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10th Anniversary Diamond Gala Celebrating 10 Years

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 28, 2019

One Community Now, Inc. (OCN), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, will be hosting its 10th Anniversary Diamond Gala on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Spartan Manor (6121 Massachusetts Ave., 34653) in New Port Richey. It will be a celebration of all that has been accomplished to help eradicate childhood hunger, empower families out of poverty, and end veteran homelessness since 2009.

10th Anniversary Diamond Gala
Celebrating 10 Years of Working Together, Changing Lives

The event will also be a fundraiser where proceeds will help expand programs and services to reach more people and provide more positive outcomes in the years to come. OCN is dedicated to inspiring and leading community partners to work together while changing lives in the Tampa Bay area.
The evening includes dinner, live and silent auctions, exhibits portraying the highlights of OCN programs, and entertainment with Tampa’s own, The Black Honkeys.

In 2008, several members of a local church attended a Local Outreach Conference in Colorado and returned with a desire and the zeal to start a non-profit that would help churches work together to address unmet and under met needs within their communities. Since its humble inception, One Community Now, led by Patti Templeton, has grown in nurturing community partnerships to tackle food insecurity in school age children with its “Pack-A-Sack” program providing weekend meals for 1,344 children.

Also, its Operation Stand Down annual event has helped more than 1,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans transition back into civilian life. The OCN Sports program provides opportunities to more than  350 economically disadvantaged children to participate in organized sports learning teamwork and sportsmanship.  The OCN Neighborhood Impact program helps families become self-sufficient.
One Community Now Diamond Gala 10th Anniversary committee organizers will join the community in the celebration where all will play a part in helping to change more lives on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Avenue, in New Port Richey, FL. Contact Patti Templeton at 727-858-6117 for tickets and additional information.