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Making a difference: Stories from the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign

Thousands of children and families throughout Central Florida need your help this holiday season.

Contributions to the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Holiday Campaign provide basic needs like a hot meal, a place to sleep or after-school tutoring and literacy programs to youth year-round.

All administrative costs are paid by the Family Fund and the McCormick Foundation, which contributes 50 cents for every dollar donated. You also can charge a donation to a credit card by calling 800-518-3978 or going to OrlandoSentinel.com/familyfund.

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    Meals on Wheels, Etc. in Sanford delivers

    One morning in November, Chef Delaño Lambertclare had 40 pounds of spaghetti and 150 pounds of chicken-and-beef meatballs all cooked and ready to go. Staff members and volunteers at Meals on Wheels, Etc. in Sanford scooped handfuls of pasta into compartmentalized black trays, topped them with meatballs...

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    Agency mentors underserved kids, sets them up for success

    When she was a seventh-grader at Meadowbrook Middle School, 12-year-old Sol Rosario decided she didn't like the path she was on. Looking back, the now 14-year-old knows she was disruptive in class, always talking to other students and distracting them from the day's lesson plan. In her third year...

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    Giving Tuesday: A chance to say thanks, make a difference

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    LifeStream's Anthony House helps mother find stability and family

    Stormee Fowler ran from poverty and toxic people around her for years. She grew up "in the sticks" and was a teenage mom in northwest Georgia, where she knew plenty of people who were addicted to crystal meth and stole prescription medications. Fowler, 25, said she never tried the drug because...

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    Faine House provides a home after foster care

    One day, Carlene Melton paints a picture that says "Break Free" and hangs it on the wall of her bedroom. The teenager, far from her family, is on her own and trying to figure everything out as she joins the work force and starts college. A steadying force in her life is The Faine House, a place...

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