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How Your Family Can Help with Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

There are numerous ways families in Tampa Bay can help with the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. It’s as easy as  visiting some favorite local attractions, as they are donating a portion of ticket sales to Hurricanee Dorian relief funds. Donations are also encouraged. We are continuing to update this page, so be sure to check back often.

Donate to the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has a fund set up just for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts. Encourage your kids to donate and maybe even set up a fundraiser with your neighborhood or school! Learn more here.

Donate to the Tampa Bay Rays Donation Drive and Get 2 Game Tickets to Sept 8 Game

The Tampa Bay Rays are collecting donations that will be flown to the Bahamas by Sol Relief (see below). They will be collecting these specific items only:

tents (4-6 people), AA, AAA and D batteries, tarps, work gloves, sunscreen, flashlights and headlamps, solar powered phone chargers and phone battery packs, small battery powered fans, pet food

You can bring items to Parking Lot 9 st Tropicana Field on:

Sept 6: 9am-5pm
Sept 7: 9am-5pm
Sept 8: 9am-noon

Donate Diapers, Baby Items, Feminine Products and Toiletries to Babycycle

Babycycle is a community diaper bank based in Pinellas County. There are several locations throughout the area where you and the kids can drop off much needed items destined for families in the Bahamas like diapers, baby formula, feminine products, and more. They also need volunteers to help sort and pack. Visit their Facebook page or  learn more here.

Donate to Sol Relief in St. Petersburg

A group of pilots are collecting donations and will be flying those much needed items to the Bahamas. They have put together a list that includes items like baby supplies, cleaning supplies, pet food, work gloves and much more. You can see the entire list here and where to donate. 

Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Now through September 15, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be donating $1 of each admissions ticket sold through CMA online or at ticketing to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. We hope everyone stays safe and recovers quickly! Our hearts go out to those impacted by this storm.

In addition to helping relief efforts of Hurricane Dorian, Florida residents also receive special admission pricing now through September 30.

Please visit https://www.seewinter.com/visit/tickets/#dorian for more details.

Visit Legoland and Donate this Weekend with Special Admission Rate 

WHAT: Following a tough week of preparing, waiting, and watching, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is offering a highly discounted 25 dollar single-day theme park ticket available this weekend only. Ten dollars of each discounted ticket sold this weekend will be donated to the American Red Cross in support of the relief and recovery efforts of those directly impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

In addition, LEGOLAND Florida Resort will also serve as a collection point for guests wanting to donate items including nonperishable goods, water, toiletries, baby products, radios, batteries, candles and bedding to those in The Bahamas who were impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Learn more at www.legoland.com/relief/.

Visit and Donate at Armature Works in Tampa

Effective immediately, AW Mercantile located within Armature Works will act as a collection center for baby supply items daily through next Monday, September 10 from 9am to 7pm.

In addition to the concepts at Armature Works, those wanting to support these efforts can drop off items at our other Tampa Bay area restaurant concepts, including Boca Kitchen Bar and Market at either the Soho Tampa or Brandon location, Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club or Sea Critters Café in Pass-a-Grille.

“Our family often visits to the Bahamas with Green Turtle and Hope Town being some of our favorite places to go and have met some of the nicest people there,” commented, Chas Bruck, Co-Owner for The Heights District, Armature Works and BE1 Concepts. “We feel for all those affected by Hurricane Dorian and wanted to provide immediate help to those families in need, most specifically young children.”

All those donating will be given a voucher good for 10% off at all Armature Works concepts and any of the aforementioned Armature Works family of restaurants. All donations will be delivered to SOL Relief. For more information about SOL Relief please visit www.solrelief.org.

In addition, Chas and Taryn Bruck, through The Bruck Family Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will match any donated items received during this drive.

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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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