Reaching the Community At Their Need
H.O.P.E. Outreach operates within the Lighthouse Thrift Shoppe locations in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Brandon, and Plant City. Through the outreach program, Lighthouse is able to provide free case management, food, clothing, household items, furniture, toys for children, and referral services to those in need.
The H.O.P.E. Center is staffed with managers who are equipped to personally meet with the poor and at-risk in Central Florida. They pray with each candidate, offer spiritual support, and meet their need wherever they can; whether its with a food box or clothing and bedding. The H.O.P.E. Center gives us the opportunity to personally meet those who are struggling in the community and point them toward God’s peace. H.O.P.E. Center sites are planned for all of our thrift and family store locations.
H.O.P.E. Outreach relies on donations from community supporters in order to provide for community and resident needs. Please call 863-687-4076 x261 to schedule a pick up or to learn where you can drop off your donations!
Lighthouse Ministries continues distributing vouchers to local churches in an effort to meet the needs of the homeless, poor, and at risk individuals and families in the community.
Gilda is the store manager of Hillsborough county store locations. She has witnessed first hand how the thrift stores have become such an integral part of their communities.