Mrbubblez: The award-winning mobile shower service for the homeless needs your help

Mrbubblez Inc. provides a service at once simple and profound: a hot shower for anyone who doesn’t have the opportunity to take care of their hygiene needs from day to day. It’s something most of us take for granted. But for the homeless community, it can be well nigh impossible. That’s where Mrbubblez comes in. […]

Super Bowl LV: Microgrants to local nonprofits are meant to make a lasting difference

The Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee is giving a total of nearly $280,000 in microgrants to 28 local nonprofits.

Trinity, 4, with September's Freak Shake. Photos courtesy Bake'n Babes.

People Helping People: Bake’n Babes’ Freak Shakes helped fight pediatric cancer

The Best of the Bay-winning bakery Bake’n Babes makes fantastical Freak Shakes with a different theme each month, with part of the proceeds from each $20 Shake going to a local non-profit. September’s beneficiary was the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and the bakery’s Instagram account featured sweet photos of young survivors alongside the Shake, a […]

Mingzi Bian
Scholarship recipient Mingzi Bian.

People Helping People: The Planters Virtual Fall Luncheon

The annual luncheon went virtual this year, awarding 13 scholarships of $2,500 each to nursing students at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.

Pilot Bank CEO Roy Hellwege (left) and MOSI President & CEO Julian Mackenzie (right) display the $10,000 check with help from Nicole Stott, MOSI Chief Operating Officer Rob Lamke and Pilot President Rita Lowman.

People Helping People: Pilot Bank Executive Forum with Astronaut Nicole Stott

On Aug. 13, Pilot Bank welcomed NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott to an Executive Forum event at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, during which Pilot presented a check for $10,000 to MOSI. Stott shared her experience of living and working in space for 104 days and talked about Space for Art, an exhibition of artworks (including […]

Creative Clay Executive Director Kim Dohrman (left) with Hal & Willi.

Mask Appeal: Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky cover up in style

Now that face coverings have become so central to our health, we might as well wear them in style. In that regard there are few couples with a stronger mask game than Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky. A stylish pair no matter what the occasion, they’re longtime supporters of the local arts scene, particularly theater […]

The Thorn Collection's Patricia Valladares, Martha Thorn and Kandra Covert.

People Helping People: The Thorn Collection keeps things safe

Realtor Martha Thorn knows that it’s important these days for everyone to feel safe during a property showing, whether they’re Realtors or prospective buyers. That’s why she and her team at The Thorn Collection | Coldwell Banker provide Safe Showing Kits, each one containing gloves, a mask and hand sanitizer. The color choice for these useful […]

Smith & Associates' Leslie Minder and Mary Beth Byrd.

People Helping People: Smith & Associates Gives Back

During these unprecedented times, Smith & Associates Real Estate is doing its part on multiple fronts to help those in need. Each office location is equipped with a food collection site which Smith team members fill. Every week the Realtors present donations to various organizations across Tampa Bay “to make our home and community a […]

A member of Team Rubicon, a group of military veterans who volunteered their time to help with Feeding Tampa Bay's Mega-Mobile Pantry.

V is for Volunteers: What they did for love

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue, a celebration of people and businesses who have been successfully riding the turbulent waves of change and offering service and hope to the community at large. The print edition is now arriving in local mailboxes, but if you can’t wait for […]

MPM Health Care Foundation President & CEO Ernestine Morgan and duPont Registry Tampa Bay CEO Tom duPont.

People Helping People: dRTB donates to the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation

duPont Registry Tampa Bay publisher Tom duPont presented a check for $5,000 last month to the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation for the benefit of its family help fund. dRTB remains committed to supporting our health care heroes by providing resources for them during this trying time.