Friends of Children of North Central Florida is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises funds to establish a local campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes to serve families in north central Florida.Friends of Children Board of Directors:•Denny George, Pres., Trenton•Ester Tibbs, Vice-Pres., Gainesville•Mary Lynne Moore, Sec., Gainesville•Bill Cellon, Treasurer, Gainesville•Bobby Davis, Worthington Springs•Martie Touchstone, Lake Butler•Tonya Blackman,McIntosh
To contribute financially, mail a check to FOCNCF, P.O. Box 358502, Gainesville FL 32635-8502, or click on the “Donate” button below.
Be a part of this ministry by:•Joining with your Sunday School class or other group to donate on a regular basis•Asking your civic organization, church, or club to adopt the project
(photo by M. Mueller)The Cellon-Thomas campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is located in Gainesville, for more details and directions contact Mary Griffis.
Our organization was created from a dream of more than ten years ago. Our purpose, to establish a Florida Baptist Children’s Home campus in north central Florida, was partially fulfilled in 2013 with a completion of a duplex on the Cellon-Thomas campus in Gainesville. This campus has been home to hard-to-place teens and sibling groups, who have been cared for in a safe, loving environment by Christian foster parents. We hope to complete the dream by adding a second duplex to the Cellon-Thomas campus. This will enable us to care for as many twenty children at a time. We are excited to be able to keep brothers and sisters together.
The 10th Anniversary of our Annual Yerman Friends of Children 5K Run & WalkApril 23, 2016, 8 a.m.Westside Baptist Church 10000 West Newberry Road Gainesville. On April 22, 2016 you can attend the Expo and pick up your packet. Run/Walk proceeds will be used for continued support of Foster care in North Central Florida. moovingforkids.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about participating as a runner, a walker, or a volunteer before the event.