Where Our Heart Is

Each of us has a special place in our hearts for different charities or volunteer organizations. To us they represent a personal story of a triumph or loss. A chance to make a difference to someone else, if not for ourselves but for others.

Volunteering can also be a way some people give back to others what was given to them.

People may coach youth sports because they love the game and want to pass their love of the game on to other kids. They also may want to give back and be a mentor and a positive role model for those same kids, because they once had a coach who was a positive influence in their lives.

Some people may dedicate their time to reading stories to the kids at the parks and recreations because they realize that children who learn to read well will read to learn more and in turn better a child’s education and financial future.

We, Virginia, Dianna and David have three organizations that we promote awareness around with great passion.

Oldsmar Cares

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For almost 20 years, Oldsmar Cares, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has devoted its energy to passionately working for the hungry, needy members of our community.
Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money and time.  
Learn more about Oldsmar Cares
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Dream Racer

Our mission at Children’s Dream Racer (CDR) is to place Dream Racers in Children’s Hospitals and Cancer Care Centers worldwide to help children get through any difficult treatment that they must endure.

CDR is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run on a completely volunteer basis.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

A Dream Racer is a child-sized version of a real NASCAR race car. Built by retired NASCAR car builder and founder of CDR, Mark “Smitty” Smith, these cars are made with the same materials used to make real NASCAR race cars. 
Learn more about Dream Races

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