We compiled a quick list of 5 charities we know and love in the Tampa Bay area. The holiday season is a time of giving and receiving, but we prefer the giving part. Each charity’s volunteer and donation needs vary, so please check with them first to help you get started.
Feeding America Tampa Bay – Feeding America Tampa Bay serves the 700,000 hungry people in our region. For every $1 you donate, we can provide 7 meals. The Food Bank also provides food for shelters, residential group homes, and the Kids Cafe after-school programs. The Food Bank is in effect, a distributor and central supply point that procures the food, sorts it, stores it, and efficiently matches it to those in need according to need.
A Kids Place Tampa Bay – Our purpose at A Kid’s Place is to provide superior residential services to children of all ages who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. We provide a variety of services which meet the social, educational, medical and psychological needs of the child.
Metropolitan Ministries – Metropolitan Ministries cares for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency. One meal costs $1.76. A night of shelter, $36.55. We’ve used disciplined financial controls and smart decisions about efficiency to ensure that every dollar we receive achieves its maximum potential.
The Spring of Tampa Bay – To prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families, and communities. Our program philosophy is to provide a safe haven for families utilizing an empowerment-based approach. We give victims safe refuge, time to heal, and encouragement and support to move toward a self-determined life. Participants have time to consider options and make an independent choice about how to move toward a peaceful life.
Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue – Animals need love and support too! Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue specializes in saving the lives of neglected and abused senior pups, providing rehabilitation, getting them the best veterinary care and placing them in warm, loving homes. Give the gift of a second chance to a furry soul in need this holiday season. Please contact this charity for information on donation or volunteer opportunities.