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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. Our second duplex on the Cellon-Thomas campus is now complete. This enables us to care for as many as twenty children at a time. We are excited to be able to keep brothers and sisters together.

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:
• Ron Locke, President, Gainesville
• Bobby Davis, Vice- President, Worthington  Springs
• Mary Lynne Moore, Secretary, Gainesville
• Bill Cellon, Treasurer, Gainesville
• Ester Tibbs, Gainesville
• Tonya Blackman, McIntosh
• Faye D. Zuidema, Alachua
• Ray Holt, Alachua
• Shelby Smith, Trenton
• Donna Jordan, Gainesville


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