Caregiver Support Group, Elvis Fundraiser, Community Yoga and more!

The Notre-Dame pantry receives a surprise donation

Drs. Arthur and Susan Bailyn surprised a group of Our Lady’s Pantry volunteers recently on a Saturday morning when they arrived with an unsolicited $2,500 donation from the Tomiak Foundation.

Last year, the foundation donated $10,000, which the pantry used for operating expenses, including repairing one of its refrigerated trucks. The Tomiak Foundation was created by two sisters to provide humanitarian aid wherever possible. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting the well-being of seniors.

For more information about Our Lady’s Pantry, visit www.ourladyspantry.com.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting at SCCUMC

Sun City Center United Methodist Church, located at 1971 Haverford Ave. at Sun City Center, hosts a caregiver support group that meets every first and third Tuesday at 2 p.m. Caregivers can often feel alone and closed off while continuing to care for loved ones. Being tired, frustrated and sometimes alone in daily care is common. The Caregiver Support Group is here for caregivers to share and support each other without judgement. Written materials are also provided.

This is a Christian group, but you don’t have to be a member of The United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the church at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com.

Family and Youth Resources and Education Foundation Becomes 501(c)(3)

The Family and Youth Resources and Education Foundation Inc. (FYRE Foundation) recently received its official 501(c)(3) designation. This local non-profit organization helps strengthen families and youth in our community through training, resources and education. It offers a unique blend of programs, training and opportunities to strengthen individuals and families. The FYRE Foundation helps prepare people to meet life’s challenges and succeed in achieving their goals.

FYRE is located at Redeemer Church at 12404 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. For more information, visit www.fyrefoundation.org or call 813-360-1414.

Bill ‘Elvis’ Lindsey achieves benefits for Alzheimer’s disease

Sun City Center United Methodist Church, located at 1971 Haverford Ave. at Sun City Center, welcomes Billy ‘Elvis’ Lindsey for a concert on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The concert is a godsend to raise funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Lindsey has been giving Elvis tribute concerts for years and has won numerous awards. He is a former winner of the “Elvis Extravaganza” pageant at the Florida State Fair, overall champion, top lookalike and fan favorite.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.sccumc.com.

Community yoga class ashore

The community is invited to participate in yoga at South Shore United Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class is $5 and is for all levels of movement, meditation, and yoga.

South Shore United Methodist Church at 11525 Big Bend Road. at Riverview. For available dates, visit www.southshoreumc.com/calendar. South Shore United Methodist Church at 11525 Big Bend Road. at Riverview or call 813-677-9482.

Virginia S. Braud