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First Charity Coalition of 2016 to Kick Off Non-Profit Expansion

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 24 February, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization will host 140 members of non-profit organizations in the historic Fort Harrison for the first Charity Coalition Luncheon of 2016.

The February 24th luncheon will include an educational segment covering fundraising essentials and a presentation by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Executives and board members of charitable organizations are invited. There is no cost to attend.

Established in September 2014, the Charity Coalition luncheons are held bi-monthly. “In alignment with basic principles laid down by our Church’s founder, Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, we host the luncheons for non-profits to network and collaborate on new initiatives and partnership for future improvements of our community” said Jenny Webb, the Community Affairs Director for the Church.

Earlier luncheons featured topics such as: getting the support of donors; building a board; volunteer management; and internet marketing.

Featured charities have included Children’s Home Society of Florida, the PACE Center for Girls, Nourish to Flourish, Religious Community Services and Mothers of Minors. The Charity Coalition Anniversary Banquet in September 2015 featured Florida Sheriff’s Police Athletic League with 263 guests in attendance. Since September 2014, the number of non-profit organizations represented at the Luncheons has grown from 31 to over 150.

“I feel like some of the best accomplishments of the Charity Coalition are the partnerships and encouragement that it provides to organizations in our area,” states Giselle Rodriguez, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, “the previous event reminded our organization that the work that we do is important and gave us the motivation to continue helping others.”

To RSVP for the February 24th Charity Coalition luncheon, please contact Jennifer at j.webb@cos.flag.org or call 727-467-6860.

About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org


Pat Harney 727-467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization