On Friday, March 30, St. Petersburg Elks Lodge #1224 visited A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay Inc. located in Brandon. Lodge member Jan Gens; Tiler, Ann Marie Bongiorno; Leading Knight, Cathy Shriver; and Exalted Ruler, Bonnie Barnes, delivered 60 Easter baskets for the kids and also presented Kid’s Place team member Mary Douser with a $500 check to assist with their Easter celebration.
A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay is located on five acres and has five 3,200-square-foot homes on an expansive tree-lined campus that provide a safe, home-like environment in a neighborhood setting. A Kid’s Place is a haven for abused, neglected or abandoned children. The children range from newborns to kids ready to age out of the foster care system at 18.