Hope Partners

Hyundai of New Port Richey and Scott Fink were awarded the Philanthropist of the Year award for their commitment to giving back to the community.  At MM, Scott serves as a Board Member, and with Hyundai of New Port Richey, organizes drives, namely in support of MiraclePlace. Scott is helping lead our efforts to rally community support in Pasco County.

The Ferman Automotive Group have been faithful supporters for 27+ years by providing their time, talent and financial resources. Ferman has also invested in every major initiative on our campus.

We are proud partners with the Tampa Bay Lightning and have been the recipient of three Lightning Community Hero grants. The Lightning also co-sponsors the Give & Grub food truck, donates game and event tickets, and hosts food drives.

PDQ is a faithful drive partner of Metropolitan Ministries and supplies food and toys for our families annually.  PDQ also sponsors experiences for our summer camp children participants, making PDQ one of MM children’s favorite restaurants.

Bank of America have partnered with Metropolitan Ministries for 20+ years—donating their associates’ time through volunteering and financial resources to benefit the poor and homeless throughout Tampa Bay.

Rooms To Go has generously provided furniture and supplies for the residences and community living areas of Hope Hall.  Rooms To Go also provides storage space for Metropolitan Ministries, and helps furnish our clients’ new homes once they transition off campus.

Van Dyke Church has been a champion of Metropolitan Ministries for more than 25 years and has shown their support through financial and in-kind gifts for the annual Bridge Builders Benefit, in the Holiday Tent, for Backpacks of Hope, and many other opportunities throughout the years.

Publix Super Markets Charities has generously supported Metropolitan Ministries for more than 25 years. Their faithful annual and in-kind support helps assist with our food and school supply needs.  They are supporters of Backpacks of Hope and helped fund the Publix Super Markets Charities PromiseLand Early Education Center.  Publix also participates in a workplace matching gift, doubling the impact of their employees’ personal giving.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino generously provided many of the items needed for the residences of MiraclePlace and continues to have an impact through their holiday giving and drives efforts.  They have increased their support by pledging $10,000 every year for 10 years.

Each year, the employees of Arbitration Forums, inc. volunteer their time and organize workplace drives to collect food and toys for families in need.  They also participate in “Casual for a Cause,” donating a generous portion of the proceeds to Metropolitan Ministries.

Bayshore Title is a corporate sponsor and annually supports Metropolitan Ministries’ Bridge Builders Benefit.  In addition to their generous giving, Bruce Tigert has served as the Chair on the Board of Directors.  Bayshore Title was honored at the 2013 TBBJ Corporate Philanthropist of the Year.

The Beck Group has been instrumental in the MiraclePlace expansion and have generously offered their time, talent, and treasures to benefit MM families, especially by donating their professional services.  Their willingness to leverage their relationships in the community saved the Ministries over $1M in construction costs.

The Bruck Family has generously supported MM through many avenues, including donating the land on which the Holiday Tent sits from October to mid-January.

Suncoast Combined Federal Campaign makes donating to local and national non-profits accessible and easy for Federal employees.  The Suncoast Chapter has provided the opportunity for many employees to give to Metropolitan Ministries.

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is a generous financial supporter MM’s First Hug Outreach Program to provide children with the opportunity and support they need to learn and succeed and be developmentally on track.  The Children’s Board also funds child safety parental education programs.

The Conn Memorial Foundation has been an avid supporter of MiraclePlace and our counseling programs. The Conn Memorial Foundation Center for Transformation ensures that our counseling programs continue and are available for the families and children who reside at Metropolitan Ministries to help them find healing and hope and recover from the trauma of homelessness. 

Dan Consuegra and his team at Consuegra Title are Annual Compassion Corporate Sponsors and have collected food and toys to donate to Metropolitan Ministries every year since 1994.

Dow Electronics and the Yodzis family have been active volunteers and donors of Metropolitan Ministries since 1995.  They have served Thanksgiving and Christmas breakfasts on campus and have donated a hundred bicycles to be given as Christmas presents to the children of struggling families.

Electric Supply and generations of the Adams family are long-time supporters of Metropolitan Ministries.  In addition to volunteering, they are annual sponsors of our Bridge Builders Benefit, and they organize drives to collect food and toys for families in need every year for more than 25 years.

