Christ the King Community Outreach Ministries

 

A faith- based Program of Service complimentary to the Mission of Christ the King (CTK) Parish, leveraging the charitable efforts of its parishioners in support of Tampa Bay Non- Profit Programs and Services.

Do you feel called to help?

 

For information of how you can be of service please contact our Outreach Program Coordinator Gene D’Amore 8139979930 or by email at erdamore@msn.com

 

 

Community Outreach Programs and Partners include:

Faith Café

Serves our neighbors in need with lunch Monday through Saturday, located at 1340 N Clearview Ave, 33607. Volunteer sign-up is available at www.faithcafetampa.com For more information contact Jackie Peterson at 8135030131

 

Feeding Tampa Bay

Volunteer opportunities for packing and sorting essential food at the warehouse. Distribute fresh groceries and serve prepared food at Trinity Café. For more information visit feedingtampabay.org or contact the Volunteer Services Team at 8132541190 Ext. 270

 

Home Makers of Hope

“Because no child should sleep on the floor.” Home Makers of Hope collect donated furniture and gently used household items to furnish homes of low-income families. Volunteers are needed to do pick-ups, organize goods in the warehouse, deliver and put together furniture, decorate homes and more. To learn more visit www.homemakersofhope.com To schedule a pick-up or to volunteer contact Connie at 8134953355 or by email or dcmcpeak01@yahoo.com

 

Mary Help of Christians Center

Mary Help of Christians Center is a Catholic and Salesian center that aims to serve all people in the Tampa Bay area, especially the young and the poor, with complete dignity and respect.  Through the Center’s work, people have experienced the love, service, and joy that guides and moves the Salesian mission at Mary Help of Christians.

Our mission is to evangelize and educate young people, especially those who are poor and at risk, in the image of St. Don Bosco.

Our retreat center, located in Hillsborough County, Tampa, spans over 140 acres and is surrounded by nature.  We are conveniently located off I-4 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Our property is blessed to include a parish, school, dormitories, gymnasium, pool, soccer fields, basketball courts, and a barn with a variety of family friendly animals, all located on a beautiful lakefront campus.

For more information contact Kay Conroy at 8136266191 or center@mhctampa.org

 

Metropolitan Ministries

Provides care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency. Volunteer opportunities available in Hillsborough and Pasco counties for food distribution, warehousing and thrift store services. For more information visit metromin.org or contact Elizabeth Cramton at 8132091239 or by email Elizabeth.Cramton@metromin.org

 

Seniors in Service

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At Seniors in Service, engaging volunteers is our specialty. Seniors in Service volunteers make a difference in a variety of ways. Whether you’re interested in serving remotely or in-person, tutoring children, senior companionship, serving veterans, or reducing hunger, Seniors in Service has a volunteer opportunity for you. seniorsinservice.org

Volunteer Program Description

TeleHealth Buddies

Provide support for homebound Tampa Bay seniors suffering from chronic illness. Loneliness can take a real physical toll, equated to smoking 16 cigarettes a day. Loneliness compounds the effects of chronic illness, increasing anxiety and causing hospital readmissions that would otherwise be preventable. Telehealth Buddies are trained to provide support and companionship through telephone reassurance. Join TeleHealth Buddies to enable seniors to self-manage their health and live independently, with dignity. For more information contact Michaela Pattison at 8134928931 or mpattison@seniorsinservice.org

TelePals

Support isolated and homebound Tampa Bay seniors through regular telephone calls. It’s easy to underestimate the danger of isolation: loneliness eclipses obesity and even smoking as a factor contributing to poor health outcomes. Luckily, friendships may be a cure! TelePals keep people socially connected while staying physically distant. Regular phone calls say: “You have a friend who cares.” Make a connection, build a friendship. Join TelePals today! For more information contact Becky Ford at 8194928923 or bford@seniorsinservice.org

Foster Grandparents (FGP)

Tutor children in literacy and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Foster Grandparents! A Foster Grandparent volunteer is someone who is 55+ with time, love, and understanding who enjoys connecting with children. Receive training on virtual platforms with likeminded volunteers and become that extra special support system that children need. Each year independent assessments of student progress – performed by teachers, not by Seniors in Service – consistently show that at least 95% of children we serve improve literacy and/or social-emotional skills. Join Foster Grandparents today to make an impact on children’s education! For more information contact Pam Danwing at 8134928927 or pdanwing@seniorsinservice.org

