H4WH "Be One! Community" 40 Days of Giving

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$49,678 by 81 people

$200,000

Heart for Winter Haven

Team Members

Brad

$1,825 / 7 donors

Jennifer

$1,220 / 8 donors

Matthew

$750 / 2 donors

Marcia

$375 / 3 donors

Rose

$140 / 2 donors

Bee

$60 / 3 donors

Lauren

$75 / 2 donors

Joanne

$60 / 2 donors

Jennifer

$50 / 2 donors

Barbara

$35 / 2 donors

jeremy

$25 / 2 donors

Margaret

$0 / 0 donors

Story

Why We Exist:

There are many kinds of poverty- financial, spiritual, relational- just to name a few. Heart for Winter Haven exists to connect all sectors of our city (churches, businesses, non-profits and city leadership) to alleviate poverty, in all its forms. We do this by utilizing a comprehensive community development strategy that emphasizes strengthening families through employability, housing stability and emotional/mental health support, all surrounded by faith affirming initiatives.

The Problem:

The Non-Profit Community in Winter Haven is splintered, rendering us less effective and, in many ways, ineffective. Due to a lack of collaboration and unifying strategy among our organizations, people needing help often continue to suffer needlessly in poverty.

The Solution:

Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus' death and resurrection to put all things in right relationship again.” (Fikkert)

Since 2014, Heart for Winter Haven has worked to strengthen relationships and encourage collaboration among the various sectors of our city. Some of the initiatives used in this effort include:

Jobs for Life: Working with area churches, businesses, non-profits (and even the Polk County Sheriff’s Department), unemployed and underemployed men and women are being equipped to find purposeful work and financial stability.

The Housing Partnership of Winter Haven: In partnership with The City of Winter Haven, the Winter Haven/Downtown CRA and area non-profits, families are being strengthened and provided help with eviction prevention and housing stability.

Emotional Wellness Counseling: Individuals are able to receive free and low-cost mental health counseling. In addition, by providing supervision to dozens of mental health interns at no cost, free counseling is also available at partner agencies.

Scholarship House: Collaborating with local businesses, non-profits and civic organizations on renovation efforts, we have developed a housing program for homeless college students in partnership with a local area church.

Our Invitation:

We believe God has called us to carry HIs image to marginalized people so that they too can experience life-transforming enrichment and restoration as fellow image bearers. You can join us to make a difference in our community by: making a general donation to Heart for Winter Haven, volunteering in one of our Jobs for Life courses and/or donating financial support or resources to sponsor a class, or offering housing/support for homeless families and students.

For more information about Heart for Winter Haven, visit us online at https://www.heart4wh.org/

Supporters

Marcia Mckinney received a new donation from Thomas Hjerpe

1 day ago

$25

Brad Beatty received a new donation from Peter and Lenore

2 days ago

$100

We love our city.

Anonymous made a donation

5 days ago

$55

Thomas and Loretta Klingensmith made a donation

5 days ago

$400

From Heart for Winter Haven: Our special thanks to the Klingensmiths for your support through the H4WH banquet event at Parkland Baptist! We are blessed by your gift and hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving ❤️

Parkland Baptist Church made a donation

5 days ago

$300

From Heart for Winter Haven: Thank you to our incredible church partner, Parkland Baptist, for hosting a "Be One! Community" event at your church! We thank God for your friendship and are grateful for all you do in the Winter Haven community ❤️

Mrs. Frances Pennington made a donation

5 days ago

$30

From Heart for Winter Haven: Thank you SO much Frances for supporting our ministry! We received the donation you made online through heart4wh.org and just wanted to say how much we appreciate you!

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Klepper made a donation

5 days ago

$200

From Heart for Winter Haven: Our sincere thanks to Keith and Jan for your continued friendship and support! Thank you for your generous donation through our home website at heart4wh.org- we appreciate you!

Marcia Mckinney received a new donation from Lisa Dunson

6 days ago

$100

Marcia Mckinney received a new donation from Jim and Marcia

6 days ago

$250

So excited to ask our family and friends to donate to this amazing group. Poverty cycle is being broken, lives changed! Isaiah 58:6-9 and Matthew 25:35-36. Giving a little will help so many!!! Whatever is raised on our site will be matched. Take a moment to read what they are doing, then pray and see if you can help!

Jennifer Cowan received a new donation from Roger & Gerri Carr

1 week ago

$50

From Jennifer at Heart for Winter Haven: Thank you Gerri for coming by today and supporting my fundraiser for H4WH! You guys are a blessing and I am grateful beyond words for your friendship! God bless you! 😘❤️

Karen Schreiber made a donation

1 week ago

$200

Drew and Ashley Bennett made a donation

1 week ago

$1,200

From Heart for Winter Haven: Thank you Bennett Family for your email pledge and for continuing as monthly H4WH Champions again this year! We are so grateful for you! ❤️

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