Brown Insurance Services Gives Back
Ride & Run with the Stars
Since 1993, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office’s Ride and Run with the Stars event has given hope and help to needy children and families during the holidays. Thanks to the community, we have provided gifts and necessities to hundreds of families and thousands of children during the holidays and year round for 24 years.
Ride and Run With The Stars is the first Saturday in December at the beautiful Fort De Soto Park. The staff at Brown Insurance Services along with hundreds of others, enjoy cycling, running, and walking events as well as a visit from Santa Claus, food, and a climbing wall.
To learn more or become a sponsor please visit www.RideAndRunWithTheStars.com
Since we began in 1975, Brown Insurance Services has been involved in hundreds of community and charity events. This year, we are proud to announce our Charity Referral Partnership with the Children’s Dream Fund. The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
As a proud supporter of the Children’s Dream Fund, Brown Insurance Services will make a donation for each referral we receive this year. These are for referrals only, even if the referral does not become a client of Brown Insurance Services.
All of us at Brown Insurance Services would also like for you to take a look at this wonderful organization that really does make local children’s dreams come true. Below is some information on the Children’s Dream Fund and how you can help by donating your time or money.
Dreams are referred to the Children’s Dream Fund by doctors, nurses, Child Life and Social Workers, friends, families and other patients.
Dreams vary as much as the personalities of the children we serve. They may involve meeting a celebrity, a trip, or a gift such as a computer or playground, or our most-requested dream, a week at the Give Kids the World Village, which enables a child to visit all of the Disney-area theme parks.
The Children's Dream Fund is not affiliated with a national organization. We do not tele-market to raise funds. Since its inception in 1981, the Children's Dream Fund has made dreams come true for over 2,000 children. According to our most recent audited financial report, over 80% of every dollar raised goes directly to granting dreams. Over 50% of all dream costs are covered by in-kind donations.
The Children's Dream Fund has a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator, and all funds raised help children in our community. The Children's Dream Fund strictly adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Donor Bill of Rights.
Every child deserves hope and a dream and our goal is to continue to make those dreams come true. Our desire is to grant every eligible child's dream and no dream has ever been refused, except those involving motorized vehicles and firearms.
To learn more about this wonderful charity please visit: www.ChildrensDreamFund.org
For questions about the Brown Insurance Services Charity Referral Partnership program, contact us today through our website or call us at 727-586-1601.
Brown Insurance Services is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association. The staff at Brown Insurance Services assists in raising funds and awareness for heart disease and how the American Heart Association helps educate and conducts research to help those affected. Through Largo Medical Center’s Annual Foot Golf for Heart fundraiser, the staff at Brown Insurance Services cheers on the Foot Golfers at Largo Golf Course to raise funds for the cause.
Brown Insurance Services has been a sponsor of the Pinellas County Ride & Run with the Stars event for many years. Since 1993, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office’s Ride and Run With The Stars event has given hope and help to needy children and families during the holidays. Through sponsors and donors, Ride and Run With The Stars participants raise money and gifts which are later distributed to hundreds of families and thousands of children during the holidays.
Ride and Run With The Stars is the first Saturday in December at the beautiful Fort De Soto Park. Participants enjoy cycling, running, and walking events as well as a visit from Santa Claus, food, and a climbing wall.
The sponsorship and registration funds support the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project, through which agency members shop for deserving families and personally deliver the holiday packages of food, clothing and children’s toys.
For more information please visit: www.RideAndRunWithTheStars.com
The Beth Dillinger Foundation was created in 2007 by Bob and Kay Dillinger in memory of their beloved daughter, Beth. The Beth Dillinger Foundation (BDF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides support and education to youth in need.
Five different means of support include:
- The Beth Dillinger Scholarship Fund, a scholarship endowment available to boys and girls who wish to continue their education, but do not have the funds to achieve that goal
- Beth's Closet at PACE Center for Girls in Pinellas County, Florida
- Beth's Corner is a room created at “Ready for Life,” an organization with a goal to assist youth aging out of the foster care system.
- The Hope Chest clothes closets located in the Public Defender's Office in Clearwater, New Port Richey, and
- Dade City
- Nourish to Flourish, a partnership with the 6th Circuit Public Defender's Office and the Beth Dillinger Foundation to feed chronically hungry children in our area.
Learn more at www.BethDillinger.org