Making a difference: Stories from the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign - Orlando Sentinel
Thousands of children and families throughout Central Florida need your help this holiday season. Contributions to the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign provide basic needs like a hot meal, a place to sleep or after-school tutoring and literacy programs to youth year-round. All administrative costs are paid by the Family Fund and the McCormick Foundation, which contributes 50 cents for every dollar donated. You also can charge a donation to a credit card by calling 800-518-3978.Or go online at OrlandoSentinel.com/familyfund . Questions? Call 407-420-5705.
Jewish Family Services helps women achieve independence
Program puts women through six months of financial and life lessons, mental health counseling and social counseling. The aim: teach them to care for themselves.
Group helps foster kids make up academic ground
Nathan spent many days of first grade not at school but on a pier selling fish with his older brother. He missed 86 days, or almost half of the 180-day school year.
Kids House helps families victimized by abuse
The disclosure, when it finally came, left April almost incapable of rational thought.
Healing Tree counseling program benefits area woman, daughter
Healing Tree is one of the programs supported by Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
Her heart pounding, Cindy drove to her daughter's school as tears streamed down her face.
Seniors First offers struggling woman the 'miracle of life'
Nelly Cymny was at work teaching special-needs children in New York City when the Twin Towers came crashing down on 9-11.
'Giving Tuesday' spotlights importance of charity during holidays
First there was Black Friday. Then came Cyber Monday. Now another red-letter day has been added to the post-Thanksgiving mix: Giving Tuesday.
When life spirals out of control, Salvation Army helps provide stability
Salvation Army Emergency Shelter Program
Teresa Urqurhart's last name is unusual, but her situation is not.
Immigrant families find help at Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka
Mariana Romero was a shy, scared 12-year-old when she first stepped off the school bus in Apopka — her new city in her new country.
Meals on Wheels delivers food with a human touch
Every Tuesday, David Macnamara loads a cooler with plastic-wrapped trays of prepared meals into his white 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup and drives to the homes and apartments of people who are crippled, blind or disabled.
Sentinel Family Fund helps needy — and is great deal for giver
They take in the homeless veteran and shelter the battered spouse.