We serve our city because Jesus loves our city. This year we want to raise $20,000 to support our local mission partners. Here you can discover the direct impact your gift will have on families in our area. Together we can do something about the poverty and injustice in our community. Below you can give and look for opportunities to serve this holiday season below.
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Provides the homeless with food, clothing, shelter, education, referrals, job training, counseling, discipleship, and classes in budgeting, parenting, and spiritual growth. (Lakeland)
Item(s): Sleeping mats and trip to the zoo for Moms and Children that are housed with the ministry
Impact: 187 men, 17 women, and 24 children
West Florida foster care
West Florida Foster Care Services recruits, trains, licenses, and supports Christian foster homes through a biblical foster care model
Item(s): Books, safety kits, and gift cards for new fosters families.
Impact: This will provide new foster families with the support they need to take care of children who are unable to live with family because of unforeseen life circumstances.
Pregnancy care centers that protect the sanctity of human life, promote biblical sexuality, and proclaim God’s plan for marriage and the family through their programs and centers. (Brandon and Ruskin)
Item(s): 30 Boxes of Diapers
Impact: 200+ women and children will receive the items.
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): 2 Stoves
Impact: It will increase their ability to provide meals daily. The goal is to begin serve 100 meals a day (M-F), 25,000+ free meals a year.
Assists families in the Brandon area with emergency food and clothing and offers access to life-stabilizing programs and resources. (Brandon & Riverview)
Item(s): Merchandise refrigerator.
Impact: This refrigerator will serve more clients at ECHO’s new Riverview facility.
The goal of Family Promise is to partner with homeless families to help them regain their independence and find permanent housing. (Brandon)
Item(s): New flooring
Impact: 25 financially struggling families that use the Family Promise facility until they are able to support themselves.
Tampa Port Ministry
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): 3 stall car port
Impact: Protects vehicles that will transport seafarers to and from the ships to shopping, banking and doctors visits.
Portamento of hope
A “soup kitchen” for the homeless (M,W,F 12-1:30p) that delivers meals around town in the evenings where homeless congregate. (Brandon)
Item(s): Facility upkeep
Impact: Help Portamento continue to serve over 200+ meals to the homeless per week. (10,000+ meal a year)
Teaches healthy relationships and avoidance of sexual, drug and alcohol risk in Hillsborough public high schools.
Item(s): 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.
Each year Centerpoint gets dozens of request 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.
Responding to the great need in our community, several churches in the Greater Brandon area are partnering with ECHO to sponsor Gift of Hope. Gift of Hope will supply everything that is needed to make a great Thanksgiving meal for 800 families complete with turkey and all the fixings. At Christmas, not only will the families receive the items needed to make a great Christmas meal, but also have the opportunity to shop for toys for each of their children!
At Centerpoint we are partnering with Gift of Hope to collect corn muffin mix for Thanksgiving and toys for 0-3 year olds for Christmas. You can also sign up to volunteer with Gift of Hope here. Help struggling families have a happy holiday season.
Toys of 0-3 Collection
Corn Muffin Mix Collection
Toys for toddlers 0-3 will be collected in the lobby for Gift of Hope from November 4th until December 2nd.
Boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix will be collected in
the lobby from November 4th until November 18th.
Angel Tree @ Centerpoint
Help create wonderful Christmas memories for children in our area. This year we are parting with Valrico Elementary School to help families who struggling during the holiday season. You will be able to get a list of gifts off of the Christmas tree in the lobby starting December 2nd.
Due dates for gift drop off are December 9th & 16th.