Disney Helps Family Promise “Shine On”

Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO), is proud to be a 2010 recipient of  $20,000 from Disney Helping Kids Shine Grant which will help to launch an exciting  new children’s enrichment program. Family Promise of Greater Orlando, formerly, Interfaith Hospitality Network is a member of the national organization committed to helping homeless families achieve lasting independence and self sufficiency. Providing services in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties since 2001 Family Promise is committed to improving the lives of children of homeless families.  Historically 60% of the individuals within the families served through the homeless shelter program are children.

The grant allows Family Promise to further strengthen its’ commitment to our children. By compassionately helping these children regain a sense of normalcy through programs centered on character development and constructively using free time.  Family Promise feels every child deserves the opportunity to experience their lives in an environment where they will thrive, learn, have fun and grow to be healthy and well rounded despite their homeless situation.

The programs will consist of cultural enhancement by exposure to the arts, dance, karate and other sports and activities.  Tutoring and mentoring will also be provided to assist those children needing help with their schoolwork.

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