Second Saturday Projects
Relevant serves its community – it’s part of our DNA. One of our favorite service opportunities happens on the second Saturday of every month. We creatively call it, “Second Saturday.” Two places we serve consistently each month is at Robles Park Village and a local Nursing Home. At Robes Park volunteers play games, share a Bible story, and provide lunch to kids in this community. At the same time, a separate group of volunteers visit local residents in the nursing home, many of whom rarely have any guests. In addition, throughout the year, other projects are offered and sometimes include light home repair, painting, maintenance, landscaping, and even building bunk beds for local children in need.
F.I.T. Ministry serves 3 times a month. Our goal is to meet the needs of those that find themselves in need of a home here in Ybor. From toiletries to sandwiches, and even home-cooked meals, we strive to deliver smiles, encouragement, and share the love of Jesus in our community.
Relevant partners with two local elementary schools throughout the year. We have been partnering with Booker T. Washington Elementary since 2010 and Broward Elementary since 2014. Through these partnerships, God provides us with many opportunities to demonstrate His love to our community in a tangible way. Each Fall we ensure that the students get a great start by providing backpacks loaded with school supplies to every student at both schools. We are also afforded opportunities to tutor and mentor on each campus. Our partnership with BT Washington and Broward extends beyond classroom helping with campus cleanups, assisting families, and even delivering bunk beds to students in need. We even have the pleasure of hosting the annual BTW Christmas program at our facility. Finally, we serve as an extension of the PTA by providing resources and volunteers to support special events throughout the school year. It is through these partnerships that God has allowed us to not only impact many students but the larger community as well.
Christmas Is Near (CIN)
Since 2013, on the 23rd of December, we have partnered with the City of Tampa to host a Christmas Festival/Candlelight Service downtown. This free event has become a downtown tradition at Curtis Hixon Park for many families in the Tampa Bay Area. Each year we host the Christmas is Near Golf Classic to raise money for the event and also for other great causes. In 2019, Relevant was able to provide a $500 Christmas shopping spree for 60 families who may have not been able to afford otherwise. In addition, funds were raised to build 100 bunk beds for children in the Dominican Republic.