We show the love of Jesus to our city by partnering with local organizations to meet needs in our community. From building beds for children who don't have one to sleep in, to cleaning up the beaches and parks right in our backyard, we're committed to serving our neighbors every chance we get. Please see below for the opportunities we have available!
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Building Beds - BridgePoint has made a difference in the lives of local children who cannot afford their own bed to sleep in since 2014. To help meet this need, BridgePoint gathers volunteers on a regular basis to build and paint beds, collect bed basket items to encourage a good night’s sleep.
Family Promise of Pinellas County - Family Promise exists to help families without homes regain their independence. BridgePoint partners with this organization to help children and their parents move from homelessness to independence. We support multiple host churches who use their facilities to host families. Opportunities exist to provide meals, spend the evening in the facilities, donate supplies, and to help prepare accommodations to receive families.
Serve Day - Serve Day is a day where we send volunteer teams out all over Pinellas County to serve and care for community. We have three different types of projects that you can get involved with - Family Friendly, Manual Labor, and Compassion Projects.
Back to School Backpack Drive (July - August) - Many children in our community start school each year without essential school supplies and backpacks. Each July, BridgePoint partners with local organizations and schools to provide a supply list to those in our church wanting to help. Volunteers purchase school supplies and backpacks, bring them to services, and the backpacks are delivered to schools and organizations in need.
Operation Christmas Child (October - November) - Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God's love in a tangible way by partnering with churches to deliver gift-filled boxes to the world's poorest children. Participants purchase "Sterilite" shoe boxes and fill with school supplies, toys and hygiene items, fill out donation envelope, and bring to services. Fill out the donation envelope and info online and participants can follow their box(es) and learn its final destination country. This is a great opportunity for local volunteers to make a worldwide impact.
Cold Night Shelter (November - March) - The Cold Night Shelter Program has been coordinated by The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board for over 25 years. These shelters provide a warm, safe place to stay for the homeless whenever the temperature falls to 40 degrees or below. The Cold Night Shelter Program will operate between November and March, on nights the temperature is expected to fall to 40 degrees or lower (wind chill/blustery conditions will be considered). The shelter is located at the Boys and Girls Club - 7790 61st Street N, Pinellas Park. When the Cold Night Shelter is activated, multiple shifts of volunteers are needed at the shelter from 4:30pm until 7:00am the next morning.