PCs, Pals & A Purpose

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Jackson* is a young boy who struggled at times during his second go-round of 2nd grade, and he is being raised by his sweet grandmother as his father serves a prison sentence. But he has experienced a breakthrough and is ready to take on 3rd grade after making the honor roll.

Delonte*, Martin* and Irving* come from a Spanish-speaking family and extra English tutoring is helping prepare them for the rest of their lives.… Read More

5 Ways to Make Summer Count

RJ WaltersNews, Volunteers in Action

What are you doing this summer? Are you and your family headed to the beach for some rest and relaxation? Are you a youth minister or youth group gearing up for summer camp? Maybe you’re a college student with road trips, local coffee shops and cold brew on your mind.

Regardless of your plans, the summer is approaching fast, and we want to encourage and remind you to serve.… Read More

Sea of Red Floods FBCH

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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

Women of Compassion Host “For The Love of Decorating”

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On September 21, Women of Compassion hosted ‘For the Love of Decorating,’ a seminar teaching basic principles of interior design by Sandra Racz.  All proceeds from the event will be used to provide extreme room makeovers for the Lakeland Campus.  Special thanks to all those who attended, local businesses that provided give aways and volunteers who helped make the event successful.… Read More

Volunteers Make a Difference! Kids Get Behind the Scenes Tour at Daytona International Speedway

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There is great anticipation and excitement as kids from our Jacksonville campus pile out of vans and run to the entrance of the Daytona International Speedway for a personal guided tour by former ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) race car driver Carl McCormick.

Every year for the past five years McCormick has provided the kids on the Jacksonville campus with a rare behind the scenes look at stock car racing during the annual ARCA test sessions at the Dayton International Speedway.… Read More

Volunteers Making an Impact on our Miami Campus!

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Seventy two members from 6 different Hispanic churches encompassing three South Florida counties converged on the Miami campus for a day of work and fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

They did a large landscaping project of planting, tree trimming, and mulching around the campus. They also helped repackage donated items and fill a 40 foot container being shipped to Haiti for distribution to the three orphanages we are working with there. … Read More

Eagle Scout builds fence for Jacksonville campus

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JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Joseph Vaughn, in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout, provided the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes Jacksonville campus a much-needed fence. According to FBCH Area Administrator Randy Harrison, Vaughn’s Eagle Scout project accomplished a task that had been on the campus to-do list for years.

Joey and Jamie Vaughn with the son, Joseph Vaugh, at his Eagle Scout ceremony.… Read More


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LAKELAND, Fla. — Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service, better known as RVICS made the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes’ Lakeland campus their home for January and February.

RVICS are retired or semi-retired Christian couples living in recreational vehicles who are serving the Lord through an organized work ministry. They focus on maintenance and service activities as well as small construction projects.… Read More

Southeastern University Students

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Student athletes from Southeastern University in Lakeland recently conducted a sports clinic for the kids on the Lakeland campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. The event, held on a warm Sunday afternoon in February, was designed to provide basic instruction on certain sports as well as guidance from God’s word on discovering and using the unique gifts God has given to us.… Read More