Charity Coalition Attendees to See “From Rags to Riches”

Clearwater, FL, November 12, 2016 --( On December 7th, the Church of Scientology is hosting Charity Coalition Holiday Luncheon in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom. From a highlighted organization addressing homelessness, to a speaker educating on how to fundraise, guests will see how to turn an unfortunate situation into a prosperous one. Over 100 members of non-profit organizations will come together to listen to the speakers, network and enjoy the company of like-minded groups and individuals.

The Charity Coalition was first established just over two years ago in September 2014. Since then, Tampa Bay organizations have met in the Fort Harrison for this non-profit networking event.

“The number of non-profit organizations and charities attending the bi-monthly luncheons are ever increasing, coming to more than 200 participating non-profits,” said Dylan Pires, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

At each Charity Coalition Luncheon, there is a highlighted charity and an educational segment. The charity gets the chance to inform guests about what they do and how others can help. The educational segment covers various topics such as marketing, fundraising, promoting your organization and managing volunteers.

At this month’s luncheon, the featured charity is an organization that addresses homelessness in the Tampa Bay area. They work with the homeless and less fortunate to get jobs, help them recover from addiction, and get food and clothing.

The educational segment will address fundraising, a subject that continues to be requested in surveys of participating non-profits. A fundraising expert with over 30 years of experience and who has successfully fundraised over $4 million will speak on the topic.

The Fort Harrison’s doors are open for non-profit organizations and charities to hold their own events.

To RSVP or for more information about the Charity Coalition, please email Dylan Pires at or call 727-467-6860.

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit
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