Leveraging the power to do good

The tables aren’t exactly round. Instead, they’re set up in the shape of a giant square, and those seated around it are taking turns — talking about organizations they represent. They share what they do day-to-day. They announce upcoming events. They identify current needs. Some folks in the room are familiar with others. The rest are total strangers. But all have come to Bridgeway … [Read more...]

Celebrating a decade of helping mothers-to-be

When Peter Castellani lost his corporate position at IBM, little did he know that his journey would lead him to open a safe haven for expecting mothers. Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers is that organization, providing women with free services, including pregnancy testing and baby supplies. This year marks the nonprofit’s 10th anniversary in serving Tampa Bay, and it wants the community to … [Read more...]

Miscarriage: Often a hidden grief for families

Reina Flores-Robinson said she and her husband had not been trying to start a family when she learned she was pregnant. But as soon as they found out, they began making future plans for their baby. The infant’s due date was Dec. 24, but Flores-Robinson had a miscarriage last June. There had been complications early in her pregnancy, Flores-Robinson said, but she’d been to the emergency … [Read more...]

Casino night will make one charity a lucky winner

Forget reality television. The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has developed a competition that gives four solid charities a chance to raise a lot of money, but only one can win. Havana Casino Night is slated for Aug. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. at Quail Hollow, 6225 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel. Presented by Rivera Chiropractic, the evening will include hand-rolled cigars, a cash … [Read more...]