Ten Thousand Villages

The ladies of Change Through Giving kicked off the holiday season with our 4th Annual after-hours shopping event on Thursday, November 10 from 6 p.m. to 8.pm. in Winter Park. This year, in addition to Ten Thousand Villages, we had two new stores participating, Markdown Mary’s and Wearable Art. We appreciate the efforts of these […]

Diaper Drive

Inspired by Help a Mother Out, we will be collecting diapers and gift cards for the month of September. All donations will be given to ESTHER and Hope Helps. Why diapers? Did you know you can’t buy diapers with food stamps or get them through WIC? Unfortunately, 22% of all children under five years old […]

CTG August Swimming

Our August project was inspired by an event witnessed by one of our own Change Through Giving members. A friend’s young child, 15 months old at the time, was realized to be missing. Upon searching for the baby, she was found in a nearby pond. CTG member, Julia, rushed to the baby’s side and began […]

Christmas in July

Christmas in July isn’t an official holiday, but CTG members beat the summer heat with fun and festivities to celebrate this “unofficial holiday” on July 25.  We were invited to a member’s home were we enjoyed cool refreshments, great food and a special gift exchange.  We sat around the Christmas tree and opened gifts that […]

CP Write-up Love Letters

The women of Change Through Giving love to make a difference in people’s lives. There are a few of us that love to get a little crafty too, so the Love Letters project is always a great way to combine two passions. The group gathered at a member’s home in June and enjoyed some delicious […]

Homeless Children of Orange & Seminole

Change Through Giving members were moved by a story of Central Florida homeless children featured on a “60 Minutes” episode and also by a follow-up article in our local newspaper.  Did you know there are a documented 1.5 million homeless children in our nation?  The high number of home foreclosures is forcing families to be […]

Donors Choose

The best part about receiving presents… is sharing them! With the help of Oprah Winfrey and Bing we were able to support our local schools. Not many of us know about DonorsChoose.org. That’s a wonderful place where teachers can register and put a wish list of items needed for their classrooms, school projects, activities. After […]

Feeding the Homeless

It’s hard to believe it, but we have winter in Central Florida. Everybody get out their favorite boots and jackets, scarves and gloves. Perfect time to enjoy hot cocoa! But what about homeless people? This year, the ladies of Change Through Giving teamed up with FOCUS group (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve) to […]