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LAMPLighters raise over $70,000 to benefit Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House

The funds will help provide academic coaching, clothing and more resources for local at-risk children.
 
Some of the children spending the holidays sheltered at Metropolitan Ministries sang Christmas carols at the LAMPLighters Silver Coffee on Dec. 8, 2023.
Some of the children spending the holidays sheltered at Metropolitan Ministries sang Christmas carols at the LAMPLighters Silver Coffee on Dec. 8, 2023. [ Photo by Joe Photo Tampa ]
Published Feb. 22

The LAMPLighters wrapped up 2023 with fun and flair, hosting two year-end fundraisers to uplift children sheltered at Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House. The Fall into Fashion luncheon featured casual and party clothes from Dillard’s International Plaza on Oct. 27, 2023 at the Shanna & Bryan Glazer JCC. Next up, the 34th annual Silver Coffee brought nearly 200 women to Monica and Andrew Livingstone’s North Tampa home on Dec. 8, 2023 to enjoy holiday treats, many whipped up by the members themselves. Combined, these LAMPLighters events raised more than $70,000 to help pay for academic coaching, counseling, clothing and healthy snacks for at-risk children.

Gina Fair and Kari Bradley.
Gina Fair and Kari Bradley. [ Photo by Keith Lindquist ]
Emcee Gayle Sierens.
Emcee Gayle Sierens. [ Photo by Keith Lindquist ]
From left, Erin McWhorter Jones, Laura Maddalon and Amy Hull.
From left, Erin McWhorter Jones, Laura Maddalon and Amy Hull. [ Photo by Joe Photo Tampa ]