This organization is very much a party with a purpose.  Our purpose is to give back to our local community and the environment.  The following are some of the charities and causes that we support through fundraising, donations and community service.  We encourage you to take a part and help us make a difference!

 


Eternal Reef Program
The eternal reef program provides a way for people to create an eternal living legacy to commemorate the passing of a loved one in a very green way.  The parrothead reef off the coast of Sarasota is an artificial reef that is built piece by piece through "reef balls" that are designed as both a habitat for marine life and as a way to memorialize cremated remains of a loved one.

As an organization we have opportunities for volunteers to help families as they complete the pouring of a loved one's reef ball, assist with reef ball deployment and visit the eternal reef.

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Alzheimer's Association
We support the Alzheimer's Association by raising funds and building awareness through programs in the local community.  Join us as we raise donations through events such as our annual Parrot Open golf tournament and participate in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk.
 

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive form of pre-senile dementia similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired through and speech and finally complete helplessness.

Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 70 seconds. As many as 5.3 million people in the US live with Alzheimer's and by the year 2050 that number is expected to triple.

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Alzheimer's Memory Walk Video Overview
This is a video done specially for the Alzheimer's Association with a concentration on the Northwest GA Chapter. This explains what the Memory Walk is, why it's important and why you should participate or volunteer.


Environmental Advocacy
Our environmental mission is to help our environment by applying our resources and talents through volunteerism. Environmental activities are organized and scheduled by our environmental committee.

Look for our environmental programs, such as the island cleanup, sea grass surveys, work with Save Our Seabirds (SOS) and help with Mote Marine as a way to get involved and do something great for nature!

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A message from the Ocean Conservatory


Toys for Tots
One of the highlights of the year for SBPHC is the annual holiday party toy drive which focuses on providing gifts for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  Every year we collect unwrapped toys of all shapes and sizes to help make the holidays extra special for local children in need.
 

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children in need in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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A message from the Marine Corps Toys for Tots


Ongoing Community Service Projects

Pop Tops/Pull Tabs:
Donít throw them away! Save them all and bring them to the monthly meetings. We collect them and turn them in for cash which is donated to Alzheimerís Association towards our Memory Walk Fundraising. Just another reason to drink more beer and Party with a Purpose!!!

Ink Cartridges:
What do you do with your empty ink cartridges? Bring them to the next meeting, we collect these and donate them to local schools that get $3.00 per cartridge for school supplies.
 


Other

Calling all Parrot Heads to donate to a special charity namely, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC).

SPARCC's mission is to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to promote a violence free community through awareness and education.

Their website has a wish list which includes: household supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, cleaning products, new twin-size bed sheets, crib sheets, pillows and cases, bath towels, blankets, non-perishable food items, new clothing, new personal care/hygiene items (shampoo, deoderant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, etc.). They also need gas cards, bus passes, pre-paid phone cards, and gift cards (Grocery, Target or Wal-Mart).

Thank you for donating what you can to this special charity. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Our raffle proceeds at the September 2010 meeting will also go to SPARCC. So, be sure to buy your raffle tickets!!

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