TAMPA (FOX 13) - It's a week before Christmas and Metropolitan Ministries is in dire need. The non-profit is looking for gifts for girls ages 3 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17.
Right now, 11,300 children are registered to receive gifts from now until Christmas Eve. As of this morning, the shelves are practically bare for children of these age groups.
Here's how you can help:
1. DONATE IN PERSON
Downtown Tampa: Just west of Nebraska Ave. and E. Cass St. Intersection
(905 Governor Street, Tampa, FL 33602)
Go to metromin.org for information drop off locations in Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough.
2. GIVE ONLINE:
Every monetary gift is MATCHED - up to $50,000. $10K additional monetary matches in Pinellas and Pasco.
3. SHOP IN THE ONLINE STORE: http://www.metromin.org/ourholidaystore
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Here's where to get holiday assistance if you need it:
Now - 12/19: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, O'Keefe Hall: 1203 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33602
12/20 - 12/21: Metropolitan Ministries Outreach Center, 2301 N. Tampa, Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Now - 12/20: Pasco Outreach Center, 3214 US Highway 19 N, Holiday, FL
Pinellas Registration is at capacity, but people can visit any other location for assistance.
Visit www.metromin.org/holiday-central for ways you can help, or if you or someone you know need help.