How You Can Help
Your generosity makes it possible for our clients to find their way home. The most effective way to help your neighbors in need is through financial gifts.
“The day I moved in, I was like, ‘It’s a whole new world!’ I could see there was a miracle at work in this organization.”
Your Gift Matters
Provides a week of meals to 27 children
Provides a full day of shelter to 4 adults
Provides an hour of counseling to 12 people
Provides a full day of shelter to 45 children
Every day, we serve more than 500 of Central Florida's neighbors in need. We simply could not do that without you! Below, you'll find some of the many ways to support our mission.
Your monetary donation will directly impact our community’s most vulnerable men, women, and children. With our 4-Star Charity Navigator rating, the highest rating bestowed on a charity, you can feel confident that your gift will be used in the best way possible.
To make a one-time gift, use our easy online donation form, call us at 407.426.1259, or donate by mail. Please make checks payable to Coalition for the Homeless and send to:
Attn: Development Department
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
639 W. Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801
Monthly donors provide crucial support to the Coalition, helping us to restore hope to our clients 365 days a year. Your commitment will give us sustainable, reliable funding so we can focus on helping people. And that’s what it’s all about.
A monthly gift of $25 — that’s just 83-cents per day — provides an entire week of nutritious meals to 10 homeless children.
To set up your recurring gift, use our easy online donation form, or call us at 407.426.1259.
The 1987 Society was formed in honor of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s 30th anniversary. What began as a church outreach program for homeless men has grown into a full-service agency, providing a variety of transformational programs and services to our community’s most vulnerable men, women, and children.
Through the support of compassionate individuals and companies, the Coalition has been able to evolve and adapt to the changing needs – and the changing faces – of the homeless. The 1987 Society not only celebrates the achievements of the past three decades, but, more importantly, it ensures that the Coalition will continue making an impact well into the future.
To join The 1987 Society is to make an investment in our community and all those who call it home. As we look toward the next decade and beyond, we ask you to help us change the next 120,000 lives, provide the next 5-million nights of shelter, and serve the next 7-million meals. We can’t do it without you.
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 by the end of 2017 through The 1987 Society. Gifts of $5,000 and above will be recognized on a commemorative donor wall. We have pre-set giving levels, including the $30,000 Diamond Level in celebration of the 30th anniversary, though we simply ask that you give any amount that is meaningful to you.
For more information, contact:
Tracie Morris, Director of Marketing & Development
A gift of stock is an easy way for you to make a gift to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.
Most accounts at financial institutions can be made payable at death to a person or a charitable organization such as the Coalition. Ask the manager of your institution how you can arrange to designate a beneficiary for your CD, savings account, and share accounts.
For gifts of stock, please contact Tracie Morris, Director of Marketing & Development, at Tracie.Morris@cflhomeless.org or 407.426.1265.
There are many ways to support the Coalition’s work through a planned gift.
Memorials and Tributes
Many Coalition supporters memorialize a friend or loved one with a gift in their name to the Coalition.
Your honoree or closest relative of the memorialized will be notified of the gift, with the amount kept confidential. You will receive a letter of acknowledgement of your gift.
Leave a Legacy
You can name the Coalition as a beneficiary in your will, insurance policy, retirement plan, or trust. This method of giving permits you to benefit from your assets during your lifetime while providing provisions for the Coalition in the future.
Securities can easily be transferred to the Coalition and offer preferred tax advantages to you.
If you have named the Coalition as a beneficiary or need more information about these donor options, please contact Tracie Morris, Director of Marketing & Development, at Tracie.Morris@cflhomeless.org or 407.426.1265.
A bequest from a will or a trust distribution is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. In addition, the gift is usually exempt from state inheritance taxes.
Example: GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: SPECIFIC MONETARY AMOUNT: I hereby give and bequeath XXX Dollars ($XXX) to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc. 639 West Central Boulevard Orlando, Florida, 32801.
The residue of an estate is the amount remaining after all designated bequests have been distributed. The exact amount will not be identified until the final accounting is completed. The residue will pass to the Coalition as a percentage amount.
Example: GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GIFT: PERCENTAGE OF RESIDUE OF ESTATE: I hereby give and bequeath XXX percent (XXX%) of the rest and residue of my estate to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc. 639 West Central Boulevard Orlando, Florida, 32801.
You can name a secondary beneficiary to receive property in the event the primary beneficiary is not alive.
Example: Insert contingency (e.g., Upon the death of my spouse), the Trustee shall distribute XXX Dollars ($XXX) to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc. 639 West Central Boulevard Orlando, Florida, 32801.
Your estate can save both income taxes and estate taxes if you make the Coalition a beneficiary of an asset that passes outside the terms of a will or a trust, such as a life insurance policy, IRA, or 401(k). In order to make your wishes known, please contact your IRA or retirement account custodian.
The legal name your representative will need to include is: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc. 639 West Central Boulevard Orlando, Florida, 32801. Tax ID: 59-2814255.
Matching gift programs are a wonderful way for employees to stretch their charitable dollars at no cost to themselves. Ask your company’s human resource office, personnel department, or community relations office if your company has a matching gift program. If so, ask for a matching gift form.
As a non-profit organization, we rely exclusively on donations to supply our men, women, and children with the items that will make their stay with us as comfortable as possible. Please look over our Immediate Needs List for our most-needed items.
We accept donations Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the reception desk in our Center for Women and Families. If you have any questions, please contact us at 407.849.2757 or Volunteer@cflhomeless.org.
It also takes a lot of work to keep our campuses looking good and running well, but our supporters make that happen. If you have a professional service you’d like to donate, please let our Volunteer Department know.