College Park Elementary
College Park Elementary is a local elementary school where we have become a corporate sponsor for. Our support helps children have the necessary clothes, supplies, and other items they need to be successful in the classroom. We also offer reading assistance and periodic help with special projects.
Covenant Children’s Home
Covenant Children’s Home is an organization that ministers to foster children in a home cluster neighborhood. Their vision for the future is to eventually build a cluster of five or six homes on their twenty-acre site where they could house six children and full-time house parents.
Ocala Outreach Foundation
Feed the Need is a non-profit, faith-based organization established under the umbrella of Ocala Outreach Foundation, Inc. The focus and mission of Feed the Need is to offer much needed support while positively impacting underprivileged youth in Marion County, particularly those who are without a home.
Hands of Mercy Everywhere
HOME is a multidisciplinary facility that houses all services required by teen moms and their babies and includes a community of supporters that help provide the resources needed for pregnant teenage girls to carry their child to term.
Hope Outreach Help Center
Hope Outreach Center, based in Citra, FL, exists to “bring hope to those who have no hope” through a variety of services such as addiction help, resume creation, a food pantry, Biblical counseling, and more. The services at Hope Outreach Help Center are funded by profits at the Hope thrift store and the donations of generous supporters.
Interfaith lives out its motto - “God’s hand extended to those in need” – meeting community needs through a full range of emergency services. Interfaith not only accepts monetary donations, but is always appreciative of material donations and volunteer help to stock and operate their giving pantry, homeless shelter, thrift store, and new Center for Life medical clinic.
Kimberly’s Center is an advocacy program for mistreated children in Marion County, providing many different services from medical examinations to therapy sessions at one designated, safe location in hopes of reducing trauma for victims. This facility strives to be a compassionate response to childhood abuse and neglect, creating a child-friendly path to healing and restoration.
Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward provides families in financial hardships with furniture, clothing, appliances, and more. The Pay It Forward team desires to foster stability and self-worth throughout our community by helping to meet material needs.
Share the Love
Share the Love non-profit hosts annual summer camps to create positive memories for abused and neglected children and teens in the area. The family at Share the Love works year-round to develop and plan these experiences through diligent fundraising and camp counselor selections to offer young campers the best experience possible.
SoZo Kids, named for the Greek word meaning “rescue”, is a non-profit ministry providing education, recreation and compassion to children living in abject poverty in the Ocala National Forest. Mentorships, summer camps, and sponsorship programs are just the beginning of the work SoZo Kids does to bring affordable enjoyment to kids in need.
Wear Gloves navigates how to best serve distressed communities with sensitivity and respect while helping them to break the cycle of dependency. Through programs like Church in the Garden, a street church fellowship, and the Dignity Center, a vocational training location, Wear Gloves cultivates work ethic, employment, and independence. Their newest venture, Dignity Roasters, merges the ministries love of empowering distressed individuals with procuring coffee.
Women’s Pregnancy Center
Women’s Pregnancy Center engages, informs and empowers expectant mothers in unplanned pregnancies by providing pro-life care through affordable medical services, parenting classes, adoption connections, Christian counseling and more. The Women’s Pregnancy Center desires to bring hope and healing to mothers facing critical life choices.
The YMCA believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is their cause. At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.