#GIVINGTUESDAY: The Why

Danita PetersonEvents, Saved Lives, Changed LivesLeave a Comment

If a colorful light turned on in your home every time you had an opportunity to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, the whole entire world would light up like a Lite Brite for 24 hours!

When you delightfully create magic on the black paper backdrop of the classic toy it’s amazing how even one or two missing lights can take away the beauty of the entire picture or make it feel completely incomplete.… Read More

Christmas Open House 2017

Danita PetersonEvents

Join us for a Christmas open house event at a campus nearest you, and bring your family and friends! Enjoy holiday treats, cottage tours and fun-filled family entertainment as our campus family celebrates with yours.

While not expected, the following gifts would be a blessing for children in care: Non-perishable food items, pajamas, socks, paper goods and personal hygiene items.… Read More

When Jesus Set the Table

RJ WaltersEvents, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

We are asking all of our friends and partners to provide life-changing meals for children – ONE MILLION MEALS in fact through our Journey to #OneMillionsMeals on Facebook from October 27-31 – because we must meet the basic needs of children to be able to meet their most profound, spiritual needs.

When you make it possible for us to connect an empty belly and weary soul with food you are provoking a spiritual experience.… Read More

Coffee, Art & Helping Kids

RJ WaltersEvents, News

Patrons visiting a Lakeland coffee shop, just up the road from our international headquarters, will have the opportunity throughout the month of June to make a positive impact on children by purchasing artwork and learning more about Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and Orphan’s Heart as they enjoy their espresso drinks and fresh baked goods.… Read More

Sea of Red Floods FBCH

RJ WaltersEvents, Volunteers in Action

Employees from Keller Williams (KW) fashioned a sea of RED on the Joe K. Blanton Campus of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes on Thursday, May 11 and provided food to more than 2,500 people around Polk County as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service.

“Wow, it’s like Amazon in here!” shouted a KW employee as she gazed at the warehouse filled with food, household items and more at the Harold Clark Simmons Compassion Center.… Read More

Christmas Open House

Danita PetersonEvents, News

Join us for a Christmas open house event at a campus nearest you, and bring your family and friends! Enjoy holiday treats, cottage tours and fun-filled family entertainment as our campus family celebrates with yours.

While not expected, the following gifts would be a blessing for children in care:
Non-perishable food items, pajamas, socks, paper goods and personal hygiene items.… Read More

Join us for CAFO Summit 2016 to be inspired and equipped to care for orphans!

Danita PetersonAdoption Stories, Events, Foster Care

At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, we are excited to invite you to a two-day conference that will jumpstart your church’s ability to compassionately and practically care for orphans, foster care children and adoptive families.

We encourage you to join us for the 13th annual Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit at First Baptist Church of Orlando on May 5-6.Read More

What is your story?

Danita PetersonEvents, News, Women of Compassion

This February 26, join women from across the state and be inspired to help one more child.  Enjoy fellowship.  Stories of hope.  Stories of faith.  Stories of disappointment.

Stories that have been rewritten!

Click to find out more.… Read More

Women of Compassion Annual Event

Danita PetersonEvents, News, Women of Compassion

The theme for our 2016 event is “Rewritten: His story, Your life,” based on the scripture from Psalm 139:16, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” What a huge truth with lots of layers, but underneath is God’s sovereignty in all things and His great love for each of us individually.… Read More

Celebrate Christmas with us on campus!

Danita PetersonEvents, News

Christmas Open House
Dec. 11 from 6-8 pm

There is something special about spending the Christmas season with family, friends and loved ones!  That is why Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is inviting you to enjoy festive treats and see how the lives of children are being forever changed at the campus nearest you.

On Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m., there will be jolly good eats, enlightening cottage tours and fun-filled family entertainment.… Read More