Each year, the Queen's Court selects two deserving charities to be the recipients of the all funds raised by the annual Queen of Hearts Ball. Since the Queen's Court is operated solely by volunteers, 100% of all proceeds raised by the Ball are distributed directly to the two selected charities. Remarkably, well over $1,850,000 has been raised by the Queen's Court, over the years, in support of a variety of charitable, cultural, and educational organizations. The Queen's Court is honored to announce that this year's 2020 Queen of Hearts Ball charitable recipients are Boley Centers, Inc. and the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
Established in 1970, Boley Centers, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization serving individuals with mental disabilities, individuals and families who are homeless, Veterans and youth in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area. Boley Centers’ mission is to enrich the lives of people in recovery by providing the highest quality treatment, rehabilitation, employment and housing services.
The Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation was started in 2003 by family and friends of Celma to help other women who were also suffering with this “silent killer.” Celma lost her brave battle against ovarian cancer in 2004, but her spirit lives on in the Foundation's mission statement: “To unite family, friends, and community to fight ovarian cancer.”
A few of the past recipients of the Queen of Hearts Ball funds have included:
American Heart Association, All Childrens Hospital, Brookwood Florida Inc., CASA, The Science Center of Pinellas, The St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Anthony's Hospital, Hospice, American Lung Association of Gulfcoast Florida - Asthma Programs for Children, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., Help A Child, Inc., ASAP Homeless Services, Inc., Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc., Family Resources, Inc., Bayfront Medical Center, Greater Florida Chapter, The Breast Center at St. Anthonys Hospital, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, Suncoast Voices for Children Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg., St. Petersburg Museum of History, Ready for Life Inc., the Lupus Foundation of Florida, Vincent House, Save Our Strays, Clothes to Kids, PARC, Operation Par, Bridging Freedom, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, and The Kind Mouse Productions, Inc.
If you represent a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves Pinellas County and would like to apply to the Queen's Court Inc. to be selected as a Ball charitable recipient, please CONTACT US for details.
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