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4/12/2016 Member News
Daystar Photo Op early Wednesday morning

Daystar’s With These Hands Breakfast Presented by Brett Funeral Home

From: Kitty Pelster Rawson, Community Relations Manager, O: 727.498.8794

Photo Op: Commissioner Ken Welch accepting With These Hands Award
Jeanne and Kevin Milkey accepting the Franciscan Heart Award
Capacity Crowd enjoying educational program about issues facing the areas low-income residents

St Petersburg, FL –April 12, 2016 – Daystar Life Center’s With These Hands Breakfast was created four years ago to honor the many hands that work together to create community. From the hands of the homeless man who picks up the trash in the yard each morning, to the hands of the person who stocks our pantry or the client who brings us plastic bags, the volunteer who keeps our books or the donor who writes checks or brings gently used clothing – these hands all work together to help our neighbors in need.

We anticipate a capacity crowd.

Kitty at Daystar ( or 727.498.8794). Tickets may also be purchased online at  

For the second year in a row, Brett Funeral Home is the naming sponsor of the Fourth Annual Daystar Life Center, Inc. With These Hands Breakfast which takes place Wednesday, April 13 at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 445 82nd Avenue, St Pete Beach.

Daystar Life Center, Inc. will present the With These Hands Award to Pinellas County Commissioner Kenneth Welch during the breakfast, which begins at 7:30 am. The program follows at 8:00 am. Commissioner Welch will also give the keynote address, "Our Responsibility to Our Neighbors in Need." Dick Crippen, senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Rays, will emcee.

Daystar Life Center is a non-profit organization founded as an outreach ministry of Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. The agency provides basic needs to individuals and families in times of crisis. The volunteer-driven agency is a frugal steward of its resources so that it can better provide direct client services including: food, clothing, local transportation, utility assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, prescription help, Travelers Aid, personal identification, hygiene needs, online benefits assistance, confidential and secure mail service, referrals for other services, USDA commodity food, haircuts, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Check out our website at