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4/27/2016 Member News
Great Explorations Celebrates Give Day Tampa Bay with Local Community Partners on May 3, 2016

Date: April 7, 2016
Contact: Shannon Sloan
Communications Manager
(727) 821–8992 ext. 236  

Great Explorations Celebrates Give Day Tampa Bay with Local Community Partners on May 3, 2016

(St. Petersburg, FL) April 27, 2016– Great Explorations Children’s Museum is proud to be participating in the third annual Give Day Tampa Bay on May 3, 2016, with exciting events, chance drawings and perks for our donors.

Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay designed to increase philanthropy in the Bay area and raise awareness of the amazing work local nonprofits do in this community. Give Day Tampa Bay also offers cash prizes to the participating non-profits with the most donations, another reason to give on May 3.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum will be kicking off our Give Day events with a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on 4th Street on May 2nd from 5-8 p.m. Great Explorations will be providing crafts and activities for children at the 4th Street location and Chick-fil-a 4th Street will donate a portion of their sales to Great Ex during this time.

Then all day on May 3rd, we encourage you to participate on Give Day with a $25 or more donation to Great Explorations on for the chance to win some great prizes and perks! With your donation, you will be entered to win a Great Ex package, including a Great Membership and Great Stuff gift shop goodies (valued at $200), or a Kendra Scott matching earring and necklace set (valued at $150). Also, show proof of this donation at Souzou, an upscale Asian fusion restaurant on 4th street, and receive a free drink!

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 3rd, The Littlest Trunk Children’s and Maternity Resale Boutique, located on 66th Street, will be donating 50% of their sales. The Littlest Trunk offers adorable clothes for your little ones, plus cute and trendy styles for expecting mothers, educational toys, strollers and more – all at a fraction of the retail price.

From 3-7 p.m. on Give Day, Ashe Couture Boutique on Central Avenue will be donating 15% of their sales. This chic woman’s boutique offers everything from trendy rompers and dresses to dainty necklaces and fashion-forward swimwear.

We will be finishing our Give Day events at the Canopy, located on top of the Birchwood Hotel from 7-9 p.m. The Canopy will be contributing 25% of sales and giving a free house wine, Stoli or Jack Daniels single-well drink with your $25+ donation to Great Explorations. Great Explorations will also have an opportunity drawing during this time with a chance to win a Kendra Scott matching earring and necklace set. With their cabanas, fire pits and specialty drinks, The Canopy sets the tone for an outdoor nightlife scene that cannot be found anywhere else in St. Pete.

It’s so simple to support Great Ex on Give Day Tampa Bay. Visit on May 3, 2016 and find Great Explorations, Inc. in the list of participating organizations. All donations made are tax-deductible and will benefit our many programs. These donations continue to allow us to provide a place for ALL children to learn and play regardless of economic circumstance or varying developmental ability.

About Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the children and families of the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000 square foot museum is filled with exhibits and activities to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. This AAM–Accredited children’s museum also offers a national award winning preschool, camps, field trips and community outreach programs.

Location: 1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg Florida 33704
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12 - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission is free for children under 1 year, $10 for ages 1 to 54 years and $9 for ages 55 and up. Admission is always free for museum members.
Call 727–821–8992 or visit  

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 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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