Serve in the Community
BridgePoint partners with local organizations and city resources to meet urgent needs in our area. Get plugged into our mission of serving God by serving others! If you're interested in these local outreach opportunities, sign up to receive email updates at the bottom of this page or email Melanie Benner ( ).
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, and deliver and assemble the beds to the families homes. To stay connected to all the details, please sign-up for email updates (link at the bottom of this page) and find out more here.
Family Promise of Pinellas County - Family Promise exists to help families without homes regain their independence. Along with other local churches, BridgePoint partners with this organization to help children and their parents move from homelessness to permanent housing. Opportunities to serve include providing meals, spending the evening in the facilities, donating supplies, and helping prepare host churches to receive families.
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.