UCF Leadership: Transforming Lives of Central Florida’s Homeless Community
Did you know on average the Coalition for the Homeless supports 600 men, women and children each day? On December 2, UCF’s President, Dr. John Hitt and First Lady, Martha Hitt, invited members of UCF Town and Gown Council to an afternoon tea to benefit Central Florida’s Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition is the largest full-service provider of homeless services in Central Florida. This outreach program provides food, shelter, housing options, education, advocacy, support services, comprehensive children’s services and case management; all focusing on offering the tools to return homeless people to self-sufficiency.
Diana LaRue proudly supported this year’s event, which raised over $4,000 in donations, gift cards and items need for the Coalition. President/CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Brent Trotter discussed the Coalition’s features, services, programs, and future goals including the addition of new Men’s Service Center that is expected to open early 2014.
The Coalition depends on the support from the community to continue to serve the homeless. To make monetary donation or take at look at their immediate needs list visit – centralfloridahomeless.org.
Appleton Creative is working with muralist and artist, Haywood Green, who is a current resident of the Coalition. Mr.Green’s artwork will be on display during the Appleton Awareness Gallery show, “Spirit of Hope.” All of the proceeds from the art will go to Mr.Green. The Appleton Awareness Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
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