Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge
Tampa, FL

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12810 USF Magnolia Drive , Tampa, FL 33612-9451 Phone: 813-490-4700

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

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

Our generous supporters include:

AmSouth Bank Ann Watmore and Marianne 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  


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

Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.