HOPE in the NEWS
Kids of HOPE Brightens Back to School for needy families
More than 700 needy children in Seminole County are back in the classroom this fall with much needed school supplies, thanks to a collaborative effort of Kids of HOPE in Oviedo and The Sharing Center in Longwood. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE HERE.
Women's Club Issues - 2013 Philanthropic Awards
A year of fundraising efforts and dedication to the community by the GFWC Oviedo Woman's Club culminated in a night of charitable giving to more than 30 local individuals and organizations. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE HERE.
Upcoming BBQ Blowout To Benefit HOPE Helps, Inc.
HOPE Helps Inc. is a 501c (3) organization whose goal is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education. HOPE addresses the issues facing individuals and families in crises by networking with local agencies and organizations and developing innovative problem-solving ideas. They want to educate and transform the way people think about the poor and homeless by publicizing the need and planning long term solutions that address the problems of those in crisis. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON SUNNY 105.9's WEBSITE.
Second Harvest Opens Expanded Facility to Feed and Train Thousands
By Kate Santich | Orlando Sentinel | March 6, 2013
Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday officially unveiled its new $15 million distribution center and headquarters — a 100,000-square-foot facility that will allow the Orlando nonprofit to feed twice as many people, promote better nutrition, launch a catering business, train the unemployed to work in the culinary field and put thousands more volunteers to work each year.
A crowd of nearly 500 representatives from government, business, philanthropy and human-service agencies attended the dedication of the new Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Hunger Relief Center, named for the personal-injury law firm of John and Ultima Morgan, who donated $2 million to the project. In a region where one out of every four children lives in a family struggling to put food on the table, the facility is seen as a big leap forward. CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF)
A Heavenly Bounty
By Chip Colandreo | Orlando-Winter Springs Life | March 1, 2013
Every can and every box of food that is donated to us is critically important, "says David Zipperer, food pantry coordinator for the nonprofit homelessness and hunger relief organization HOPE Helps, Inc. "But the way our clients react when they walk into our supplemental food pantry and see it filled with fresh green and colorful fruits and vegatables is incredible." CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE (PDF)