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Creative Clay joins Give Day Tampa Bay and urges area residents to give locally on May 3, 2016
Date:  4/25/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

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Kim Dohrman, CEO
Creative Clay, Inc.
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Creative Clay joins Give Day Tampa Bay and urges area residents to give locally on May 3, 2016

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Creative Clay, Inc., is proud to be participating in the third annual Give Day Tampa Bay on May 3, 2016, and we are encouraging residents to donate to us in our efforts to continue to make the arts accessible to all.

Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible for all. Creative Clay’s mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. We serve people with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in our community.

All money raised on this day will stay in the Tampa Bay community. Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event, designed to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the amazing work local nonprofits do in this community. This is the third year that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has sponsored this event, which raised $1.75 million for 550 Tampa Bay area nonprofits last year.

Donations to Creative Clay on Give Day Tampa Bay will help us continue to offer quality programs for our artists, who have developmental, physical and intellectual disabilities, including the hiring of professional teaching artists, purchase of new art supplies, expansion of quality programming and exhibiting our artists’ work throughout the Tampa Bay area.

This year, Creative Clay is once again joining with CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) to raise funds together on Give Day at Green Bench Brewing in the EDGE District of St. Petersburg. From 4-7 p.m. on May 3, patrons will receive a free raffle ticket for every $25 donation and one (1) beer ticket per person.

In addition to raising awareness of the participating nonprofits, Give Day Tampa Bay offers cash prizes to the participants with the most donations, another reason to give on May 3.

“Give Day Tampa Bay is a wonderful opportunity for the community to support the work of the many non-profits in the area. Our goal is to raise funds for our programs that serve people of all ages with developmental disabilities and increase our footprint to provide art access for all,” said Kim Dohrman, Creative Clay CEO.

It’s simple to give during Give Day Tampa Bay. Simply visit www.GiveDay.org on May 3, 2016 and find (name of organization) in the list of participating organizations. All donations made are tax-deductible and will remain here in the Tampa Bay area.

About Give Day Tampa Bay
Give Day Tampa Bay is part of a national event in which communities across the country ask people to give to their local nonprofits on one specific day – May 3, 2016. This year’s theme, Live Here, Give Here, highlights the fact that all donations given on Give Day Tampa Bay will remain right here in the Tampa Bay area, helping the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that work each and every day to make life better for the Tampa Bay community.

About CASA:
CASA, Community Action Stops Abuse, has been providing lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than 35 years, the community has relied on CASA to provide a safe refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, professional training, outreach, and community education to end domestic violence and bring hope, independence and peace to families in southern Pinellas county. CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment and social change.
www.casa-stpete.org  
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CASAStPete  

About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For the last 25 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award more than $175 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.

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