Clearwater, FL – On 2 December, the Church of Scientology’s Charity Coalition welcomed 108 executives and representatives of charities and non-profits from the Bay area for its last luncheon of the year in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom.
Guests in attendance came from over 40 non-profit organizations, including Feed Our Children, the Rotary, Alpha House of Tampa Bay, Miracles Outreach, Caregivers Helping Hand, American Cancer Society, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Keep Pinellas Beautiful.
Jennifer Webb, Community Affairs representative for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, welcomed guests, “Humanitarian and Church of Scientology Founder Mr. L. Ron Hubbard once wrote that ‘What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. His ability to help measures his worth and that is all.’ And that is why we established the Charity Coalition, to help you in your mission to help others.”
Ms. Webb highlighted United for Human Rights, one of the world’s largest non-profit human rights education initiatives, and supported by Scientologists the world over. The Public Service Announcement for Human Right #1 “We are all born free and equal”, was shown to the audience.
The luncheon’s Featured Charity was the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHSFL), represented by Mrs. Janet Caramello, Philanthropy Director, and Mrs. Ellen Bozcarski, Charitable Giving Director. Since 1902, the Society has been helping to support homeless, abused or neglected children in Florida through their foster care programs and counseling. Ms. Bozcarski read a moving letter from a young lady who had received life-changing assistance from one of the CHSFL’s foster care homes, Joshua House.
Luncheon guests donated 147 hygiene products, including tooth brushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo to CHSL.
The educational presentation was given by Mrs. Liz Wooten Reschke, President and Lead Consultant of Connectivity Community Consulting. With over 20 years of experience with non-profits, Ms. Wooten Reschke gave a 15-minute tutorial on basic board governance.
The Charity Coalition was established in September 2014 for like-minded individuals to network, share resources and collaborate on outreach for increased benefit to all members of our community.
If you would like to be invited to future Charity Coalition Luncheons, please contact Jennifer Webb at (727) 467-6860.
About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org