Events Archives - Lake Wales Care Center

Empty Bowls 2018


Lake Wales Care Center would like to invite you and your family to the

2018 Soup-er Bowls for Hunger (Empty Bowls) Event



Come and help Lake Wales Care Center raise awareness and help fight the challenge of hunger in our community.

Proceeds will be used to support the Hunger Relief Programs of Care Center




Empty Bowls is a nationwide program begun in 1990 by an art teacher wanting to teach his students about community involvement.  The basic idea for Empty Bowls is simple.  Participants paint beautiful ceramic bowls that are then auctioned off at the event.


Guests come to the event and bid on a bowl to keep as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world.  In exchange for a soup meal and the bowl, the guest gives their bid donation to a local charity to help fight hunger.


We at Care Center thank you for your participation in this important community event.  Please know that your gift will help fill empty bowls within the Lake Wales community.



Local artists working hard to create their master piece bowls for the Empty Bowls Event.


Lots of pickin’ and grinnin’ from the Back Porch Revival Band provides entertainment throughout evening.


Bowls are divided into three categories, Live Auction, Judge’s Choice (featured above), and General Silent Auction.



Food Pantry & Basic Needs – Each week nearly 90 families come to Care Center for assistance.  Case workers interview with the families in order to assess their current needs. Care Center provides tangible resources such as FOOD, clothing, furniture, household items, and equipment, etc.  We are also able to provide financial help with rent/mortgage, utilities, Rx, gas, and lodging.


Holiday Assistance – FOOD BASKETS are provided at special times of the year for local families who work hard throughout the year to make ends meet.  Food drives help stock our Food Pantry with enough food to fill these baskets.


Meals On Wheels – provides one well-balanced noon MEAL each weekday to area shut-ins.  Meals are prepared daily by the Lake Wales Medical Center and delivered to the recipients’ homes by volunteer drivers.


Transitional Housing – Helping families stay together.  A real hand up and not just a hand out.  Families stabilize and NUTRITION improves.

ThanksLiving Camp 2017



Sunday, November 19th – Tuesday, November 21st


6th-12th graders will be participating in service oriented projects around the community.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to serve this holiday season!

For more information, click here to download the camp flyer

To REGISTER, click here to download a registration form!


Return registration form to Lake Wales Care Center

140 E Park Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853

For more information contact Brian Kistner at brian.lwcc@gmail.com

2018 Stay At Home Work Camp

Camp Dates



Dates will be announced in the Spring!

Work Campers will


WORK. Each day campers and leaders divide into work teams to do home and community projects such as roofing, painting, and general repair.  The home repairs are done for those who could not have the work done otherwise due to physical or financial limitations.



“The kids made my home a brighter place!” – Homeowner




PLAY. In order to unwind after a day of hard work, the campers and leaders will participate in group activities.



“The activities are fun and help us unwind from our day.”    – Camper




GROW. Each day is brought to an end at an evening session that allows campers spiritual encouragement, reflection on the accomplishments of the day, and participate in group building activities.



In the sessions we try to bring the Bible to life and show campers how to live!”      – Leader




Online registration form will be available in the Spring.
For more information check out our Stay-at-Home Work Camp page here!