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Girls on the Run – Join Us & Celebrate Our Girls at the Gallery Walk 12/5

Our 2020 Fall Season will culminate in our first ever Gallery Walk! At this event, we will showcase the amazing arts & crafts created by our Camp GOTR and Virtual GOTR participants. GOTR participants and their families are invited to follow the one-way "GOTR Path" through the event and will be able to share positive comment cards with their favorite pieces.  When: Saturday, December 5th Where: Albert Whitted Park (480 Bayshore Dr SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701) Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to this event - come celebrate with us! We will have a large display made up of our Hand-Heart Wall that will feature every girl in our program this season!  The Gallery Walk will also feature local artists creating live artwork.  Just like our 5K, this is event is all about honoring our girls and bringing our community together!

Bike Donations Needed!

Wellbuilt Bicycles will take that gently used bike off your hands! All sizes and types.  WellBuilt bikes is a non-profit bike shop that sells refurbished bikes at affordable prices and invests the sales revenue into our Earn-A-Bike program so those with little to no money can access and own a bike of their own. In so doing, we can make sure everyone in Tampa, regardless of income, is able to own their own bike and have the benefits of access, exercise, community, and everything else that comes from cycling.

Toy Donations Needed

This year we are experiencing a greater need for donations and toys throughout Pinellas County. Please take some time today to visit our website and learn how you can donate to help support Toys for Tots in bringing joy to the children throughout our community this holiday season. If you plan on donating gifts please keep in mind while shopping that there is usually a shortage of donations for 10-12 year olds.

Toys for Tots Volunteers Needed

We are gearing up for an exciting and challenging Toys for Tots campaign this December! We will need to bring in a lot of volunteers to help us make this Christmas special for thousands of children throughout our community. Click on the link below to become a volunteer this holiday season and learn how we plan to keep our volunteers safe.

Hope for the Holidays Drive

Are you looking for a way to give hope this holiday season? Did you know that half of the residents at our shelter are children? Support survivors of domestic violence by donating to our annual Hope for the Holidays drive until December 18th! Due to the financial hardships that COVID-19 has caused our organization, we need your help now more than ever. All donations can be made at our Administration Building at 1011 1st Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL, 33705, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. The drop-off location will be closed on November 26th and 27th.

Motel Holiday Outreach

Join Reach Services to distribute holiday meals, hygiene products, and gifts to those living in our community motels.    Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. All volunteers must wear a mask, gloves, and will have access to sanitizer, and temperature checks.

Holiday hygiene handout – multiple dates

Join us at Williams Park to serve the street homeless on the weekend after the holidays. We will be serving pizza and passing out hygiene bags to everyone in the park.  Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. All volunteers must wear a mask, gloves, and will have access to sanitizer, and temperature checks.

Individual & Group Volunteer Opportunities

In these trying times, the need is growing in Tampa Bay. We have immediate opportunities for passionate volunteers to help ensure that families can find help when they need it most. Are you ready to help?  Whether it is assembling food boxes at our warehouse, preparing lunch for 3,000, or helping build our iconic Holiday Tent, you can find volunteering opportunities you will love here at Metro. Some volunteer tasks are not available at this time. You can find current volunteering opportunities here.

Sweetwater Organics Farm Volunteers

Volunteers can assist with a variety of farm tasks such as planting, harvesting, and weeding.  (See a typical farm task schedule below.)  There are also site projects for those with carpentry and electrical skills.  Or if you just enjoy cooking, cleaning, photography, painting, sewing, teaching, or any other past-time let’s talk about how you can help! Sweetwater is currently 100% volunteer-run and supported. Thank you for your support and assistance. The farm is open for volunteers Sunday from 9am-12pm Sweetwater Organic Farm 6942 West Comanche Ave. Tampa, Florida 33634

Furnish & Prepare an Apartment for a Single Mom and Daughter to Move In Before Christmas at The Resurrection House

All Donations can be delivered to the Resurrection House Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm from November 17th to December 2nd. You can call ahead and plan for curbside and outdoor drop off Resurrection House main line (727) 823-4742. If you need assistance with larger items or delivery please email WWCStPete@Outlook.com and we can help coordinate items for drop off. This is so wonderful! We will prepare the apartment starting December 2nd for them to move in the following week! Thank You so much!

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