ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 27, 2016) – PARC is proud to be participating in the third annual Give Day Tampa Bay on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, and we are encouraging friends and supporters to donate in our efforts to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.
“PARC is excited to take part in this special day, and to increase awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Karen Higgins, PARC’s president and CEO. “Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 to support our 40+ programs which help more than 800 adults and children in our community.”
Funds raised from Give Day Tampa Bay 2016 will support PARC programs including the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, the Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen @ PARC, PARC in Bloom, adult day training, child care and early intervention services, the Autism Behavioral Center, employment and living services, and more!
Donations will be accepted on the Give Day website for PARC starting at midnight until 11:59 p.m. on May 3 at https://giveday.org/npo/parc. The public is invited to visit PARC on May 3 for a tour of the campus to see firsthand how their contributions benefit and forward PARC’s mission. Photos will be posted throughout the day on PARC’s social media sites of reasons why people donate to PARC.
Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event, designed to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the amazing work local nonprofits, like PARC, do in this community. This is the third year that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has sponsored this event, which raised $1.75 million for 550 Tampa Bay area nonprofits last year.
Those who are interested in joining PARC’s Give Day initiative can call 727-341-6961 or visit www.parc-fl.org. For more details about Give Day Tampa Bay, visit www.giveday.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.