The St. Pete Free Clinic needs your help

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The St. Petersburg Free Clinic needs your immediate help.

My wife Michelle and I read this heartbreaking Facebook post from our good friends Ashley Ligas and Franco Ripple:


“I was just at the St Pete Free Clinic and took a peek at their toiletry pantry.

“They rely almost exclusively on donations of soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.

“Items like tampons can’t be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps). Some school-age girls are using socks instead of pads so that they can continue to go to school.

“This isn’t happening in some far away place or just to the chronically homeless; it’s happening in your neighborhood, in your school, sometimes with teens.

“If you have some spare items to drop off or want to grab a box or two of supplies like tp or tampons, I will gladly accept them at TLT or pick them up and drop them off for you.

“I can’t imagine going without many things more basic than toilet paper and hygiene products.”

You will.

Well, your challenge heard has been heard, Ashley and Franco. Pictured at the top of this post is what we picked up today at Target and we will drop it all off Tuesday.

Unfortunately, our contribution is probably a drop in the bucket towards what the Free Clinic needs. That’s why we are asking our young professional friends to join us in helping the Free Clinic by making a direct contribution here or by purchasing items for the toiletry pantry. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PICK UP ANY CONTRIBUTION, just email me at or message me on Facebook.

C’mon, folks, let’s do this for our community.

Help us raise $500 worth of supplies for the Free Clinic.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.