ONLINE AUCTION

AFIRE is running an online auction to support scholarships!

WORKING WITH COMMUNITY

Members of Family Care Council and Nancy Simmons (Pres. of AFIRE) meet with Senator Jeff Brandes regarding funding for persons with developmental disabilities on March 20th in Tallahassee.

MAKE A DONATION

AFIRE is a Registered 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Qualified Florida Nonprofit Organization

TOGETHER WE CAN HELP

Becoming an AFIRE Member contributes toward programs that help persons with developmental disabilities realize their potential and build self esteem.

SCHOLARSHIPS

AFIRE assists with providing scholarships to adult day training classes

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS $20,000

Afire rises funds yearly to send these special needs individuals to an Adult Day Training class. We have donated over $100,000 in the last five years to enable students to attend these classes!

BUILT TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Engaging our adults in events and activities that continue to support lives, friendship, & community

MISSION

AFIRE is a 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy organization serving persons with developmental disabilities.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

AFIRE assists with funding of new students as new funding becomes available. Apply for a DD person.

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RESOURCES

AFIRE has collected a helpful list of groups, companies and organizations.

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NEWS & EVENTS

AFIRE has collected news articles and events to increase awareness for individuals with disabilities

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Know More About AFIRE

We are proud the AFIRE organization has been in the community of Pinellas County since its formation in 1984. During that time, the members have continuously achieved the mission statement by enhancing the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. Hundreds of families have been touched through the efforts of AFIRE.
 

Your Support of AFIRE

We are currently running an online auction to support scholarships. Find art, travel deals, unique items and gift baskets among other things. Or contribute something to support us!
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Help AFIRE In Community

Participating in the AFIRE organization is a tremendous help to our mission: “Serving Persons with Developmental Disabilities”.  Volunteering in various areas such as State Legislation, Community Resources, Scholarship programs, Community Partners, Provider Fairs and Fundraising Projects further supports the lives of persons with developmental challenges. Become a member and we will keep you in the loop of new benefits in the State or community.  With many of our events, it is not necessary to be a participant to support the cause;  Soliciting donations for auction items, goodie bag items, or gift cards for prizes can help us make a difference in the lives of Adults with Developmental Disabilities.

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Our Partners & Supporters

Guardian Trust

PARTNER

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ResCare

PARTNER

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Health Aid Company

PARTNER

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Palm Pavilion

DONOR

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Pelican Golf Club

DONOR

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Freedom Sailing

DONOR

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Latest News & Events

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March
2020

ARC of Tampa Bay’s C

Nancy Simmons, president of AFIRE, helps the Hooter Girls and Santa serve goodies at

 
10
March
2020

Tallahassee – Keep i

Tallahassee trip!  Embarking on our trip to Tallahassee to fight for the needs o

 
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February
2020
 
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January
2020

Jackie Tillotson Award

Jackie Tillotson, member of Safety Harbor Exchange Club receives an award. AFIRE made

 
9
January
2020

AFIRE Awards Dinner

Our annual Holiday Awards party was held at Grace Lutheran Church on December 14th.

 
18
July
2019

Successful Provider Fair &

We had another successful provider fair with 32 vendors and a full house of community

 
25
April
2019

ProjectFREE Scholarship Ra

Friday, April 26th from 5p-8p! In honor of ProjectFREE deep appreciation for AFIRE s

 
17
April
2019

Scholarship Students Takin

Creative Clay wanted to thank AFIRE for their continued support. The Artist's that we

 
16
March
2019
 
13
February
2018

Successful Provider Fair 2

We had a wonderful time this February meeting and greeting a whole host of providers in the area. Building com

 
8
December
2017

Holiday Awards Gallery!!

The Holiday party gallery is filled to the brim with photos of this wonderful event. If you didn't see the pre

 
4
December
2017

Scholarship Awards $20,000

PRESS RELEASE:  AFIRE  AWARDS $20,000 TO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS Many area Adults with developmenta

 

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LET’S STAY

CONNECTED

AFIRE members, friends, and families receive useful information and support through quarterly newsletters, calendars, meetings and emails providing updates to new state programs and community based services.