TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa softball team concluded the fall semester with a community engagement event with the Home Makers of Hope.
The Spartans sent student-athletes and members of the coaching staff to assist with furnishing homes for the holiday season.
Home Makers of Hope provides essential furnishings and household items to families struggling with poverty. Furnishing a home is expensive for anyone, but especially for families suffering hardships or returning from homelessness. After paying for basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, there is usually little left to buy beds or furniture.
The organization makes a home for these families by providing linens and beds to sleep on, fully equipping their kitchens where families can have meals together and decorating living areas to encourage family time.