On May 26, St. Petersburg’s Second Chance Life Skills (SCLS) non-profit organization held their annual Black and White Gala at the historic Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. SCLS provides life skills to under privileged youth through their educational... - June 01, 2018
On June 12, the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, established and sponsored by the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, will host their second monthly networking luncheon. Charities are invited to make new contacts and inform other like-minded groups about their programs with the goal of forming... - May 25, 2018
On May 7, Boy Scout Troop 313 held their semi-annual Court of Honor – a ceremony which congratulates the efforts that the boys put into their training by promotions to the next ranking, badges and other awards. The ceremony was held in the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center in Downtown... - May 12, 2018
On May 8, Mr. Christopher King, grandson of Blues Legend BB King and founder of the Gentlemen’s Course non-profit organization, delivered human rights education to over 40 students and teachers at Durant High School in the wake of 18 year-old Grover Wills being shot and killed at a nearby gas station. - May 12, 2018
On Friday the 20th of April, Success in Life, a volunteer group that teaches people how to solve everyday problems through good communication, held their first workshop in the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, established in Downtown Clearwater by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. - April 30, 2018
On April 18, the Church of Scientology hosted the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner in Downtown Clearwater’s Historic Fort Harrison. Forty-five of the two hundred guests went on stage to receive commemorative pins, acknowledging them for their hard work to improve the community.
“This... - April 21, 2018
Boy Scout Troop 313, based out of Clearwater, Florida, have found a new home for their weekly meetings - the brand new Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center, supported by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.
Now in its 22nd year, this Troop has made well over 30 Eagle Scouts. - April 07, 2018
At exactly 1:30 pm on March 24, 2018, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), supported by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, cut the ribbon on the new Clearwater Community Volunteers Center in Downtown Clearwater. The site of the opening ceremony was packed with more than 500 onlookers... - March 31, 2018
Recognizing and thanking Tampa Bay area volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to important causes. - March 07, 2018
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 about 100 guests representing 37 charitable organizations attended the first Tampa Bay Charity Coalition luncheon of the year in the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison Ballroom. The non-profit representatives networked and helped themselves to a buffet lunch prepared... - March 03, 2018
Church of Scientology hosts block party in downtown Clearwater, benefiting 10 charities. - February 09, 2018
On Saturday, January 20, the Butterfly Effect of Golf non-profit held their Second Annual Night of the Scholars Banquet in Downtown Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s International Religious Retreat.
“This night was one to remember,” said Mr. Robert Dooley,... - January 30, 2018
Saturday, January 13th marks the first of a series of community clean-ups the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are undertaking this year in Clearwater’s Downtown Gateway Neighborhood, an area listed as one of the “blighted” areas in Clearwater. The clean-up begins at 9:30am, starting... - January 06, 2018
On the 21st of December, Savoy South Dance Hall hosted the monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Forty dancers gathered on this evening in the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat, to show their support to the young women in the Miracles Outreach program.
Miracles... - December 28, 2017
On December 16th, The Way to Happiness (TWTH) Association of Tampa Bay held their 2nd Annual Love and Help Children Awards Banquet in the historic Fort Harrison, the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology. Twenty-two youths were acknowledged for their community service in front... - December 23, 2017
On December 2nd at 6:00pm, the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) and the Church of Scientology open the 25th Annual Winter Wonderland on Drew St. and N. Fort Harrison Ave., in Downtown Clearwater. Hundreds of children and families will see Santa Claus plug in the 100,000 twinkling lights that light... - November 25, 2017
On November 15th, the Church of Scientology hosted the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition’s 3rd Anniversary Banquet in the Fort Harrison Auditorium. Seventy different non-profit organizations, including Children with a Vision, PACE Center for Girls, Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association,... - November 18, 2017
On October 30th, Cub Scout Pack 313, chartered by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, celebrated their annual "Ichabod Crane Night" at Downtown Clearwater's Fort Harrison Park. Cub Scouts participated in a Jack-O-Lantern contest where everyone wins and enjoyed roasting marshmallows.
Cub... - November 04, 2017
On November 16th, the Savoy South Dance Hall is hosting their monthly Swing Dance for Charity Fundraiser benefiting the Butterfly Effect of Golf non-profit organization in Downtown Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. A donation of $15 is... - October 28, 2017
On October 14th and in addition to the festivities at Coachman Park, the Church of Scientology sponsored humanitarian program centers along North Fort Harrison Ave. celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in the Osceola Courtyard in Downtown Clearwater. Around 300 passersby learned about each of the different... - October 21, 2017
On October 19th The Savoy South Dance Hall is hosting their next monthly Swing Dance for Charity event in Downtown Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. A donation of $15 is requested to participate. All funds go directly to the benefitting... - October 14, 2017
On September 30th, more than two-hundred supporters of Miracles Outreach, a non-profit organization housing at risk youth to reduce factors leading to juvenile delinquency, gathered in the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s International Religious Retreat, to hold their 5th annual “From... - October 07, 2017
On October 17th, United for Human Rights will host their “Where is Your Child” seminar on online safety. Deputy Jessica Hughey of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will share what has happened in the past and what parents can do to protect their privacy and the privacy of their children. - September 30, 2017
On September 30th Miracles Outreach, a non-profit organization housing at risk youth to reduce factors leading to juvenile delinquency, is holding their annual “From Runaway to the Runway” Fashion Show Gala in the Historic Fort Harrison. The event starts at 6:00pm and tickets are $45.00.
