 at Walsingham Park. The event will start at 8 AM EST and go until 12 PM EST. All proceeds will be used to purchase new computer equipment for Boca Ceiga High School, Azelea Middle School and Sandy Lane [...]
GCG Plans First Run/Walk Event
GulfCoastGiving.org has scheduled it’s first annual Run/Walk event. The event will be held April 7, 2012. This will be one of two annual events GCG will host to help raise money for it’s cause: The mission for GulfCoastGiving.org is to provide under priveledged schools, churches and non-profit organizations with IT equipment and training. In today’s [...]
GCG Volunteers help setup King of the Beach Tournament
GCG has 9 volunteers come out and help setup for this falls Kinf og the BEach King Fish Touranment. The 3 day events starts November 3 and ends November 5th. We had a great helping and want to thank Jill and the KOTB team for allowing GCG to assist.
GCG Joins the Seminole Chamber of Commerce
GulfCoastGiving.org has joined the Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce. This partnership will ensure GCG is up to date on all charity events going on in the town of Seminole. It will also give GCG a wider reach to help other churches, schools and non-profits. We look forward to a long a meaningful partnership.
GCG Joins The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
GulfCoastGiving has joined its local chamber of commerce, The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. GCG is very excited about this partnership. The Chamber hosts many charitable events in which GCG can help. We look forward to a long a successful partnership.
GCG Rallys 9 volunteers for KOTB
GulfCoastGiving.org has rallied 9 volunteers to help out at this fall’s King of the Beach king fish tournament. The KOTB is a semi-annual king fish tournament. This event helps several charities; The Children’s Dream Fund, PARC, All Children’s Hospital and Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation. We are extremely happy we could help out in such [...]
GCG starts Annual Scholarship Program
GulfCoastGiving has started an annual scholarship program. The program will give the selected applicant a $2,500 scholarship towards his or her college education. GCG has been thinking about starting a scholarship program for months now and finally we’re able to start it. The scholarship is for high school seniors who are attending in state Florida [...]
GulfCoastGiving helps Kites 4 Kids
I am sure you are constantly asked for charitable donations to support various causes, and this request is no exception. However, this request is for a really fun event that benefits a really great organization… our very own All Children’s Hospital. A little history… Five years ago my former husband and I decided to organize [...]