We are for our city because Jesus is for our city. For this years generosity campaign we want to raise $30,000 to support our local mission partners reach the next generation with message of Jesus from November 3rd - December 24th. $20,000 will be given to our local mission partners. And $10,000 will be raised for Centerpoint Kids, to improve their facilities at both locations. You can find out what practical items/programs your gift will go towards bellow. Let’s show our city and community God’s love for them through our generosity this holiday season.
During our generosity campaign we are partnering with Gift of Hope, which helps struggling families in Brandon every Christmas with a holiday meal and toys. This year Centerpoint Kids wants you and your family to help them collect 500 boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix. As a church we are collecting 350 new or unwrapped toys for newborns to age two to zero. You can also sign up to volunteer with Gift of Hope here and help struggling families have a happy holiday season.
Toy Collection (0-3 years old)
Corn Muffin Mix Collection
Toys for toddlers 0-3 will be collected in the lobby at both locations from November 3rd until December 8th.
Boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix will be collected at Centerpoint Kids from November 3rd until December 1st.
At Centerpoint, we believe that a part of reaching our city is reaching the next generation. That is why during this years generosity campaign we are raising $10,000 to help with improvements to our Centerpoint Kids environments at both locations. Each week hundreds of children from infants to 5th grade already hear about the life changing message of Jesus in a fun, safe and exciting environment, but our goal is to create place that is even better!
The $10,000 raised during the For the City Campaign will help Centerpoint Kids
upgrade three key areas at both locations in the new year.
1. Upgrade production and large group space.
2. Upgrade check-in & check-out technology.
3. Upgrade elementary & preschool small group environments.
Hit the button below to give the generosity campaign, and continue to reach the next generation in our city.
As a part of this years generosity camp Centerpoint will be hosting homeless children and their families in partnership with Family Promise starting Sunday, Dec 8th. During this time we will be hosting 2 – 4 families at our North Campus during the week. In order to serve and love these families like Jesus does, we need your help!
Click the button below to find out how you can get involved and give back this holiday season.
Local Mission Partners
Lighthouse ministries provides the homeless with food, clothing, shelter, education, referrals, job training, counseling, discipleship, and classes in budgeting, parenting, and spiritual growth. (Lakeland & Brandon)
Item(s): Funding will be used toward establishing a Life Learning Campus in Ybor City, a non-residential campus to provide adult education and a Jobs for Life program.
Impact: 55 – 65 families annually will be provided with adult education through the Jobs for Life program.
LifeCare Network serves with the unconditional love of Christ as we protect the sanctity of human life, promote biblical sexuality, and proclaim God’s plan for marriage and the family in Brandon and Ruskin.
Item(s): Baby Clothes for mother’s of ($10 -$15 each) x 125 pieces.
Impact: 200+ women and children will receive the items.
Amazing Love provides food, clothing, and temporary housing to the homeless. The ministry serves 400+ people a hot meal on Monday nights at 7 pm and offers a worship service, all provided by local church members. (Downtown Tampa)
Item(s): 3 Stainless Steel Kitchen Workbenches, 2 Stainless Steel Kitchen Utility Carts, 8 Wall Kitchen Cabinets
Impact: They currently provide a home cooked meal 4 days a week serving 350-500. They estimate that they could serve up to 700 in a week with this new equipment.
ECHO assists families in the Brandon area with emergency food and clothing and offers access to life-stabilizing programs and resources. (Brandon & Riverview)
Item(s): Frigidaire 24.8 CF Chest freezer, Trailer Hitches for 2 trucks.
Impact: This freezer and truck hitches will help them serve more clients the Greater Brandon Area.
Family Promise helps families experiencing homelessness regain sustainable housing and employment through a residential program, case work, and education, while being hosted by local churches on a weekly rotation, while experiencing the love of Christ through volunteers.
Item(s): Funds toward the purchase of a new 15 passenger van to replace obsolete bus currently in use.
Impact: The current bus is 15 years old, and constantly breaking down. The new bus will allow for safe daily transportation of the families in the program to and from the churches and the day center. 3 to 4 families will use it each day, and over a dozen families yearly.
Tampa Port ministries provides a Christian environment for meeting the physical, social, and spiritual needs of seafarers and others who use the facilities of the Port of Tampa. This is a great opportunity to make an international impact while serving locally. Visit their website here.
Item(s): Tables and chairs for ministry to the cruise ship workers, and Bibles in native languages of seafarers.
Impact: New tables and chairs to make the ministry for the seafarers more comfortable. Hundreds of clients will be served through Tampa Port Ministries with a more welcoming and comfortable environment. Dozens of bibles will be given to seafarers in their native languages (Bulgarian, Indonesian., Polish, Turkish, Ukraine, Russian, Tagalog (Phillipines), and Spanish).
Portamento of Hope provides a Christian environment for meeting the physical, social, and spiritual needs of seafarers and others who use the facilities of the Port of Tampa
Item(s): Facility upkeep & food.
Impact: Help Portamento continue to serve over 125 meals per week (6K+ a year).
Teen Impact teaches healthy relationships and avoidance of sexual, drug and alcohol risk in Hillsborough public high schools.
Item(s): Supplies for their sumnmer program, including camp expenses and gas cards for teen volunteers.
Impact: Students make over 200 trips a year to present their abstinence program to 9,000+ middle and high school students all over Hillsborough county.
Valrico Elementary creates an excellent educational environment for the children in our community.
Item(s): Makerspace - a space that allows students to make, create and explore at their pace. It will be an extension of their classroom curriculum and will build upon and reinforce ideas that students are working on in class.
Impact: When students learn with their hands to collaborate, learning happens at a faster rate than when they are given material to memorize. Makerspaces allow students to use problem solving and critical thinking skills that can be applied to almost any job.
Each year Centerpoint gets dozens of requests for financial support from church members and people in the the community. A portion of the proceeds from the generosity campaign will be set aside to fulfill these requests. This year we hope to double the number of families we can help.