News & Events

Annual Report & Newsletters

As you look at the 2023 Annual Report, we pray you will find encouragement. Even in the darkest of times, the light of Christ shows through. When people were faced with unexpected circumstances they were met with neighbors stepping up to bridge the gap.

Thank YOU for being a part of that bridge!

For a detailed report on all of Care Center’s ministries, click the link below to view the 2023 Annual Report.  We also have included the latest newsletter that is issued quarterly. 

2024 Events


Stay at Home Work Camp  

SAHWC 2023 was a fantastic experience. We are looking forward to SAHWC 2024! SAHWC is an enriching experience mentally, spiritually, physically, and socially. Hundreds of campers, leaders, and community members come together to immerse themselves in the greater Lake Wales community for projects and to serve others with a servant’s heart. Throughout the duration of SAHWC, campers will be challenged to grow through their experiences and have dedicated discipleship and mentorship built into their time at camp. Stay tuned for this year’s camp theme!                                                                                             
SAHWC 2024 Dates:
Camp 1: June 9-14 – Register Here
Camp 2: July 7-12 – Register Here
Camp 3: July 21-26 – Register Here
SAHWC Mav: July 30-Aug 1 – Register Here
If you have any questions regarding camp, please feel free to reach out to the camp coordinator.
Sarah Owen
863.676.6678 ext. 1225 

Care Corps Internships

A community service immersion experience, learning how to help others.  Focus on service activities, training and educational opportunities, discipleship programming, personal mentoring.  Stipend and housing options are available.  Internships are available through the summer or year-round.

Click here for our online application.

Contact Kevin Jones for more information:

Junior Interns & Junior Volunteers

Junior Intern and Junior Volunteer program participants will work at various locations providing community service acts through the many programs and services Lake Wales Care Center offers. 

Junior Internship Program:

$30.00** stipend per day (Must work a full day shift), paid every two weeks. There are three paid hours and five volunteer hours per full shift, presenting an excellent opportunity to earn income, volunteer hours, and increase job and leadership skills. 

  • Earn school volunteer hours
  • Ongoing Biblical devotionals and career classes with a Care Center mentor
  • Team building and development of work skills
  • An opportunity to attend a LWCC Summer Work Camp
  • Exposure to many different jobs and Care Center ministries
  • These are Summer Internships, but there is a limited amount of Jr Internships through the year

Click here for Junior Internship Application (Paper Copy)

Junior Volunteer Program:

  • For younger students who have completed a grade between 6th-8th grade. 
  • Earn school volunteer hours 
  • Junior Volunteer hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-12pm (drop off and pick up at the main office)
  • Ongoing Biblical devotionals and leadership development 
  • Exposure to many different jobs and Care Center ministries
  • An opportunity to attend a LWCC Summer Work Camp 

Click here for the Junior Volunteer Application (Paper Copy)

For more information contact Kareen.


Golf Tournament


Thank you for a great Golf Tournament! Please join us on October 26th, 2024, for another round of golf! 

Registration coming soon!


ThanksLiving Camp


ThanksLiving Camp is a service-oriented youth camp that takes place a few days before Thanksgiving. Campers will care for neighbors through a variety of activities that give back to the community. In addition to caring for the community, campers will be challenged to grow through their experiences serving others and will have dedicated devotion and reflection times throughout camp. For those not yet ready to participate in a week-long summer camp, ThanksLiving Camp is a great primer for Stay-at-Home Work Camp. 

ThanksLiving Camp 2023 was a success! Campers completed tasks in the community assisting multiple organizations in the greater Lake Wales area. Thank you to the many people and organizations that helped to make ThanksLiving Camp 2023 a successful and enriching time. 

Contact the Camp Coordinator for more information:

Daniel Jones

863.676.6678 ext. 1305





The Holiday season is a special time for people and Care Center. Care Center strives to be a bridge for families in need during the holiday seasons by providing food, gifts, and essentials to enable families to enjoy their time together. Caring volunteers ecstatically come together to provide a blessing to families during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Throughout the year, hundreds of families are blessed through our annual food drive, Christmas gift shopping program, and much more!

VOLUNTEERS are always a huge asset, but this is especially true during the holidays! They help keep Care Center rolling by packing food boxes, delivering gifts and food to families, wrapping Christmas gifts, and more! We are always in need of more caring helping hands.

If you are interested in serving the community over the holidays, you can register below. You can volunteer and/or host a food or toy drive!

Food or Toy Drive Sign Up Here

Volunteers Register Here

Contact the Holiday Coordinator for more information:

Sarah Owen

863.676.6678 ext. 1225



Act Like Men


1 Corinthians 16:13-14

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

 ALM 2025 dates and info to come! 




Empty Bowls


Enjoy community fellowship and tasty local soup while supporting a good cause! 

Empty Bowls is an annual silent and live auction for hand painted pottery from a variety of people. Each year, artists, community leaders, staff, volunteers, and others come together to paint objects for Empty Bowls. The funds raised from the auction contribute to Lake Wales Care Center food programs. By attending and purchasing an item, you are directly contributing to combatting food insecurity and providing comfort for neighbors in need throughout the Lake Wales community. 

Empty Bowls 2024 was a success! Details on Empty Bowls 2025 will come later this year. 

Contact us for more information: 

Jolee Beamer




Lights for Life  

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate life from conception to final breath!

Lights for Life honors the lives of individuals and raises awareness and funds for the Choices Pregnancy Care program. 

Stay tuned for details on the 2025 event.

Contact us for more information:

Jolee Beamer




Clay Shoot 

Clay Shoot 2024 was a great time. Stay tuned for Clay Shoot 2025 information! 


2025 Clay Shoot Date and Time:

March 28, 2025 – 8 am registration 

Step onto the shooting range and test your marksmanship skills while making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

The Clay Shoot is held annually in March at the FFA Foundation in Haines City. Whether you are a seasoned shooter or new to the sport, this event offers an inclusive and enjoyable experience for participants of all skill levels.


FFA Foundation 

5000 Firetower Rd, Haines City, FL 33844

Contact us for more information:

Daniel Jones




Run Like You Care


Thank you for your support of the 13th Annual Run Like You Care 5k/10k! All proceeds support the Meals on Wheels program.
 Click here for 2024 photos!                                                                      
Want to save money on next year’s race? Use code ICARE25 to save an extra $5 off the Early Bird Pricing through June 30, 2024. Registration includes a performance t-shirt, finisher medal, and goodie bag – plus an incredible time! We hope to see you there!

Join us next year on April 12, 2025! Register here.

Contact us for more information:

Jolee Beamer