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Mount Dora Children's Home is searching for a set of house parents to oversee the boys' cottage. We also have openings for girls at the home.

The Mount Dora Children’s Home is a ministry that is passionately dedicated to serving children in need.

We are looking for a married couple who are faithful members of the Church of Christ who love children, model their faith, and want to serve full time in our ministry as house parents.

This is a salaried position and benefits include: housing, utilities, food, health insurance, transportation and private education for your children.

For more information, contact Chuck Shepherd, Director of Social Services, at or (352) 729-9128.

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Divine Servants Recognized at Nashville, Pensacola Benefit Dinners

The Divine Servant Award is our way of saying thanks to individuals or couples who have demonstrated faithful support of Mount Dora Children's Home over a period of many years.

New Divine Servants were recognized at our regional benefit dinners in the second half of 2021. They are as follows:

Allan and Heather Overton received the Divine Servant Award at the Pensacola Benefit Dinner. Allan and Heather are members at Airport Road Church of Christ in Crestview, Florida.

Becky Little received the Divine Servant Award at this year's Nashville Area Benefit Dinner. She is a member at Bellevue Church of Christ in Nashville.

Our sincere thanks to these Divine Servants and to everyone who supports the mission of Mount Dora Children's Home and makes our work possible.

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Divine Servant Award at Tampa Benefit Dinner 2021

After a break for more than a year due to the COVID pandemic, regional benefit dinners are back! It's exciting for us to be on the road again to enjoy warm fellowship with our friends and to share updates about the work at Mount Dora Children's Home.

Please make plans to join us at one of the following dinners during the 2021-2022 school year. There is no charge to attend but reservations are required. Tickets are available through participating local churches, or you may contact our office at 352-383-0762. You will have an opportunity during the dinners to donate to MDCH.

A note to churches: We need your help to actively promote the MDCH benefit dinner in your area. Call the office number above to learn how you can help.

Dinner Schedule for 2021-2022 School Year:

Nashville: August 28, 2021

Pensacola: October 2, 2021

Sarasota: January 15, 2022

Montgomery: February 24, 2022

Jacksonville: April 2, 2022

Tampa: May 14, 2022

Would your church like to help us promote one of these local dinners? Call Brad Green at 352-729-9255.

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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.

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 or call the Development Office at 352-383-0762.

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