American Cancer Society Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge—Tampa

American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge—Tampa
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12810 Magnolia Dr
Tampa, FL 33612-9451


Support Us

For more information about the Hope Lodge or to make a donation, please contact Barbara Twible, director of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge, at (813) 490-4700 or via email at

 Wish List Items click to expand

Kitchen Items
Kitchen utensils
Pots and pans
Serving bowls/baskets/platters
Muffin pans/baking trays
Teflon skillets
Pyrex/corning ware serving pieces
Dish towels/sponges
Paper plates
Styrofoam cups
Beverage cups (12oz)
Carafes for Bunn coffee maker
Tri-fold (C fold) paper towels
Plastic knives, forks and spoons
Ziploc bags
Plastic containers
Coffee (regular and decaffeinated)
Coffee creamer
Coffee filter (Flat)
Salt and pepper (Disposables)
Sugar (individual packets)
Artificial sweetener (individual packets)
Cookie sheet

Office/Stationary Items
Copy paper plain and color
Greeting cards/note cards
HP inkjet cartridges
File folders
Three ring binders: 1�, 2�, 3�
Pens and pencils
Art supplies
Greeting cards/note cards
Postage Stamps
Office Depot/Staples Gift Cards

Music CDs
Gently-used books
Books on tape
Premium channels for satellite TV

VCR/DVD combination players
Commercial-grade blenders
Carafes for Bunn coffee maker
Commercial vacuum cleaners
20-inch flat screen TVs

Miscellaneous Items/Gift Cards
Gift cards: Wal-Mart, Publix, Sweet Bay, CVS, Target, etc.
Local restaurant dinner gift certificates
Baseball caps for men
Donations to purchase new bed and bath linens
Memorial pavers in front of building ($1,000)

See our gift registry at Search ACS Mendick Hope Lodge.

 Local Donors and Supporters click to expand

Our generous supporters include:

AmSouth Bank

Ann Watmore andMarianne Van Broekhoven

Anne Gray and Roger Kass

Arvida Realty Company

Bass Family


Behar Font

Bertschler Bont Benevolences


Bose Corporation

Carol and Andrew Socash

Carole and Glenn Hooper

Carter and Cheryl Bryan

Commercial Design Services

Community Assistance Program Services-(CAPS) of HSBC Mortgage Services

Darlene and Kimbal Meares

David Matlock

Dawn Chaney

Delmar and Audria M. Olson Family Foundation

Dick Beard

Don Webster Family

Donald and Erika Wallace

Donald and Patricia Rosen

Doug and Britta Hooker

Elizabeth Hughes

Estate of Benjamin Mendick

F. Evelyn Marsh

Ferman Chevrolet

Francis J. Edmond

Gerald and Faye McCormick

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Holland & Knight


Irene and Richard Loschetter

J. Walton Cannon

J.A. Green

J.M. Family Enterprises

Jean Gordon

Jeff and Carmella Garcia

John and Susan Getker

John H. Sykes Foundation

John K. Ruckedeschel, M.D.

Joseph and Veronica Tuozzo

K.W. Grader Foundation

Kitty and Keith Robinson

Linda Bradley and the Kennedy Space Center Survivors

Lee and Lucille Hornick

Linda Bradley

MacKinnon Family Foundation

Marhoff Estate

Mary Ann De Sio

Maurice and Noella Guay

Merle Dennard

New Tampa Auto Dealers Association

New Tampa Junior Women’s Club

Publix Super Market Charities

Richard and Judy Oggero

Robert Kurz

Rolfe and Jean Duggar

Roseann and Leo Lorenzo

Ruby Dickinson

S.E. Chapter-American Coach Assoc. aka Pink Ladies

Schoenbaum Family Foundation

Shimberg Foundation

Simmons Bedding Co.

St. Joseph's Hospital

Sword of Hope Guild of Hillsborough County

Sword of Hope Guild of Pinellas County

Tampa General Hospital

TECO Energy

Terri Sandefer

The Bireley Foundation

The Circle Group-Marchelletta Family

The Fiducia Family

The Giunta Family

The Hooper Family

The Klein Family

Thomas and Mary Gillie

Time Warner/Time Customer Service

University Community Hospital-Fletcher A.

Victor Jimenez Marti


Ward and Edna Wagoner

Wayne Millington

Weisser Family Fund

Whirlpool Appliances

William F. White

William O. Carey Family

Winn Dixie Stores, Inc.

Women's Initiative-Orlando

American Cancer Society - Duval

American Cancer Society - Greater Tampa

American Cancer Society - Manatee American Cancer Society- Pinellas 

American Cancer Society - S. Sarasota American Cancer Society Staff

 Volunteer click to expand

Cancer treatment is often a long, emotional experience and meeting the medical needs of cancer patients is only part of the answer. Addressing the human needs is also critical, and that’s what the American Cancer Society’s Tampa Hope Lodge is all about.

Hope Lodge volunteers provide supplemental help for the Hope Lodge director and managers. Our volunteers are crucial to the smooth operation of the facility and to the comfort and happiness of the residents. Ideal Hope Lodge volunteers are dependable, prompt, efficient and pleasant. Volunteering here requires a sincere interest in working hard, accepting guidance and supervision, adherence to Hope Lodge policies and respect for residents and guests.

We need volunteers seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. The hourly shifts are flexible and require a minimum commitment of twice a month.

The primary volunteer position is the Information Specialist/Hospitality Desk Volunteer. The hospitality desk is the main communications hub for residents. This position is the first person people see when they enter the Hope Lodge. Information specialists are responsible for signing people in and out, helping direct people, answering the phone and providing basic referral information. This volunteer also supports residents by assisting with their routine needs as necessary.

We also have additional opportunities for individuals and groups.

- Hospitality desk--answering phones, meeting and greeting residents and providing basic referral information
- Seasonal administrative projects like decorating and special events
- Adopt-a-guest and/or caregiver
- Monthly internal newsletter
- Hope Lodge Volunteer Advisory COmmittee
- Prepare welcome packages, departure kits and brochures
- Thank-a-thons and follow up calls
- Organize resource center

Small groups (up to 10)
- Sponsor a theme event like a game day or movie night
- Organize arts and crafts
- Perform piano or live music
- Organize the library
- Cook dinner
- Assist with landscaping
- Clean out the freezers, refrigerators, organize kitchens, wash windows and clean porch furniture
- Organize storage

Large groups (10 or more)
- Provide dinner for residents
- Adopt-the-lodge by helping with needed items
- Assist with Hope Lodge cleaning/landscape maintenance

Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.