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Shoe Giver of Tampa Provides Shoes for Gasparilla Distance Classic Runners

Posted on February 16, 2016

Something as simple as lacing up running shoes may be difficult for some. At just 10 years old, Jacob Rice asked the local Corporation to Develop Communities what they needed most. The answer was simple: shoes.

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Homeless Family Finds New Hope for the Holidays in Pasco

Posted on December 22, 2015

Metropolitan Ministries resident fills one of the first spots in new facility after a chance encounter.

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Metropolitan Ministries Culinary Program Helps Aspiring Cooks Get Jobs

Posted on December 22, 2015

News Channel 8 (WFLA) takes a look at our Inside the Box Cafe and the education culinary students are receiving that is helping them land jobs at some of Tampa's premiere restaurants.  

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Wellcare Employees Wrap Gifts for Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on December 20, 2015

More than 2,000 gifts, including toys, clothing and shoes are heading to Metropolitan Ministries. Employees of Wellcare spent Saturday wrapping those gifts, which will be delivered to children living at Metropolitan Ministries on Christmas day.  

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Family Photos Bring Joy to Homeless

Posted on December 19, 2015

Renowned photographer Pepito Valdes spends every Christmas at Metropolitan Ministries taking family portraits of those who live on campus. 

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Grinch Steals Gifts from Charity in Pasco

Posted on December 17, 2015

Thieves took a trailer full of $4,500 worth of toys and food from Keystone Community Church in Lutz. Those donations were slated to go to Metropolitan Ministries in an effort to provide gifts to children this holiday season. 

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USF Football Volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on December 16, 2015

Members of the USF Bulls football team took a break from bowl game preparations to volunteer at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. 

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Volunteering with your Kids

Posted on December 12, 2015

The holidays are here and as your kids gather all of their new toys and fill their toy boxes and closets, it is also a great time to teach your kids to give back. Volunteering with the family not only helps to better the community, but also can give your kids the confidence to want to volunteer more as they get older.

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Holiday Hopes – Family Shares Their Story to Help Others

Posted on December 4, 2015

Tampa Bay Times story on Michelle and Gilberto Santana, profiling their lives at Metropolitan Ministries. 

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President Tim Marks Discusses Holiday Preparations on WFLA 970

Posted on October 5, 2015

Metropolitan Ministries' President and CEO Tim Marks had an opportunity to discuss the upcoming holiday season on Monday morning with members of the 970-AM WFLA Morning Show. Marks discussed how vital it will be to help feed locals who are hurting and hungry in the community, as well as how Tampa Bay residents can get involved at Metropolitan Ministries' Holiday Tent. Click on the headline above to listen.

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AT&T provides technology funds to help children

Posted on October 1, 2015

AT&T and Metropolitan Ministries have joined together to provide technology equipment, music and arts programming to the children who live at Metropolitan Ministries thanks to a $5,000 donation.

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Donations to stack up for Charit-a-Bull food drive

Posted on September 23, 2015

USF is currently hosting its annual canned food drive “Charit-a-Bull” with donations going to the new on-campus student food pantry, Feed-a-Bull, and Metropolitan Ministries, a Tampa Bay human services charity. 

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Tampa program offers free legal services for those in need

Posted on September 20, 2015

TAMPA — Jay Zainey was not satisfied with just serving food at a New Orleans homeless shelter with his fellow federal judges.

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UT T-Shirt Exchange to Benefit Metropolitan Ministries

Posted on September 9, 2015

As part of celebrating College Colors Day 2015 on Sept. 4, University of Tampa students had the opportunity to exchange old T-shirts. 

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New school campus opens in homeless center

Posted on August 27, 2015

Metropolitan Ministries just opened a new school campus called the Sullivan Partnership School, complete with a media center and more classrooms.

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New school opens in Hillsborough aimed at ending homelessness

Posted on August 25, 2015

The brand new classroom of the Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School are buzzing with excitement and hope. But this isn't just a case of the first day jitters. This school caters to those starved for stability: Hillsborough County's homeless children.

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Hometown Heroes: Canines Helping Kids in Crisis

Posted on August 21, 2015

It's pure puppy love at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa every time Kim Strovanek brings her two furry friends, Olivia and Bronx in for a visit.

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Florida Schools Strive To Identify And Help Homeless Students

Posted on August 3, 2015

Students who are considered homeless by Florida schools can be living in hotels, trailer parks, in campgrounds or doubled up with friends or relatives.

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Scott’s veto won’t end ministry’s housing project

Posted on July 10, 2015

HOLIDAY — Metropolitan Ministries President Tim Marks says Gov. Rick Scott’s veto won’t immediately cut off all funding for a transitional housing project now under construction on U.S. 19.

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11-year-old Pasco boy sets up lemonade stand to help homeless

Posted on July 9, 2015

An 11-year-old Pasco County boy is spending his Fourth of July giving hope to the homeless.

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