Not only do the Tallahassee RollerGirls work hard on the track, they also take time to help support local charities and groups. For the 2013 Season, we are proud to support the following charities:
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/.
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.
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/.
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/.
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 Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project was established to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
For more information: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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
- Boys & Girls Club
- 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