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!
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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!!
2010 SBPHC - Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club (The Jimmy Buffett Fans)