Dear Community Member:
I’d like to introduce Operation Love. Operation Love is an outreach program started in 2004 by Elite International Salon. Its mission is to show the love of Jesus Christ to those who are sometimes forgotten, especially during the Christmas season.
The focus has been on providing support to senior citizens in the Tampa community by providing them with personal care items. The volunteers go out on Christmas day and bring a little Christmas joy to them. It’s amazing to see the joy in their eyes when we place a gift, donated by the salon’s clients and others, in their hands! They are always very grateful for the gift and the visit. We also had the opportunity to give gift bags to those individuals in downtown Tampa that have no home or family to share the Christmas season with. Thankfully, we were also able to pray with them and share the message of the love of Jesus Christ!
This Christmas, we intend to continue in our outreach, and are in need of the support of the community via donated goods, volunteer time, etc. We are accepting donations until December 24. The Donation list can include, but is not limited to: tube socks, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, non-perishable food items, mints, word search puzzle books. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the gift bags on December 23 at 6:00 p.m.
We are counting on your support. Please help make this event a success and a blessing to others by making a donation to Operation Love.
Please contact Monica Tucker at 813-237-2055 if you’d like to make a donation.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ WinstonChurchill