Welcome to Holiday Central! Our one-stop place to learn about holiday volunteering, hosting a drive, making a donation or seeking help.
The holidays are a time in which we come together to witness the giving and receiving that exemplify community and allow miracles to happen. Food, prayer, toys and love are offered to those who are suffering and in need of help. And that’s what the holidays at Metropolitan Ministries are all about. With the help of the community, 17,642 families received help during the 2014 holiday season. Learn more here.
Your gifts make it possible to provide real help and support to the poor and homeless here in Tampa Bay. There are multiple ways for you to make a donation this holiday season. Do what’s most convenient for you.
Choose the type of drive you want to host and start collecting! It’s that simple! We can schedule drives for a couple weeks or a couple months. We’ll even provide you with printable flyers for our most popular types of drives. We can provide you with collection barrels or boxes to use during your collection. You can schedule a time to come pick them up or we can have them delivered!
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.
You can support the holidays through volunteer opportunities on campus, at our holiday tent or at multiple locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Learn how to register for holiday assistance here. We will let you know if you qualify, what to bring and where to go.