Becoming a food donor is as simple as making a telephone call. No donation is too big or too small. Interested donors would call our voice mail system at 727-538-7777 ext. 1, which is retrieved hourly.
A Kid's Place provides residential services to children from birth to age 18, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and to provide a variety of services which meet the social, educational, medical, and psychological needs of the child.
In Tampa Bay, more than 700,000 people are food insecure, meaning they lack consistent and easy access to safe, nutritionally adequate food. And the problem isn’t limited only to the homeless. Many who struggle to find adequate food are working adults, children and the elderly.
In addition to providing services in downtown Tampa, Metropolitan Ministries offers services in the rest of Hillsborough County as well as Pasco, Polk and Pinellas. The organization works hard to understand each community's unique needs.
Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys that make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children and families that receive them gratefully.
Please give the best gift you could give this holiday season, by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. Each year the group cares for 2,000 sick kids and their families during a stressful time.
The Spot Family Center needs volunteers to help wrap more than 3,000 toys for families in Citrus County. Gift-wrapping sessions will include Christmas music and refreshments. The wrapped gifts will be distributed on Christmas Eve. Gift-wrapping sessions are held on three nights. In addition, toys are still being collected until Dec. 15.
At Champions for Children, the group envisions a world where children are no longer abused and strong families are central to the success of the entire community. Their mission is to fulfilled each and every day working with real families and real children. Their history has shown that this is an attainable goal.
The Salvation Army of Winter Haven has 1,195 children in need of assistance this year, and more than 200 of them have not yet been adopted. Individuals, families, office groups, church groups and more can bring Christmas to these children in need. Each child has two gift wishes and two gift needs. Contact the Salvation Army to find out when gifts should be sent to them.
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any of LFD's 7 fire stations. The toy drive will benefit the Children's Home Society of Greater Lakeland and the Dream Center of Lakeland, which will distribute the toys to children in need. Contact the department to find out when the toy drive ends.