FrankCrum, a pioneer in the professional employer organization industry, presented a check for $134,300 to Trinity Cafe in Tampa, a nondenominational charity that has served the hungry and homeless in Tampa Bay since 2001.
Of the donation, $125,000 was raised through the seventh annual FrankCrum Golf Invitational Feb. 18 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in which more than 268 golfers participated. An additional $9,300 came from the company's "Jeans Day" initiative.
This year's donation represents the largest amount raised in the history of the tournament and brings the cumulative amount raised by the annual event beyond the $600,000 mark.
FrankCrum employees Colleen Rowe, Luis Rivera and Carla Mejia were chosen to present the check to Trinity Cafe chairman Jeff Darrey and program director Cindy Davis.
"Thanks to all of the FrankCrum team and the wonderful and generous sponsors and FrankCrum employees who support Trinity Cafe," Darrey said.
"This is such an important cause and the annual FrankCrum Invitational Golf Tournament is an absolutely first-class event. Year after year golf participants claim this as their favorite tournament. And to all the FrankCrum employees sporting jeans each Friday, I thank you on behalf of those who no longer remain hungry because of your generosity."
"We're honored to contribute to such a worthy cause," said Frank Crum Jr., who is also on Trinity Cafe's board of directors. "Trinity Cafe is an amazing organization that addresses the most basic of human needs for those who are hungry and underemployed. Our company is built on the idea of doing the right thing and milestones like this are so gratifying."
Since Crum Jr. and his father began offering temporary staffing services in 1981, the company has expanded its professional offerings to provide outsourced human resources, payroll, employee benefits, risk management and workers' compensation.
The Clearwater family of companies, including FrankCrum, FrankCrum Staffing and FrankCrum Insurance Agency, supports more than 3,000 businesses nationwide that collectively employ more than 50,000 people.
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Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. recently announced that Ahmed El-Hawary is the new owner of the Sears Outlet Store at 5251 110th Ave. N south of Largo.
The community is invited to stop by the store today, the final day of its grand reopening celebration, for an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store (certain exclusions apply) and special giveaways.
The store is one of seven Sears Outlet Stores El-Hawary owns and operates.
"Our goal is to simplify the outlet shopping experience by providing exceptional customer service and a personalized in-store visit so customers can find exactly what they need and want," El-Hawary said.
Each Sears Outlet Store provides customers with in-store and online access to new, one-of-a-kind, discontinued, used, reconditioned, overstocked and cosmetically blemished products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories. Items are marked significantly lower than manufacturers' suggested retail prices.
Reconditioned merchandise undergoes a stringent testing process and, when necessary, cosmetic parts are replaced and/or repaired before being approved as an outlet-certified item.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Call (727) 573-5811. Visit searsoutlet.com.
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