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.
Apopka Family Learning Center helps struggling kids catch up
The teacher called the anxious third-graders to her desk, one by one.
Mentors give gift of reading to young students
At the start of third grade, it seemed unlikely that Jack Bottalico would make it to fourth grade.
Boys & Girls Clubs keep kids off the street and in the classroom
Before our interview is over and I am permitted to leave, Victor, 10 years old, instructs me that I must recite The Boys & Girls Club Code.
Sentinel Family Fund helps needy — and is great deal for giver
They take in the homeless veteran and shelter the battered spouse.
Family Fund: Catholic Charities of Central Florida helps young family
Alfonzo and Chauvonne Jackson were struggling to provide for their children after Alfonzo lost his job, but they persevered thanks to Catholic Charities.
Alfonzo and Chauvonne Jackson's love story sounds like it belongs in "When Harry Met Sally."
Family Fund: Agency helps man keep his independence
The Center for Independent Living is supported by the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign.
Raymond Nicoulin isn't one to call a charity for help at the first sign of trouble.
Family Fund: Caregiver support group aims to lessen load in ways small, large
Share the Care is a nonprofit organization supported by the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign.
Orange County Deputy Sheriff Louis "Lou" Minnis rises before the sun to wake his wife, Debbie, and take her to the bathroom.
Family Fund: Coalition for Homeless helps dad, son find strength, footing
The Coalition for the Homeless is one of several nonprofit groups supported by the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign.
An 8-year-old boy leans on his father's arm, raises his head and grins.
Family Fund: Mustard Seed's furnishings help families at crucial times
Nellie Campbell, a grandmother of 9, received help from the Mustard Seed of Central Florida
Think about the things you take for granted each day.
Family Fund: Apopka learning center helps strapped family juggle after-school problem
Center's Kids in Motion program takes in 130 students from 7 schools.
You do the math.