Debi Shackowsky is an amaxing woman. She has advocated for children in Pasco and Pinellas county for many years. Every year, Debi has given her time, own money, and dedication to providing backpacks that contain all school supplies for needy students. Debi has been able to network with many businesses in the community to assist with her efforts, as well as many kind hearted people in the community wanting to help a wonderful cause.

She is hoping to become a referral resource entity for the schools to further help families in need. I feel she is an always giving individual and appreciate her for all her hard work!

Jennie Wolf

From the very first time I met Debi, I knew something was very special about her. She has such a heart for others and gives of herself selflessly. She knows one person can make a difference and she doesn’t let anything or anyone get in her way of proving just that. Debi has a natural gift of networking, bringing together people and resources. She is a doer.

The first time I was in her office, I was telling her about a fund raiser I was working on and how I was getting little to no support from the others on my committee. I shared how we were running behind in areas such as collecting items for the silent auction. A week later when I came in, she had collected 3 beautiful baskets to donate for the silent auction. This impressed me so much because that was more than most had done who had signed up to help with this. I was blown away that she would do this! The fact that she paid attention to my whining and complaining was enough for me. Not for her though, she took it to the next level and asked for the donations and contributed to the success of our event. Wow!! is how I have to describe her because I am truly wowed by her. I knew from that moment I would have her as a life long friend. I am lucky and blessed to know her!

Angie Gardner, Vice President

Wells Fargo Business Banking Senior Relationship Manager


The orchestration of a meal program for me and my family during my initial diagnosis of Leukemia was nothing shy of fantastic!!! I really did not think that I was in need of anything and had everything under control....how wrong I was! A wonderful, daily meal provided such a relief to both my husband and I. The children were always fed and there was often extra food for the next days lunches! Lack of strength and stamina were things I never thought I would associate with myself, but they came out of nowhere. Your dedication to my family was extremely overwhelming and definitely appreciated!!

Please let me know how I can continue your good works in the schools, church and community! Paying it forward is such a wonderful process!!

Thank you for your constant efforts to make others feel better! Your ability to work in the background and quietly help those around you is quite admirable! Our community is very blessed to have such a wonderful person in our midst!!


Carolyn Bowers

Oh Deb, my first reaction was tears as well. In fact they are still flowing. Margie would be so excited, we are all so blessed. You are such an incredible woman Deb. I would like to pay for your filing fee and file your not for profit.

I am very excited for you Deb and for all the children and families you will bless in the years to come. You honor all your sisters with this and you honor God. You are awesome woman. And you are loved!