I SEE YOU & I CARE
(mobile showers for the homeless)
I SEE YOU & I CARE
Mrbubblez recruits and trains volunteers for each mobile shower event, and is dependent upon the support of the Tampa Bay Florida community to continue providing this important service. Because of our community minded volunteers and partners, Mrbubblez is able to provide the families, men and women of the Tampa Bay area with an opportunity to restore their self-esteem and pride. Clients gain confidence to go out to job interview, apply for housing or pick up a trade to enrich their life. By partnering with organizations that already serve the homeless population, Mrbubblez meets people where they are and provides a much needed, yet otherwise unavailable, service that help people move towards self-sufficiency.
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.
Mrbubblez Inc is the winner of WEDU Be More Unstoppable 2020 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.
Tampa Organization of Black Affairs 40th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Breakfast celebration (1/20/20). Founder Marcia Hall (Mrbubblez Inc) were honored as Unsung Heroes today.
MEET THE TEAM
I SEE YOU & I CARE TEAM
Orlando, Lakeland, and St. Petersburg are just a few cities our volunteers travel from to help serve our homeless neighbors. Even church groups, food banks, and other caring people come right here from our Tampa Bay community show up because our homeless neighbors are close to their hearts as well.
With their needs in mind, our great volunteers are always collecting donations in preparation of upcoming events. When the community calls on us to serve, this outstanding group of volunteers keep us in a READY, SET, GO position.
OUR FOUNDER & CEO
I have served the homeless population in the Tampa Bay area for the last 12 years.
One day a young woman walked in to the door where I work looking for service. I greeted her with kindness, as I do all the clients that come in searching services. She mumbled that she just needed a shower. Unfortunately, there was no where to take a shower at my location. But, I made a way for the young lady to refresh her body. I closed the women bathroom to allow her time to clean up, but could not bear the fact that a homeless women in the Tampa area had no place to take a hot shower and refresh themselves- something that is such a basic need, something that we all take for granted.
Because of my commitment and service to the homeless individuals and families throughout the Tampa Bay Community, I began forming a plan for a mobile shower service- I was determined to provide dignity and respect to “the least of these” through my service.
This is why my nonprofit, Mrbubblez Inc., was born. Mrbubblez Inc. provides mobile showers, reusable hygiene packets, clean clothing, new under garments and socks for people experiencing homelessness. I launched this nonprofit because I saw a critical need in the community and chose to create a solution.
Walter Allen of Good Day from FOX13 Tampa Bay chose Mrbubblez Inc. as their featured "Extraordinary Ordinary" which is a highlighted collection of passionate people and groups doing amazing things in our community.
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Mrbubblez Inc.'s Founder and CEO was honored by the Tampa Sertoma Gem Club (Sertoma-Central Florida District) with the "Service To Mankind" award. Their mission is service to mankind and has been their foundation for over 100 years. Our mission and our passion is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.
Bill Murphy at BayNews9 interviewed Marcia Hall Founder and CEO of Mrbubblez Inc. who was featured as an "Everyday Hero". What makes their Everyday Heroes so special? Their main mission is to make Tampa Bay a better place. These extraordinary people give their time, and use their talents to raise awareness and make a positive impact across all of our communities.
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Bradley George from WUSF Radio was impressed with Mrbubblez's mobile shower services.
He interviewed Marcia Hall Founder and CEO of Mrbubblez who brought portable showers to the Brandon area. Even with rain, Mrbubblez was able to shower over 25 homeless neighbors that day.
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P.O. BOX 130192
TAMPA, FL 33681
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Mail your check to P O Box 130192 Tampa, FL 33681
Donations and Supporters
Sertoma Service to Mankind Tampa Club
Mrbubblez Inc. showers thanks Fox 13 news and Walter Allen for their support.
Ann Gilbert and Kristine Howell of Shapes Fitness Brandon
National General Insurance
24 deodorant, 10 soap, 20 toothbrush, 20 razor, men and women undergarments
Dillion Moran (white shirt) and Boyscout Troop #4, made Mrbubblez screen
Walmart Bill Murphy@Baynews 9
Dallas1 Construction & Development
NCA Direct in Tampa
David's smile is long time coming.
David stated, "I had no reason to smile for six months, but today I find a reason."
David was so happy he had just received a hot shower, clean clothing and felt the love from our volunteers.
“Me siento como 1 millón de dólares!”
"I feel like a million bucks!"
This young man tell us that he "had not taken a shower in a month and half I need it."
Mrbubblez Inc. showers want to give a special thanks to Rachel for the beautiful portrait of one of our client. She truly captured the essence of the human side to our homeless neighbors. Rachel is the Founder of GALA"The app for Artists". The portrait was give to the client.
CALL TO ACTION
SHOW YOUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS
"I SEE YOU & I CARE"...
I SEE YOU Donations:
- New disposable razors-only
- New or slightly used clothing (men & women) all sizes- pants, shirts, dresses
- New underwear-only (men & women)
all adult sizes
- New socks-only (men & women) all adult sizes
- C - Batteries
***Email us to schedule a pick up for donations***
- Welcome Table Greeters
- Deck Overseers
- Shower Monitors
- Caring Crew
I CARE Donations :
- Van rental fee
- Storage fees
- Transportation expenses
- Equipment repair and replacement fees
- Operational expense
Mrbubblez Inc. donated to Catholic Charities to help them with Hillsborough Hope (100 homeless tents) project for the homeless. We give hygiene items, bath towels & bath clothes, men and women undergarments, women clothing, men t-shirts etc....
We all can do something to help our homeless neighbors. Mrbubblez showers and Metro mobile outreach team (Brigaide) at Trinity Cafe serving the community in unity.
Over the last three years, Mrbubblez has provided over 600 showers, give away over 1800 lbs. of clothing, 108 ozs. of hygiene items to men, women and families that is 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.
Because of the seriousness of the current situation we face as a country ( In response to COVID-19).We are taking several steps to protect our staff, our volunteers and the public concerning the impact of the virus.
We here at Mrbubblez decided to cancel our schedule shower services until further notice.
Please continue your support for this cause with your donations.
2020 Shower Schedule
June 6th & August 15th
Church of Nazarene
114 Kingsway Rd. (Brandon)
June 13th & August 8th & Sept.12th
Trinity Cafe I
2801 N Nebraska Ave
July 11th & Sept. 26th - 2Sides 2The Cross
9340 North Florida Ave #A-2
July 18th - Trinity Cafe II
2202 E. Busch Ave
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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