Upcoming Drive Benefits Tampa Hope, SVdP Following Feast of the Sacred Heart

St. John Paul II said, “The Sacred Heart has given us everything — redemption, salvation, sanctification.” The Sacred Heart is the actual heart of Christ and also indicates His love for humanity. We each have the chance to exemplify that love within our community at our next Giving from the Heart drive-through donation drive, scheduled for Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Campus. Volunteers from our parish’s Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul councils will be gathered the day after our parish feast day to greet donors as they drop off needed supplies for our beneficiaries which include both St. Vincent de Paul and the Tampa Hope homeless shelter.

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Opened in 2021, Tampa Hope houses dozens of local homeless in semi-permanent shelters while providing food, clothing, transportation, education, employment and benefits assistance, substance abuse and mental health counseling, basic medical care, and case management services in an effort to help reestablish permanent housing. The shelter recently opened the first of their Hope Cottages, 64-square-foot, climate-controlled micro-homes which offer their clients privacy and security as they continue on their recovery paths. Sacred Heart is an original partner of the facility, which is located in East Tampa.

Items of greatest need include: bed sheets (twin), blankets (twin), men’s and women’s underwear (new, all sizes), bath and hand towels, laundry bags, shower shoes (men’s and women’s), deodorant, single-use paper products (plates, napkins, towels) single-use silverware, cleaning products, travel-size toiletries, bug-spray, sunscreen, storage containers

Following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived, St. Vincent de Paul works to ease an individual or family’s initial emergency, then shepherd them into programs that can bring lasting change. Many will know Sacred Heart’s group of SVdP volunteers as one of the 13 conferences for the non-profit within Hillsborough County. SVdP has operated in Hillsborough County since 1932.

Items of greatest need include: new and used clothing, including men’s jeans, socks, shoes, and underwear, non-perishable and single-serving food items and dinners

As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.