Thank you for supporting Operation Love over the years!! We need your help even more this year because of our recent missions trip to Kenya our donations as personal care items are low. If you could help us out in support of our 14th Annual Christmas outreach that would be great. Please review the list below for more detail information of the items we need. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
“You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.
To Our Dear Friends and Family
I’d like to introduce Operation Love. Operation Love is an outreach ministry that began December 25th, 2004. It’s mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through small acts of kindness to those who are sometimes forgotten, especially during the holiday season.
The focus has been on providing support to senior citizens in the Tampa community by providing them with personal care items. The volunteers go out on Christmas day and bring a little Christmas joy to them. It’s amazing to see the joy in their eyes when we place a gift, donated by our family and friends and others, into their hands! They are always very grateful for the gifts and the visit.
We also have the opportunity to give gift bags to those individuals in downtown Tampa that have no home or family to share the Christmas season with. Thankfully, we are also able to pray with them and share the message and love of Jesus Christ!
With your generous donations last year, we were able to minister to over 200 men and women in the downtown Tampa Bay area on Christmas Day. Each person was given a personal care gift pack, along with a New Testament Bible. In addition to that, we were able to provide free clothes, shoes and food to the homeless. And the outreach team was able to minister to several people in need of prayer and other community resources.
Even more, a generous donations from our volunteers allowed us to provide food bags to families in need, during the holiday season. And several volunteers distributed beautiful gift bags to six seniors in a local assisted living facility. Also thirty-six additional gift bags were distributed to more senior citizens within our community and abroad.
This Christmas, we intend to continue in our outreach, and are in need of the support of the community via donated goods, volunteer time, etc. We are accepting donations until December 23th. The Donation list can include, but is not limited to: tube socks, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, non-perishable food items, blankets, word search puzzle books. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the gift bags on December 23rd at 4:00p.m. We are counting on your support. Please help make this event a success and a blessing to others by making a donation to Operation Love.
Please contact Monica Tucker at 813-735-9942 if you’d like to make a donation.
“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.”
— Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun
In-kind donations of food and personal care Items are a great way to get everyone involved and support Operation Love. Food, school supplies and toys will go directly to support individuals and families in our community. All italicized items in bold print are our most critical donations needed to support our program. Note to volunteers: If you would like to make an in-kind donation to our sites, please contact email@example.com. or 813-735-9942
Operation Love uses all the money it receives from individuals and corporations to purchase personal care products to distribute to those who need them. Of course, we gladly accept any size donation to help us carry out our mission. Operation Love is a community outreach of Hope 1 Ministries, Inc. Please make checks out to Hope 1 Ministries, Inc. if you are making monetary donations.
Ø Shampoo & Conditioner 8-16ounces
Ø Brushes and Combs
Ø Body lotions 8-16ounces
Ø Knee highs (nude and black please).
Ø Word search puzzles
Ø Gift cards
Ø Women and men slippers
Ø Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Ø Cologne, body sprays
Ø Razors, Shaving cream
Ø Tissues/ pens, pencils
Ø Shampoo & Conditioner- travel sizes
Ø Brushes and Combs/
Ø Body lotions- travel sizes
Ø Non-perishable food items
Ø Toothpaste, tooth brush, mouth wash, dental floss- travel sizes
Ø Deodorant, soap, body wash
Ø Mints, candy, gum
Ø Blankets/Toilet paper
Ø Hand sanitizer, wet wipes, wash clothes
Ø Pocket size New testament Bibles
Ø Socks, Razors/Shaving cream/Gloves
Ø Gallon size zip lock bags/Feminine hygiene products
Ø Gently used or new children clothes
Ø Gently used or new toys/Gently used or new Children books
Ø Pocket size New Testament Bibles
Ø Non-perishable food items ( Items to prepare food basket)
Ø Gift cards- Walmart, Target, Public, Gas Card
Ø Laundry and cleaning supplies/Large sizes of personal care items
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” — Shirley Chisholm.
Volunteer Registration Instructions
· Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org call 813-735-9942
· View the list of volunteer opportunities and let us know how you would like get involved or the
volunteer opportunities” you are interested in. Now you are ready to email us your name, address and phone number along with the areas in which you are interested in volunteering. We will enter your new info into our registration system. Please let us know if you are a returning volunteer You will receive reminder emails once registered, as well as an email each time we post new volunteer needs.
Packing and Sorting volunteers needed
Date: Sunday, December 23rd@4pm
Location: 1901 West Sligh Avenue
Annual Christmas Outreach Operation Love
Assisted Living Facility- Seniors
Tampa Bay Area -Homeless
Robles Park Apartments- Children outreach
We are accepting toys for the children who live in Robles Park. Ages-0-12
Date: December 25th
Location: 1901 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa,Florida 33604