Serve Tampa Bay

Even in this time of COVID-19, we can serve our city in creative ways! Check out these opportunities to make a difference. And make sure you use the hashtag #lovingtampabay so we can celebrate the impact you’re making!

Stay tuned for the next Drive By Drop Off Event.

Did you know that every time you donate blood, you save 3 lives? Blood banks are low in Tampa right now, and we can help with this critical need.

Interested in sewing face masks for first responders, or your family? Click here for instructions and tips.

Take a moment to send a card to someone living at a local elderly facility. Encouragement goes a long way these days! 

Did you know that you can find all of our social media graphics to use on your own accounts at gfc.photography? Grab a graphic, post an invite to our online services, and tag a friend!

As you are making gift baskets for health care workers, cards for the elderly, or you are chalking your neighbor’s driveway with fun messages, please include an invite card to our online services. 

 Email us to find out how to pick up a bundle of cards.

Feeding Tampa Bay and Trinity Cafe are still in need of volunteers for their grab and go food distributions. You can check out their volunteer calendar to see what dates are available and register yourself there.

Turn your front porch into a food collection site with our DIY collection kit. Your neighbors can pitch in and donate food; text us when you’re ready to bring the food to your campus. We will then get the food to local families in need!

Text “signs” to 813.345.2591 to get your DIY food collection kit.

These are a few elderly homes where GFC partners by sending volunteers during our Serve Saturday events. Even though we can’t visit in person, we know that these notes will bring a smile to their faces! Thank you for taking the time to send a note of encouragement! 

Liberty Manor Home for Veterans
10015 N. 9th Street
Tampa, FL  33612

The Colonnade at Carrollwood
13550 South Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33618

Angels Senior Living 
3330 S. MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL  33629

Centro Place Apartments 
1302 East 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL  33605

Hope Rising Prison Ministry is a local outreach serving currently incarcerated individuals and their families.
Our Mission is to Initiate Hope, Awaken Purpose, and Restore Families.

We have opportunities to serve inside and outside of the prison, such as leading Sunday worship services, Mentoring Inmates, Facilitating Classes, Leading a Small Group, Children of Inmate Events, and Letter Writing.

Questions? Email rbeacham@gfconline.com to learn more about how to get involved.

The Soup Kitchen meets in the University area community, every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, where we serve a hot dinner to our hungry and homeless neighbors in Tampa. Children ages 10 and up are welcome to serve alongside their parents or guardians. Please register to find out more. 

Register for Soup Kitchen

 

Questions can be submitted to soupkitchen@gfconline.com.

Supporting Foster Families

We offer respite care for foster families on Serve Saturday, where you can sign up to volunteer, or to drop off your kids! If you’re a foster family and would like more support, or have a heart to serve this community, please let us know: foster@gfconline.com

Thirty minutes a week can make a huge difference in a child’s life! We have mentorship teams active at Lanier Elementary and Buchanan Middle School. Come to one of our upcoming Interest Meetings, where you’ll learn more about mentorship and how to get involved. Please register, so we can plan for you! 

Questions? Email schools@gfconline.com to learn more about how to get involved.