Music Showcase is dedicated to serving the community. Throughout the year, we participate in local, national, and international charities by making donations or volunteering. These efforts are organized by our Community Relations Director, Paula Gaskins.
On this page you will find our featured charities and links to other organizations that we are involved with. Please visit their websites or call Paula at 813-685-5998 for information on how you can get involved too.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision was founded in 1950 by Dr. Bob Pierce to help children orphaned in the Korean War. Their child sponsorship program started in 1953, and by the 1960's, their efforts were expanding globally. World Vision began incorporating vocational and agricultural training for families into its sponsorship efforts in the 1970's to help strengthen communities.
In the 80's and 90's, World Vision focused on two major events: the famine in Ethiopia and the AIDS pandemic in Uganda. By 2006, nearly 399,000 orphans and vulnerable children had been sponsored in AIDS-affected communities.
Today, World Vision operates is 49 countries on 5 continents. Please visit their website to find out how you can sponsor a child or join their corps of volunteers.