Publix Super Markets Charities has invested $50,000 in Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida’s new Men’s Service Center (MSC). With their substantial donation, Publix has named the 10-bed dormitory for elderly and disabled clients in this two-story residential facility for single, homeless men. On any given day, the MSC offers case management and supportive services for 250 individuals, including those with disabilities, with the goal of returning them to self-sufficiency.
“With their generous investment in the Coalition’s new Men’s Service Center, Publix Super Markets Charities is helping to transform lives and return our homeless neighbors to independence,” said Coalition President/CEO Brent A. Trotter. “Their support of our mission positively impacts the entire Central Florida community. We are extremely grateful for Publix’s longstanding partnership and generosity.”
“We are pleased to align ourselves with such a viable organization that provides a positive direct impact to our neighbors in need, enabling individuals and families to create a sustainable contribution to their betterment and to the overall community,” said Kelly Williams-Puccio, executive director of Publix Super Markets Charities. “Over the last several years, Publix Super Markets Charities has contributed over $100,000 in support of the Coalition’s programs.”
Coalition for the Homeless is the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida and the largest residential facility for children. On a given night, the Coalition provides services to over 600 men, women and children. 70% of our resources come from individuals, businesses, faith-based groups, special events and other private sector sources, such as Publix Super Markets Charities.