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  • Strengthing Our Community

    The OPE Purpose Gala is the organization’s premiere fundraising event

We Could Not Do it Without You!

It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our donors for their continued dedication and support of OPE’s programs and services across the Tampa Bay area. Working with like-minded organizations and individuals is imperative for the success of OPE. Below are just a few organizations we have partnered with over the years.

Resource Fair

OPE hosts two Community Resource Fairs during the course of the year. With several hundred people in attendance, the team distributes several free bags of groceries as well as clothes to members of the community who are in need. Also available are free health screenings to include immunizations and physicals. Resources from several agencies in Hillsborough County whose goal is to serve the community at no cost is also made available.

Thanksgiving Basket

Each year, starting in October, OPE begins to collect all the fixings for Thanksgiving meals. These items are put together in baskets that will provide a full Thanksgiving meal for families in our area. If you would like to donate fixings for a holiday dinner, please feel free to drop your donation off at anytime in October or November.

Food Bank

The Food Bank provides food to people at risk of hunger in the greater Tampa Bay. During the past several years more than 7,000 individuals and families have been fed via our food bank.