Retires & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Support your community through volunteer opportunities! Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) matches volunteers who are passionate about using their skills and experience to make a difference in their community. From tutoring children, to addressing food insecurity, to helping veterans, our service opportunities are as diverse as our volunteers. Not only will you help your community, you will also help yourself. Volunteering and connecting with others increases social interaction and decreases feelings of depression and anxiety. Join Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) today to find the volunteer opportunity of your dreams. For more information contact Rita Sibaja at 8139060378 or rsibaja@seniorsinservice.org

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul enables members to put the Gospel message into Christian action within out parish and community area. Members are called to increase their own spirituality through the mission of serving those in need with material aid, encouragement and prayerful support. This includes providing financial assistance for rent, utilities, food, clothing, medicine and other supportive services.  

Monthly monetary donations are collected on the 3rd weekend of the month after each mass. Donations can also be deposited in poor box in the church or contribute on the website http://www.svdpctk.org

Non perishable food items are collected for the SVDP food pantry on the 1st weekend of the month. Volunteer opportunities are available at the SVDP Food Pantry and Thrift Store serving those in critical need with food, clothing and other necessities. Contact Donna Shirah @ svdpwhdshirah@gmail.com or Nancy Jones @ svdpdosp@gmail.com 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and/or about joining our Vincentian team contact Patricia Cianfrocca @ pcianfrocca@yahoo.com or Nancy Stevens @ nsstevens@verizon.net 

* Due to COVID19, SVDP will not have a physical monetary collection until further notice. If you would like to make a donation, please visit http://www.svdpctk.org or deposit it at the Poor Box in the church. Thank you for the continuing support of this mission. 

 

St. Michael’s Legal Center

Provides free legal assistance for low-income families. The main objective is protect children and undergird family relationships, regardless of whether it is a man or a woman who needs our help. Legal professionals are always needed. For more information visit www.stmichaelslegalcenter.com

 

THORN Ministries

We are a ministry which feeds the homeless in Tampa and works internationally in Samoa with the disabled.  MERCY ….is a reflection of love for Jesus.

Feeding the Homeless… love them back to life one at a time.

We are a ministry which feeds the homeless in Tampa on Sundays throughout the year.  We also try and provide other things they may need like clothing, hygiene supplies, over the counter meds and lots of LOVE. We believe that the homeless should be treated with love and respect.  We look at them as family members who have been injured and we try to love them back to life.

“These are true servants of God, having given 20+ years to find and feed people in the streets.” Volunteer

Make a difference with LOVE.

Contact Kristin Taylor at 8132394259 or thornhomeless@gmail.com

 

Trinity Café

Provides lunch for those in need Monday through Friday, located at 2801 N Nebraska Avenue, 33602. Volunteer opportunities include serving, hosting tables, pouring drinks, cleaning tables and more. Visit www.TrinityCafe.org/volunteer to sign-up. For more information contact Cindy Davis at 8138654822 or by email volunteer@trinitycafe.org

FOREIGN OUTREACH

 

Nicaraguan Christian Relief Ministries

The mission of NCRM is to provide educational opportunities for the poor children in Nicaragua in order to give them a better life and future. With the current government persecution of the poor and the Catholic Church there, it is more important than ever to help improve the life and prospects of the poor in Nicaragua. Contact Amanda Valle-Peters at 8132949426 or by email djeffries@feejeffries.com or visit our website https://nicaraguanrelief.org/ to learn more.

 

Renew Haiti

Renew Haiti is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization and an outreach ministry of Christ the King. The purpose of this ministry is to build a bridge of God’s love to our sister parish in Sainte Suzanne, Haiti and the community that it serves. This is accomplished by awareness, solidarity through frequent visits between the parishes, spiritual growth, and support for the parish, health clinic, three schools and other areas of community development.

Donations can be made through online giving or click here to make your tax deductible donation on PayPal. For more information contact Terry Boehm by email haiti@ctk-tampa.org

Teens for Haiti

Founded in 2012, Teens for Haiti is teen-run 501c3 charity under Renew Haiti, Inc.  These teens have accomplished much since its inception, most recently providing a water purification system and a computer lab for the people of Sainte Suzanne. To learn more about this organization and their annual fundraiser, Dance for Haiti, visit www.instagram.com/teensforhaiti/