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Each bag will be made with love by volunteers and shared with the Tampa Bay community.  Bags of Hope (BOH) are shared with individuals to keep in their car for those they may see while out driving, for senior homebound individuals, for churches to share with the community, outreach programs and yes even someone you know who may be struggling.  Our first priority is safety.  We do not encourage the sharing of any Bags of Hope in an unsafe place or situation.  Adults should monitor distribution of all BAGS OF HOPE with minors.   

We can be reached at bagsofhopetampa@gmail.com.  Donations can be made through the office at Village Presbyterian Church. The office is open Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm or on Sundays through the Community Food Pantry entrance from 12:00 noon - 2:00pm.   All email and website inquiries will be answered in a timely manner.

 

WHAT GOES IN A BAG OF HOPE

... LOTS OF LOVE!

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, feminine products, deodorant, razors, washcloths, tissues, mouthwash, lotion, granola/protein bars, small waters and any other hygiene items you find appopropriate.

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, feminine products, deodorant, razors, washcloths, tissues, mouthwash, lotion, granola/protein bars, small waters and any other hygiene items you find appopropriate.

This is a very real, tangible and easy way to help someone in a situation of need. You know how it feels when you see someone at a stop light that needs help, or the guy sleeping on a bench when you walk down the streets of your city and you want to do something but are unsure of exactly what to do.  Handing them a BAG OF HOPE gives you an easy and real way to meet their immediate needs by providing them with some basic toiletries, water, food BUT there is more.  BAGS OF HOPE TAMPA provides a vital next step too ...  HOPE!  Included in each bag you will find numbers for outreach, safe places for a warm meal, crisis numbers that may save a life, and words of encouragement from our team.  This HOPE may make the difference in the life of someone in despair and it may be what they needed to make life changing decisions, HOPE. 

Interested in receiving some BAGS OF HOPE to have on hand.  Want to donate items so we can continue this vital mission?  Can you clean out your travel bag and your spouses?  Do you have funds to help support the cost of Gallon Sized Bags?  Do you have zip-loc bags to donate?  We would love any contribution to making our mission a blessing to others here in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

We can be reached at bagsofhopetampa@gmail.com.  Donations can be made through the main office at Village Presbyterian Church. The office is open Monday - Thursday 9am - 3pm or on Sundays through the Community Food Pantry entrance from 12:00 noon - 2:00pm.


Want to host a Bag of Hope Toiletry Drive? 

BAGS OF  HOPE - TAMPA - TOILETRY DRIVE SUBMISSION FORM

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