Our preventive care can change the trajectory of lives and the course of families before a situation goes from tough to traumatic.

We provide career workshops, financial literacy workshops, parenting workshops and more for individuals striving to take the next step for their children.

We offer free tax return services, afterschool programs, spiritual mentors and food for qualifying families.

We host events like Before the Bus that provide children school supplies, physicals, haircuts as a way to help families and individuals through this program.

We partner with local churches and families in the communities they are located in, working relentlessly to showcase the compassion of Christ in action.

More Than

1.2 Million

There are more than 1.2 million children in Florida – nearly 30 percent of all children – who are part of a low-income working family (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 ). And according to research, it would take 2.6 full-time jobs at minimum wage for a family to afford a two-bedroom unit at fair market rent (“The State of America’s Children”, Children’s Defense Fund, 2017). These are the situations we are swiftly running to with strategic solutions.

Ways to help

Tangible needs for children

To sustain our Compassion Ministries program and provide for families, the following gently-used items are needed every day:

  • Child and adult clothing of all sizes
  • House-hold items (especially kitchen supplies)
  • Toddler beds, pillows and sheets
  • Birthday kits for teens and party supplies
  • Additionally, our food needs include:
  • Healthy, yet kid-approved, cereals (i.e. Honey Nut Cheerios).
  • Fruits to include apples, Cuties, peaches and bananas
  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Sliced bread and English muffins (wheat)
  • Yogurt
  • Canned meats (to include tuna, chicken, etc).
More Than

14,449

services to children and families
More than

2,600

children and families
More Than

1,600,000

meals through our weekend backpack program

Volunteer Opportunities

Boutique Host

We are seeking individual volunteers who will help families and welcoming for our guests. Location: Harold Clark Simmons Compassion Center 1015 Sikes Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33815 Apply Now

Sorting Room Attendant

We are seeking individuals who volunteer to help sort, select, organize and children who are clients at our Compassion Center. Location: Harold Clark Simmons Compassion Center 1015 Sikes Blvd. Lakeland,...

 

 

 

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Ensure that a child is able to celebrate their life

Help us transform a family before a situation goes from tough to traumatic.

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