HOPE Helps, Inc.

HOPE Helps, Inc.

Making a difference in the lives of those in our community. Envisioning a world where people know that there is HOPE. Addressing issues facing individuals and families in crisis. HOPE Helps, Inc. thrives on these operating goals. It works to equip individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education. By networking with local agencies and organizations, HOPE Helps educates and transform the way people think about the poor and homeless. As a result, communities develop and plan long term solutions that address the needs facing those in crisis. St. Luke's partners with HOPE Helps in its mission to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida. Location and Contact: 812 Eyrie Drive, Oviedo, FL | HopeHelps.org

Manna & More

Manna & More

St. Luke's has a vision and mission to serve the needs of the community through food ministry. Providing "manna" at a local, free food pantry for our needy neighbors became a year-round commitment in 2003 with the launch of the Gift Bag Program. Here's how the program works: Brown bags are distributed to the congregation once a month. The bag is labeled with a specific food item needed at the food pantry. During the month, the food item is returned in the brown bag and placed in food collection baskets. Over 100,000 parcels of food have been collected and distributed through this ministry. In partnering with local food pantries, additional needs were discovered. Consequently, "manna" was expanded to include "more" such as donation drives for children's shoes, school supplies and personal hygiene items. Contact: mannamore@sllcs.org

Lutherans for Life

Lutherans for Life

Lutherans for Life (LFL) is dedicated to providing help and information in all aspects of ‘human life’ – abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and human cloning. Informative and educational flyers are included in monthly printed announcements. In February, the LFL ministry sponsors a ‘Baby Drive’ to collect items that benefit area crisis pregnancy centers. Contact: lutheransforlife@sllcs.org