How to Give this Holiday Season


Several Hillsborough County departments are asking for donations to help residents and pets in need to celebrate the holidays. Each department has an online wish list for the families, adults, kids, and pets they serve. Once purchased, the donations will be shipped directly to the department for distribution to those in need.

Children

Hillsborough County Children's Services is asking for financial contributions to purchase age-appropriate gifts for kids in their care so that no matter what they are going through around this time of year, they can still experience the joys of the holidays. Those who want to contribute financially can make checks or money orders payable to: Hillsborough County Children's Services BOCC. Checks can be mailed to: Department of Children's Services, 3191 Clay Magnum Lane, Tampa, FL 33618. Hillsborough County Children's Services is asking for age-appropriate gifts for kids in their care so that no matter what they are going through around this time of year, they can still experience the joys of the holidays. Children's Services Wish List.

Seniors

Hillsborough County Aging Services is making sure that the seniors in their care get to celebrate the holidays with gifts, so no one goes without some holiday cheer this year. Throughout the holiday season, Aging Services will hand-deliver packages of holiday cheer to homebound seniors and those who live alone. Aging Services Wish List.

Families

Many families in Hillsborough County struggle during the holidays due to other financial obligations. Hillsborough County Social Services wants to help families that are working on their self-sufficiency goals to be able to enjoy the holidays too. Social Services Wish List.

Homeless

People experiencing homelessness are often forgotten during the holidays, but Hillsborough County Homeless Services is making sure those experiencing homelessness also get to experience the joy of the holiday season. Homeless Services Wish List.

Pets

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center helps the community's neediest animals and is asking for donations that will benefit resident shelter animals, pets in foster care, and the Safety Net Program that keeps pets from being turned into the shelter by families in crisis. Pet Resource Center Wish List.

Super Kids-Super Sharing Partnership

Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation has teamed up with the National Football League, Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a Super Bowl project that puts books, sports equipment, school supplies and games in the hands of local children. The project, called Super Kids-Super Sharing, has been implemented in every Super Bowl host community for the past 22 years and area residents are invited to help. Donated items will be shared with the children they serve and with Replay Tampa Bay and Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Learn more here.