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Spirit of Giving in St. Pete: A Brighter Way to Do Thanksgiving

Nov 9, 2023

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(St. Petersburg, Fla.) – A tradition now four years in the making has two St. Pete businesses joining forces once again to make things a little brighter as the holiday season quickly approaches.

Dr. Joe Craig and his son, Chris, first opened the doors on Brightway, The Craig Agency in 2019. And each November, the family-owned and operated insurance franchise puts its money where “their mouths” are with an annual contribution to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

Joe, who is now a retired dentist, has been volunteering his services for more than 20 years to the clinic which is located just a few blocks down Fourth Street from their agency.

On Thursday, Brightway, The Craig Agency presented the St. Pete Free Clinic team with a check for $2,250. “Our hearts are with the clinic all year long. It only makes sense to give in other ways at this time of year,” Dr. Craig said. The dental center and medical clinic at the facility are staffed with volunteers throughout the year, five days a week, providing thousands of patients with basic health care.

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic accepts contributions from individuals and organizations year-round. Click here to learn how you can donate to the clinic.

Brightway, The Craig Agency has been helping families protect their futures with customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 5001 4th Street North, Suite B, in Tampa, online at or call 727-228-3111.

The St. Pete Free Clinic, located at 5501 4th Street in St. Petersburg, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To contact the clinic, call 727-327-0333 or visit them online at

About Brightway Insurance

Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with more than 300 franchises in 30 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.

About St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Since 1970, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, a 501(c)(3), has been on a mission to change the lives of our neighbors in need by helping to meet basic, unserved human needs through resources, volunteers, and advocacy. Providing food, shelter, and health care to those in need, we are dedicated to giving help and hope to families and individuals. Learn more at