Tag Archive: Volunteers

A Servant’s Heart: 30 Years of Dinner and Dessert

  Bertha Masterson was the Coalition even before there was a Coalition. Back in 1985, when First United Methodist Church of Orlando (FUMC) opened the doors of its fellowship hall to homeless neighbors… Continue reading

Visiting artist inspires homeless kids

In a dimly-lit studio, artist Juan Travieso is sharing a selection of his works, illuminated by the glow of a PowerPoint presentation. He explains the meaning behind each painting: a desire to depict… Continue reading

Homeless men and poetry? You bet!

There’s a stereotype about homeless men, one that certainly does not involve creative writing and poetry. So – what if we told you that some of the homeless men residing in our Men’s… Continue reading

Valencia practices what they preach

Krystal Pherai is a true example of putting your money where your mouth is! Krystal – Staff Assistant at Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) and Coordinator of the PJI Ambassadors since… Continue reading

Meet Carita – A powerful example of progress

We shared a bit of Carita’s story in our August e-newsletter. Since she’s such a powerful example of progress in our program, we thought her story was worth expanding – and updating! Carita… Continue reading

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014

The sobering reality of domestic violence has been in the news a lot of late due to the very public instances permeating the NFL. Yet, this crime is one that all too many… Continue reading

New year, new shoes: Thank you!

With the new school season in full swing, backpacks are full while some bank accounts are nearly empty. Although public school is freely available to all Central Florida children, school supplies and necessary… Continue reading

Forgetting Convenience for a Cause

In this day and age, it’s all about convenience. A person is more influenced to buy from a store based on its close location rather than its selection. When they want to do… Continue reading

Taste of the Nation® Orlando Posts Fundraising Record

We are excited to report that Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Orlando raised $301,317 to support the feeding programs of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank… Continue reading