Nonprofit Spotlight: Garage of Hope

Tampa Bay Moms Blog spotlights one local nonprofit each month. Our goal is to bring awareness to our readers with nonprofit organizations that are making an impact in Tampa Bay through their connection and work in the community. If you know an organization that should be featured contact us at [email protected]

May is National Foster Care Awareness and so it seems only fitting that this month’s nonprofit spotlight supports foster children and their families.

What is Garage of Hope?

Garage of Hope is a garage full of all sorts of clothing, toys, baby items and other household goods for Foster families to use when children enter their home. The organization, based in Wesley Chapel, FL, runs completely on donations of goods and financial gifts.

What do they do?

Since, March of 2018, Garage of Hope has been reaching out to foster families to help supply them with the things they need when foster children enter their home. Foster children more often than not come with little to nothing when they enter a foster home. It is also not uncommon for children to come to a foster home at weird hours of the day. Organizations like Garage of Hope help to supply the essential things that foster families may need during these times.

So how can you help?

Garage of Hope is always in need of and accepting donations of children’s clothing and other supplies. To get more information on specific needs please see their website at www.garageofhope.wordpress.com or their sister organization www.seastheconnection.com and see the Garage of Hope tab at the top of the page. Listed below are a few of the more common needs Garage of Hope has. Please contact [email protected] for drop off information.

NEW Boys’ underwear Size 6 and up
NEW Girls’ underwear Size 14/16 or Women’s size XS
Large Hairbrushes
Toothbrushes, Adult, soft
Baby Wipes
Thick Girls’ hair ties
Travel sized deodorant, toothpaste/lotions for both boys and girls
Baby girl bibs
Sippy cups
Plate/bowl/cup sets
Target/Walmart gift cards in $10 increments

Dawn Shreeve is an adoptive mother of four special needs kiddos; long-time educator, beach lover, and advocate of all things adoption. Dawn holds a BS in Psychology from Oral Roberts University and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. She currently serves as a Tinkergarten Leader in the South Shore area and is a Co-Founder of Seas The Connection, an organization who works to bring relaxing retreats to Adoptive and Foster moms. Dawn, her husband Michael and kids moved to the Tampa Bay area in December of 2016 and love living near the beach in such in such a rich multicultural area

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  1. I’m so glad you highlighted Garage Of Hope! It is a great ministry that shows love and support through these needed things.

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