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R.I.C.O. house helps disadvantaged children give to parents
R.I.C.O. house helps disadvantaged children give to parents

Tampa, FL - Santa will open up his workshop to give 115 underprivileged children from Sulpher Springs for a chance to select gifts for their loved ones on Tuesday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m. 

Tampa Police officers and volunteers transformed the Resources in Community Hope (R.I.C.H.) house into a store with over 100 items for men and women. The children will be able to "shop" and have their parents' gifts professionally wrapped. The Bayshore Baptist Women's Group donated all the adult presents for the event.

Parents were also given the opportunity to select toys for their kids. On Monday, December 20th, Tampa Bible Based Fellowship, Tampa Palms Women's Group and Coca-Cola made it possible for 800 children's gifts to be distributed at the R.I.C.H. house.

The "R.I.C.H. House," commonly known as the Weed and Seed House, gives hundreds of neighborhood children a positive alternative to hanging out in the streets where they are often unsupervised and can get into trouble. Tampa Police Officer Debbie Boles and Site Coordinator Earl Silas run the safe haven and act as role models for the children in the community.

The Tampa Police Department R.I.C.O. house is located on 8218 N. Marks Street in Tampa.

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