Metropolitan Ministries

  • October 26, 2013 · 8:30 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: 8:30am - 11:30am - Please plan to stay the entire time. Meet in the parking lot about 10 minutes early to meet each other and go in together. Sign in at the Family Care Center.

What to bring:

Please wear long pants, a shirt with sleeves (i.e. no tank tops), and non-skid, closed-toed shoes that can get wet or dirty.

You will be required to wear a hairnet. You may bring a hat if you'd like to wear that as well.

A bottle of water for yourself.

A warm smile!

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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  • Selma

    Didnt see them but our group ended up at the community garden which was off site. If anyone arrived after us they could have been put with one of the other groups and been elsewhere.

    October 30, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      Thanks for trying to figure it out, but they should have called the host if anything happened the day of the event.

      October 30, 2013

  • Mary W.

    Sorry all, I was stung by a wasp twice on friday night and had an allergic reaction. Ended up at walk in clinic on saturday

    October 30, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      Thanks for responding Mary.

      October 30, 2013

  • paula f.

    Hi Kelley I didnt see those ladies at the event
    thanks

    October 30, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Thanks team! Did anyone see Mary or Francis Daniela and her guest at the event?

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meeting everyone! I had fun!

    October 26, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Did something change with the event? That doesn't look like Metro Min's kitchen, it sure looks like fun though!

    October 26, 2013

    • Susan

      Kelly, yes they had us work in community garden. It was a good day for it and a great group.

      October 26, 2013

  • Kathy

    It was a pleasure meeting and working together with all you fellow World Changers. And we got to meet the amazing Miss Kitty!! Thanks to Susan for organizing the event.

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Thank you all that attended this event .... wonderful group!!! Selma thanks for the ride, water and tasting the weeds for us so we didn't pick onions...lol

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Selma

    Very cool group of people who worked very hard for Miss Kitty in the garden. I had a really great time and hope to see you all again soon!

    2 · October 26, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Would have liked to do this but I am on call this weekend,

    October 25, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Rob, please post the name of your guest. Thanks!

    October 25, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Hi team. Thanks for signing up for the event at Metropolitan Ministries! It's only 2 days away, please confirm your RSVP is correct so I can give an accurate headcount to them. Thanks!

    October 24, 2013

    • Selma

      I'm a definite yes. May have scrubs on if i have to come straight from work!

      1 · October 24, 2013

    • Kathy

      Confirmed, I'll be there!

      1 · October 24, 2013

  • Amrita R

    I love volunteering at Metro Min, but I will not be able to attend this one. I will be out of Country for two weeks!

    October 23, 2013

  • Jim V.

    Would love to do this again but this Saturday my nephew has a baseball game and I'm one of the coaches. Enjoy and thanks for providing the opportunity.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Simi

    Would have loved to come with my boys to lend a hand, but my little one is only 10.

    October 21, 2013

    • ~KellyM~

      Unfortunately that's the age set by the organization. Thanks for trying!

      October 21, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    Francis, please post who you are bringing as a guest. Thanks!

    October 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Justin Jones

      October 9, 2013

  • ~KellyM~

    For anyone who has magazines to donate, or anything else for that matter, this is a great place to take donations! The drop-off place may be different from the volunteer building, so ask while you're there and drop the donations off after the event.

    1 · October 7, 2013

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