Annual ‘Football Club’ Donates to Tampa’s Hope Children’s Home

A check for $3,270 – proceeds from an AmeriLife employees’ community outreach campaign – was presented Friday morning to Hope Children’s Home, a sanctuary in Tampa for abused and orphaned children.

The Friday donation was the fourth in a series of annual holiday-season giving by AmeriLife®, the nation’s premier life and health insurance marketing group. The donation concluded a months-long college football-themed fund-raising project at AmeriLife Place, AmeriLife’s corporate headquarters in Clearwater.

“We appreciate the AmeriLife family, and the partnership we’ve established,” said Stan Pittman, Hope’s Outreach Coordinator, upon receipt of the check. “This generosity will help so many children, and we look forward to many years of service.”

Since 1968, Hope’s 80-bed, 55-acre facility has provided benevolent assistance to nearly 5,000 children, from infants to the age of 18, who were abused, abandoned or who otherwise needed a safe haven.

“This is our fourth year of the AmeriLife Football Club charity campaign, and each year we provide for a different charity,” said AmeriLife CEO Timothy O. North. “Hope Children’s Home’s mission is in line with our guidelines for giving, and knowing that Hope operates on donations only – no government funding – we wanted to show our corporate thanks this year. Our associates were delighted to ‘play football’ for these deserving children.”

The organization, which also operates the state-accredited Hope Christian School, has a four-star rating (91.38 of 100) with Charity Navigator. One of the organization’s three thrift stores is on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater.

For additional information about AmeriLife’s community outreach campaigns, please contact Director of Corporate Communications Wayne Shelor at 727-726-0726, or by email at

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