Kay's Ministry

Someone is praying for the things you take for granted.

Kay’s has always been blessed by the generous and thoughtful donations of others to this great ministry and we are grateful for those blessings. 

We often receive bags of clothing and items that many have graciously offered that we then distribute to our thankful homeless friends of Tampa. As we have seen more and more homeless individuals and grown to know many of them personally, we have been able to compile a list of items that are the true essentials for our friends we see each week. The items listed below are things we are asked for on a weekly basis by our homeless brothers and sisters. 

Your donations always go directly to our homeless friends of Tampa. Yet, at times we receive items that are donated that cannot be used or are not what are really needed. We hope this list below will help you as you consider donating clothing and other items and discern what things are true priorities for us to distribute through Kay’s. 

God Bless and we thank everyone for your generous prayers and continued support of Kay’s Ministry!


Weekly Needed Food and Beverage Items:

  • Sandwiches for 150 people
  • Bottled water for 150 people
  • Other individual serving sized beverages such as soda or fruit juice
  • Snacks such as cookies, crackers and chips
  • Breakfast bars and toaster pastries



Weekly Needed Clothing Items:

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shoes (Tennis Shoes, Sandals, and Work boots)
  • Pants: Blue Jeans seem to last our brothers and sisters longest but dress pants are sometimes requested. (Men’s Sizes ranging from 30-46 waists and a range of Women’s sizes)
  • Belts (Same size range as pants)
  • Backpacks: These are a huge item for our friends as they have to carry with them all their belongings so they are not stolen or thrown away and backpacks are perfect for them in doing this! 



Cold Weather Items Needed:
(When cold weather hits our friends often need these items.)

  • Hats & Gloves
  • Hooded Sweatshirts ( A huge request in colder times!)
  • Sleeping Bags 
  • Blankets

Kay's Needs