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Catholic Charities Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services: 37733 Meridian Ave., provides free pregnancy testing, clinical counseling and supplies for mothers and children. Needed: cash, volunteers, diaper bags, diapers (sizes 3-6), baby food and clothing for children and pregnant women. Call (352) 521-1218.

Guardian Ad Litem: 13920 17th St., provides court-appointed advocates of abused or neglected children who are going through the court processes. Needed: volunteers to research their cases and make recommendations to the court. Call (352) 521-5178.

Migrant Self Help: 37240 Lock St., encourages self-development of farm workers through advocacy and education. The agency runs a thrift store where donated clothing is sold to farm workers and the community. Needed: lawn mower, flour, cash donations, canned food, grains, pasta, linens, office and educational supplies (computers, typewriters, fax machines, etc.), rakes, shovels, nursery supplies (especially ornamental plants), lumber and clothing. Call (352) 567-1432.

Sunrise of Pasco County: 12724 Smith Road, provides shelter, food, job and rape counseling, court advocacy, information and referral and basic supplies for abused women and children. Needed: gift cards for variety stores, canned foods and meat, phone cards, fresh vegetables and meat, laundry supplies, heavy garbage bags, volunteers, general housekeeping items, disposable diapers, paper products, alarm clocks, educational toys, children's videos and cash donations. Call (352) 521-3120 for pickup information.


CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc.) Hudson Bayonet Point Enrichment Center: 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, is an active senior center that promotes quality of life and independence through health, social and supportive services. Needed: volunteers in the cafe, which is open to the public, dishwashers, maintenance workers, a receptionist and computer instructors. Monetary donations are also needed to help with the daily operational expenses and mortgage. Call (727) 863-6868.

Gulf Coast Community Care and Homeless Shelter: 7801 Maryland Ave., provides shelter for women and children. Needed: meats, canned foods, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers (all sizes), furniture, cleaning supplies, paper goods, store gift certificates and cash. Call (727) 861-4840.

Holy Ground: 8835 Denton Ave. provides support groups, parenting and life-skills classes and shelter for homeless people. Needed: disposable diapers, powdered drink mixes for children, office supplies, items for thrift store sale such as clothing, household goods, furniture, appliances, cars, boats and trailers. Call (727) 863-9123.

Rainbow Connection for the Deaf Inc.: 10028 SR 52, provides a variety of services for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Needed: office furniture and supplies, telephones, computers, cash donations and volunteers. Call toll-free 1-800-616-4293.

Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter: provides shelter for abused women. Needed: volunteers, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, bleach, garbage bags, paper towels, disposable diapers (especially larger sizes), medications, cosmetics, food and cash donations. Drop-off site: Salvation Army, 8040 N Washington St., Port Richey, (727) 847-6321.


Calvary Temple: 5320 Palmetto Road, provides food boxes to those in need. Needed: baby formulas and food, toys (all ages), grocery store gift certificates, canned goods, canned meats, a walk-in cooler, non-perishable and perishable food and cash. Call (727) 849-2762.

Guardian Ad Litem: 7530 Little Road, trains and provides court-appointed advocates of abused or neglected children who are going through the court processes. Needed: volunteers to represent those children, research their cases and make recommendations to the court. Call (727) 834-3493.

Habitat for Humanity: 3531 Grand Blvd. needs volunteers to assist in all facets of the organization, in-kind supply donations, corporate sponsors and cash. Call (727) 859-9038.

Healing Hearts Ministry for Women Inc.: 5745 Main St. needs food, perishable and non-perishable, toiletry items, furniture, small appliances, kitchen supplies, children's clothing and cash donations. Call (727) 849-6920.

Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida Inc (All Children's Specialty Care): 4443 Rowan Road, provides financial assistance for hearing evaluations and hearing aids. Needed: cash, used hearing aids. Call (727) 834-5479.

SOLVE of West Pasco County: 6102 Indiana Ave., serves mothers and families in need. Needed: diapers, cribs, car seats, playpens, walkers, maternity, infant and toddler clothing, cash and volunteers. Call (727) 848-0203.

Volunteer Way: 8720 Congress St., provides food to needy families. Needed: cash, nonperishable food, adult diapers, wheelchairs and volunteers. Call (727) 815-0433.

West Pasco Pregnancy Center: 6107 Ohio Ave., provides pregnancy tests, counseling and educational videos for prenatal and newborn care. Needed: diapers, infant clothing, baby items, cash and volunteers. Call (727) 846-9999.

Women's Resource Center of Tampa Bay: 5325 Grand Blvd. Needed: volunteers, used cell phones, household items, paper products and cash. Call (727) 859-9720.

World Relief: 6219 U.S. 19 N, provides assistance to asylees, victims of human trafficking, the near-homeless and the homeless. Needed: volunteers to help with transportation, interpreter services, tutoring English, life skills training, mentoring and providing employment assistance and outreach to the community. Also needed: household goods, personal hygiene items and food. Call (727) 849-7900.