Categories Archives: Helping Hands

‘I Love Being a Vet’.

“I love being a vet,” says Dr. Don Woodman, owner of Northwood Animal Hospital and regular contributor to Destination Tampa Bay magazine. “It requires the broadest knowledge base. I have to be a dentist, psychologist, and surgeon. In fact, I have ev ...

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center….

Caring About the Community The Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center is busier than ever these days. With the downturn in the economy, more and more people are turning to the Center for help and support. That’s why the Center’s Executive Director ...

Friends of Music at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

“Friends of Music” is the name of a successful new membership program at Ruth Eckerd Hall. This invitation-only concert club is open to a limited number of couples in the Tampa Bay area, whose participation helps fund programs at Ruth Eckerd that brin ...

Butterflies and LadyBugs.

The Elena Tresh Foundation One of the most difficult and emotional journeys parents can endure is learning that their child is facing a catastrophic illness.  It is also extremely hard on other family members as well. But just this happened to Jennifer T ...

Shirley the Dog Makes Reading FUN.

Therapy Dog Helps Children Read As Paula Zaremski’s fourth graders enter her classroom at Garrison-Jones Elementary, they are welcomed into an atmosphere of encouragement. The walls are lined with pictures of animals. A word wall says “Leashing onto n ...

CMA’s Dolphins Help People Heal.

Ever since a little boy named Levi, who had extreme Asperger syndrome, found a way to open communication in his life after spending time in the water with Winter, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. CMA’s CEO David Yates has worked to get the word out that ...