1997 - Sharon Patch creates Oldsmar Cares created to meet the needs of Oldsmar residents for rent and utility assistance
1998 - A small food pantry is added to the Oldsmar Cares mission.
2002 -A clothing closet is added with men's, women's and children gently used clothing and footwear.
2009 - Oldsmar Cares sees the growing need and incorporates as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
2011 -Oldsmar Cares 1st Annual Wine & Food Gala at East Lake Woodland Country Club and raises $30,550.
2015 - Oldsmar Cares 2nd Annual Golf Tournament announces presenting sponsor MicroLumen, and raises $25,000 for Weekend Food Fore Kids program.
2016 -Oldsmar Cares 6th Annual Wine & Food Gala at Nielsen Ballroom and raises $70,000.
IRA BERGER, DDS
Board Member and Dental Services Doctor, providing FREE dental care to children in the greater Oldsmar area.
Board Member and Co-Chair of the Oldsmar Cares Annual Wine & Food Gala.
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Board Member, previous Chairperson and coordinator of marketing communications and public relations
Volunteer Coordinator and Pantry Manager. City of Oldsmar City Manager Award recipient 2014.
Board Member, Pantry Team Leader and Bright Futures Volunteer coordinator. City of Oldsmar City Manager Award recipient 2014.
Board Member and business liaison coordinator working with local community leaders.
Board Member and coordinator of Oldsmar Businesses Holiday Food Drive, working with local businesses to raise awareness.
Food, clothing and health screenings are open to residents in greater Oldsmar. Financial assistance and employment services are available to individuals residing in 34677. Read more.
Board Member and previous Chairperson and coordinator of major events and food drives including Stamp Out Hunger.