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A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay
Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa Bay
Feeding America Tampa Bay
Toys for Tots Foundation
Convoy of Hope
Champions for Children
The Spot's Annual Christmas Jam
The Spot is collecting toys to give out at its annual Christmas Jam, which will be held on Dec. 23-24. More information about donations can be found here.
Adopt-a-child For Christmas
PO Box 1311
Mount Dora, FL 32756
Volunteers and others can contribute gifts, toys, and present to children and really the entire family.
Peace Lutheran Church
7201 S. Hwy 41
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Partners with the Salvation Army in Orlando and Marion to provide free toys, gifts, meals, and more to low income families. They have toys for children in addition to a holiday meal that the family can "shop" for at no cost.
Path of Citrus
Give a Delicious Christmas Dinner! You can sponsor a complete Christmas dinner with all the trimmings for a person in need for just $1.57!
The Mother's Club of Hernando County
PO Box 3144
Spring Hill, FL 34606
Club benefits include (but are not necessarily limited to) parties, play dates, mom's night-out, casserole brigade, field trips, club member support, community outreach, friendships, and more! If you have any questions, please email our club President: Sindy Montoya, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warrick Dunn Charities
12 Bars of Charity
FHP assiting with Toys For Tots campaign
Members of the public are invited to donate items for needed children and families at all five Troop C locations listed below. Deadline for donations will be December 15, 2014. Most needed items are for infants aged 0-2, boys 9-12 and girls 6-12.
11305 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
11319 Ponce DeLeon Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601
17028 Ayers Road, Brooksville, FL 34604
6855 62nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
3247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805
Holiday Toy Drive: Children's Home Society of Florida
The Toy Drive’s goal is to collect toys for our children ages 0-18, with the greatest needs revolving around our infants and teenagers. Community organizations & businesses interested in sponsoring the Drive are provided tree ornaments, each highlighting a child’s holiday wish. Individuals without ornaments are welcome to donate unwrapped toys as well. While gifts will be distributed during the week of Christmas, donations will continue to be accepted until Christmas Day. Donations may be delivered to Joshua House, 1515 Michelin Court Lutz, FL 33549.
Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay
The holidays are about spending time with family; but for children in the hospital far from home, that isn’t possible. Your donation to the Ronald McDonald House helps families stay close to their sick kids. It costs $80 per night to house one family and that’s what your donation will do – pay for these stays. We ask families to donate towards their stay, but most cannot afford it with time away from their jobs and extra medical bills.
2014 Holiday wish list (.pdf)
Help the Buccaneers "Sack Hunger" this Holiday Season!
Fans Encouraged to Donate Nonperishable Food on Sunday, December 21 when the Buccaneers Host the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to donate a variety of food items, including:
- Baby food
- Boxed nonperishable food
- Canned meats
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Canned juices
- Canned soups
- Peanut butter
- Sugar or flour
Salvation Army of Bradenton
Tiny Hands Foundation
Catholic Charities of Manatee County
Bradenton, FL - 34205
Financial Help Provided: Rent Help, Mortgage Help, Utilities Assistance, Food referrals, Prescription Assistance and Emergency Financial Assistance.
Metropolitan Ministries Of Pasco
Main address is 3214 US Highway 19
Holiday, FL 34691
Call (727) 937-3268 for hours.
Toys for Tots
Collecting donations at the Sand Key Shoppes on Dec. 6.
Oldmsar Cares Annual Holiday Ham Giveaway - Friday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the program’s second year, to provide in-need Oldsmar families with a ham and fresh produce to prepare a holiday meal. The Holiday Ham Giveaway will be available to the first 150 families that sign up, residing in the 34677 Oldsmar zip code. Reservations for a box will be taken in person at Oldsmar Cares during office hours December 1 to December 19.
High Point Neighborhood Family Center, which can be reached at (727) 533-0730, may be able to provide rent and housing assistance to Clearwater renters who have an eviction notice.
Oldsmar Cares is a local non-profit agency which provides rent and cooling and utility bill assistance, a food pantry, and a clothes closet, possible rent help, all at no cost to those in need in the Oldsmar Florida area. Dial (813) 415-7373
Pinellas County residents can turn to He Cares, a Benevolence Ministry and Thrift Store for aid. Among other services they provide food, as well as financial assistance for paying rent, electric, and water bills. Phone (727) 548-1535.
St. Petersburg and Clearwater Salvation Army - The agency helps the low income and people at risk. Financial assistance can be provided to help stabilize a family’s situation. Programs offered include rent help, cash for utilities, and homeless prevention services. One of the resources in high demand is Christmas and holiday assistance. Food, meals, clothing, and other emergency aid is provided from on site social workers. Read more Salvation Army in Pinellas County.
Isaiah's Inn provides rental assistance to full time, employed parents. They are based in Clearwater Florida. Call the agency at (727) 449-2600.
Social services and public assistance - A number of government programs provide funds to the unemployed, low income, and seniors. Social services can help pay bills and housing costs and also deal with the underlying cause of the financial hardship. So receive advice on debt management and mortgage assistance too. More.
Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County
The Catholic Charities of Central Florida, which is based in Lakeland but services the entire county, also runs various assistance programs. They offer what is known as an Emergency Assistance Program that provides crisis and emergency services for low income and other clients in need of urgent basic human needs. Clients are received by appointment only, so call first. Some of the resources provided to individuals includes emergency financial assistance for paying bills and housing expenses, referrals, information on Florida and federal government programs, advocacy, food pantry distribution, and in some cases provide short-term case management services to qualified individuals. 863-686-7153. Click here for more information.
Another charity that may be able to help is Talbot House Ministries. They are the most Comprehensive Care Center for the Low Income, Poor and Homeless in the Lakeland and Polk County community. Dial 863-687-8475.
Family Emergency Services of Winter Haven - Programs that provide cash grants and financial assistance for people and families who are unable to pay their utility bills or which offer special services which support people's ability to make their payments. Call (863) 294-1939
Frostproof Care Center - Helps low to moderate income people in time of crisis or emergency with paying rent, mortgage, cooling or utility bill assistance. Also provides help with paying for minor medical expenses of people in emergency situations. (863) 635-5555
Hardee Help Center of Wauchula Florida - Provides services and financial assistance to those in an emergency or crisis. Services and help provided are limited to once during a twelve month period. Dial (863) 773-0034. Find additional ways to get help paying rent.
Lake Wales Care Center - The agency may be able to offer temporary financial assistance for rent payments and mortgage help. Funding may also take care of utilities. Programs are targeted at individuals and families during time of crisis. Lake Wales Florida. (863) 676-6678
Polk County Social Services, which is located in Bartow, runs assistance programs including Polk Health Care Plan, Primary care Program, limited financial assistance for rent, shelter, utilities, food, and transportation. The location also has extensive information on federal and state of Florida assistance programs, such as LIHEAP, food stamps, and Medicaid. (863) 534-5387
St. Vincent DePaul - Running through the Ministry of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, the agency provides assistance with free food, rent costs, and utilities to families and individuals during time of crisis or a financial hardship. Volunteers and others from the charity are committed to helping the poor, seniors and others in Polk County. Lakeland FL. (863) 644-7469
Thrift stores and clothing closets offer basic needs including clothes and housing supplies. Vouchers or gift certificates may be provided to the lowest income families in Polk County. They can use those vouchers to pay for needed items. Others may need to pay a minimal cost for their clothing, apply for Christmas assistance, and other support. Additional information.