CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Wednesday, August 17th, the Church of Scientology in Clearwater hosted their bi-monthly Charity Coalition Luncheon in the Fort Harrison with about 100 guests in attendance and over 40 different organizations represented.
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The Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, Mr. Dylan Pires, welcomed all of the guests and thanked them for coming. He highlighted The Way to Happiness Foundation, showing the “Set a Good Example” chapter from the Way to Happiness Book on Film.
This luncheon’s Spotlight Charity was the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Ms. Giselle Rodriguez, State Outreach Coordinator, gave a description of her charity and debunked many myths about human trafficking.
Mr. Tony Armer, St. Pete/Clearwater film Commissioner, was the other guest speaker. Mr. Armer is an award-winning filmmaker and the founder and former Executive Director of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.
He spoke about how video content can be very useful for charities and non-profits and how to get started if you don't know how. Mr. Armer also explained how social media can be utilized for promotion at very little to no cost.
“Today was a great experience finding out about the different charities and about human trafficking. I can’t wait until the next luncheon for more networking and hearing about educational topics,” said one of the guests.
The Fort Harrison’s doors are open for non-profit organizations and charities to hold their own events.
About the Charity Coalition:
The Charity Coalition Luncheon provides an opportunity for local charities and non-profit organizations to network and allows for collaboration and expansion of charitable projects to better improve our community.
At these luncheons, a charity is highlighted and a quick workshop is delivered, which is on subjects to assist your charity’s expansion, such as raising funds, increasing publicity and gaining volunteers.
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
Dylan Pires (727) 467-6860
Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization