May 4, 2019

Win the Bay is an event directed toward loving our neighbors and our surrounding communities. This year we are focusing on helping ministries and other nonprofit organizations in Safety Harbor and the surrounding Tampa Bay area by sending out teams of Harborside volunteers to accomplish tasks that these nonprofits would have much more trouble tackling on their own. Please see the projects, all of which will take place the morning of Saturday, May 4, in the list below. Thanks for checking out this endeavor, and we can’t wait for you to register!

Beacon Street Ministries

7 volunteers

Beacon Street Ministries started with a single table passing out chili to the residents of Pinellas County. They have since grown to an operation that serves approximately 800 hot meals a month on the corner of Myrtle and Court in downtown Clearwater and our food pantry distributes an estimated 4,000 pounds of food each month to families in need.

Volunteers will be painting the interior of the Beacon Street Ministries’ offices.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Time: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What To Bring: paint brushes, paint rollers, ladders (if you have one)

Project Location:
3470 Adrian Ave
Largo, FL 33774

Beacon Street Ministries Website

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CrossRoads Missions / Help Build Hope

125 volunteers

Crossroads Missions is a ministry based in Louisville, Kentucky that helps churches frame entire houses on church property. Crossroads provides the staff, the tools, and the expertise, while their partnering churches provide the lumber and the volunteers to construct the houses’ frames. Crossroads is sending a truck down to Harborside on this weekend for the construction of a frame on the East side of the Harborside’s campus.

Volunteers will be doing light, moderate, or heavy construction as they frame a Habitat for Humanity house. We will need 25 volunteers on Friday afternoon and 100 volunteers on Saturday morning.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 8:30am-12:30pm

Family Friendly: Yes (8+)

What To Bring: Closed toed shoes. Crossroads Missions and Help Build Hope provide all necessary tools, including hammers.

Project Location:
Harborside Christian Church

Crossroad Mission Website

Dress for Success

4 volunteers

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Volunteers will be organizing clothing inventory.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What To Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
1705 North Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33607

Dress for Success Website

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Eckerd Connects

20 volunteers

Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. When they were founded in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, the couple was often asked what motivated them to start a non-profit in rural Florida. Their answer was always the same. “It’s the kids.” Today those words still hold true – but much like other families, theirs has grown. Nearly five decades later with a presence in 20 states, the Eckerd family of services has expanded to include foster care, adoption, workforce development, aid for the homeless, transitional services for troubled youth, and so much more.

Volunteers will be sorting donations, stocking shelves, and reorganizing storage space.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: 18+

To Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
8550 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765

Eckerd Connects Website

Feeding America Tampa Bay

30 Volunteers

Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the hundreds of thousands of food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida. Their vision is “a hunger-free Tampa Bay.”

Volunteers will be sorting food donations.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Closed toed shoes

Project Location:
4702 Transport Drive, Building 6
Tampa, FL 33605

Feeding America Tampa Bay Website

Florida Dream Center

50 Volunteers

Florida Dream Center is a nonprofit organization providing an array of human services in our community.  Services include recovering and restoring sex trafficking survivors, feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, job skills training and placement, improving our community through Adopt-A-Block, addiction recovery, ministering to those imprisoned, and bringing other organizations and services in the community together for a common goal.

Volunteers will be “Adopting-A-Block” in Tarpon Springs.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: 18+

What to bring: Just yourself!

Project Location: Tarpon Springs neighborhood (TBD)

Florida Dream Center Website

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch

20 volunteers

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch provides residential care for youth in the foster care system. They are a partner of the Harborside ministry Primavera Mentoring. Through this ministry, each child at the Youth Ranch is provided a supportive adult from Harborside Christian Church who mentors one afternoon per week throughout the school year.

Volunteers will be painting the front fence, raking, and painting the Activity Center.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes, as long as children can paint and rake

What to Bring: Paint brushes, paint rollers, ladders (if you have one), and rakes

Project Location:
3180 Enterprise Rd E
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Website

Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County

10 Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Volunteers will be helping with construction of a home that will be provided to a family in need.

Arrival at Project Site: 8am (no arrival at Harborside necessary)
Project Times: 8am-2:30pm

Family Friendly: 16+

What to Bring: Lunch

Project Location: TBD (on April 22)

Habitat for Humanity Pinellas County’s Website

High Risk Hope

10 Volunteers

High Risk Hope is an organization that provides support, encouragement, information, and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery.

Volunteers will be making fabric hearts to support the parent-baby bonding experience.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
Harborside Christian Church

High Risk Hope Website

 

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Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP)

15 Volunteers

Their heart is for the homeless of Tampa Bay and helping to uplift and affirm them to break the cycle of homelessness. The mission of their organization is to provide homeless and low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing, and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

Volunteers will be serving in their thrift store by helping to sort and organize donations of clothing and other accessories.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

To Bring: Closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes

Project Location:
1212 N Betty Ln

Clearwater, FL 33755

Homelessness Empowerment Project Website

Hope Children’s Home

20 volunteers

Hope Children’s Home rescues children between the ages of infant to 18 years of age from situations of being discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned, or from a parent just needing help. Their purpose is to share Christ with the children and mold them into Biblically and academically educated members of our future society.

Volunteers will be doing outdoor work including landscaping and painting.

