Seminole Lake Rotary Club’s monthly event benefits children in foster care system
SEMINOLE, Fla. (March 2, 2023) – Family Support Services of Pasco & Pinellas Counties joins the First Friday fun this month at Seminole City Center to raise money for children in foster care. Patrons of the First Friday Seminole street party, now in its third year, will enjoy live music, fresh food and drinks, giveaways and more from 6-9 p.m. on the main street in front of Studio Movie Grill.
Seminole Lake Rotary Club’s monthly event isn’t just a good time – it’s for a good cause. The group partners with City Center to raise funds for its Red Sled Initiative, which provides funding and holiday gifts for children in the foster care system in Pinellas County through community-supported events including First Friday and its annual Red Party, which returns later this year.
“We’re proud of the work we’re able to do for local children and families,” said Gerry Cachia, First Friday Seminole Event Coordinator for the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake. “The community support has been incredible, and in this partnership with Family Support Services, we know we can continue to impact so many lives. With First Friday, we can connect with our neighbors and have fun and still have this important message.”
“Family Support Services is excited to be part of an event that brings people together for fun and philanthropy,” said Jaclyn Citarella, FSS’ Community Engagement Manager for Pasco and Pinellas counties. “FSS is always looking for fresh ways to connect with our community, and partnerships like with Rotary Club of Seminole Lake make it possible for us to support and expand programs for local children and families.”
The entertainment on Friday, March 3, will be in 1950’s-60’s rock-and-roll style courtesy of The Authentics; The Sequel Band (April 7), Crossfire Creek Band (May 5) and Santana and Grand Funk Railroad Tribute (June 2) will appear in coming months. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, but coolers, food and drinks brought in from outside the event will not be allowed.
WHEN: Friday, March 3rd
6:00 – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Seminole City Center
11201 Park Blvd. North
Seminole, FL 33772
About Family Support Services (FSS) of Pasco & Pinellas Counties
Family Support Services is the lead agency for family preservation, foster care and adoption services in Duval, Nassau, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Through community-based care, FSS provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment and to care for our community’s children in foster care. For more information, go to familysupport.org.
About Rotary Club of Seminole Lake
The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake was chartered on October 20, 1980, by Rotary International as one of more than 25,000 clubs then existing throughout the world. The object of Rotary Club is to encourage and foster the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life, high ethical standards in business and professions, and the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace in our local and international communities. The Rotary Club of Seminole Lake is in District 6950 composed of 48 Rotary Clubs. In 2022, the club was awarded Mid-Size Rotary Club of The Year.
About the Red Sled Initiative
The Red Sled Initiative was created to meet the need of providing Christmas presents to children in the foster care system. Since its inaugural year in 2015 the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake, in conjunction with a myriad of community support, has collected well over $550,000 worth of toys and gifts. The need continues and the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake is ready to serve!
To support the Red Sled Initiative or learn more about the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake, contact Gerry Cachia firstname.lastname@example.org.