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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! We look forward to gathering again for warm fellowship 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 remainder of 2021 and the first half of 2022. There is no charge to attend but reservations are required. Tickets will be 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.

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 us at 352-383-0762.

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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.

We're asking churches and friends of Mount Dora Children's Home to help us find our next set of house parents. We also have space available for girls (ages 11-18) in our Residential Program. 

Our goal is to provide a loving, nurturing, Christian environment for children in need of a stable home and family. Our services seek to provide opportunities for each child to learn, grow, and thrive as individuals. 

We accept children from a variety of backgrounds and family situations. Families do not have to be members of the Church of Christ to participate in our program. Some of the many benefits of our residential services include the following:

  • Housing in a safe, comfortable, and licensed home with Christian live-in house parents
  • Assurance that basic life needs are met each day such as clean clothes, a warm bed, and home-cooked meals
  • Enrollment at Mount Dora Christian Academy for academically eligible children with tutoring available as needed
  • Professional counseling services by a licensed therapist
  • Assistance in accessing health-related needs (medical, dental and vision)
  • Participation in athletic, recreational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment activities
  • Attendance at a local Church of Christ with encouragement to participate in youth groups, mission trips, and other church activities

Please prayerfully consider the Mount Dora Children’s Home as an option for a child in need.  Thank you in advance for referring any prospective house parents or children who you believe may benefit from our services. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Social Services Office at (352) 383-9906 or email at

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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