Past Meetup

Metropolitan Ministries Red Apron Orientation

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Metropolitan Ministries serves over 30,000 families in their Holiday Tent every year, providing holiday meals and toys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Holiday Center is so much more than providing food and toys to struggling families, it is a time when the community comes together and brings hope to those who need it most. The past few years have been especially difficult for many people in the Tampa Bay area, and this is a great way to Lend a Hand for a big impact!

This amazing undertaking is possible only because of the volunteers who help run the operation. Each year I have the privilege of helping out as a "Red Apron". Red Aprons serve as leaders in the Holiday Tent, providing support for staff and direction for other volunteers. With expanded operations, they need Red Apron Leaders now, more than ever, to provide the same quality of service to more families. You can choose to work as few or as many shifts as you can.

There are two orientations for Red Apron volunteers. If you think you might have any interest in being a Red Apron this year, please attend one of these orientations. Also, feel free to share this with anyone you know who might be interested!

Thursday, October 10th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments available

Saturday, October 12th
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments available

Please RSVP to Christina Mitchell at[masked] or [masked] as soon as possible and make sure you tell them you're with Lend a Hand!

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