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This is Nathan before Metro. He’s eight years old. A month ago, he was evicted from his apartment, along with his mom and ten year- old sister, Natalie. The last two weeks in that place were the hardest, because they didn’t have lights or a working refrigerator. The only bright side is, he’s not really scared of the dark anymore. When his family had nowhere to go, they crashed on the floor at a friend’s home. Nathan doesn’t dream about being an astronaut or a fireman. His mind is occupied with simpler things – like the thought of his mom reading him a bedtime story in a bed of his own. He’d pick out a racecar blanket for his bed, if he could. He’s fascinated by the toys his classmates bring in for Show & Tell. Nathan doesn’t have much to show, but he certainly has a lot to tell – like how embarrassing it feels to ask other kids for their leftovers at lunch, so he has something to eat for dinner.

FILLED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT
but hopeful that someone out there hears his prayers.

This is Nathan after Metro. He’s eight years old. A month ago, he was evicted from his apartment, along with his mom and ten-year-old sister, Natalie. The last two weeks in that place were the hardest, because they didn’t have lights or a working refrigerator. The only bright side is, he’s not really scared of the dark anymore. When his family had nowhere to go, they turned to Metropolitan Ministries. Nathan finally had a steady roof over his head, and his very own bed. He loves his racecar blanket. It makes him feel safe. He dreams about being a fireman, or maybe even an astronaut. Nathan attends class on the MiraclePlace campus. For the first time in his life, he looks forward to going to school every day. The other kids don’t make fun of him. Probably because the other kids are just like him.

FILLED WITH GRATITUDE
because you heard his prayers, and answered them.

This is Nathan before Metro. He’s eight years old. A month ago, he was evicted from his apartment, along with his mom and ten year- old sister, Natalie. The last two weeks in that place were the hardest, because they didn’t have lights or a working refrigerator. The only bright side is, he’s not really scared of the dark anymore. When his family had nowhere to go, they crashed on the floor at a friend’s home. Nathan doesn’t dream about being an astronaut or a fireman. His mind is occupied with simpler things – like the thought of his mom reading him a bedtime story in a bed of his own. He’d pick out a racecar blanket for his bed, if he could. He’s fascinated by the toys his classmates bring in for Show & Tell. Nathan doesn’t have much to show, but he certainly has a lot to tell – like how embarrassing it feels to ask other kids for their leftovers at lunch, so he has something to eat for dinner.

FILLED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT
but hopeful that someone out there hears his prayers.

This is Nathan after Metro. He’s eight years old. A month ago, he was evicted from his apartment, along with his mom and ten-year-old sister, Natalie. The last two weeks in that place were the hardest, because they didn’t have lights or a working refrigerator. The only bright side is, he’s not really scared of the dark anymore. When his family had nowhere to go, they turned to Metropolitan Ministries. Nathan finally had a steady roof over his head, and his very own bed. He loves his racecar blanket. It makes him feel safe. He dreams about being a fireman, or maybe even an astronaut. Nathan attends class on the MiraclePlace campus. For the first time in his life, he looks forward to going to school every day. The other kids don’t make fun of him. Probably because the other kids are just like him.

FILLED WITH GRATITUDE
because you heard his prayers, and answered them.

Frank & Tricia Hancock

Chair Couple

Anjuli Davis

Fox 13 Weekend Anchor
Good Day Tampa Bay
EMCEE

Frank & Tricia Handcock

Chair Couple

Anjuli Davis

Fox 13 Weekend Anchor
Good Day Tampa Bay
EMCEE

Join us April 12th

Hilton Hotel Downtown — 211 North Tampa Street
211 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

11:00 am – Noon: Networking
Noon-1pm: Program

Hope comes to life when a homeless child realizes their future can be different. Please join us for our annual Bridge Builders event celebrating testimonies of the lives transformed through your compassion. For the last 5 years this event has sold-out. Secure your table today!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Please note: We will do our best to accommodate any new request or sponsorship. Please contact Cindy Soferelli at 209-1020 for more information.

If you have previously committed to a table sponsorship and would like to process your payment online – click here.

Table Sponsorships

Table Sponsor ($1,500, 10 guests)

Your gift of $1,500 provides 30 days of educational programming to 8 children.

  • One table at BridgeBuilders event (10 guests)

Uplift Partner ($6,000.00)

Your gift of $6,000 provides 30 days of educational programming to 33 children.

  • Listing in Bridge Builder Program
  • Personal corporate volunteer day
  • Corporate Metro Immersion for 2 individuals
  • Cause Marketing

Action Partner ($12,000.00)

Your gift of $12,000 provides 30 days of educational programming to 65 children.

  • Complimentary event and tickets to Bridge Builders (1 table)
  • Name listed in Bridge Builder Program
  • Corporate Metro Immersion for 5 individuals
  • Cause Marketing

Compassion Partner ($30,000)

Your gift of $30,000 provides 30 days of educational programming to 184 children.

  • Permanent lifetime recognition in Welcome Center
  • Complimentary event and VIP tickets to Bridge Builders (1 table)
  • Logo placement in Bridge Builders program
  • Logo placement in Holiday Center
  • Corporate Metro Immersion for a group of 10
  • Cause Marketing

Hope Partner ($60,000)

Your gift of $60,00 provides 30 days of educational programming to 368 children.

  • Lifetime recognition in Welcome Center
  • Complimentary event and VIP tickets to Bridge Builders (1 table)
  • Premium logo placement in Bridge Builders program
  • Premium Logo Placement in Holiday Center
  • Corporate Metro Immersion for a group of 25
  • Cause Marketing

Can’t make it to the event? You can still be a Bridge Builder!