About Us

HATB high res ext sloganWelcome to Hands Across the Bay!

Our mission here at Hands Across the Bay is to support programs, organizations and individuals whose objectives and efforts are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Tampa Bay. Our goal is to touch the lives of as many Bay Area residents as possible.

Our nation has a long and rich tradition of people coming together to solve problems and enrich their communities. Realizing that non-profit organizations are a crucial part of our society, providing help to the needy, raising funds for good causes and those in need, Hands Across the Bay was formed to give us the ability to do just that and more!

Our efforts range from simple acts of kindness such as paying an electric bill to hosting signature Black Tie events which bring together many members of the community generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of local charities.

Additional community support comes through our in-kind donation program, “Gold and Diamond Source Gives Back.” A piece of jewelry  is chosen that best suits the event maximizing funds raised for the benefiting organization. Through this program, the mission of 4 to 10 deserving charities each week are currently being supported, allowing Hands Across the Bay to make daily differences in lives across Tampa Bay.


If you are in crisis or in need of immediate help, please dial 211.

Tampa Bay’s Dancing With the Stars 2014

October 4, 2014


If you are interested in participating in Tampa Bay’s Dancing with the Stars, you can do so by being a celebrity dancer, a sponsor, or even one of our benefiting charities. Please click on the links below for the applications and more information about being a sponsor. For further information, please email Dee at dee@handsacrossthebay.com

Sponsor Packet
Dancer Application
Beneficiary Application

At Hands Across the Bay, we hope to touch as many lives of people in our community as possible through events, other organizations, and the help of our community members who are able to donate items and services or make a financial contribution. Below is an updated list of items we need.

If you or someone you know is able to donate anything on this list, please contact kirsten@handsacrossthebay.com as soon as possible!

We appreciate your continued support in helping us help those in our community.

  • Family Law Attorney

  • Counseling Services

  • Gas Cards

  • Walmart Gift Cards

  • Publix Gift Cards

  • Monetary Support (secure online donations can be made through our website here; just click on the heart!)