‘Tis the season for giving thanks. And as Thanksgiving approaches, our St. Petersburg Free Clinic team is reflecting on gratitude for our donors, and volunteers, and each other – not just now, but all year long.

Every day, we’re inspired by the increasing number of people who seek our help and trust us to provide them with health carehousing, and food

And just as we’re encouraged by those we serve, we’re also encouraged by our tireless, compassionate volunteers and benevolent donors: Thank you for the many ways in which you make it possible to grow and help more people. Your consideration has an incredibly positive impact on so many in our community.

Julie Bostick, our Director of Development Operations, sums it up like this, “Our supporters, donors and volunteers are the heartbeat of the programs that serve our neighbors in need. Their generous gifts of time and treasure make hope tangible. They understand the power of giving to provide basic needs – ones that we can take for granted – like food for our family, good health, or a safe place to stay.”

And what’s Ben Herring, our Volunteer Coordinator, thankful for? “I’m thankful for our volunteers. They’re full of positivity and bring hope and joy to support our mission and help our community.”

It’s all because of volunteers like Andy Tartler, who dedicates his precious time to St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s We Help Services Client Choice Food Pantry. “For me, being a volunteer here reaffirms on a daily basis how thankful I am to be in a position to give back to others and to work with so many other great volunteers.”

Because of generous community members like you, we’ve provided people with food they look forward to receiving, helped them get medicines and treatments they’re otherwise unable to get, and supported women, men, and families to build resilience and become self-sufficient.

From our Food Pantry and Food Bank, to our residential programs and Health Center, the ways you’ve helped our neighbors in need are impressive. And it’s all because of the amazing people who make it happen: our donors, staff, and volunteers. That’s why we’re most thankful for you.