TAMPA, FL – St. James Tampa is thrilled to announce its 10 year of partnership with Metro Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of impoverished children and families. To commemorate this milestone, St. James Tampa will once again open the Holiday Tent on campus. The Holiday Tent initiative aims to fill HOPE boxes to bless members of the community with essential items for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The highly anticipated Holiday Tent will officially open its doors on Sunday, November 5 at 10am with a special tent blessing and will be in operation daily from 10am-3pm until November 21. After a brief hiatus, the tent will reopen on December 3 and continue serving the community until December 21.
St. James Tampa is actively seeking donations to support this initiative. The most needed items include canned yams, gravy packets or cans, canned cranberry sauce, and turkeys. Moreover, toy donations for girls and boys between the ages of 0-18 are also encouraged, with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of teenagers.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Metro Ministries and come together to make a difference in our community during this holiday season,” said Melissa, Director of Fellowship & Special Connections at St. James Tampa. “The Holiday Tent provides a wonderful opportunity for us to gather and share our blessings with those in need. We strongly encourage everyone to participate in this noble cause.”
Individuals who wish to contribute can do so by donating essential food items or unwrapped gifts for children and teenagers. There are various ways to become involved in this heartwarming initiative. Interested individuals can either drop off their donations at the St. James Tampa campus located at 16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. or volunteer their time to assist with organizing and distributing the HOPE boxes during tent operating hours.
For more information on how to donate or to offer your valuable time as a volunteer, please contact St. James Tampa at email@example.com or visit our website www.stjamestampa.org.
About St. James Tampa:
St. James Tampa is a dynamic community church dedicated to serving the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of its members and the greater Tampa area. With a rich history of community engagement, the church actively partners with various organizations to address the challenges faced by vulnerable populations.