ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 15, 2016) – PARC honored its volunteers during a special event on April 13 on the PARC campus during National Volunteer Week.
More than 60 people attended the event, which celebrated PARC volunteers. During the previous fiscal year, volunteers donated 15,429 hours to PARC saving the organization more than $341,000.
Highlights of the evening included a performance by PARC’s Inspired Choir, and the presentation of three awards. Awards went to:
– Community Volunteer of the Year – Joanne Cox
– Community Service Award – Banker’s Financial Corporation
– Edith B. Smith Award – Veronica (Ronnie) DeCarlo
“We are so thankful for all of our volunteers,” said Karen Higgins, PARC’s president and CEO. “PARC was founded by volunteers in 1953 by a group of concerned parents who wanted to make sure their children received the same opportunities as others. Today, these efforts continue through PARC’s staff, board of directors and volunteers – whose dedication exemplify what a group of compassionate individuals can do for children and adults with developmental disabilities that PARC serves.”
Volunteers are always needed at PARC. For more information, call Lisa Blackburn at 727-341-6933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. Established in 1953, PARC currently serves more than 800 individuals in the greater Tampa Bay area. To learn more about PARC, call 727-345-9111 or visit www.parc-fl.org.