Ocean's Daughter Conservation Alliance is our primary charitable partner. ODCA is invested in the charitable work of the Krewe throughout Westchase and Tampa Bay. The Gasparilla Mermaids attend events at local libraries and children's hospitals, spreading literacy and ocean conservation initiatives. ODCA also has a STEM program called "Swimming Through STEM with Sharks." During the 2017 - 2018 school year, ODCA presented over 140 education programs in public and private schools and looks to grow that number for the 2018 - 2019 school year. They believe that the most lasting conservation efforts will come from those who are passionate about making a difference and thereby dedicate the majority of their resources to education endeavors in Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas.
Hope. It's so hard to define, but it's a gift you help us give every day. At Metropolitan Ministries, we serve poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties with compassion, practical help and a willingness to make a huge difference.
The Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF) is a 501(c)3 operating foundation that relies on fundraising events, private and in-kind donations to help raise funds for our financial assistance program. The WCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity that relies on fundraising to support families who have either children or parents battling a serious illness or assisting people in the community and beyond who are faced with a family tragedy.