Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Calusa Elementary and Two Men and a Truck are teaming up to give women being housed at Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter something to celebrate.
Students at Calusa Elementary School are partnering with the Two Men and a Truck moving company to bring a little cheer to women seeking shelter from domestic violence. In recognition of Mother’s Day, the students are collecting donations of items they can put in gift baskets for mothers being housed at Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter provides a safe place for domestic violence victims to go. It serves all of Pasco County with its crisis housing, hot line, counseling programs and other services. The drop-off point is at Calusa Elementary, 7520 Orchid Lake Road. The deadline to bring drop-offs to the schools is Thursday, May 8. Two Men and A Truck will pick them up that day and deliver them to the shelter. Items being …
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, New Port Richey
Patch wants to hear from readers on what makes their moms so special!
Mother’s Day 2013 is almost here and as the clock ticks down on the big day, we want to hear from you West Pasco! Tell us: Why does your Mom (or another special lady in your life) rock? Share your stories, photos and reasons why she's so special by commenting below or uploading photos to the gallery on this story! For those who have forgotten, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. From all of us at New Port Richey Patch, Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
While only five people could win the $500 gift cards, everyone who entered touched our hearts with their stories about their moms and other special women in their lives.
Not too long ago, Patch ran a Mother’s Day contest on all 19 of its Florida sites, including New Port Richey Patch, asking you to comment about your mother or another special lady in your life. We have named the five winners and want to share their stories with you. Remember: The five $500 gift card recipients were selected at random, but we think you’re all winners in our book! If you want to share a story about your Mom, we’d love to hear it! Just add it in the comments section. We love to see photos uploaded to the gallery in this story, too! Winner Carolina, Westchase: My mom is the rock of our family. She left her husband and four small children behind in Guatemala, and came alone to the U.S. in search of a better future for her …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
We want to highlight some of the awesome Mom's in our community.
Editor's note: Thank you all for taking the time to share such incredible stories about the amazing women in your lives. You made us laugh, cry and cheer right along with you! We have selected the winners, but are in the process of contacting each one so we can share more about them and their special Moms with you. Check back with Patch in a few days for a listing of who's who. Just to be clear: You're all winners in our book! Earlier: Your mom was there to kiss your boo-boos when you were little and to help you wrestle with life’s tough questions as you grew older. She’s special and you want her to know it. Affording a gift worthy of Mom’s awesomeness can be tough in this economy though. Don’t worry; Patch has got your back! Just tell us …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Vendors are celebrating moms by helping the raise money the West Pasco girl needs for therapy to walk at an event in Dunedin.
The 3-year-old daughter of West Pasco parents is learning to walk — very, very slowly and not without a lot of help. With expensive therapy (the kind not covered by health insurance), little Kiley Griggs, who has cerebral palsy, is now able to sit up on her own, and stand with some support. A fundraiser on Sunday in Dunedin seeks to at least get her parents, who live wth her in the unincorporated New Port Richey area, some of the financial support they need to see Kiley through their dream of her walking. Kiley could have spent much of her life in a wheel chair if not for winning a $10,000 Internet cash prize in the Upromise Dream Wall sweepstakes last year. The prize money has largely funded the special TheraSuit Therapy that is …