Arrival at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: TBD

Project Location:
11415 Hope International Dr
Tampa, FL 33625

Hope Children’s Home Website

Hope Lodge, Moffitt Cancer Center

10 Volunteers

The Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. It is a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need by offering a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room.

Volunteers will be able to help in a variety of ways including porch clean-up, organizing the kitchen and baking, making get well cards, and other crafts for the patients.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: TBD

Project Location:
12810 USF Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Hope Lodge Website

Junior Achievement

20 Volunteers

Junior Achievement offers K-12 grade programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills. They use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With more than 245,329 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.

Volunteers will help recycle kit materials for future educational use in their achievement programs.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Tape, scissors

Project Location:
Harborside Christian Church

Junior Achievement Website

Kimberly Home

30 Volunteers

Kimberly Home is a non-profit, non-denominational pregnancy resource center serving the greater Pinellas county by providing services to an average of 1,400-1,600 women, children, and families annually.  Their services include pregnancy and ultrasound testing, counseling/mentoring, material assistance, a childcare center, pregnancy and parenting education, residential support, and community referrals.

Volunteers can help with cleaning of the grounds through yard-work, weeds, pressure washing, etc.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Outdoor gloves, spare lawn equipment

Project Location:
1189 NE Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755

Kimberly Home Website

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center

25 volunteers

The mission of Mattie Williams is to nurture and strengthen children, youth, adults, families, and communities, through education, support services, and collaborative partnerships to help people improve their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. The center provides temporary support in the areas of critical basic needs, family support services, youth programs and services, career development, and adult education.

Volunteers will be preparing the Center for summer camp by conducting indoor cleaning and outdoor yardwork.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Rakes, gloves, pressure washers (if you have one), cleaning buckets

Project Location:
1001 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center Website

Metropolitan Ministries, Pasco Location

20 Volunteers

Metropolitan Ministries is a local, grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. They care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Tampa Bay through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity, and instill self-sufficiency.

Volunteers will be doing campus clean up and helping with the environmental team.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
3214 US Hwy 19 North
Holiday, FL 34691

Metropolitan Ministries Website

Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa Location

20 Volunteers

Metropolitan Ministries is a local, grassroots, donor and volunteer-fueled community nonprofit. They care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Tampa Bay through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity, and instill self-sufficiency.

Volunteers will be doing campus clean up and helping with the environmental team.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
2301 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Metropolitan Ministries Website

North Pinellas YMCA

10 Volunteers

The Y is more than a gym. The Y is a charitable organization and is open to all. They also offer financial assistance. For Healthy Living, For Youth Development, For Volunteerism. The YMCA.

Volunteers will be engaging in outdoor beautification projects around their campus.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes (12+)

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
1189 NE Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755

YMCA (Suncoast) Website

Random Acts of Flowers

15 Volunteers

Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness.

Volunteers will be cleaning flower vases, washing their delivery van, and doing light yard work.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-12pm

Family Friendly: 18+

What to Bring: Flower vases (if you have some to donate)

Project Location:
564 Frederica Ln. Ste. A
Dunedin, FL 34698

Random Acts of Flowers Website

RCMA Academy

30 Volunteers

From three modest child-care centers with 75 children in 1965, Redlands Christian Migrant Association today serves nearly 7,000 children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families in more than 68 centers throughout Florida. Children in our centers range from 6 weeks to 12 years old. RCMA’s inclusion of children with disabilities, beginning with infants and toddlers, has been recognized as a model within Florida.

Volunteers will be doing outdoor work, including working on their playground, painting, and planting.

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9:30-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Shovels, rakes, work gloves

Project Location:
5610 Desoto Street
Wimauma, FL 33570

RCMA Academy Website

Restore Ministries

30 Volunteers

Restore is Harborside’s street ministry. Restore currently serves those at skate parks and other sports parks, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, praying with people there, and being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Volunteers will be equipped with some evangelistic tips and advice, split into small groups, and spend time with people in the three locations below.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-12pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Locations:
Downtown Safety Harbor
Downtown Clearwater
Countryside Mall

Ronald McDonald House (East)

12 Volunteers

Ronald McDonald House Charities keeps families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

Volunteers will be bringing meals for families and doing chores around the Ronald McDonald house.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Meals for families residing at the house

Project Location:
401 7th Avenue S.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Ronald McDonald House Website

Ronald McDonald House (West)

30 Volunteers

Ronald McDonald House Charities keeps families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

Volunteers will be bringing meals for families and doing chores around the Ronald McDonald house.

Arrive at Harborside: 8:45am
Project Times: 10am-1pm

Family Friendly: Yes

What to Bring: Meals for families residing at the house

Project Location:
702 8th Avenue S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Ronald McDonald House Website

St. Pete Free Clinic

20 Volunteers

St. Pete Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, non-profit human services agency providing our community neighbors assistance with food, shelter, and health care. The Free Clinic is comprised of eight programs that are a beacon of hope for families and individuals who fall through the crack of existing systems and services, in the categories of food, shelter, and health care.

Volunteers will participate in the food sorting, and helping with the pack-a-sack lunch program

Arrive at Harborside: 7:45am
Project Times: 9am-12pm

Family Friendly: 15+

What to Bring: Just yourself!

Project Location:
863 3rd. Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

St. Pete Free Clinic Website