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Public invited to Goodwill's Heroes, Villains & Vixens Party

Annual fundraiser benefits programs for people with disabilities



On Friday, Oct.18, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. and SunTrust Foundation will present “Heroes, Villains & Vixens,” a Halloween-themed party to benefit Goodwill’s services for people with disabilities.


Guests will enjoy cocktails, delicious food, live music, a fashion show of costumes from Goodwill finds, and more! The unique event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater. Local news celebrity Gayle Guyardo will be master of ceremonies.


Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at or by calling 1-888-279-1988, ext. 1052. Cocktail attire is suggested and costumes are welcome.


Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, two complimentary cocktails, free psychic readings, and live music by Sarasota Slim. Magicians and creatures of the night will entertain guests, and a cigar roller will demonstrate his craft and offer cigars to enjoy. The evening will also feature a silent auction of fabulous items and a raffle for a 60-inch Wi-Fi HD television donated by HSN.


Businesses in the community have enthusiastically stepped forward to sponsor the event, which will benefit Goodwill-Suncoast’s training programs in Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Ocala for people who have developmental disabilities.


The Presenting Sponsor is SunTrust Foundation. The Platinum Sponsor is Tampa Bay Times. Gold Sponsors are Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Willis. Silver Sponsors are Bright House Networks; CHASE; Deloitte; Gregory, Sharer & Stuart; HSN; Piedmont Companies, Inc.; Skyway Business Center; Zeno Office Solutions, Inc.; The Bank of Tampa; Extravaganza Productions; and Kapok Special Events.


Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1954, and is one of the largest and most effective Goodwill organizations in the world. Its mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The nonprofit’s successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment and training services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the charities most deserving of support based on the high percentage of revenue directed to its programs. For more information, visit





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