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“Come and See” Event

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Women throughout North Florida are Invited to an Inspirational  “Come and See” Event in Tallahassee to Impact the Lives of Children in Need

(Tallahassee, FL) – Sat., Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) will present “Come and See,” an inspiring and educational event especially for women throughout the North Florida region. The event will take place on the Tallahassee campus located at 8415 Buck Lake Road.

“Come and See” is open to the public and the cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be served and the event will feature singer Kristi Brown as well as entertainment by ventriloquist Julie Boyd, FBCH’s vice president of church relations.  There will be words of inspiration by FBCH, Orphan’s Heart and The Porch Light president Jerry Haag, Ph.D., CFP®, who will shed light on the tremendous needs of children in North Florida and around the world.

Also during the event, there will be a tour of the cottages on the Tallahassee campus and stories of real lives changed.

Former campus resident, Melanie Moncada, who is currently a senior at Florida State University, will share how her field of study, Family and Child Services, was decided upon because of the impact of FBCH.

“I began living on the Tallahassee campus when I was just five years old, and the time I spent there shaped me and helped make the person I am today,” said Moncada.

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is proud to be celebrating more than 110 years of helping children! From the opening of our first orphanage in 1904 to our present day ministries that have expanded to provide safe, stable homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, we are honored to be helping children in tangible ways. In 2014, we were privileged to care for more than 106,000 children and families through foster care, adoption services, compassion ministries and more.

To register for “Come and See,” visit FBCHomes.org or call Rochelle Bailey at Rochelle.Bailey@FBCHomes.org. All media inquiries can be directed to Katy Martin, vice president of communications at (863) 608-1050.

Women of Compassion

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Women of Compassion Giving Society Hosts Bestselling Author
Renee Swope for Women’s Event on Friday, February 6

RSwope_BannerPhotoCropped(Lakeland, FL) – Fri., Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the Women of Compassion giving society will host Key to a Confident Heart – an inspiring and educational conference event especially for women. The event will feature best-selling author Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Swope will share inspiring key points from her best-selling and award-winning book, A Confident Heart.  The event will begin in the chapel of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Lakeland campus located at 1015 Sikes Blvd.

Also during the event, there will be a special tour, shopping, lunch by Sweet Magnolia’s Tea Bistro and a video presentation from the organization’s president, Jerry Haag, Ph.D., CFP®.  Women of Compassion members will also vote to decide how their dollars will be used in the coming year to help more children in Florida and in developing nations.

Women of Compassion members are invited to attend free-of-charge and guests are invited to attend for only $45.  Women of Compassion is passionate about changing the lives of innocent children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Last year, Women of Compassion gave more than $100,000 to help children through FBCH, Orphan’s Heart and The Porch Light. To join, members are asked to give $1,000 or more to the Women of Compassion fund for children in one calendar year.

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is proud to be celebrating more than 110 years of helping children! From the opening of our first orphanage in 1904 to our present day ministries that have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, we are honored to be helping children in tangible ways.

For more information about the Key to a Confident Heart event or Women of Compassion giving society, contact Kristen Hitchcock, director of major gifts, at Kristen.Hitchcock@FBCHomes.org or visit FBCHomes.org. For media inquiries, contact Katy Martin, vice president of communications at (863) 687-8811 (office) (863) 608-1050 (mobile).

Women of Compassion’s Key to a Confident Heart

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Fri., Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) will host Key to a Confident Heart – an inspiring and educational forum especially for women. The Women of Compassion giving society’s event will feature bestselling author Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Renee will share powerful truths from her best-selling and award winning book, A Confident Heart. She will also share her family’s amazing adoption story. The event will begin in the chapel of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Lakeland campus located at 1015 Sikes Blvd.

Also, learn how the Women of Compassion giving society has helped give hope to girls victimized by trafficking. This will be a unique opportunity for members of Women of Compassion to decide how their gifts will be invested to provide shelter, hope and restoration to more children in the coming year.

Register today!

Membership

By joining the Women of Compassion giving society and committing to give $1000 per year, you are able to impact the lives of children in need and given free admission to the Women of Compassion, “Key to a Confident Heart” event.  For your convenience, your commitment can be paid in ten monthly installments of $100 or quarterly installments of $250.

Guest/Prospective Member

If you are interested in familiarizing yourself with this inspiring group of women and learning more about the ways you can change the lives of the children, you can attend the event as our special guest for only $45.  If you decide to join us as a member, this portion of your gift will go toward your membership.

For more information, contact Sorrell Fields at 863.687.8811 or Sorrell.Fields@FBCHomes.org, or visit FBCHomes.org/woc.

 

KAJ Brothers Band Commit to Giving iTunes Proceeds to The Porch Light

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

KAJ Brothers Band Commit to Giving iTunes Proceeds to Help Children Victimized by Sex Trafficking Through Support of Organizations like The Porch LightKAJ Brothers

The Porch Light, an organization of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes to bring hope to innocent children victimized of sex trafficking, will benefit from the up-and-coming KAJ Brothers band.  That is, Kyle Craichy, Austin Craichy and Johnny Atys from Orlando Florida.

The KAJ Brothers have proclaimed that their music has a specific purpose: to leave audiences uplifted and to sing about what real love is all about. When asked about this, the group agreed that they want to “make chivalry cool again and help raise standards for girls and women while also influencing humanity as a whole.”

The band members are passionate about ending sex trafficking and supporting organizations like The Porch Light, which is making a real and tangible impact on society regarding this issue. The Porch Light recently opened its first safe home at an undisclosed location in Central Florida where innocent child victims of sex trafficking are learning to begin a new life.

“To all girls trapped in this or who were trapped in this, including those living in The Porch Light home this very minute, I personally want to apologize from the deepest part of my heart for what you’ve been through. Not all men are like that, and the ones who are not are done staying silent, said Kyle Kraichy.”

One hundred percent of the KAJ Brothers first-year profits from iTunes downloads of their first single “Hello” will be given to charities that are taking a stand against sex trafficking, including The Porch Light. To support The Porch Light today as well as the KAJ Brothers, download their single here.

The KAJ Brothers are also challenging fellow artists, celebrities and others to join them in the fight against sex trafficking!  To learn more about The Porch Light, visit ThePorchLight.org.  To learn more about the KAJ Brothers, visit www.kajbrothers.com.

 

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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