Each year, the Office of Shared Student Services and the USF Health Homecoming committee plan an exciting, fun-filled week to celebrate and promote school spirt, open our doors to the USF community, showcase our colleges and schools and entice alumni to "come home" to reconnect with friends. Part of the celebration is dedicated to serving and giving back to the community.
This year, the committee has selected Tampa Bay Street Medicine (TBSM) as the organization of choice. Tampa Bay Street Medicine is a student organization at USF Health dedicated to improving the medical care of the houseless in our community.
What Your Gifts Will Do
All proceeds go directly toward purchasing supplies and equipment for TBSM service events, which bring free healthcare to the houseless in Tampa. A few examples include:
- Over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, anti-histamines, antacids and more
- Wound care supplies such as bandages, gauze, antibacterial ointment and more
- Outreach supplies such as socks, blankets, hygiene supplies, women's health supplies and more
TBSM works to engage individuals outside of the traditional healthcare system in order to assess each unique situation holistically and develop a realistic plan to improve their health.
Spread The Word
We are counting on your help! Make an even bigger impact by sharing your support of this campaign using the social media tools at the top of the page.
Thank you for supporting and investing in the health of our community!
Choose a giving level
Your gift of $5 can buy toothbrushes for six people. Dental access is often blocked for those who can’t afford health insurance. Help those in need keep their mouths clean, healthy and pain-free.
Your gift of $10 can provide an individual with toothpaste, shampoo and soap to last up to three months, or a family of three up to one month.
A Year's Supply
Your gift of $25 can provide a year's supply of body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and razors for an individual in need.
Your gift of $50 can provide hygiene kits for 15 individuals complete with deodorant, toothbrushes, clean socks and soap to last one month.
Help the Houseless
Your gift of $100 provides houseless individuals with a variety of supplies which are critical to helping keep them clean and preventing the spread of disease from person to person.
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