Christian Service Center, Orlando, FL
Compelled by the love of Jesus Christ, the Christian Service Center for Central Florida seeks to mobilize the Central Florida community under one common mission to eradicate poverty through the provision of services and resources that foster hope, well-being and empowerment.
Health Care for the Homeless, Orlando, FL
501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing the health care needs of the homeless and uninsured residents of our community in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Apopka Toy Drive Event for the Hope CommUnity Center
Many children who receive holiday donations from local charities rarely get to experience the joy of getting a Christmas gift from a parent. While their parents are glad to get assistance, they often feel like inadequate providers because they can’t participate in this season of giving. The Toy Sale is an empowering experience for Central Florida families. Parents get to shop with dignity, personally selecting and buying children’s toys that are priced reasonably for their budgets. The Toy Sale continues to be very popular with both the parents and the children in our community. In years past, we made it possible for over 2,000 children to receive brand new gifts from family and friends. People keep attending because it is a chance to shop with dignity and shop with a purpose.
Thanks again for your generous gifts of toys for families through the Hope Community Center. The spirit of Christmas really came alive. Your gifts have a second chapter by enriching the lives of the immigrants and working poor that Hope serves. Some highlights of what you have helped contribute to include:
38 students received scholarships from Hope Community
10 Hope Scholars received scholarship from other organizations/institutions
94 students learned English skills in the ESOL program
102 students ages 5-10 participated in Kids Camp
219 participated in virtual Citizen preparation classes
56 students became citizens
1255 people received assistance with Food Stamps and Medicare
136,000 meals were distributed in partnership with Second Harvest and other partners.
For more information about the work of the Center see www.hcc-offm.org