Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour-giving event put on by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation and produced by Eventing Tampa Bay, packed Channelside Bay Plaza on May 5, 2015.  

Party for a Cause this Cinco de Mayo helped over 500 local non-profits raise an astonishing $1,724,593.75 from 10,003 donors!  

Attendees donated $25 to the nonprofit of their choice and received a wristband entitling them to take advantage of great deals in Channelside Plaza from Hablo TacoThe BoathouseSplitsvilleHooters - Channelside, and Coldstone Creamery!
The Wristband Crew Hard At Work!

Give Day was highly successful and helped hundreds of non-profits raise much needed funds. Thanks in part to a $15,000 donation from the Laser Spine Institute, Feeding Tampa Bay will be able to provide 195,650 more meals in our community as a result of last nights event.  

High Risk Hope, an organization that provides support for women and families experiencing a high risk pregnancy raised $33,234 from 230 donors. Friends of Strays, the volunteer animal shelter where I adopted my new cat Pando, raised $11,000 and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation raised $2,137.

What goes better with giving than a little Cinco de Mayo celebrating?  Hablo Taco was packed with revelers:

Balls were rolling at Splitsville:

The Splitsville staff was dancing:

And PittBull Toddler played on:

Things got a little crazy into the night:

But everyone seemed to have a grand time!

A special thank you to the sponsors of Give Day Tampa and the donors for helping our local non-profits survive and thrive! Without your hard work and cold hard cash, this day would not have been possible!