St. Pete Glitter Queens is “a social krewe with a giving heart”. Our mission each year is to help deserving children’s organizations in Pinellas County by raising money and community awareness through our fundraising events.
The Beth Dillinger Foundation www.bethdillinger.org
The Beth Dillinger Foundation was created in 2007 by Bob and Kay Dillinger in memory of their beloved daughter, Beth. The Beth Dillinger Foundation (BDF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides support and education to youth in need.
Four different means of support include:
The Beth Dillinger Scholarship Fund, a scholarship endowment available to boys and girls who wish to continue their education, but do not have the funds to achieve that goal
Beth's Closet at PACE Center for Girls in Pinellas County, Florida
Beth's Corner is a room created at “Ready for Life,” an organization with a goal to assist youth aging out of the foster care system.
The Hope Chest clothes closets located in the Public Defender's Office in Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Dade City
Nourish to Flourish, a partnership with the 6th Circuit Public Defender's Office and the Beth Dillinger Foundation to feed chronically hungry children in our area.
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $73,697.
A match from the Pinellas Education Foundation will quadruple a portion of the funds to $160,000 in scholarships for the Beth Dillinger Scholarship Fund.
Ready for Life www.readyforlifepinellas.org
Our mission is to engage foster care youth, private citizens and public resources to assist Pinellas County foster youth in a successful transition to adulthood.
Foster care in Florida Terminates on the youth's eighteenth birthday, regardless of where you are physically or developmentally, where they are living, or where they are in school. The day that all look forward to suddenly becomes an event fraught with fear, worry, and uncertainty. Ready for Life is committed to working with each and every young person in Pinellas County as they age out of foster care so that they will have a successful transition into adulthood!
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $70,020.20
Angels Against Abuse www.angelsagainstabuse.org
The mission of the Angels is to build awareness and educate the community with the regards to
existing and/or potential neglect and abuse against children. To provide support monetarily and through hands-on volunteer hours to neglected and abused children who are removed from an abusive situation or are in danger of removal.
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $ 57,068.43
The Kind Mouse Productions www.kindmouse.org
Kind Mouse helps families in Pinellas County to feed, educate and house local families while they are creating the resources to sustain themselves.
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $41,187.13
Creative Clay http://www.creativeclay.org
Thanks to the St. Pete Glitter Queens very hard work and donation. We have been able to serve 686 children, parents, and staff at All Children's Hospital since November 2013. The Creative Care program would not have continued at the hospital without the Glitter Queens effort. BECAUSE OF GLITTER QUEEN'S FUNDING raised at their Royal Ball and Auction, Creative Clay was able to bring the Arts to sick children at their bedsides. Each of these women was supportive and enthusiastic to our team. They are an encouragement to all of us. --Dee Perconti Board of Directors
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $28,216.14
Arts Conservatory for Teens (A.C.T.) in St. Petersburg. http://www.act1midtown.org
The St. Pete Glitter Queens' financial gift to the A.C.T. (Arts Conservatory for Teens) was very impactful to our organization. It was because of SPGQ, the A.C.T. was enabled to provide scholarships to the 'kids' to continue in the A.C.T. program, therefore putting more underprivileged and at-risk youths and teens on a track for high school graduation and college placement. Thanks to SPGQ, the A.C.T. is what it has become today! On behalf of the youth and teens, parents, Board of Advisers, and the A.C.T.'s administration thank you St. Pete Glitter Queens for belief in the vision and the mission. - Alex Harris, CEO of the A.C.T.
St. Pete Glitter Queens raised $26,633.92
On behalf of the St. Pete Glitter Queens, we thank you for your generosity.