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“The Sylvia Thomas Center believed in my family when no one else did.  I will never forget any of my experiences with the Center.” 

Tracy Goellner Bohannon

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The Royal Highness Race is one of our major fundraisers which enables us to provide comprehensive services to adoptive families and children.  Help us help others by joining Lady Diane Jimenez, Lady Denise Morejon and Lady Melinda White at some of the fun events listed below.

Make a difference in the life of a child!!!


Charity BBQ & Bon Fire

supporting Lady Denise Morejon's candidacy for Princess of Brandon

Family fun, music, games, hamburgers, hot dogs, S'mores, candy apples...

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 7pm - Midnight

 Location:  27303 Miller Road

                  Dade City, FL  33525

Cost: $20 per person or $60 per family 


Royal Highness Fashion Show

supporting all candidates

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014

Time: 11:30am - 1:30 pm

Location:  The Loft Event Room

                 709 W. Lumsden Road

                 Brandon, FL  33511

(Entrance is behind the building)

Cost: $25 per person, includes show and lunch


Event sponsored by Agape Chic Consignment and Bodyworks Health Wellness Center


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 supporting Lady Diane Jimenez

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: 6pm

Location:   Bad Monkey

                  1717 7th Avenue

                  Tampa, FL  33605


Tee Time & Cigars

supporting Lady Denise Morejon

Music, Cigars, Appetizers, Cocktails, Golf Simulator

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time: 3 - 6 pm

Location:  The Barn at Winthrop Event Hall

                 11349 Bloomingdale Avenue

                 Riverview, FL  33578

Cost: $20 per person


The Coronation

Crowning the 2014 Princess of Brandon

In keeping with the Royal tradition, tea will be served along with dessert and cocktails.  Big hats are encouraged...

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: The Loft Event Room


Call our office at 813.651.3150 to reserve your tickets now!  

Lots more events are currently being scheduled.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  Don't miss out on a jolly fun time... 



Thanks to the DeBartolo Family Foundation for your recent generous donation to assist our children and families.  We keep the "forever" in forever families because of caring families like yours!

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!  to Eckerd Community Alternatives - Hillsborough County for your continuing MAJOR support of the Sylvia Thomas Center!  We could not do this without you!!!

Thanks to the Suncoast Federal Credit Union Foundation for your recent $5,000 gift for our children and teen programs.  Because of this gift, we have been able to run our Respite Days this summer.  Check out our pictures on Facebook to see the joy on our kidoos' faces!

Thanks to United Parcel Service (UPS) for your recent $5,000 gift which is enabling us to provide in-home counseling services by specially trained therapists for families who could not otherwise afford this!

Thanks to the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for funding to provide in-home therapists to families who could not otherwise obtain these vital services for their families.  We appreciate our Children's Board!



DONORS come in all shapes and sizes - big or small - individuals, corporations, foundations.  But each gift provides healing for a hurting child, a struggling family.  And each donor is appreciated more than words can express.  Would you consider donating today by clicking on the "DONATE" tab above?  Thank you for your generosity and thoughfulness.




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March 13 - April 14, 2014


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