It is our main goal to help other start up Non-profits in the Tampa Bay area get the funds they need in order to begin a new aspect of their program or to get that monetary jump they need.



About Us


Local Supporting Local

We believe what makes a community great is the people! We rise by supporting our neighbors in our surrounding communities. There is no greater strength than people coming together for the betterment of where you live. Ignite the fire within you to help us spread joy, love and hope for those in need.


“Awesome time!! Very well organized, great drink specials and venue choices! Can’t wait until next year.”

Christine A.

“We are so grateful to SPARK 5 Inc. for hosting the Backpack Brigade for us the past 3 years. We have also been included in the Bad Santa Bar Crawl. Melissa, Jamie and their team are an amazing group of folks who work so hard to help nonprofits like ours.”

Margaret & Carl Holler

“My 3rd year. I love it and I’ll never miss this event.”

Kurt D., Bad Santa Bar Crawl Participant

Annual Events

Our two main events are Backpack Brigade in August and the Bad Santa Bar Crawl in December!

St. Pete’s Best Charity Bar Crawl

NORTH POLE (starting point) Park & Rec DTSP: 6 – 8pm
At this stop it is the only place you may pick up your pre-registration items AND sign up for the Crawl if you didn’t do so online. This is where the Costume Contest will be held too at 7:40pm.
SLEIGH STOP #1: (Central Avenue Block) The Tamiami DTSPFive Bucks Drinkery & Caddy’s on Central: 8-10pm
Pop into any of these places during the 2 hour time slot.

SLEIGH STOP #2: Yard of Ale St. Pete & MacDinton’s St. Pete: 10 -12pm
Stop in to both of these places during the 2 hour space.

SLEIGH STOP #3: For you truly Bad Santas & Santa-ettes  The Avenue Eat + Drink: 12am – 2am.

* A list of drink specials at each stop will be available at the start of the Crawl for your reference. In case you didn’t know. Each bar is a sponsor of the event in order to participate! It all comes full circle: #LocalSupportingLocal#BSBC2018 #charitycrawl #costumecontest 

Get your tickets online through Eventbrite today so you get the swag and an entry to win the awesome Custom Bad Santa Cornhole Boards!

Annual Backpack Brigade Benefiting Blessings in a Backpack – Pinellas County

Blessings in a Backpack is a program that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Each year it never ceases to amaze us that this program continues to grow.
More and more local children are in need of food on the weekends while they are not in school. Blessings in a Backpack – Pinellas County, the local chapter of the program, provides a minimum of six items in every bag they send home. Foods are shelf stable, kid friendly and easy to prepare.
The Backpack Brigade Event, benefiting Blessings in a Backpack -Pinellas County, is a family friendly event. SPARK 5, Inc’s goal is collect new backpacks and monetary donations to help run the program and fill the food pantry for the upcoming school year. The event typically will have Live Music, raffle prizes or a silent auction and more! We hope to see you there as we continue to grow this event each year. There are over 300 children on the program and every donation counts with this event – we hope you will join us!
For more information on Blessings in a Backpack -Pinellas County visit their website at www.biabpinellascounty.org.

EVENT DATE: always the 2nd Saturday in August

Always check out our Facebook page for event details!