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Tampa Bay Executive Forum Brings Day of Giving to Bay Area Charities

TBEF announced today that December 10th will be their first annual Day of Giving, a day for executives to give back to the local community.

Tampa, FL, December 05, 2009 --( TBEF announced today that December 10th will be their first annual Day of Giving, a day for these in-transition executives to give back to the local community. This year’s recipients represent some the best charities that the Bay has to offer. The organizer of this effort, Dennis Fredrickson said, “The TBEF is a great organization of Tampa executives who are always looking for ways to improve the community. Helping charities is an important part of our professional careers.”

This year the TBEF volunteers will assist with specific projects for the following organizations:

Phoenix House needs assistance with their Database
CDC of Tampa needs help with a Resume Workshop
Helping Hand Day Nursery needs Web Design assistance
Sulphur Springs Resource Center needs assistance with their “Market Yourself” Workshop, as well as, Financial Counseling and Coaching for Individuals

James Jackson of the Sulphur Springs Resource Center was thankful for the offer of assistance. The TBEF volunteers, will advise the Sulphur Springs Resource Center clients by providing one-on-one financial coaching sessions with individuals regarding household budgets, financial planning, and savings. In addition, a “Market Yourself” workshop will provide an overview of marketing oneself to prospective employers. This will provide assistance with interviewing tips, how-to’s for job fairs and networking. “Dennis contacted me and asked how the TBEF could help. We have limited resources, but with their help, we can improve our service to our client base, especially during this difficult holiday season,” said Jackson.

Participation in the first annual Day of Giving “is a great opportunity for our members to make a positive impact on the community. I look forward to many years of continued volunteerism from the TBEF members,” said Bill Phelps, TBEF president.

About Phoenix House
Phoenix House operates Community Residences throughout the country for people who are struggling with substance abuse and diagnosed mental illness. Licensed by local and state agencies, our residential programs offer a structured, safe and supportive living environment where clients can receive comprehensive treatment.

Phoenix House
5501 W. Waters Avenue
Suite 406
Tampa, FL 33634
Contact: Carrie Clewell 813-881-1000 ext. 6630

About CDC Of Tampa, Inc.
The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3, was incorporated in 1992 for the purpose of alleviating poverty and physical deterioration in Hillsborough County’s East Tampa community. This community consisting of many neighborhoods was plagued with dilapidated, overcrowded housing and high rates of poverty, unemployment, teen pregnancy, school dropout/suspension and drug abuse.

CDC Of Tampa, Inc.
Main Office
Chloe Coney Urban Enterprise Center
1907 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610
Contact: Ernest Coney 813-231-4362 ext. 312

About Helping Hand Day Nursery
Helping Hand Day Nursery is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing quality, affordable childcare to working families. Our goal is to promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children using a holistic approach.

Helping Hand Day Nursery
Administrative Offices
7402 N. 56th Street, Ste 880
Tampa, FL 33617
Contact: Executive Director, Angela Green 813-988-5300

About Sulphur Springs Resource Center
The center provides training and services that the community identified; services and programs provided include financial literacy, financial assistance, employment training, legal assistance, and GED training.

The center is staffed by United Way partner agencies: Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, and Bay Area Legal Services. The Tampa Bay Workplace Alliance and Hillsborough Schools also provide training.

Sulphur Springs Resource Center
8412 N. 12th Street
Tampa, FL 33604
Contact: James Jackson 813-936-3064

About Tampa Bay Executive Forum
TBEF is a unique not-for-profit organization of senior executives primarily from the Tampa Bay Area that is devoted to the professional advancement of its membership. Our mission is summed up in our byline: “Get Connected, Stay Connected.” That succinctly describes our resolve to develop, maintain, and expand a strong network of contacts and relationships for professional advancement and benefit.

Contact Information
Tampa Bay Executive Forum
Martin Grobisen
(813) 731-5629

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