Metropolitan Ministries

  • June 9, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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Metropolitan Ministries faithfully reaches out to poor, hungry and homeless men, women and children in their time of need — providing life-changing answers. Within their care, people find food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services year round. But more importantly they find compassion and hope – hope for a brighter day and future.

How we will LEND A HAND

Metropolitan Ministries has a variety of areas in which they need help year round. We could be sorting food in the food warehouse, sorting clothes in the clothes warehouse, preparing or serving food in the kitchen, helping out in the thrift store, or a variety of other things. We should be helping in the kitchen preparing food or serving the clients on this day, but we ask that you be flexible if we are needed in another area!

Schedule: 9am - 12pm - Please plan to stay the entire time. Meet in the parking lot a few minutes early to meet each other and go in together. Sign in at the Family Care Center.

What to bring:

  1. Please wear long pants, a shirt with sleeves, and non-skid, closed-toed shoes that can get wet or dirty.
  2. You will be required to wear a hairnet. You may bring a hat if you'd like to wear that as well.
  3. A bottle of water for yourself.
  4. A warm smile!
  5. If you would like to donate more than your time, feel free to bring some non-perishable food items, clothing, toiletries, or a new toy to donate.

Directions and Parking:

Get directions by clicking on the location above.  This agency is located just north of downtown Tampa between N. Tampa St. and N. Florida Ave. (N. Florida Ave. is a one-way street going north and N. Tampa St. is a one-way street going south). Park in the main parking lot on the south side of the building, between N. Tampa St. and N. Florida Ave., just north of E. Ross Ave.

Other Important Information:

If you are bringing a guest, please provide his/her name along with your RSVP.

This is a child-friendly event for children 12 and older due to the nature of the work (slippery floor, using knives, etc). You must monitor your child at all times, and be fully responsible for them. Please note if you will bring a child (and child's age) along with your RSVP.

Additional information about Lend a Hand events, such as RSVPing, bringing guests, waiting lists, and last-minute dropouts is located on the 'About' page. Please familiarize yourself with our current policies and procedures: http://www.meetup.com/LendaHand/about/

Join us and open your heart to LEND A HAND!

Please consider this seriously before you RSVP, it is very important that we have an accurate count a couple of days in advance to provide to the organization. Last-minute drop-outs are difficult to replace and reflect badly on our organization.

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How 'Metropolitan Ministries' benefits our community

For over 35 years, Metropolitan Ministries has served poor and homeless men, women, and children in the Tampa Bay region. The Ministries has gone from a single room food pantry, to one of America's most effective and innovative caregivers. Serving as many as 150 families daily through Outreach and Prevention Services, the Ministries remains committed to breaking the cycle of poverty For more information, visit their website: http://www.metromin.org/

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  • Reshma

    Tony & Mon'te - I love it! Great to meet everyone today and serve with you.

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Mon'te

    Amen brother. Soup and salad for dinner.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Tony

    I have officially become a vegetarian today LOL. Great meeting you all

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Tim

    Glad to have helped out today, and to have met some new volunteers with Lend a Hand. I'm looking forward to future events.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Teresa T.

    Great. They really help so many people

    3 · June 9, 2013

  • Susan

    THANK YOU all that turned out this morning!! Awesome group blessed to meet! Hope to see you all again soon.

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Mon'te

    Susan and everyone who attended, nice meeting you all and serving with you. It was tremendous and I look forward to more opportunities to serve again. Thanks.

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Paula

    Good morning and Thank you Sunny. I think you're going the same trip in November. I'll be there few days earlier than the group, please lets me know if you'd like to meet me there.

    June 9, 2013

  • Susan

    Good Morning!! I will meet everyone in the volunteer parking lot across the street. If you need to reach me my cell is[masked]
    Thank you all for taking this time on Sunday to serve others!

    June 9, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      You can also park in the main parking lot on the south side of the building. Enjoy!

      June 9, 2013

  • Becky

    Sorry to back out but I need to help a friend out that morning....

    June 8, 2013

  • Becky

    Sorry to back out but I need to help a friend out that morning....

    June 8, 2013

  • Paula

    Hope this in not too late and 3 people waiting be able to fill in for me. Driving from Naples afraid of TS-Andrea lots of rain on the way that day

    June 7, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      Reshma, you can come anyway if you'd like, they can always use help!

      June 7, 2013

    • Reshma

      great--I'll be there! thanks

      June 7, 2013

  • Mon'te

    Yes! Answered prayers!

    June 7, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Ok team, 4 people have dropped out today! There is only one person left on the waiting list. Metropolitan Ministries is counting on you, please don't drop out!

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a flight now at 1000 :(

    June 7, 2013

  • Mon'te

    Praying I'll make the cut..will show up just in case ;)

    June 6, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      I like your enthusiasm! If you don't make it in this time, we do this event frequently!

      June 7, 2013

    • Mon'te

      Thank you. I will drive out and be ready to fill in should the need arise.

      June 7, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Hi team. It's only a few days until the Metropolitan Ministries event. I will be giving them a headcount tomorrow morning, so please review your RSVP today (even if you're on the waiting list) and update it if you are not going to make it. Please do not wait until the last minute, it makes it difficult to find replacements! Those on the waiting list need to have a chance to plan also. Thanks!

    June 4, 2013

    • Susan

      Hello Kelly.... Thank you for allowing me to host this event, please when you have a chance please e-mail with instruction on what you need from me.

      June 6, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      I sent you an e-mail. Thank you!

      June 6, 2013

  • Susan

    Thank you all for volunteering!!!! Please remember if you cannot make it to change your RSVP...There are 5 volunteers on the wait list.

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Mon'te

    Looking to serve others and give back to the community.

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My dad has decided to visit and this conflicts with his flight home.

    June 3, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I'd like to come!

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Teresa T.

    daughter Lisandra

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Susan

    Kelly would love more event here They have been wonderful warm people ... Happy to host if you need me

    May 16, 2013

    • Cord

      I noticed these are often Sunday mornings, are there any opportunities on Saturdays? A new day may or may not help filling spots

      May 17, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      I do not believe Saturday is an option at Metro Min, but I will ask again. These events used to fill up immediately, so I don't think it's the day. At least it's on a weekend. It's not easy to find weekend volunteer projects!

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will do my best- can anyone carpool- live in Plant city??? Thanks

    May 19, 2013

  • Sheetal

    Sorry. Didn't realize I had double booked for that day. I really want to volunteer. Is it possible to try other days or time?

    May 18, 2013

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