- Jan. 3, 2019
-- The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center in Clearwater rounded off its first year of assisting over 45 Tampa Bay charities achieve their goal of bettering conditions of people in the Tampa Bay area. The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and CCV opened the Center in March 2018 to provide a space for nonprofit organizations to grow.
The Center offers meeting space and event venues at no cost, which have been used to create a ripple effect to address social ills. Over 6100 people have attended the 753 different events at the CCV Center and its adjacent Osceola Courtyard since it opened. Additional to these events was CCV's annual Winter Wonderland which brought in 11,600 guests throughout the 3 weeks it was open.
The activities range from non-profit Board Meetings to outdoor activities and events. One such outdoor event celebrated the different cultures from around the world present in the Tampa Bay with a Multi-Cultural Day in the Osceola Courtyard.
"Nonprofits are the groups that seek to tackle the problems that occur in our own back yards," said Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. "These nonprofits are creating grassroots movements to handle such things as homelessness or a polluted environment."
The CCV center is an expansion of the Clearwater Community Volunteers, a volunteer based organization that has been providing support to nonprofits and the community since 1992.
To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:
Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the "Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt" in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard's article, "Love and Help Children" in his book The Way to Happiness.
CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.