This is what we did in 2017:
15th Annual Sanwa Charity Golf Tournament
The Westchase Golf Club, Tampa, Florida on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
This year your donation will be split between The Children’s Home Maternity Residence Program; in 2015 they created a new program for pregnant teens and mothers (ages 11 to 17) in foster care that want to remain with their child. This new initiative provides a safe home, nutritious meals, individualized counseling, linkage to prenatal care and health care and educational services. Classes in parenting and independent living skills, job readiness, stress-reduction, health, nutrition, and fitness help prepare them to be nurturing parents and self-sufficient adults ready to reconnect with their communities.
The Other charity is CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), a local nonprofit organization that has been providing
lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than
39 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.
This what we're going to do in 2018:
16th Annual Sanwa Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 15, 2018.
This year your donation will be split between OASIS Network; a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, providing basic necessities to underprivileged students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. They provide clothing, shoes, hygiene items and other basic necessities to students in need of assistance. When a social worker identifies a child lacking basic necessities, the social worker visits one of their facilities to select whatever items the child may need-- free of charge! OASIS Network was formed in 2001 by women who had volunteered in the school system for years, and had become increasingly concerned with the overwhelming number of children in desperate need of life's basic necessities. This year OASIS opened clothing closets at a small number of schools. In 2002, a central site opened in New Tampa, serving more schools in the county. In 2007, OASIS opened a second full-size facility in south Tampa, serving social workers in the southern part of the county and in 2008, OASIS expanded into a third full-size facility in east Tampa. In 2015, at the request of the district and school social workers, to better serve students in the east and south areas of the county, OASIS opened its fourth site in Seffner.
The Other charity is A Brighter Community, Preschool and Family Support Center; more than just childcare, A Brighter Community (ABC) has been a neighborhood resource for more than 90 years; in fact, it is the oldest non-profit pre-school still running in the Tampa area. We serve 3, 4, and 5 year-old children who are at-risk for school failure and have developmental delays due to the effects of poverty. The parents and caregivers of these children are faced with challenges of housing, employment and nutrition, as well as meeting the daily needs of their children. The program provides support to approximately 125 families annually whose average income is well below the national guidelines for poverty.