TO HELP THE HOMELESS MAINTAIN THEIR PRIDE & DIGNITY WITH THE CLEANSING OF THEIR
BODY & SOUL AND TO RESTORE THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY.
TO BECOME A PERMANENT FACILITY THAT PROVIDES
SERVICE TO HELP THE HOMELESS MAINTAIN THEIR BASIC HYGIENE NEEDS.
A CLEAN BODY AND SOUL RAISES THEIR SELF-ESTEEM AND HELP
REGAIN THEIR DIGNITY.
I SEE YOU & I CARE
Mrbubblez Inc. is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide a safe and secure place for homeless families, men and women to take a hot shower. Mrbubblez Inc. provides individual shower units, personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste), facial and bath towels, new undergarments and a set of clean clothing. This service is provided free to any one that wish to refresh their body and soul. The shower trailers is accessible at scheduled times on the weekends at different locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. This service is provided in partnership with the community, local business and different organizations to help our homeless population regain their pride and dignity.
July 30th @Trinity Cafe2- 2202 E Busch blvd.
Marcia Hall, CEO
I have the opportunity and the honor to serve the homeless for many years and I still serve them today.
One day a young lady approaches the desk at the outreach center where I serve at the time.
Her hair and clothes were a little dirty, her face was a little cleaner than her hair and clothes, there was dirty under her small fingernails, and she had an unpleasant smell to her body.
I ask her “How can I help you”? She replied in a soft baby like voice “A shower, where can I get a hot shower”? I have heard a lot of requests for clothing, hygiene items, etc. but her requests struck me to my core, to think that a female had no way to refresh herself from day to day. I tried to accommodate her by letting her use the ladies’ restroom to fresh up using the sink and water and giving her a set of clean clothing, undergarments and other items to help her. I wish I could have done more that day for her. She thanked me and left. I could not get her words out of my mind after she left me.
So that started my search for a solution to this basic need and to find that solution quickly. My research begins; talking with other people, seeking information where or if this service were offer any where in out community, how to start a nonprofit organization and how to serve the community with excellence and with integrity. To my surprise a hot shower service was no available. That is how the concept of Mrbubblez Inc. was born (portable showers for the homeless). I went into pray about the need of others; God gave me a vision for the portable showers (to take the service out to the people).
The plans for Mrbubblez Inc. were coming along as planned, when life took a sudden turn which was a big hit to my health the Big C (stage 4 colon cancer) in 2015. With God, my family, and my belief in the vision he gave me for Mrbubblez showers. I had to fight for my life to see Mrbubblez showers heal many people body and soul as God healed my body of that disease. Here I am many years later healed and Mrbubblez Inc showers have now blessed numerous of homeless families, men, and women in our community.
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 1John 3:17 (NKJV).
Mrbubblez Inc is the winner of WEDU Be More Unstoppable 2019 Nonprofit of the Year Award
Thank you all for your support.
Mrbubblez Inc is the winner of WEDU
Be More Brilliant
Florida Blue Innovation Award
Mrbubblez Inc , WEDU Be More Unstoppable 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Award winner featured on WEDU "Up Close" program.
Tooth Paste (travel size) (great need)
Tooth Brushes (great need)
Deodorant (travel size) (great need)
Bath Soaps & Liquid Body Wash
Shampoos & Conditioners
New or slightly used Clothing (men only)
all sizes- pants, shirts, shorts, etc.
New Underwear-only (men & women) – all adult sizes
New Socks-only (men & women) - all adult sizes
2oz Hand Sanitizers
D - Batteries
Simon struggles to make ends meet. He has multiple jobs but unfortunately, he still can't find affordable housing and is homeless. When Simon came to our mobile shower event, he was glad that he found a place where he could find assistance to help alleviate stress and make him feel brand new again. With your support Simon found the help he needed and gained his confidence back.
Wash away my past to welcome my future.
As he tells his story with tears in his eyes.
His story start that he hadn't taken a shower for a month and a half. He was working for a hotel for a long time, and they changed management then he find himself unemployed and homeless. One day he heard about Mrbubblez shower service and where the next shower stop was going to Trinity Cafe.
He find Mrbubblez shower service at Trinity Cafe on Saturday morning, he was able to take a hot shower and receive a set of clean clothing with a hot delicious meal provided by Trinity Cafe. As his story continue, he said that he received a reference from a previous management for a job that give him hope for a better tomorrow. He starts a new job on this week. Yes!
We at Mrbubblez believe that we can make a different for our homeless neighbors to make it one more day through a drop of water. Help us keep the water flowing in 2022 for one more person that need to see hope in a drop of water.
Over the last five years Mrbubblez has provided over 900 showers, given away over 4,300 pieces of clothing, over 900 hygiene items that include new underwear and socks for men, women and families that are experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless.
Because our shower units are mobile, we can meet individuals where they are in the community and ensure that they have an opportunity to care for themselves in a way that many people take for granted. Our goal for the years to come, is to expand our area to service more and more people.
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Mrbubblez is one of its kind in the Tampa Bay area. Our service delivery model is innovative, as we are the only mobile shower provider in Hillsborough County. Providing mobile showers allows our clients the basic dignity of cleaning themselves, and also gives them the encouragement and care they need to make it one more day. Our volunteers create a safe space where clients can feel refreshed and restored, allowing them to feel loved and valued.
Our motto is “I SEE YOU & I CARE.” We live out this motto by treating each person with respect and honoring their humanity by providing these basic services.
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