Not only do the Tallahassee RollerGirls work hard on the track, they also take time to help support local charities and groups. For the 2012 Season, we are proud to support the following charities:
The Tallahassee Rotary Youth Camp
Rotary Youth Camp is intended for any child, age 9 through 16, with a physical limitation which would make it difficult or impossible to participate in other camps. They enable campers to grow in self-confidence and to experience success in physical activities and human relationships. No camper is charged a fee.
For more information: http://www.nfryc.org/.
The Oasis Center for Women and Girls
Oasis a nonprofit organization in Tallahassee whose mission is to "improve the lives of women and girls through celebration and support". They are focused on personal, professional, and economic concerns facing women, girls and their families. They are committed to addressing these issues individually through the provision of direct services and collectively through community dialogue and awareness. Their services for women include counseling, single mom support, mother-daughter circles, consciousness raising groups, and women can run. Their services for girls include girls circles and the Girls Can Do Anything Summer Camp. Their community programs include The Trailblazer Project and Women's History Month, The Celebration Event and The Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
For more information: http://www.theoasiscenter.net/.
Capitol ARK, Adoptions Rescue Kennels formerly ECAH Animals, Inc.
Capitol ARK/ ECAH Animals, Inc. is a Florida-based non-profit corporation made up of people who care about saving and finding good homes for cats and dogs in our community. Their goals are to provide/support more spay/neuter services, support seniors' ability to keep and care for their pets, provide pet disaster sheltering and boarding, and to increase/expand their program to take more dogs and cats for adoption availability.
For more information: http://www.ecahanimals.org/.
Spread The Love
Spread the Love is a cervical cancer awareness organization created in honor and loving memory of Stephanie Little, a Tallahassee Rollergirl. Their mission is to build awareness of the risk and prevention of cervical cancer as well as make more women aware of the necessity of annual pap smears.
For more information: http://www.stlcharity.org/.
Children's Home Society of Florida
Children’s Home Society of Florida is a private not-for-profit organization providing services to children and families. They deliver a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children. Every year, CHS helps to improve the lives of about 100,000 children and family members.
For more information: http://www.chsfl.org/Locations/North-Central.
Animal Shelter Foundation
The Animal Shelter Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)3 that provides support to the homeless animals in the care of the Tallahassee Animal Shelter. Each year, the Animal Shelter takes in over 10,000 animals. As the community's “umbrella shelter, the Shelter is open admission, and must accept all animals brought to its doors. The ASF works hand in hand with the Shelter to provide veterinary care beyond the Shelter’s resources or ability, to aggressively promote spay and neuter, and to encourage responsible pet ownership. All donations to the ASF are tax deductible, and the funds provided go directly to support ASF programs.
For more information: http://www.animalshelterfoundation.org/.
Boys and Girls Club of Tallahassee
The mission of The Boys and Girls Club of America is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They do this by partnering with youth, schools, parents, and other community stakeholders to meet the needs of children. Services focus on character and leadership training, education and career, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness, recreation and other specialized programs.
For more information: http://www.bgca.org/Pages/index.aspx.
The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to battered women, their children, and sexual assault survivors, as well as to eliminate conditions in society that allow such violence to continue. During its 20+ year history, Refuge House has developed a comprehensive range of services for sexual violence survivors, battered women, and their children. Their services include emergency shelter, outreach counseling, courthouse program, rape crisis program, a children's program, and community education.
For more information: http://www.refugehouse.com/.
Here is a list of a few organizations and groups the Tallahassee RollerGirls TRG have sponsored or helped since 2007:
- Founding Member of The Oasis Center for Women & Girls
- Refuge House
- Spread the Love in honor of Danger S.
- Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
- American Lung Association
- American Cancer Society
- Brehon Institute
- Relay for Life
- Blood Drive with Harley Davidson
- The Big Bend Epilepsy Association
- Sherri Harvey Colonic Adenocarcinoma Foundation
- American Heart Association