Mother's Day Program
Volunteers donate items and assist the youth with picking out the perfect gift for their loved ones. They also help wrap the gifts. In 2012, 130 children participated.
Tampa Police Department sponsors a camp for 20 youth, focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, conflict resolution, gang suppression, and team building. Camp includes breakfast and lunch daily. Field trips are included.
PAL Summer Camp Program
Partner with PAL (Police Athletic League) and United Way to send 20 children to camp. The children catch a bus and get dropped off each afternoon at the R.I.C.H House.
Back to School Program
R.I.C.H. House provides back packs filled with school supplies to community children. Provide school uniforms for hardship cases. In 2012, 165 back packs with supplies were given out, 70 uniforms provided, and 15 pairs of new sneakers given out.
The R.I.C.H. House partners with Donatello's Restaurant each year to provide families in the Sulpher Springs area a Thanksgiving meal. In 2011, 70 residents were invited to the restaurant on Thanksgiving and were treated like royalty.
The R.I.C.H House partners with Sertoma East Club by helping families with food for the holiday. In 2011, 6 families received food to feed their families for a week.
Partner with Olive Garden Restaurant in helping needy children. In 2011, 40 community children were adopted and received gifts for Christmas.
Partner with local women's group that provides an opportunity for the children to pick and wrap a gift for their mothers. In 2011, 136 children participated in this event.
Santa's Rich House Workshop - residents who are unable to receive assistance from other organizations can come to our event and choose three gifts per child, including wrapping the gift. In 2011, 1,055 gifts were given out providing gifts for 443 children. 15 additional families, who were identified as hardship cases county wide by employees, also received holiday assistance, resulting in 28 children being helped.
Partner with several different groups assisting with turkeys, dessert, and a bag full of groceries for Christmas. In 2011, 50 families received help.
After School Program
Provide tutoring, homework assistance, computer access, board games, outdoor recreation, as well as arts and crafts projects. Snacks are provided daily. (35-45 students participate in this daily program)
Provide reward incentives for report cards, test scores, and school attendance. Proactive in keeping students actively engaged in learning.
Movie Friday is considered a reward day for the students who participate during the week. Family members are encouraged to attend. Snacks are provided. (40-45 students participate)
Youth Community Service Program
Partner with DOJJ ( Department of Juvenile Justice), providing youth opportunity to complete court and program required community service hours.
Provide high school children an opportunity to complete community service hours for Florida Academic Scholars and Bright Future Programs.
Food Pantry Program
Provide non-perishable food and necessities to residents throughout the community.
Partner with Praise Cathedral to give out bread and other baked items to families upon request.
Facilitate the needs list of participating families.
Clothing and other household items are given away each Friday as donations permit.
Act as a referral agent as needed. (Many times the residents are not sure who they need to help them)