Did you know there is a group of children often forgotten because they do not have their own campaign or posters? They are the children of the unemployed and make up over 100,000 in number within Central Florida.

Imagine living with a parent that is struggling to make ends meet when the holidays are coming around. It’s stressful, it’s burdensome, and the children feel it and see it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Last year, Stacy was trying to find a job, but it didn’t come in time before the holidays. Stacy was invited to shop for her son at the Christian HELP Christmas Extravaganza.

Stacy’s appointment was first thing Thursday morning. She arrived, so happy to be given the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents. She found some items she knew her son would want, but she was looking for one thing in particular, she had told no one, but she knew what she was hoping to find. She rounded the corner and there it was, the “Pie in the Face” game.

Stacy started to cry, when I asked why, she explained that she found the one thing her 9-year-old son has wished for. It was the only game like it. There were no duplicates and it was still there when Stacy arrived for her shopping experience.

What Stacy didn’t know is that the night before I found the game in a box of toys. Everything had been emptied, but this one game was missed. I pulled it out, set it on the table and didn’t know that someone would arrive just hoping for that game, but God knew.

And I knew in that moment God had orchestrated the whole thing for the sake of Stacy, her son and even me.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40

Through your donation, families are blessed with:

• An hour with a Care Manager
• A commitment to walk alongside them as they take the necessary steps to move forward
• Groceries for their family
• An offering of prayer over their circumstance
• An experience filled with God’s love and a wonderful memory

Please give to help create more memorable shopping experiences for parents and to ensure their children are not forgotten.

2017 Results

 16,298 Job Seekers Attended our CFEC Job Fairs

 5,972 People Received Care, Counsel and Job Leads

 7,530 Gained Employment

 896,481 lbs of Food Distributed to Job Seekers

 241 Families Were Provided Christmas

 3,231 Toys Were Distributed to Children at Christmas

 $33,132,000 in Taxpayer Savings

Updated: 12/15/2017