Ferreri Search and MM Board Member Frank Ferreri are loyal supporters of MM.  Ferreri Search organizes drives to provide In-kind and Holiday Gifts.

Fleischman Garcia has faithfully lent their talents through professional services provided to MM during the building and expansion of MiraclePlace.

Freedman’s Office Furniture & Supplies has generously contributed furniture for MiraclePlace, including the bunk beds for the residential rooms.  As a former Board Member, Steve Freedman also shared his leadership to the MM community.

Hoye’s Pharmacy is a regular supporter and organizes drives to benefit MM, including supporting campaigns such as Backpacks of Hope.

The LAMPLighters (Ladies Assisting Metropolitan People) have been serving the needs of homeless families and children in the Tampa Bay community since 1986.  The LAMPLighters have hosted four parties every year for resident families, generously donated their time through countless volunteer hours, and made generous financial contributions totaling over $1.2M.

JPMorgan Chase is the corporate sponsor of the Metropolitan Ministries’ Culinary Arts program, providing many clients with the opportunity to learn culinary arts skills necessary to gain employment.  The employees of JPMorgan Chase also faithfully volunteer on campus, collect food, and participate in the Workplace Giving Match Program.

JVS Contracting has supported MM by donating their professional services in the form of site work for every construction project that MM has undertaken.  

Laser Spine Institute is a corporate sponsor and supports MM through drives and in-kind contributions.  Proceeds from the LSI Give & Grub Food Truck benefits children’s hunger efforts, and Josh Helms of LSI serves as Vice Chair of the MM Ambassadors Committee.

McKibbon Hotel Management has been instrumental in helping with capital planning and the building process during the MiraclePlace expansion and has given generously in the form of in-kind and financial gifts.  McKibbon Hotel Management employees are actively engaged in volunteer opportunities at the Ministries, and Mr. McKibbon serves on the MM Board of Directors.

Raymond James supports Metropolitan Ministries through financial giving and by encouraging its employees to volunteer.  Employees of Raymond James are also avid personal supporters of the MM Mission through individual giving doubled by the Workplace Giving Match Program.

TDBank is a MiracleMaker and has supported the MiraclePlace capital campaign by sponsoring a residential room.  TDBank also supports the PromiseLand Early Childhood Education Center.

Metropolitan Ministries was selected by employees as one of five charities that Syniverse supports through a matched giving campaign.  Additionally, Syniverse employees consistently volunteer their time and talents to further the mission of Metropolitan Ministries.

The Triad Foundation is an annual supporter of the MM Bridge Builders Benefit and offers a matching gift each year to encourage new and increased gifts to benefit homeless families and children.

The USAA Foundation has been a faithful supporter of Metropolitan Ministries since 1989, giving back to the Tampa Bay community by donating financially and by providing volunteer time for USAA employees.  USAA was also awarded the Unity Award for embracing the heart of MM’s calling through proactive service and support.

Veredus supports MM through in-kind and financial donations, including a Workplace Matching Gift Program.  Dan Rodriguez of Veredus also lends MM his talents by serving as a Board Member.

Walmart provides MM’s clients with employment services, and local Walmart stores support MM through community grants and in-kind gifts. 

The New York Yankees annually participate in MM Backpacks of Hope campaign.  They are also generous holiday supporters.

Florida Blue has provided Metropolitan Ministries with generous financial support, including funding for educational programming at our PromiseLand Early Education Center.  Florida Blue employees also regularly volunteer their time on campus.

Feed the Children provides Metropolitan Ministries with an overwhelming amount of in-kind support by connecting us with firms in the community.  100% of all Feeding the Children’s efforts go directly to our programs.

In addition to inviting Metropolitan Ministries’ staff to their annual Employee Day, T. Rowe Price has generously supported the Ministries through financial giving and by regularly volunteering on campus since 1996.

Bankers Financial Corporation offers MM annual corporate support.  Additionally, they faithfully provide in-kind donations.

SunTrust has been a faithful supporter of Metropolitan Ministries for over 25 years through financial contributions, volunteer time for their employees, and through their involvement in the Financial Wellness Committee.

PNC is an annual supporter of our transformational UpliftU and generously provides grants to fund the self-sufficiency program for homeless families and children.

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