The Florida Dream Center is 90% volunteer-based, which means individuals and groups like yours are extremely vital in accomplishing our mission. Clients rely on FLDC staff to be pillars of faith and resources as they navigate through the complexity of their lives. Join us in providing them this crucial support, we have several opportunities to volunteer and would love to serve with you!

As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation, the Florida Dream Center thrives based upon donations by individuals like you, corporations like yours, and foundations that have a heart for those in need. If you have a business or work at a company that would like to partner with us, please contact, Zelda@FloridaDreamCenter.org or call us at 727-851-9074.

Donate Online:

We offer one-time donations as well as monthly recurring donations.

Donate Today!

By Mail:

Make Checks Payable to:

Florida Dream Center
4017 56th Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Call Our Office:

Call us at 727-851-9074 to make a secure donation over the telephone.

Gift Catalog/Donate Items:

Support FLDC by donating items like home goods and clothing, building materials, or a vehicle. We are currently taking donations for:

  • New Children’s Toys: All ages, unwrapped
  • Men’s Shorts/Pants: Sizes 28-36
  • Men’s Socks and Boxers: (New only)
  • Men’s Shirts: L & XL
  • Blankets for our homeless, no heavy quilts please
  • Hygiene: Full size & travel size
  • Rain ponchos for our homeless

Partnerships:

Partnering with FLDC is a great way to build your organization’s reputation and brand recognition. We maintain a positive work culture in the office and within our brand. Partnering with a non-profit organization, companies are more likely to succeed within all areas of their organization. There are several ways partnerships can occur:

  • Corporate Monetary Giving
  • Employee Workplace Giving
  • Good and Service Barter

Planned Giving:

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit families after your lifetime, we would be happy to honor your legacy. If you are interested in signing off stocks, bonds, vehicles, homes, other estate items, or monetary planned estate funds, we would be happy to assist you through the set-up process.

Florida Dream Center actively accepts food, hygiene, and toy drives throughout the year. This is a wonderful option for those who would love to get involved but don’t have the time to join us and volunteer. If you are interested in contributing, we can assist with organizing the event by creating flyers, providing barrels for collecting items, and assisting with picking up and/or loading and unloading the collected items.

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a drive.

We are currently accepting:

  • Monetary Donations to go towards Turkeys
  • Thanksgiving “Fixings” Food Drive
  • NEW Christmas Toys for Ages 0 – 17

Food Drive

Adopt a Block

Our Adopt-a-Block program is a community outreach focus that serves inside the pockets of poverty within Pinellas County. Every Saturday morning (rain or shine), teams go out into the community to provide services to the homeless, home-bound, elderly, veterans, disabled, and low-income individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Our teams consist of Distribution Teams who are assisting with food, clothing, and hygiene distribution, as well as Neighborhood Outreach Teams (walking) and Community Enrichment Teams (workers); You will be placed with an experienced volunteer to guide you. Adopt-a-Block Volunteer sign-in is from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. Breakdown begins at 12:00 pm.

Lealman:

Clearview United Methodist Site
4515 38th Ave N. St. Pete, FL 33714

Tarpon Springs:

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
812 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Volunteer

Mobile Food Bank

Our Mobile Food Bank runs 6 days a week, providing food to Pinellas County’s smaller food banks, assisted living facilities, and churches. Our current volunteer needs are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. During these times, our volunteers help unload food trucks and sort food. On Saturdays, from 6 am to 9 am volunteers are needed to pack food boxes to go out on Saturday mornings to our Adopt a Block sites.

Contact Melody for additional information – 727-333-1744 or food@floridadreamcenter.org

Volunteer

Office Assistant

Our office is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are always in need of individuals who are computer savvy that can assist with data entry, organization, filing, office cleaning, and working with clients with the direct supervision of our case manager.

Special Projects/ Holiday Volunteers

We are heading into the holiday season and are actively looking for large groups who are interested in delivering holiday meals out to the community.

Thanksgiving Meal Deliveries

We deliver approximately 1200+ full-sized frozen turkeys along with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner. Would you like to help us deliver Thanksgiving meals to families in need?

Christmas Meal Deliveries

We deliver approximately 1200+ full-sized frozen turkeys/hams along with all the fixings for a Christmas dinner. Would you like to help us deliver Christmas meals to families in need?

Wrapping Parties

Weeks leading up to the Christmas Festival, we host wrapping parties that consist of staff members, volunteers, and parents coming together to thoughtfully shop for their children’s presents to place under the tree. Parents are allowed to choose up to four gifts per child to shop for from the ages 0-17 years old. Immediately following, the parents are escorted by our volunteers to the wrapping area, where they personally wrap their childrens’ gifts while enjoying hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

Adopt a Clause Festival

Once the presents are hand-picked, wrapped, and personalized, FLDC brings the gifts to the Christmas event where Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus deliver the gifts to the children. The children are greeted at the door by cheerful elves, Holiday music, a beautiful Christmas landscape display, a jolly Santa Claus riding in on a fire truck, games, delicious food, and yummy desserts!

Community Service and Bright Futures

All the above programs are acceptable Community Service creditable programs as well as Bright Futures acceptable. If Community Service hours are needed, you must first check-in with the office prior to performing Community Service hours. We can generally set up an individual according to their physical capabilities and their available hours

Notes:

  • There are occasions where we request that volunteers assist at our satellite sites. These locations are no more than 5 minutes away from our main office or Adopt-a-Block site.
  • Please have a mask available, as needed. Please note that we follow all CDC guidelines.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes and something comfortable for outside work.

Please fill out our Volunteer Information Form and someone will contact you.

COMMUNITY FAQ’S

Yes! We have had groups as small as 4 and as large as 200! Every person, regardless of their age, would need to submit a volunteer information form in order to participate. Any children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent for Adopt a Block. If a child is volunteering at our office, ages are dependent on tasks and the parents will need to call our office to discuss this further. Due to safety concerns, 15 is the youngest age allowed at the Food Bank
Yes! All the above programs are acceptable Community Service creditable programs as well as Bright Futures acceptable. If Community Service or Bright Futures hours are needed, you must first check-in with our office prior to performing service hours. We can generally set up an individual according to their physical capabilities and their available hours.
Yes! Please let the Coordinator on duty know prior to volunteering so they can plan to have your position filled accordingly.