Small church raises $8,000 for Change for Children program

LaBelle Church of Christ may be small in numbers, but each year this congregation in Southwest Florida shows it has a big heart and a willingness to dig deep to help Mount Dora Children’s Home. Members at LaBelle recently donated more than $8,000 to the Change for Children coin can program for Mount Dora, the largest amount of any congregation in the program so far this school year.

What sets LaBelle apart is its minister, Steve Hildebrand, who each year gives the church a fun-related challenge. This year, Steve told the congregation he would let them give him a buzz haircut if they raised at least $7,000. They did, and you can see Steve’s haircut in the photo above!

If your church would like to participate in the Change for Children coin can drive or would like to discuss ways to increase your response to the program (short of getting a buzz cut!) , contact Trent Wheeler at [email protected] or call the Development Office at 352-383-0762.