We all have a passion for giving back and making our difference. One of the core values in the mission statement for G.R.A.B. Tomorrow is “Give to Get” in order to make a powerful impact in our community. Whether it’s reaching out to young professionals and preparing them for life outside of the classroom or supporting and encouraging one another to pursue personal growth, we are always striving to maintain a culture of connecting on a deeper level and giving back.
“PB&J for Tampa Bay” is an effort to feed 25,000+ homeless people each year in the Tampa Bay area. We recognize that those less fortunate, who find themselves upon hard times, should never be overlooked or given up on. Life is unpredictable and at any moment the tragedy of an unforeseen circumstance or disaster could leave even the most stable person in a similar situation. Our heart is to reach out and remind those people that they DO matter and that there are still people who care.
We are always seeking jars of peanut butter and jelly, loaves of bread, plastic baggies, or cash donations to purchase supplies prior to our monthly “Feeding Frenzy.” Leadership Pinellas had a great showing for October’s Feeding Frenzy, with close to 25 volunteers, LOTS of donations, and 1,828 sandwiches made! Check out the great photos and videos below!
By Seema Ramroop, ’17; Cyndee Haydon ’08, and Georgie Menke, ‘09