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.
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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.
Covenant Christian Center: 6814 Indiana Ave., serves anyone in need. Needed: fresh and frozen fish, meat and poultry, canned and dry foods, baby foods and formula, children's clothing, baby furniture, diapers, household items and toiletry items. Call (727) 842-4566.
Good Connections Thrift Shop: 6366 U.S. 19. Needed: shoes, purses, lamps, small household items, knickknacks, small appliances, linens, dishes, glassware and books. Call (727) 841-7108.
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.
Shepherd's Cupboard: 5320 Palmetto Road, provides the needy community with food baskets and serves hot meals one day/week. Needed: canned or boxed foods. Call (727) 849-2762.
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.
CARES (Community Aging and retirement services inc.): 7505 Rottingham Road, provides quality and caring services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in west central Florida. The services include adult day care, custodial and skilled home care, elder and caregiver support, and senior recreation and education. Needed: a four-door sedan to transport clients to adult day care centers in New Port Richey, Dade City and Zephyrhills. Call (727) 862-9291 ext. 225. Volunteer drivers are also needed. In west Pasco, call Barbara Olenski at (727) 844-3077. In east Pasco, call Sharon Mobley at (352) 518-9300.
Deaf Service Center: 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., provides services to deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired people. Needed: a display case, reception area furniture, office supplies, reams of office paper, hearing aids and batteries, and new carpeting. Call (727) 816-1314.
Salvation Army: 8040 N Washington St., serves families in need. Needed: peanut butter and jelly, food items (perishable and canned), canned meats, cereals, pasta, cash donations and grocery store gift certificates. Call (727) 847-6321.
St. Vincent dePaul Society Thrift Store: 7944 Grand Blvd., uses a large portion of proceeds from sales to care for the poor. Needed: furniture, appliances, household items, clothing and volunteers. Call (727) 845-8283.
Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter: See listing under Hudson.