Guests... - September 23, 2017
On September 20th, the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition will be celebrating its third anniversary at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat, with a complimentary dinner, guest speakers and live entertainment. The event is at 6:00pm and is open to all involved... - September 09, 2017
50 volunteers from the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Florida left Clearwater this week to join the growing number of people in Houston to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“Hurricane Harvey has affected over 30,000 people so they need all the help they can get,” said Ms. Glendy... - September 01, 2017
On August 19th, Nathan Mitchell, acclaimed musician living in the Tampa Bay, performed a concert celebrating World Humanitarian Day in the Historic Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. He was joined by local artist, Janeane Ponder.
The evening’s host... - August 25, 2017
Among representatives from organizations and faiths, Reverend Pat Harney spoke to hundreds at an anti-hate vigil in Downtown Tampa. - August 19, 2017
On Saturday, September 9th, Harlem Nights Benefits is presenting an evening of Latin Jazz in the Historic Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat, to benefit the Clearwater Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The event features the Terry Edwards Latin Jazz... - August 12, 2017
Nathan Mitchell, performer of Gospel, R&B, Funk, Blues and Smooth Jazz, will be featured at a concert dedicated to World Humanitarian Day at the Historic Fort Harrison. - August 04, 2017
On July 19th, the Church of Scientology hosted their Summer Charity Coalition Luncheon in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom. There were 100 guests who learned about Operation HOPE, the featured charity, and got to know each other during the special speed networking segment.
After a complimentary... - July 29, 2017
On July 15th, over 2,500 people attended the summer Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization’s carnival-themed block party on Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater. Guests enjoyed food and activities including face painting, train rides, carnival games and more, all paid for by the Church... - July 19, 2017
This week, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers announced a 500-man community clean-up in Clearwater’s North Greenwood neighborhood to be held on Saturday July 29th. Volunteers will meet at 8:00am for a complimentary continental breakfast before starting. All are welcome to participate.
Over the... - July 14, 2017
On Tuesday, the 4th of July, the Church of Scientology in Clearwater celebrated America’s Independence with a large park fair and a dinner with their community partners in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom.
At Osceola Park, on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street, guests... - July 08, 2017
On June 24th, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization held a Gospel concert in the Historic Fort Harrison’s Auditorium. The event was held in celebration of Juneteenth, a national celebration commemorating the official end of slavery in America. The featured act was Au’Niece (Aunt... - June 28, 2017
The Church of Scientology in Clearwater is hosting their next Community Block Party with face painting, bouncy houses, train rides, carnival games and free food on Saturday, July 15th. - June 22, 2017
On June 3rd, Christopher King, humanitarian and grandson of the Blues Legend B.B. King, hosted the “Gentlemen’s Ball” charity benefit at the Historic Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. The event’s beneficiary was anti-human trafficking... - June 10, 2017
On Wednesday, May 24th, over 100 guests gathered for the May Charity Coalition luncheon in the Church of Scientology’s Fort Harrison Crystal Ballroom. Guests were treated to a 5-star meal and an afternoon of inspiration on how greater coordination between like-minded charities help improve the... - June 06, 2017
The Scientology Choir opened the interfaith celebration for Memorial Day with a performance of their original song “Peace on Earth” at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison. 140 guests of all faiths attended the event. - May 31, 2017
On Saturday, May 20th, the non-profit organization Second Chance Life Skills held a banquet at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s International religious retreat. Nearly 250 guests supported the organization while enjoying a 5-star quality night in celebration of 17 years of service... - May 27, 2017
On May 13th, the Stone Square Masonic Lodge held their first annual Mother’s Day Celebration in the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. The 160 mothers, husbands, sons and daughters enjoyed hearing about how “mothers matter,” the topic of... - May 20, 2017
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and United for Human Rights came together with over 150 guests and religious leaders in honor of National Day of Prayer at the Franciscan Center in Tampa. - May 11, 2017
On April 26th, the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition hosted the Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Banquet at the Fort Harrison. Forty community volunteers were awarded in front of 185 guests, representing over 50 organizations.
Dylan Pires, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater,... - May 06, 2017
Addressing a situation that is spiraling out of control, on April 22nd the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Florida Chapter went to the Greenwood Neighborhood in Clearwater to pick up trash for the third week in a row.
“People are bringing their trash to Greenwood and dumping it there. It isn’t... - April 29, 2017
On May 6th 2017 from 6:00-10:00pm, the Church of Scientology is sponsoring their third Downtown Block Party for the community. The event will be on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Ave. Preparations are well in progress.
“We are looking forward to the next party,” said Nicole... - April 22, 2017
Herman and Mary G. Allen Community Outreach Organization awards scholarships to two high school students for their hard work in school and in the community at the Fort Harrison, the Church of Scientology’s international religious retreat. - April 15, 2017
On Wednesday April 26th, the Church of Scientology and the Charity Coalition are hosting the Volunteer Recognition Awards Banquet at 5:30pm in the Historic Fort Harrison in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Nominated guests will receive certificates and a special award acknowledging them... - April 08, 2017
Gracia Bennish, the President of United for Human Rights Florida, a non-religious, non-profit organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology, went to Tallahassee on March 27th to support bills which collectively forward human rights and stifle human trafficking. According to the Florida Coalition... - March 31, 2017
On Monday March 20th, United for Human Rights, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology, hosted an in-depth briefing on human trafficking. The speakers included a survivor of 5 years of slave labor and two people with a proven record in the eradication of human trafficking.
Emceeing... - March 23, 2017
The Charity Coalition Luncheon on March 15th marked the 12th community event in the Fort Harrison so far this year. From scholarship giveaways to concerts and swing dance events, the Church of Scientology’s religious retreat hosted guests from all around the Tampa Bay Area. Nearly $20,000 has been... - March 16, 2017