Metropolitan Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services for the poor and homeless. It has many volunteer opportunities, donation drives and donation drop-off locations in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.
Toys for Tots, make a donation by check, please make payable to Toys for Tots Foundation Mail to:
Toys for Tots Coordinator
5121 West Gandy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33611
Citrus United Basket food drive
Drop off donations of non-perishable, boxed and canned food at Arbor Trail Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center at 611 Turner Campe Rd. in Inverness. Donations will be given to Citrus United Basket, which helps feed over 25,000 people. You can also donate an unwrapped toy.
Come wrap toys for local Citrus County Children- Volunteers are needed to help wrap gifts for10th annual Spot Family Center Toy Drive which is in full swing. More info
Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County will provide holiday food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as children’s gifts for Hernando County residents in need. Call Debbie Prescott at (352) 754-1159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Home for the Holidays- adopt an animal from Hernando County Animal Services for $10. More info
Salvation Army Tampa, To Donate Via Check, please mail to: The Salvation Army - P.O. Box 2839 - Tampa, FL 33601
To Donate Vehicles, Furniture or Clothing, please call: 813-972-0471 To contact the local Tampa Command, please call 813-226-0055.To reach our state headquarters, please call 813-962-6611.
Gulfside Regional Hospice, Visit our website to donate securely online. Also, information about volunteering and Thrift Shoppe locations and hours are on website or by calling 727-845-5707 or 813-780-1235.
Salvation Army St. Petersburg, Sign up to be an ambassador to the community for The Salvation Army! Your family, church, club, group or company employees can ring bells during the holiday season to help raise funds that will give hope to families in our community throughout the year.
Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue Food Baskets
The Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue is collecting food for their food baskets to help needy families put food on the table for the holidays. Food collection baskets are located at Tarpon Springs City Hall, Tarpon Springs Public Safety Building, Tarpon Springs Public Library, Tarpon Springs Recreation Center, Stonehenge Mobile Home Park and Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park. New, unwrapped toys will also be accepted. For additional information, call 727-938-3737.
Tarpon Springs Police: Cops and Kids
The police department provides gifts to children in the area whose families are having difficult times. New unwrapped gifts for children ages 5-14 are needed, and cash donations are also accepted to buy special "wish list" items. Please make checks payable to "Tarpon Springs Police Department Cops & Kids Program." Gifts can be accepted through Dec. 20 at the police department, located at 444 S. Huey Avenue.
Clearwater Police gift drive for disadvantaged children: drop off gifts between now and Dec. 20. at the police dept. located at 645 Pierce St. The gifts should be unwrapped and designed for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
Volunteer Polk is seeking assistance collecting and making items needed for Healthy Familes Polk – from dinner ingredients to sewing children’s stockings. Donation suggestions include Visa or store gift cards, checks made payable to Healthy Families Polk, and suggested items on the Donation List, which can be found on the website. Donations can be delivered to the Volunteer Polk office located at 2135 Marshall Edwards Drive, Bartow.
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