Catania & Catania, P.A. is a strong advocate for Tampa Bay — in the courtroom and in the community. Tampa Bay has given our firm so much; it’s only right that we give back. That’s why our firm donates a significant portion of our annual profits to the following national and local charities and nonprofits.
Feeding America is one of the largest domestic hunger-relief organizations in the United States. It strives to create a hunger-free America and eliminate food insecurity for the 42 million Americans facing hunger and insufficient food access, including 13 million children. Catania & Catania, P.A. is proud to contribute to Feeding America’s Tampa Bay food bank, which is responsible for distributing over 30 million meals to the hungry in our community.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicating to create one-to-one friendships, employment opportunities, leadership development, and inclusive living for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It serves all individuals afflicted with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those like Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and more.
Make-A-Wish creates and grants life-changing wishes for children with serious illnesses. Through a wish, the foundation gives children the courage to comply with their medical treatments and helps parents feel optimistic about their children’s care. To date, it has granted hundreds of thousands of wishes to sick children. Indeed, it grants a wish every 34 minutes for children in the United States.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
There are over 300,000 injuries per year due to drunk driving accidents; another 10,000 die from these accidents. Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks to end drunk driving, help prevent drugged driving, and support the victims of accidents involving drunk or drugged driving. MADD advocates for state and federal legislation penalizing drunk driving. It also raises funds to support victims of drunk driving.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children at Christmas. The organization, created by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991, helps bring the joy of Christmas to needy children each year. Toys for Tots is composed of nearly 40,000 Marines, Marine Corps League members, veteran Marines, and dedicated volunteers.
Trinity Cafe is Feeding Tampa Bay’s free, full-service restaurant for the hungry. Its chef prepares nutritious three-course meals for guests 365 days a year. The cafe not only serves food, it also provides a community hub where visitors can enjoy a hot, plated meal around the table with other guests. It has two locations in Tampa and aspires to expand across its 10-county service area.
Children’s Home Network
The Children’s Home Network aims to improve the lives of at-risk children and families throughout Central Florida. It provides programs and services to teen mothers and expecting teens, foster families and foster children, and other expecting families. It also provides a residential healing program for children ages 6-17 who have suffered abuse and neglect. Catania & Catania, P.A. is proud to contribute to the organization, which served nearly 14,000 children and their families last year.
Wheelchairs 4 Kids
Wheelchairs 4 Kids provides wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications, and other assistive equipment to children with physical disabilities and their families at no cost to them. The organization also offers inclusive programming for disabled children, taking them to Bucs Training Camp, Rays Games, and WWE events, among other things. Wheelchairs 4 Kids plays a crucial role in getting children the accessibility equipment they need to manage their disabilities.
The Humane Society Tampa Bay
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay provides shelter and adoptions for homeless animals in Florida. It also provides hospital and TNVR services to the general public. Its goal is to end animal homelessness in Tampa Bay. To this end, it mobilizes supporters and customers and helps to raise critical funds in an effort to change the lives of pets and people.
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs trains dogs of the highest pedigree to assist blind persons, veterans, and children. It has the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Since 1982, the organization has provided more than 3,300 guide and service dogs to individuals in need of service animals. To date, it has over 1,200 dogs partnering with recipients. More impressively, it provides dogs and lifetime services at no cost to them.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a leader in the fight for the health of mothers and babies. It supports moms and babies during pregnancy and after delivery. The organization educates the public and the medical field about best practices for pre- and post-natal care; it supports lifesaving research for mothers and babies and advocates for healthcare policies that prioritize them. March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start, and it works to give them just that.
Catholic Charities – Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.
Catholic Charities has provided social services to support families in the Greater Tampa area for over 75 years. As the charity arm of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, it provides outreach and counseling services, financial assistance, immigration services, medical services, pregnancy and adoption services, and shelter assistance to Floridians in need. It serves nearly 12,000 individuals and families in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.
Saint Paul Catholic Community
St. Paul Catholic Community is a parish and community of faith in Leesburg, Florida, that serves over 2,600 households. The parish provides ministries for prayer & worship, pastoral care, Christian services, social ministry, and administration/stewardship. It has served Lake County for over 50 years and continues to be a place of spiritual, educational, and social growth.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of men and women of every age, race, and socioeconomic status who volunteer their time and services to help neighbors in need. The organization has grown to 800,00 members in over 150 countries and has 1,500,000 volunteers. It is dedicated to providing assistance at the local level through training and education programs for the unemployed, food pantries for the hungry, and home visits, among other things. People in the Tampa Bay area may recognize the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Stores, each of which provide money for the community and meaningful employment and volunteer opportunities
Operation Helping Hand
The Operation Helping Hand program connects certified recovery specialists to people struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Individuals have access to these specialists around the clock. The program offers assistance to substance users recovering from an overdose, persons arrested for offenses related to substance abuse, and individuals facing addiction and open to receiving help.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization with more than 1.9 million members around the world. Charity is at the heart of its work and its members’ faiths. Accordingly, it devotes substantial volunteer and financial resources to impoverished families and communities, persecuted Christians, and disaster relief, among other things.
Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida offers year-round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities eight years of age and older. The organization provides athletes with the opportunity to develop physical fitness, build self-esteem, create friendships, and have fun with other members of their community. Special Olympics Florida has over 58,000 athletes and over 120,000 participants and volunteers, who put on 515 competitions for persons with intellectual disabilities.