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Recent News, Events, and Announcements

HeARTS Give Hope Art Contest

Middle and high school students in grades six through twelve are invited to compete in the 2015 HeARTS Give Hope Art Contest. The theme "Portraits of Poverty" is an opportunity for students to learn more about the realities of those who struggle with homelessness, hunger and access to healthcare  in Central Florida.

Participants are asked to create artwork depicting what poverty looks like in Central Florida. The top three winners will receive an award for their artwork at the HeARTS Give Hope Food, Wine & Art Event on June 12, 2015. The deadline to enter artwork is May 25, 2015.

For more details and to register, contact: 
Renee Baker, Events Coordinator
Renee.Baker@cflcc.org or 407-451-5315 

March E-Newsletter - HOPE for Lent

Learn more about Agape Food Bank and how we’re helping to alleviate hunger in this month’s ‎newsletter. Click here. 

The New Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

On Monday, March 2nd, Catholic Charities of Central Florida held a rededication ceremony and blessing for the new Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors. The center has a new name and new location at 1510 Commercial Park Drive. It is one of a kind in Lakeland. 

“Nearly one third of Polk County’s population is over the age of 55 and there is a great need for places just like this. It’s truly a jewel in Polk County,” said John Hall, Polk County Board of County Commissioners who attended the ceremony and thanked Catholic Charities of Central Florida for their continued dedication to serving the seniors in the community.  

Food Drive for Lent 


2013-14 Annual Report

Here is our 2013-14 Annual Report which highlights the difference we are making in the community thanks to your support!

As Bishop Noonan said: "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."

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. Read more...
Click here for updates about administrative relief efforts and to learn what you can do to prepare.

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