Holiday Central

Here you will find the latest information on how to register for Holiday food & toys assistance, volunteering, hosting a drive and more!

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Why the Holiday Tent?

Food, toys and prayer are offered to those in desperate need, but the true spirit of the Holiday Tent is that it provides an opportunity to build community.

The Holiday Tent is a special place where more than 100,000 people from all walks of life, all faiths, all races, different socioeconomic backgrounds—donors, volunteers, partners, civic leaders, corporations, small businesses, congregations, and those in need—all come together and love one another. It’s a one-of-a-kind place where you will witness the giving and receiving that exemplify community and allow miracles to happen. It is only through a unified community (including more than 10,000 volunteers) that we will be able to help more than 18,000 hurting families this season.
The Holiday Tent 2017 is underwritten by USAA.

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Need Help? ¿Necesitar ayuda?

Learn how to register for holiday assistance here. We will let you know if you qualify, what to bring with you and where you should go.

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Ways to Give

Your gifts make it possible to provide real help to the poor and homeless here in Tampa Bay. There are multiple ways for you to make a donation this holiday season.

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Host a Drive

Choose the type of drive you want to host and start collecting! It’s that simple! We can provide you with collection barrels or boxes to use during your collection.

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Holiday Drop-off Locations

Do you have a food or toy donation you would like to drop off but don't know where to bring it? No problem! Here you will find all of our holiday drop-off locations.

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Volunteer Opportunities

You can support the holidays through volunteer opportunities on campus, at our holiday tent or at multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.

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Holiday Store

The Holidays are especially hard on families who are experiencing poverty. Who doesn't want to make Thanksgiving and Christmas special for their children ?

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Holiday Tent Location

Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent

The big white tent is tucked in just west of the N. Nebraska Ave. and E. Cass St. intersection

905 North Governor Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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