‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:40
Fact: Florida has the third highest number of homeless people in the United States.
Fact: The greater Orlando area (Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties) is 4th in the state of Florida for the number of homeless.
Fact: 167,000 households in Seminole County alone (just over 39 percent of all county households) live in poverty or are struggling to make ends meet.
Fact: While unemployment rates are declining, two-thirds of the jobs created pay less than $20 per hour.
Fact: The average rent for an apartment in our community is over $1,300 per month.
Fact: Half of the households in our community put more than 30 percent of their monthly income towards housing expenses.
There are many more facts like these. They all tell a compelling story of struggling families in our community. These struggling families could very well be ones you sit next to at church, your children attend school with, or your next-door neighbor.
These families don’t have a lot left over for food, medicine, child care, or other basics. Providing a Christmas for their children is not on their radar.
These families are one missed paycheck away from homelessness.
It is our mission at Christian HELP to prevent homelessness.
We are a small team. We work to maximize every dollar of your generous donations to provide families in our community the
Hope, Encouragement, Love, and Prayer that they need to survive.
Our work goes beyond just the emotional component. It provides solutions and resources people need to stand on their own. We call it empowering family independence.
Your donations put food on the table so families can pay their housing costs.
Your donations provide the career counseling men and women need to get themselves standing on solid ground, or another step up the ladder of an ever-changing workforce.
Here are some more facts:
Your dollars at work have provided over 16 million pounds of food to hungry families in our 27-year history.
Your gifts have saved taxpayers like yourself, over $300 million in state and federal funding!
Your support has made possible the connection of over 140,000 jobs to those willing and able to work.
Your charity has blessed families with Christmas dinners and thousands of children with gifts.
Most of all, your financial support has provided hope. Hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and what people need to keep striving toward a transformed life.
We are grateful for your partnership in our mission and pray that you will continue to invest in the lives of our neighbors through Christian HELP.