Local philanthropic club, ‘The St. Pete Fools,’ is hosting their annual toy drive this holiday season to bring joy to those who need it most. The group, consisting of businessmen and entrepreneurs, is holding the drive to collect toys and bicycles. The event is set to take place on Saturday, December 4th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at their Grand Central District clubhouse. The event will include a cookout, toy collection, a chance to meet the Fools and more. The public can donate new, unused toys, bicycles, locks, and helmets in-person at the event, or donate towards a toy or bike.
The toys will be donated to The Kind Mouse, a local Pinellas County organization that assists families in transition and their chronically hungry children. Last year the group was able to collect over two thousand toys in just a few days for their charity partners. The St. Petersburg Police Department will receive the bicycles, helmets, and locks, and donate them to local children as part of their community outreach in the Pinellas County area. St. Pete Fools member, Alex de Jesus, is the original founder of the bike donation drive with the St. Petersburg Police Department.
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What: St. Pete Fools Toy Drive
Where: St. Pete Fools Social Club, 1949 1st Ave S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712
When: December 4th, 2021 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: The St. Pete Fools are hosting a cookout to raise funds for toys and bikes that will help the Kind Mouse and the St. Petersburg Police Department continue their philanthropic work in the Tampa Bay area. All toys are welcome from ages 2-17 including bikes, locks, and helmets.
For more details, visit The St. Pete Fools Social Club website: https://stpetefools.com/
The Kind Mouse Productions, Inc. – This Pinellas County organization assists families in transition and their chronically hungry children while developing the next generation of volunteers to carry on the mission of The Kind Mouse. No hardworking individual and their family should ever go hungry. In 2019 The Kind Mouse distributed a record of 123,000 pounds of food.
St. Petersburg Police Department – Comprising 575 sworn officers and 307 civilians, the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The SPPD is committed to serving the St. Pete community with excellence and high standards of policing.
ABOUT ST PETE FOOLS: St Pete Fools Charities is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2020 with one firm goal in mind: to host events & fundraisers and give a helping hand to local charities in the form of tangible donations only. The members of St Pete Fools consist of 50 local businessmen and entrepreneurs who are good-natured and love our wonderful city of Saint Petersburg.
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