One More Child +1

Florida Children’s Baptist Home
1015 Sikes Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815

Provides weekend food supplemental meals to the students. This program has grown to 263 students this year. It is up 110 % from last year where we served 145 students. They also contract a mobile food pantry to help us feed the neighborhood.

Rack Room Shoe: Shoes that fit

3800 US Hwy. 98 North, Ste #541
Lakeland, FL 33809

Rack Room Shoe gifts us the ability to purchase shoes for the students who are in need in our school. For the last few years we hvae purchased over $1,000 worth of shoes for students in need. This year we also had Rack Room Shoe gift us with 50 pairs of sneakers!

CiCi's Pizza

4217 South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland, FL 33813

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year CiCi’s Pizza gifted us BOGO pizza buffet cards to hand out to every student and staff member. They also gave cards to students who received A— B and High Honor Roll at the end of the year.


125 N. Wabash Avenue,
Lakeland, FL, 33815

This year Subway gave achievement certificates for free kid’s meals for honor roll students or students with 100% attendance.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen

3815 South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland FL, 33813

Popeye’s provided kids meal certificates as a welcome back to school. They also provided similar discounts for each quarter to reward students’ achievement in honor roll, attendance and citizenship.

Lighthouse Ministries

215 E. Magnolia Street,
Lakeland FL, 33801

Initially Lighthouse Ministries became a partner under a promise for the neighborhood grant project. However, in truth they became our family’s savior throughout the hurricane season and still today. They provided us with 50 frozen turkeys at thanksgiving with food boxes for families. They brought us a truck jeans, khaki bottoms and  cleaning supplies, Everything our families could possibly need to get their lives restarted after tragedies and or downfalls.. They also Delivered Furniture to families who lost everything and had to relocate.

Corinne Schroder

6009 Brookfield Court
Stallings NC, 28104

Corinne Schroder gifted belts of all sizes and repaired many uniform items. This helped to allow the school to have uniforms for students in need.

CSL Plasma

CSL Plasma purchased and built Reading Sunshine Standards/AR libraries for 5 classrooms.

First United Methodist Church

72 Lake Morton Dr.,
Lakeland, FL 33801

Partnership has always existed through the Closet for Children without Uniforms, a program of First United Methodist Church. This year added services came with Hurricane preparedness Flood Buckets. They also invited our families to many free events to have a fun family events. The Trunk or treat, Fall Festival, Christmas bizarre and the Easter Egg Hunt.

1mpact Church

707 N Tennessee Ave.,
Lakeland FL, 33801

1mpact Church has donated to 150 families to date.Their only request was that we spread the word about these opportunities to everyone in need. They assisted with families needing transition housing as well.

First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland

75 Lake Hollingsworth Drive,
Lakeland, FL 33801

First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland brought us 192 food bags for the Thanksgiving holiday. Each bag contained a full meal for Thanksgiving with sides and desserts.

Parkview Baptist Church

509 Parkview Place,
Lakeland FL, 33805

Patches of Love Quilting Ministry, a ministry within Parkveiw Baptist Church, contacted us wanting to make hats and scarves as a stocking stuffer for the “Food Weekend” bags.

Florida Children's Baptist Home & Compassion Center

1015 Sikes Blvd.,
Lakeland FL, 33815

Throughout the year support goes to neighborhood families in need of compassion services such as food, shelter, assistance in the home for local families.

Saint Anthony Catholic Council of Women & Emmaus Group

820 Marcum Road,
Lakeland FL, 33809

The women within this group wanted to know what the needs of the school were. Because many of the women knit, they went out and bought knitting materials to make hat and scarf sets to supplement the influx of students with “Weekend” bags. Due to their generosity, we were able to outfit approximately 300 students in the school.

Douglas Screen Printer

2710 New Tampa Hwy,
Lakeland, FL 33815

Douglas Screen Printers adopted a family of 4 students for Christmas and provided Christmas presents for every member of the household as well as a supermarket gift card to purchase food. Children received clothes, sneakers and toys. Mom and dad received some toiletry items for themselves as well as a food gift card.

Roxanne Gadd & Family

Current LEA facilitator
at the JKE site:

Roxanne Gadd & Family adopted a family this year as a Secret Santa! The entire family was adopted for Christmas with enough for children and parents to be clothed, fed and Christmas gifts for the holiday.

McKee Family

Current parents of Kindergarten
Lead Teacher at the JKE site:

The McKee Family adopted a family this year as a Secret Santa. The entire family was adopted for Christmas with enough for children and parents to be clothed, fed and Christmas gifts for the holiday.

Baldussi Family

Current LEA facilitator
at the JKE site:

The Baldussi Family purchased clothing and toys to supplement gifts for students this year as a Secret Santa!

Cleve & Sue Hillman

2009 Hoof Print Ln.,
Lakeland FL,33811

This family provided on their own nutritional snack & breakfast items for our kids going hungry who may also be having some behavior issues.

Anonymous Donor

Angel Tree

This family took the needs and wishes of 45 children and made Christmas a dream come true for them.

Winter Haven Hospital

Angel Tree

Winter Haven Hospital provides a number of students usually 12 and the staff is the adopters. They do the shopping, wrapping, and labeling. Once it is delivered to the school we send home with the students in the last week. As close to Christmas as possible. When paperwork is done it is in October and it has name, age, sex, race, clothing sizes, uniform requirements to the school and wish list of toys and interests! They have done this for many years and we are one of the lucky recipients each year.

Jennie Ellis & Group

530 Bonnie Drive,
Lakeland FL, 33803

This group of ladies has brought us jackets of various sizes, blankets and continues to check to make sure we don’t need any jackets or coats or possibly blankets for families during the cold seasons.

Bobbi Matlick

Bobby Matlick donated jackets, 2 Christmas trees for families and ornaments as well as some blankets. The trees and ornaments benefitted 2 families who were relocated just before Christmas after losing everything in hurricane Irma.

Joe & Shelly Grainger

Joe and Shelly Grainger dontated $35,000.00 to the Jesse Keen improvements’ to pay for the New Marquee Sign, repair and relocation of old sign so both sides of the school have a Marquee. As well as the funds to build a playground suitable for all the school children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade. Current area and bids are being worked on with the district personnel…. The District is putting in the playground with funds secured and the monies from the Grainger’s will be used for STAFF rewards such as Teacher appreciation, luncheons and gifts!

Woodbrook Estates

Resident affiliation gives the school $1,200.00 for student needs and Christmas. This year donated blankets, toiletries and refurbished bikes for students. The yearly assistance and growth of partnership each year serves as a community reaching out to help one another.

Central Florida Healthcare

Ms. Frank came to the school to educate parents about healthcare options for themselves as well as the children. Now she also is an advocate of community outreach and supplies information monthly on Food Banks and locations, the sue of SNAP/EBT bucks at the farmers markets for fresh fruits and veggies as well as quicker and simpler recipes for families concious about health. This continued partnership gives our families opportunities to eat healthier and get quality healthcare.