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Danita's Children, Lake Mary, Florida

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Address: 600 Rinehart Road
Lake Mary, Florida  32746  
United States
Fax: 407 805 9533
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
Number of People Being Served: 5000
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Mission Statement


We love and care for orphans. We rescue, love and care for orphans, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically and emotionally preparing them for a brighter future.

Description


Danita's Children is a non?profit organization with the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned children, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally. Founded by Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently Danita's Children has 75 orphans living in three homes. A school provides an education to nearly 600 children and 17,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church and congregation of 500 Haitians provides a place of spiritual hope and a medical center for children is being built in 2009. Currently, according to UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development, there are 143 Million orphans globally. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. There are 300,000 child slaves in Haiti and an additional 404,000 to 460,000 orphans. The median age in Haiti is 18 years, meaning that 50% of the population is children, and roughly 8% of those children are without parents. Danita's Children exists to answer the need for orphan rescue and care in Haiti and around the world. Danita's Children is a non?profit 501(C)3 organization with its headquarters located in Orlando, Florida. The organization is governed by a seven?member board of directors, and is managed by a CEO, an Executive Director and a 54?member staff.

Danita's Children is a non?profit organization with the intent of rescuing and caring for orphaned children, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally. Founded by Danita Estrella in January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently Danita's Children has 75 orphans living in three homes. A school provides an education to nearly 600 children and 17,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding program. A church and congregation of 500 Haitians provides a place of spiritual hope and a medical center for children is being built in 2009. Currently, according to UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development, there are 143 Million orphans globally. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. There are 300,000 child slaves in Haiti and an additional 404,000 to 460,000 orphans. The median age in Haiti is 18 years, meaning that 50% of the population is children, and roughly 8% of those children are without parents. Danita's Children exists to answer the need for orphan rescue and care in Haiti and around the world. Danita's Children is a non?profit 501(C)3 organization with its headquarters located in Orlando, Florida. The organization is governed by a seven?member board of directors, and is managed by a CEO, an Executive Director and a 54?member staff.

Mission Statement: We love and care for orphans. We rescue, love and care for orphans, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically and emotionally preparing them for a brighter future.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Statement of Faith We believe that God is the eternal Father and Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). We believe that God created man in His image (Gen. 1:27), but that Adam and Eve rebelled against God introducing sin into this world (Rom. 5:12). Ever since then, all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the entire world and freely offers salvation to all who call on and put faith in Him (Jn. 3:16). He is the only way to heaven and the only name that can be called upon to gain eternal life (Acts 4:12). We believe that anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom. 10:13), but that people need to hear of Jesus in order to be able to call on Him (Rom. 10:14,15). We believe that Jesus Christ wants to be the Lord of our lives, not just the Savior (Rom. 10:9). As a result, we need to die to ourselves, forsake all, take up our crosses, and follow Him (Lk. 14:27). We should be who He wants us to be, do what He wants us to do, and go where He wants us to go (Is. 6:8). We believe that Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to do the things that He did (Acts 1:8). Just as the Father sent His Son into the world, now He sends us to be His ambassadors to a lost and hurting world (Jn. 20:21). The Holy Spirit gives us gifts and helps us to bear fruit in order to carry out God's will (1 Cor. 12:11,12). We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God and the standard by which we should live (1 Tim. 3:16). We believe that love sums up the law . We need to love God with all that we are and love our neighbors as ourselves (Mt. 22:37‐39). By our love will they know that we are His disciples (Jn. 13:35). We believe that every believer in the world makes up a part of the body of Christ and that God's will for His church is that we be unified so that the world might know the Truth (Jn. 17:23). We believe that it is the responsibility of the Church to take the Gospel into the entire world as a testimony to all nations (Mt. 24:14). Every member in the body of Christ must play a role in building the kingdom and taking the Good News to all creation, making disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey everything that Jesus taught (Mt. 28:18‐20).


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes