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in: captionsTHE COALITION


639 W. Central Blvd. • Orlando, FL 32801 • 407.426.1250CentralFloridaHomeless.org

building walls.

rebuilding lives.

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Brent A. TrotterPresident/CEO

connecting. building. celebrating.

thanks to you.connect

con•nect [kuh-nekt] verb (used used with object) 1) to join, link, or fasten together; 2) unite or bind: 3) to establish communication between; 4) to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: 5) to have as an accompanying or associated feature.

Though it can be overused, the word has a variety of dictionary definitions, any one of which can stand alone as our invitation for you to connect with us.

We would love to have you join us; be linked, fastened together and united with you in our Journey Home Campaign, as we seek to raise money during this tough economic time to ensure the vital services we provide are ongoing.

We eagerly want to establish communication between you and the work of the Coalition, to let you know about the many volunteer opportunities available to you, how valuable your time and talents are to us and how you can make a difference. We want to associate with you, both personally and through your business, and have a variety of ways to develop our relationship.

And finally, we invite you to associate with the realities of homelessness we see every day, especially in light of the many myths and misconceptions that exist. By connecting with the Coalition, you’ll see that together we can make a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors in need.

So, please read on...the accompanying pages have a host of ways to connect.

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you’ve been busy, central florida!take a look at your work:

sent hundreds of homeless kids back

to school

A good education can put homeless children on the path to a brighter future. Thanks to you, the Coalition’s kids are on that path.

You amazed us, yet again, at the annual Back 2 School Festival as you filled the Coalition with all the necessities – from backpacks to tennis shoes – to send our kids back to school!

Because of you, our school-aged kids have the supplies, clothing, and most importantly, confidence to shine this school year.

If you have heard about Taste of the Nation, then you know it is an exclusive, highly-anticipated foodie event that entices all of Central Florida.

What you may not know is how much the Coalition depends on your participation.

This year, you helped to raise nearly $250,000 to fight childhood hunger. It will literally feed thousands of homeless kids, and for that, we can’t thank you enough.

fed thousands of nutritious meals to

our residents

Through your continuous financial support, the dream of a Men’s Service Center is finally becoming a reality. Although it took a huge crane to actually lift the walls, you are the real muscles behind the project.

Because of you, homeless men – one of the most underserved segments of the homeless population – will soon receive the collection of services and tools necessary to return to independence.

helped to raise the walls on our new

men’s service center

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{Announcing.... . .the launch of our Journey Home Campaign - a $12 mill ion major gifts fundraising initiative to ensure the strength and viability of Coalition for the Homeless for years to come.

Whether your passion lies with serving the needs of women, children and families or the growing number of homeless veterans, there is a way for you to make a significant difference in their lives and help steer their course as they embark on their…Journey Home.

1 in 4 of our residents is under the age of 18


and we need your help to do it



here’s where

youcome in


Make a long-term commitment to end the crisis of homelessness for the men, women, and children we serve. Join us in supporting the unrestricted operating needs of our organization now and in the future.


A limited opportunity for 100 women to make a lasting impact on the work we are doing through the Center for Women and Families and Women’s Residential and Counseling Center.

women inphilanthropy

Learn more about what we do and how we do it in this first-hand look at how the Coalition provides more than a meal to 750 men, women, and children every night. Find tour information on our website.



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{1 in 4 residents of the Men’s Pavilion is a veteran and/or disabled

and we need your help to do it


62% of our operating support comes from the community, not government sources

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A limited opportunity for 100 women to make a lasting impact on the work we are doing through the Center for Women and Families and Women’s Residential and Counseling Center.

women inphilanthropy

Make the gift of a lifetime by including a provision in your estate plan or will to guarantee the sustainability and success of both the organization and those we serve.


The Men’s Service Center initiative will offer donors commemorative naming right opportunities while providing much-needed programs and services for one of the most underserved homeless populations in our community: men.



Get your friends involved by joining us as a Table Captain at the Journey Home Breakfast on November 13th. You will be responsible for inviting a table of guests to this free inspirational breakfast.

Commit to the cause: make a life-changing investment in the lives of Central Florida’s homeless. Learn more about pledging your financial resources by contacting our Development Department or visiting our website.


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getYou are part of what holds our organization together. Getting connected with the Coalition means connecting our neighbors in need to solutions that end their crisis of homelessness. They cannot do this alone.



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How does your support provide more than a meal to 750 homeless men, women, and children every night? Find out at a More than a Meal informational tour.

On the second Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m., the Coalition offers groups of all sizes an inspiring look behind the Coalition doors.

Contact the Development Department at [email protected] to RSVP.

Join us at the annual Journey Home Breakfast on November 13, 2012 at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

In one short hour, you’ll get an inspiring up-close look at how you can help transform the lives of Central Florida’s homeless men, women, and children.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Tracie Morris, Director of Development, at [email protected].

This November, we are coming together as a community to strengthen our response to hunger and homelessness in Central Florida.

Join us: help us paint the city purple, participate in exciting new initiatives, and bring more people to our table. You won’t want to miss it.

For more information about getting involved, contact the Development Department at [email protected] or 407.426.1256.

We are proud to announce that the 20th Annual Hearts of Gold concert will feature Southern Rock sensation 38 Special! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 1 at Hard Rock Live at Universal Orlando.

Tickets will go on sale soon and sponsorship opportunities are already available! Contact Tracie Morris, Director of Development, at [email protected] to be part of this legendary night.

hunger and homelessness awareness month

announcing: 20th annual hearts of gold

more than a meal tours

save the date: 11.13.12


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board of

big things

a word from our blog

directorsBill L. Warren ChairmanTimothy R. Baker AIA Vice ChairmanRandy E. Schimmelpfennig SecretaryBrian P. Buwalda TreasurerBrent A. Trotter President/CEO

Christopher AnnunziatoCarlos A. Barrios, PEBakari F. Burns Fara K. DantzlerSylvia Doggett-JonesTracey L. EllersonGlenn M. FournierEric D. GassmanDavid C. GrimmJohn E. HearnChristine S. KefauverFred R. Kittinger, Jr.Ronald R. LambTrevor Larsen, PEDana LoncarAlex MartinsSean McLaughlinMichael MillerJohn P. MoskosWalter R. NasonLee NimkoffElena H. NormanLaura L. PooserTy G. RoofnerJohn D. RuffierJohn R. SchoolerDouglas M. SpencerScott R. StahleySamuel C. Stephens IIIBarbara Larson StuartCharles TewsRichard G. WackRobert F. WagnerThomas J. WilkesBrian T. WilsonJames D. Wright, PhDAaron Zandy

are happening at the Coalition

>> homeless kids with big goals

grants gifts of securities$100-$999Drusilla Farwell FoundationFanny Landwirth Foundation

$1,000-$4,999Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

$10,000-$19,999Entertainment Industry Foundation

PNC Foundation

$20,000-$29,999Universal Orlando FoundationWells Fargo Foundation

$30,000-$39,999Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation

$50,000-$59,999Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation

Special thanks to:Office Depot Foundation for 2,500 sackpacks

One way to boost your charitable contributions this holiday season is to give shares of appreciated stock instead of cash. Coalition for the Homeless is happy to accept a gift of stock to benefit any of the programs, services, and/or for a commemorative naming right in our new Men’s Service Center. You may also donate stock to fund a charitable gift annuity.

A gift of stock allows you to deduct the shares’ fair market value and avoid income tax on the capital gain. Once your gift of stock has transferred, the Coalition will sell the shares and recognize the donor and any designation for the gift.

Probably the easiest method of achieving this type of gift is to notify your broker that you wish to transfer stock to the Coalition. Once notified of your intent to give, the Coalition will provide you and your broker with account information for the transfer.

If you would like to make your year-end gift with a gift of stock, please contact Lisa Hicks, Vice President of Philanthropy, at 407.872.5791.

One out of four residents at the Coalition is under the age of 18.

Thanks to our supporters, both those who give financially and those who give many hours of their time and talents, these homeless youngsters, nonetheless, have hope for a brighter future.

In fact, in spite of their current living situations, the Coalition’s kids have BIG goals. Check out these aspirations…

7 year-old Danny dreams of being an NFL player.7 year-old Boaz wants to be a pastor.9 year-old Dalilah would like to be a movie producer.9 year-old Derrick wants to be an NBA player.10 year-old Jamilah wants to be a veterinarian.12 year-old Kiana wants to be a nurse.