Lighthouse Ministries Serving West Central Florida

It is our pleasure to serve the community by providing needed products and clothing at reasonable prices at Lighthouse Ministries in West Central Florida.

The interaction between customers, residents and staff provides a great atmosphere, and it's never a surprise to find a staff person or intern sharing God's love with a customer. Staff and customers alike tell us that they are praying for us.

From Education to Employment

The Industry phase creates job opportunities for our residents. After 8- 9 months of residency, they are eligible to enter our Internship program.

During this time, they are required to save 80% of their income so that when they are ready to complete the program, they are capable of being financially stable, ending the cycle of homelessness in their life. They are also required to pay restitution, child support, and any additional outstanding bills as part of their program.

 Working in the stores as an intern provides opportunities for the resident to be in the workplace again, but in a controlled setting where they can learn respect, integrity, and harmony on the job.

After internship, when the resident is ready to transition to their own home, some are hired as full-time employees.






What is a H.O.P.E. Center?

H.O.P.E. Centers are located within the Lighthouse Family Stores throughout both Polk and Hillsborough counties and are
intended to personally meet the physical needs of the poor and at-risk population in West-Central Florida. Through an application process,  
these H.O.P.E. centers are able to offer food boxes, furniture, bedding, clothing, and household items to qualified applicants. These
locations
exist to help those who are struggling in the community while also pointing them to the good news of Jesus Christ.

 H.O.P.E. Centers rely on physical donations from community supporters in order to provide for these needs. 
To find out how you can partner with us by donating, or to schedule an appointment for assistance, contact your local H.O.P.E. Center.


Extra Large Donation pick-ups can be scheduled at (863) 687-4076 x261.
 

Household Donation List

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Ministry Needs List

 


Winter Haven Family Store
& H.O.P.E. Center

840 6th Street NW,
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 687-4076 x234
Store Hours:
Monday - Tuesday:
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday:
9:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday - Friday:
10 a.m. to 5:30 
Deliveries are accepted from opening
until an hour before closing.


Havendale Family Store
& H.O.P.E Center

3094 Havendale Boulevard,
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 687-4076 x247
Store Hours:
Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deliveries are accepted from
opening until an hour
before closing.


Brandon Family Store
& H.O.P.E. Center

535 E. Brandon Boulevard,
Brandon, FL 33511
(863) 687-4076 x231
Store Hours:
Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deliveries are accepted from
opening until an hour
before closing.



Plant City Family Store
& H.O.P.E. Center

2410 W. Baker Street,
Plant City, FL 33563
(863) 687-4076 x248
Store Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deliveries are accepted from
opening until an hour 
before closing.


Lakeland Family Store
& H.O.P.E Center
711 N. Florida Avenue,
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-4076 x256
Store Hours:
Monday through Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Deliveries are accepted from
opening until an hour
before closing.