Help A Child Find Hope!

*To give a large gift or to speak to one of our business development staff members, please call 407-295-2464 Ext. 5.

Give The Gift Of A Transformed Life

Childhood should be a time of investigation, learning to receive and give love, and learning about oneself and the world.  For many children in Central Florida, childhood is a time of insecurity, self-preservation and “just getting by.”  Divorce, abuse, neglect, poverty, and negative peer influences have prevented many children from having a nurturing childhood.  Since 1966, Edgewood Children’s Ranch has helped thousands of children overcome these adversities, giving them a chance to live purposeful and transformed lives.

Currently, over 86% of children in our program come from cost-burdened homes.  These families are invited to be a part of our program regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or ability to pay.  Your financial support allows us to succeed in our mission of helping at-risk children find hope.  By donating today, you help us to house, educate and restore up to 40 children’s lives per year in the Central Florida area.  Your support in any amount helps provide a loving environment where children can learn to thrive and succeed in life, and where families can find healing.

Why Do We Exist

 

Edgewood Children's Ranch is a trusted childcare facility and restoration home serving the individual healing needs of children in Central Florida. Our mission is to empower children to thrive through love, structure, education, and Biblical Values. Our purpose is to help children to live purposeful and transformed lives.

Why Change Need To Happen

 

A study called the Adverse Childhood Experience Study conducted by the CDC shows that traumatic experiences in a child's life such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect or witnessing it in the home or community have a negative impact on that child's future. The report states that other types of factors creating trauma in children today include substance abuse problems in the home, instability due to parental separation or a parent being in jail or prison.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study demonstrates

  • Children who have experienced trauma are more likely to engage in early initiation of smoking, sexual activity, illicit drug use, and suicide.
  • Children with multiple traumas have significantly higher rates of heart disease, chronic pulmonary lung disease, hepatitis, depression, and diabetes.

According to the National Institute of Justice, abused and neglected children are

  • 59% more likely to be arrested for juvenile crime.
  • 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult.

There is hope for children living in and going through these traumatic experiences. Even though these children have had a rough start, there is potential for a positive future. Our child care facility and restoration home provide children ages 9-17 in Central Florida with love, structure, behavioral training, and education helping them to live a purposeful and transformed life.  Children who complete our program have a better chance to finish school, respect authority, avoid destructive behaviors that have negative impacts, and have the tools to build a healthy family in the future. Our children now have hope for a successful future in their life. Healthier individuals and families lead to a healthier Central Florida Community.

See the list below for all the ways
you can support our program!

Love a Kid Club

Edgewood Children’s Ranch was founded to help at-risk children and families nd hope. Your monthly support of our program allows us to succeed in this mission. By joining the “Love A Kid Club”, your support of $25 per month will help a child in Central Florida to have a second chance at a better future. Our goal is to reach 2,000 monthly “Love A Kid Club” supporters. This amount of support helps us to house, educate, and restore up to 60 kids’ lives per year in the Central Florida area. Your support in any amount will help us provide a loving environment where kids can learn to thrive and succeed in life and where families can nd healing.

Donate Stock

Donating appreciated stock to Edgewood Ranch is one of the easiest ways to give. Donating stock directly to charity is a tax-smart way to give. This allows you to donate more and benefit long-term by avoiding Capital Gains tax. For more information or to donate stock, please call our business development office at 407-295-2464 ex. 5.

In Loving Memory

Over the years, Edgewood Children’s Ranch has been given thousands of donations in memory of a loved one. This has been an amazing blessing for us at the Ranch and a great way to honor the legacy of a loved one.

Donate Groceries

A great way you can support the Ranch is by thinking of us when you go to the grocery store. With over 60 mouths to feed every day, groceries are a constant need.

Some Top Items Needed:
Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
Spaghetti & Sauce
Butter
Any Meat
Breakfast Cereal
Flour, Pancake Mix & Syrup
Condiments
Fresh Produce

Typically, if you buy it for your family, our Ranchers and families could use it. Every little bit helps.

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