American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge—Tampa

American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge—Tampa
Take a virtual tour  >>

12810 Magnolia Dr
Tampa, FL 33612-9451

813-490-4700

Support Us

For more information about the Hope Lodge or to make a donation, please contact Barbara Twible, director of the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, at (813) 490-4700 or via email at barbara.twible@cancer.org.


 Wish List Items click to expand

Kitchen Items
Kitchen utensils
Pots and pans
Silverware
Serving bowls/baskets/platters
Muffin pans/baking trays
Teflon skillets
Pyrex/corning ware serving pieces
Dish towels/sponges
Napkins
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
Tape
Art supplies
Greeting cards/note cards
Postage Stamps
Office Depot/Staples Gift Cards

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

Electronics
VCR/DVD combination players
Commercial-grade blenders
Carafes for Bunn coffee maker
Irons
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 Target.com. 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


BECK


Behar Font


Bertschler Bont Benevolences


Borrell


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


Hooters


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


Wachovia


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.

Individuals
- 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.