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AT&T volunteers HELP PACE: AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer network of current and former employees, delivered a carload of school supplies and personal items to the PACE Center for Girls in Pinellas Park. PACE offers education, counseling and support services to girls who are failing in school, struggling with substance abuse or combating unhealthy relationships.

In photo, back row: Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger; PACE board member Kay Dillinger; AT&T volunteer Jimmy Weldon; AT&T regional manager Andrew Hall; Rep. Chris Latvala; AT&T regional manager Ed Narain; Rep. Dwight Dudley; and AT&T volunteer Colten Slagg.

Sun Country Cleaners donates sale proceeds to PARC: Dan Madine, left, chief operations officer of Sun Country Cleaners, presented PARC president Karen Higgins and board member Bob Byelick with a check for more than $16,000 from Sun Country's unclaimed clothing sale last month. Almost 3,300 items were sold during the event. All proceeds from the sale went to PARC, a nonprofit agency supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sun County Cleaners has donated more than $100,000 to the organization since the sales began.

All Children's named top performer in caring for childhood asthma: All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine was named a top performer on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. All Children's was the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to be recognized for its exemplary performance in children's asthma care. Top-performing hospitals announced in this year's report achieved at least 95 percent compliance with best practice processes of care in one or more areas during the 2014 calendar year. All Children's was one of four Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliates to be named a top performer.

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