Tijuana Flats and Just In Queso Foundation announce partnership with CCC

February 12, 2014 in general, news from us


Holy Guacamole!

The team of Tampa Bay Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. and their internal charitable organization, the Just In Queso Foundation, delivered a check to the Children's Cancer Center today for  $2,450 – - now that's enough to make us say 'cheese!'

The donation is only the first in a year-long campaign devised by Nate McCabe, Area Supervisor of Tijuana Flats Burrito Co., and Ben Kuykendall, Development Manager of Just In Queso Foundation. The first year committment – between the Foundation and a series of both monthly and quarterly contributions from nine Bay area restaurants – will be to the tune of $12,000.

“We’re so excited about the deepening partnership with both Tijuana Flats and Just In Queso," said Steve Manuel, CCC Director of Development. "The Tampa Bay children and families we serve will benefit substantially as as result of this generous social giving campaign.”

The funds are earmarked for a new CCC program called FUELING FAMILIES which provides gas and grocery cards to families throughout the year and especially during the holidays when financial pressures are at their greatest.

On behalf of all the families we serve, please support these Bay area businesses as our way of saying THANK YOU to Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. and Just In Queso Foundation!


Golfer’s Grail donates $600

June 26, 2013 in general, news from us

THANK YOU to Jeff anf Barbara Sproat,owners of the new Golfer's Grail in Carrollwood who donated $600 to the Children's Cancer Center as a result of their Master's Week events which benefited the CCC.

Whether you are a seasoned golf pro or a complete newbie, you need to check out the ultra-realistic virtual golf experience – playing real balls with real clubs on real virtual courses - all in air conditioned comfort and replete with bar!

Visit www.golfersgrail.net to learn more!

(pictured from left: Jeff Sproat of Golfer's Grail, Ondrea Haydey, Alan G Mock and Sharin Nelson of the CCC, and Barbara Sproat of Golfer's Grail)

From Kill Mode with Love!

March 7, 2013 in general, news from us

Now here's a story with some muscle…!

As well as the biggest muscles we've ever seen, our very good friends, Dan & Nicole Long of Kill Mode Training, also have the biggest hearts!

Last week, Dan made one of his periodic visits to the CCC. And with the big guy? An equally big check for $1300.

I guess you can say it's just how they roll….

The donation was raised at a recent holiday party that Dan & his lovely wife Nicole threw for family, friends and colleagues.

THANK YOU KILL MODE! It just goes to prove that with a healthy body comes a healthy soul.

Want to get fit yourself? Check out the new 'Suspension Revolution' that keeps Dan, Nicole, their team and clients all looking as great as they do. Supporting these awesome and LOCAL entrepeneurs who support the CCC helps keeps the love all in the family!

Captain Jabbo to donate all proceeds of ‘Sailor Bracelet’ sales to CCC

February 28, 2013 in general, news from us


Sailors used to make bracelets from the ropes - It was believed to bring the wearer good fortune.

So, they would handcraft these lucky bracelets to bring good fortune upon themselves, as well as upon their sweethearts.

Now you can wear a sailor's bracelet and benefit from its mythical good fortune yourself…as well as sharing that luck!

Good Karma is a wonderful thing!

When you wear this lucky Captain Jabbo sailor's bracelet, you'll be sharing good fortune with the Tampa Bay families we serve!

100% net sales of all Captain Jabbo's Yellow and Blue Sailor Bracelets (our CCC colors) will be donated back to the Children's Cancer Center!

And at only $5.99, they're a steal! Get one for you and for your sweetheart!


Laptop Xchange presents check for $1100

January 25, 2012 in news from us

Wed, Jan 25th, new green electronics retailer Laptop Xchange presented the Children’s Cancer Center with a check for $1100, representing $550 donated by Laptop Xchange customers since their grand opening on Jan 14th, and matched by the store owners, Sarah Wilson and Lori Mize.

“Because our family has been affected by childhood cancer, we know how important it is to support programs that focus on the entire family,”¬†said Sarah Wilson.¬†”We look forward to being able to continue to share with this amazing community.”

(pictured from left: Patty O’Leary, C.O.O. of the Children’s Cancer Center; Sarah Wilson, Co-owner of Laptop Xchange, Tampa; Andrea Lundy, Owner of Plaid Label Public Relations; Steve Manuel, Director of Creative Development, the Children’s Cancer Center. Not pictured: Lori Mize, Co-owner of Laptop Xchange, Tampa.))


Laptop Xchange Supports the CCC

January 19, 2012 in news about us, news from us

This past weekend Laptop Xchange, a new ‘green’ computer retailer, opened its doors and showed its support for the Children’s Cancer Center in the process. As well as taking donations during their Grand Opening and matching them dollar-for-dollar, Laptop Xchange is also donating five desktop workstations and two Android tablets to the Center to complete their new patient Resource center.

If you need a new laptop, laptop repair or more, give them a visit!

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