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"We rise by lifting others" . Please help me come together as a community and help brighten the holidays for a child in need. We have adopted 125 kids to provide Christmas Gifts to at the Wilbert Davis Boys & Girls Club in Belmont Heights. The children we are serving include families from Seminole Heights, Belmont Heights, and Ybor City. 

Please consider adopting a child for $25 or several children. Every dollar will help! 

UPDATE (Friday, November 24, 2017)

I am beyond Grateful & Thankful on the overwhelming amount of support from ALL of you and more to come.

I wanted to provide an update on "Who I am" as well as additional information on where 100% of the donations will be spent.

As most of you have seen; I posted a Facebook video last week (November 15, 2017) asking my family & friends to support and donate to my "Christmas Wish" to help brighten the spirits of 125 kids at the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club. This all began as a strong calling I have on my life which is to help mentor and give back to inner city youth. My heart is tied to the youth and club staff at the Wilbert Davis Boys & Girls Club where I have mentored youth over the last 5 years. 

My plan is to use ALL donations raised through Go Fund Me & outside donors to:

- Purchase 125 gifts for the kids at Wilbert Davis BGC, they will be filling out a "Wish List" the week of 11/27/17. 

- Purchase 10 gift cards for the Wilbert Davis BGC Staff

- Purchase Christmas decorations for the Christmas Party

Any donations that exceed this amount – I will be donating back to the Wilbert Davis BGC to help the club with needs throughout the New Year; to include school supplies which is a huge need for all Boys and Girls club throughout the year.

Because of your generosity and support - our community will be able to create a memorable event for the kids this Christmas. I look forward to partnering with you ALL to help many more Inner City kids in the future.

Thank You,

Carolynn Smith



Friday, December 15, 2017, 4 PM - 6 PM
**** This will be a private event for the 125 active kids that are members of the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club. The kids have been given a "Wish List" paper to fill out a gift that they want for Christmas. Our volunteers will help distribute the "Wish List" gift to each kid along with a fun Christmas Celebration with food, candy, music, and more.



I am grateful to all our Tampa News stations who contacted me to share my story and help me raise awareness & donations:

ABC Action News Tampa story

Fox 13 Tampa news story

WTSP Channel 10 (CBS) news story 
Channel 10 news story

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone" 

"Give, even if you only have a little".

Carolynn Smith


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    • $200 
    • 7 yrs


Carolynn Smith - Jones
Tampa, FL

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