Beth Ross
Founder/Executive Director, Blanket Tampa Bay

Our mission is to make the lives of the homeless and less fortunate more comfortable by providing the daily necessities needed for life.

Blankets provide so much for the Homeless. Blankets provide warmth, comfort as a pillow, barrier between a body and an ant-filled patch of grass or dirt, shelter from the elements, even a sense of security and peace. At any time, any one of us could be living on the streets. All it takes is one life-changing event to leave someone homeless, cold, and feeling alone. In those moments, kindness and basic resources can be what bring hope, shelter, and an opportunity for better circumstances. And that’s where the Blanket Tampa Bay story begins … Each and every year, Blanket Tampa Bay gives out more than 5,000 blankets and thousands of hygiene items across the Tampa Bay community, involving people of every age, interest and need.

"I know the plans I have for you" declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". ~Jeremiah 29:11