CareFest Returns for Six Weeks of Giving Back to the Community

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CareFest is back! The yearly celebration of volunteering and giving back to the community in St. Pete has returned for Fall 2021.

Neighborhood and community-based groups, houses of worship, corporate teams, school clubs, businesses, fraternities, sororities and individuals are invited to participate in local projects Saturday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 17.

As a City of Compassion, St. Pete knows that once our own needs are met, we must look to the needs of others. CareFest allows community members to make a direct positive impact by helping their neighbors who live, work and play in St. Pete.

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Adopt a Project: Visit carefestusa.com to adopt a local project or submit a project.
  • Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup: Neighborhood leaders can contact the Community Services Department at Robert.Barto@stpete.org or 727-551-3249 for more information and to schedule. Up to two neighborhood cleanups may be scheduled in the city per weekend.
  • Host a Donation Drive: Collect items to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Contact the Community Services Department at ICAN@stpete.org or 727-551-3249 for more information.
  • Donate Funds: Make a donation at a Power of Change Donation Station to support homeless services. Donate to the Utility Assistance Program through a one-time or recurring donation for any amount through your City of St. Petersburg utility bill; more information and registration at stpete.org/UtilityAssistance.
  • More: Contact the Community Services Department at ICAN@stpete.org or 727-551-3249 for a list of project ideas, partners, local organizations and ways to help.

Community members are encouraged to help the City of St. Petersburg track their impact by emailing ICAN@stpete.org to report how they helped the community during CareFest.

More information can be found at stpete.org/CareFest.

Any questions, contact Susie Ajoc at Susan.Ajoc@stpete.org or 727-893-7356.