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12/10/2018 Member News

Service award recipients announced for 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Projects

This is a press release from St. Petersburg College. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

Service award recipients announced for 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Projects
The MLK Day of Service Advisory Board, in collaboration with St. Petersburg College, has awarded approximately $163,000 to local organizations for service activities scheduled in connection with the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday on January 21, 2019. 

With the help of State Senator, Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, this is the seventh year St. Petersburg College has received funds from the Florida Legislature for the St. Petersburg MLK Day of Service.  These projects will involve 56 nonprofits, organizations, and public agencies as part of the MLK Day of Service Advisory Board’s annual effort to transform the holiday into “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” 

The MLK Day of Service Advisory Board provides opportunities for groups, businesses, and people of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities through a variety of one day and long term initiatives.  Working with nonprofits, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies, the MLK Day of Service Advisory Board engages neighbors in meeting critical needs in education, health, the environment, public safety, economic opportunity, neighborhood revitalization and other areas.

The organizations and projects receiving funds are:

9-11 Angels

Kid Fire Safety & ID

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter

Credit Restoration

A Plus Alliance Home Care Agency

CPR/ First Aid Training

All Kidney Patients Support Group

Community Medical Mall

ANSO of Tampa Bay

Salvation Army Sallie House Refresh

Babies Lives Matter

Baby Bag Bonanza

Belle B, LLC

Mental Health Literacy

Boys & Girls Club

Northside Boys & Girls Club Refresh

Caring For Girls Academy Inc.

Shakers & Movers


Jewelry of Hope

Community EFX

Interfaith Bus Tour

Cross & Anvil Human Services

Helping the Homeless

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Evaluating Our Community Workshop

Empath Health

Gospel Brunch

Epsilon Beta Sigma

Power Kids Knocking Out Childhood Obesity

Eta Rho Educational Services / Eta Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Midtown Neighborhood Family Support Care Packages

Florida Dream Center


GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club

Books Across St. Pete

Gulfport Little League

Baseball Legacy Protocol

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County

Neighborhood Revitalization

Hair by Ahsile

Helping the Homeless

High Profile Motivational Services, Inc.

Transformed: Community Unity Day

HIV/AIDS Action Committee

HIV/AIDS Awareness Project & Education

Holistic Coaching

How to Keep Your Soul Food Healthy

Keep Hope Alive, Inc.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Seminar

Kidzonomics, LLC

Mastering the Socioeconomic Elements of Success

Knights of Knowledge Chess Club

Games of the Past

Lakeview Presbyterian Church

Healthy Food & Healthy Relationships

Legacy 56

Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Through Cultural Literacy & Theater

MayMay & Katie’s Rescue Angels

Victory Over Hunger

Mercy Keepers

Knapsacks of Nourishment/ Sacks for Seniors

Midtown Celebrity Club, Inc.

The Fisher House Experience

Midtown Miracles/ Fists of Faith, LLC

Midtown Miracles Escape School

Mt. Zion College Prep 101

Financially, Physically, Academically, Mentally- Are you prepared to play sports in college? 

National Council of Negro Women

All Aboard The Bus- Literacy & Learning With NCNW & Friends

Phoenix Uplift

Family Fire Safety & Information Day

Paulette’s Place

Homelessness Awareness: A Closer Look

Pinellas County Urban League

Art For The Soul/Fuel For The Soul

Pinnacle Financial Restoration, LLC

Credit Counseling and Financial Literacy Workshop

Shihan School of Survival

MLK Jr Open Karate Invitational 2019

St. Petersburg Pregnancy Center Inc dba The Next STEPP Center

Here We G.L.O.W. Guarding & Loving The Life in Our Womb

The Bartlett Park Community Garden

Community Gardens Keeping The Dream Alive

The Gathering of Women Inc.

Shakers & Movers

The Harvest is Ripe Outreach Center, Inc

God's People Helping God’s People

Workforce Solutions of Tampabay, Inc.

Employability Skills Seminar

Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County

Beautification/ Clean-up Refresh Project for The Elderly


These projects include delivering meals to the needy, refurbishing homes and community gardens, collecting food and clothing, signing up mentors, health education, promoting nonviolence and more. The MLK day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful force to unite our community. The MLK Day of Service provides each of us with an opportunity to join neighbors and local leaders to tackle community challenges and strengthen our communities. 

Go to to find out how to get involved with service projects on MLK Day and learn more about the MLK Day of Service in St. Petersburg.


The MLK Day of Service Advisory Board is a local group of citizens, community leaders, and business professionals that oversee the annual MLK Day of Service in St. Petersburg in collaboration with St. Petersburg College. For more information or to sign up to volunteer visit our website: or contact Joseph Tomljanovich Account Support Technician, at 727-341-4602 or