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Recent News, Events, and Announcements

2015 Hope & Opportunity Award Recipients Announced

Each year, Catholic Charities of Central Florida recognizes individuals and organizations who exhibit exemplary compassion and care for those in need by partnering with Catholic Charities to provide hope and opportunity. We invite you to  join us to honor this year’s Hope and Opportunity Awards recipients at the HeARTS Give Hope: Food, Wine & Art Event on June 12 from 7-10 p.m. at Catholic Campus Ministry at UCF, 3925 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo. This year’s honorees are:
Parish Partner Award - Resurrection Catholic Church in Lakeland
Parish Partner Award - Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic
Corporate Partner Award - The Mosaic Company
Individual Award - Allan Keen
Spirit of Service Award - Kevin Hagan
Click here to learn more about the award winners.

Join us June 12!

A feast for the senses – the event features compelling art, tasty local delicacies, exceptional wines and musical performances from local artists. Funds raised will support youth education and programs through Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Click here for more event details and to purchase your tickets. 

HeARTS Give Hope Art Contest

Middle and high school students in grades six through twelve are invited to submit artwork depicting what poverty looks like in Central Florida. The artwork may take the form of a drawing, painting, sculpture, photograph or other visual media. The top three contestants will receive an award and their artwork will be featured at the HeARTS Give Hope Food, Wine & Art Event on June 12, 2015.
Click here for contest details.

Save the Date!

Celebrate World Refugee Day with Catholic Charities of Central Florida on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at Oak Ridge High School (700 West Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809). Established by the United Nations, World Refugee Day honors the courage of refugees determined to begin a new life for their families. Admission is FREE! Click here for more event details.

Adoption Informational Session

Are you curious about the adoption process and how Catholic Charities provides Adoption Services to both birth and adoptive parents?  You’re in luck! Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting an Orientation and Informational Session about Domestic Infant Adoption on July 11, 2015 in Lakeland. 
Click here for session details. 

2013-14 Annual Report

"This annual report of Catholic Charities of Central Florida is not a report of words; rather, it is a report about you, the holy people of God, who roll up your sleeves and prefer to give, than to receive."
- Bishop Noonan

Administrative Relief Updates on Immigration

In the wake of executive action taken on November 20, 2014 in the U.S., local immigrants who may be eligible for administrative relief are in jeopardy of becoming victims of fraud.
Click here for updates about administrative relief efforts and to learn what you can do to prepare.

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