Heart for Winter Haven is a faith-based non-profit corporation, which is dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations, and churches, to create a connected community that works together to improve the lives for the citizens of Winter Haven.
They focus on a variety of different issues including disaffected youth, education, employment, homelessness, hunger, mental health, senior care, and substance abuse.
They work directly with a variety of different organizations as well. To help the youth of the community they support the Boys & Girls Club, Brother-2-Brother, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters, just to name a few.
The Jobs for Life program helps individuals find their purpose, improve their interview skills, and ultimately teaches them to develop the work ethic to thrive professionally. The Employee Care Program was developed to provide counseling and help with stress management.
When it comes to senior care, they work alongside East Polk Meals on Wheels, Winter Haven Senior Center, and Better Living for Seniors.
They also work to clean up the community, with cleaning, painting, and light construction projects.
Events and Fundraisers
Every year they throw the As One! Annual Vision Banquet, which raises money for the A4WH (Homes 4 Wounded Heroes) Foundation, to award veterans with mortgage free homes.
At the regular Men’s Breakfast events, men get together to read scriptures, pray, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. There’s a few other re-occurring faith-based groups and events as well, including Centerstate Bible Study, Brooks Law Group: Person of Jesus, Women’s Leaders Circle, and Local Housing Partnership meetings.
There are a few different ways you can get involved with the Heart for Winter Haven organization. You can sign up to be a regular, or a one-time volunteer for various community events. You’ll be able to choose the organizations and fundraisers you’re interested in working with, and you can easily sign up online.
If you’d like to donate you can also do that online, or you can come on by our headquarters, and any amount helps.
To stay up to date on everything that’s happening and find out more information, be sure to follow their Facebook page.