(Tampa, FL.) The Glazer Children's Museum and Tampa Bay's Metropolitan Ministries are excited to announce their newest initiative and partnership this holiday season. Starting now till December 23, GCM will be a drop off location for Tampa residents to donate nutritional, unopened boxes of cereal. In return, all cereal items will be given to the Tampa Metropolitan Ministries food pantry, as cereal is one of their most sought after items every year. Families can also save $1 OFF Museum admission when donating during their next visit to the Glazer Children's Museum.
Jennifer Stancil, President & CEO of the Glazer Children's Museum, states, "Our focus on every child is an important element of our social responsibility campaign – throughout the Tampa Bay community. Through this food drive and other partnerships, we're excited to be giving back and raise awareness of how many kids need a good breakfast to thrive in their school day and reach their full potential."
Tim Marks, our president and CEO of Metropolitan Ministries goes further to say, "At Metropolitan Ministries, we pride ourselves on partnering with organizations that reflect our mission to serve those less fortunate in the Tampa Bay area," said Tim Marks, Metropolitan Ministries' president and CEO. "We are thankful to have the support of The Glazer Children's Museum during our holiday season and look forward to continuing to serve and engage our local communities."
About The Glazer Children's Museum: Named one of the top five Children's Museums in America, Glazer Children's Museum is an innovative educational and culture resource for the Tampa region. Opened in Downtown Tampa in 2010, the Museum sits among skyscrapers as well as green space, and is a central part of the cultural corridor featuring other museums, libraries and a performing arts center. The mission of Glazer Children's Museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them in order to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. The hands-on, minds-on Museum attracts more than 210,000 visitors annually with a 53,000 sq. ft. building full of themed galleries and 170 interactive exhibits for children aged birth to ten. A combination of permanent and traveling exhibits, comprehensive year-round educational programs, and dynamic special events provide children, parents, caregivers, and teachers a rich, cutting edge, ever-changing environment for playful learning. Glazer Children's Museum, a 501c3 non-profit, also offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of event space, 2,500 sq. ft. of classroom space and a 1,000 sq. ft. roof top terrace overlooking the picturesque Downtown Riverwalk, along the Hillsborough River.
About Metropolitan Ministries: Metropolitan Ministries, http://www.metromin.org/, faithfully reaches out to poor, hungry and homeless men, women and children in their time of need — providing life-changing answers. Metropolitan Ministries' mission is to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency...as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.