A Tampa non-profit will hold a summer Christmas benefit to raise donations for an event for low income families this December.
Current Initiatives, a local non-profit, has just received national attention in People Magazine online for their efforts to help families. The Laundry Project was just featured in the July edition.
On Wednesday, the organization will host a holiday-themed fundraiser to kickoff their annual Affordable Christmas initiative. This year they will start accepting toy donations earlier to try to help meet the need.
In 2011, Affordable Christmas started a model to allow families to buy new presents for their children at one-tenth retail cost.
Last year, the group helped support 274 local families.
Founder Jason Sowell is hoping people will drop off donations at their benefit Wednesday night at Hidden Springs Ale Works, 1631 N. Franklin St. in Tampa.
The fundraiser is Wednesday, and the giving event will come later this year in December.
To find out more about the organization and how you can help, click here.
The non-profit partners with local churches to find the families who are in need.