Last Charity Coalition of the Decade Brings Tampa Bay Charities Together for Change
By: Church of Scientology FSO
"It is about all of us coming together and bringing about a change" said Christina Murray, motivational speaker and life coach who spoke at the luncheon.
Inseparable to the Charity Coalition luncheon is the educational segment, where charities get tools that can assist them in reaching their goals. This month's educational segment was delivered by Pam Ryan Anderson, President for the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), the all-volunteer organization that produces some of Clearwater's largest events – such as Winter Wonderland and the annual Coachman Park Easter Egg Hunt. Ms. Anderson shared how CCV grew into doing massive charitable events for over 27 years and how each charity could go about doing their own.
"Start small," said Ms. Anderson. "I remember reading about a firehouse that needed help and the community created an event all about chocolate. Get together a group of volunteers. They can bake, ask businesses for raffle prizes or if they are a crafter, they can donate something that people would love to win in a chance drawing."
Clemence Chevrot, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, closed the event by saying. "We want to assist charities to take advantage of the holiday season to grow their volunteer base and gain more supporters. As Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 'What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. These are all that are important.'"
To RSVP for the January 15th Charity Coalition please contact Clemence Chevrot at email@example.com.
About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org.