Wearing Jeans for a Good Cause

Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas and employees presenting CASA with donation check

Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas and employees present CASA St. Petersburg with a $3,858.70 donation check.

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – Casual Fridays take on a different meaning at the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office. It’s about more than just wearing jeans to the office – employees use their casual Fridays to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. These designated Fridays are deemed “Jeans Because We Care” days where employees may wear jeans to work when they donate $3 or more to the cause.

CASA Artwork

Pinellas County Tax Collector employees present CASA St. Petersburg with an original piece of art.

Each year, Tax Collector employees nominate various organizations and vote on the one they’d like to support in the coming year. In 2019, the chosen charity was CASA St. Petersburg. Last month, employees presented CASA St. Petersburg with a check for $3,858.70. That’s a lot of jeans!

In addition to raising funds, employees in our Leadership Development Program chose CASA as the theme for a class project. Each participant was given a canvas and the only instruction was that their design must contain a hand. In the end, when the pieces were put together, it made a larger piece of artwork with CASA’s logo in the middle. This was given to CASA along with the employee donations.

“Giving back to our community is very important to our organization,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas, “I am proud to see my employees join together to support an organization that does such wonderful things for our community.”

For 2020, the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is raising funds for our local Ronald McDonald House.

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ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. For more information, visit taxcollect.com.