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Current Needs: Volunteers for Warehouse Wednesdays, Socks, Hygiene items (Shampoo, Body Wash, Deodorant, Pads, Razors), Committee Members.

Feast on the Farm – Support 360 Eats

We're back with another Feast On The Farm! Join us this holiday season at the lovely Sweetwater Organic Community Farm to enjoy a chef-curated 3-course dinner made from good food that would have otherwise gone to waste and to experience first-hand the "360 Eats" system that is mending the gaps in our broken food system. All of the ingredients will be sourced from excess food rescued by our food rescue team at local food establishments, such as grocery stores, farms and food distributors, and transformed into gourmet meals by our team of professional chefs. This is a charity event with the intent to raise awareness and garner support for 360 Eats, Inc. and it's programs working to end hunger and food waste while promoting sustainability in our community. Featuring: • An incredible 3-course chef-curated dinner • Live music (band TBH) • Beautiful homegrown organic floral decor by ReWild Blossoms. •…

URGENT NEED – Metropolitan Ministries

We’ve purchased all we can in bulk from our suppliers. Right now, we are out of STUFFING and very low on CRANBERRY SAUCE and GRAVY. We need you to drop off grassroots style to help complete #Thanksgiving meals. Donation drop-off locations:

Sparkle Runners Needed

Sparklers perform several different roles: Running Buddy - You will be paired one-on-one with GOTR Girls (background check must be completed) The Sweep - A big sparkly group of you will be the Sweep so no girl finishes last! (Sparkle Runners not assigned to the Sweep can finish the race and then head back to join the rest of the Sparkle Squad in the Sweep!) Moving Cheerleaders - We will pair you in groups of 2-3 and send you out to be the highest ENERGY, MOTIVATING, HIGH-FIVING runners on the course. Interact with as many girls as you can to let them know you believe in them, and they can do this! Eyes and Ears - All Sparkle Runners are our eyes and ears on the course. We need you out there making sure runners are ok and the course is secure. You will need to carry your cell phone, and we will give you a card to run with a Race Committee member's cell phone.    

Angel Tree

The Salvation Army helps put new clothes and toys under the tree for 1 million children across the United States who usually have to go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.

2022 Skyway 10K seeks volunteers for annual bridge race benefiting military

“This race would not be possible without the time and resources generously given by our Skyway 10K volunteers,” said Nick Peters, founder of the Armed Forces Families Foundation. “We wanted to show our appreciation for our race volunteers by providing them with the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Skyway 10K. They’re the driving force behind the event’s success, so we want to ensure they’re can join in the event firsthand.” Volunteers of the 2022 race must complete their designated shifts before being granted priority registration for the 2023 Skyway 10K. Each volunteer of the 2022 Skyway 10K will be presented with a new, commemorative collector’s pin designed for the upcoming event, as well as volunteer t-shirts, according to race staff. To date, more than $1.8 million has been raised for AFFF through their signature Skyway 10K events, according to AFFF.   Those interested in volunteering at the 2022 Skyway…

Toys & Bikes Needed

The CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP PROJECT, INC. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization with the goal of providing both new and refurbished toys during the holidays to less fortunate children in Pinellas County. We are open year-round as dedicated volunteers work throughout the year to collect and refurbish toys and bikes. Donations accepted Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at Door #6; bicycles at Door #5. “We exist so that no child will be without a Christmas."

Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program

Embracing the true meaning of social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is once again teaming up with our community to bring the spirit of Christmas to nearly 400 families and more than 900 children. For more than 30 years, this program has provided families in need with the joys of a traditional Christmas. Families receive a live tree, ornaments, holiday dinner, books and toys - as well as complimentary programs and services throughout the year: Each child receives a free full season of youth sports or aquatics Parents receive free participation in healthy living and financial literacy workshops Families receive invitations to all YMCA family fun events Help us deliver joy and hope this holiday season to those who need us — now more than ever. Join hundreds of donors, volunteers and staff to help provide the magic and nostalgia of the Christmas season to the children of…

Holiday Tents open November 8th

Our Holiday Tents will open for donations on November 8th. We expect to help as many as 33,000 at-risk and struggling families this season through your generous donations and tremendous support. Registration for Holiday assistance is now open. Visit Holiday Central for the latest information on Metro's largest outreach initiative, and find out all the ways you can be involved.

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