Letter from Jim…

With the support of our generous donors, our energetic volunteers, and our inspiring families, we courageously pressed toward what was NEXT in 2017. We welcomed new staff, engaged in strategic plans, and experienced growing pains. Our journey led us to an awe-inspiring vision into our future.

In 2017 the first winter retreat was launched. Over 60 participants and volunteers gathered for a weekend to “SEEK” Him. It was an amazing experience in finding refuge for our lives and embracing great friends for the journey.

Additionally, we celebrated our first national director’s retreat. It was refreshing to bring together the leadership of Lift and spend a few days praying, laughing, and envisioning the future.

The following pages will give you a glimpse into the accomplishments of 2017. We believe that 2018 is our year to EMERGE. Together we will show the world how big God can be when people find wholeness in Him. Thank you for your partnership with Lift Disability Network.

Inspiring families and individuals living with disabilities
to discover a new vision for their future

At Lift Disability Network, EMERGE means to be a force in someone’s life by empowering them to EMERGE from difficult adversity into a strong story of wholeness.

In 2018, Lift Disability Network intends to EMERGE whole, connected and strong! This year we will be working hard on a few key initiatives to ensure our ministry to families and individuals living with disability helps them to elevate life!

These areas include…
Enhancing Breakaway Family Retreats & Monthly Boost Programs
Developing a new family care program; “The Wholeness Circle Family Care Plan”
Growing our Staff Team
Opening the doors to new ministry space

Finally, emphasizing the Emergence of new volunteer teams is a vital part of our initiative. Therefore, we will prioritize energizing a vibrant Ambassador Team and an active Funding Team.

Be a part of EMERGE by volunteering, praying and donating.

Our Impact

In 2017, you once again made a difference in the lives of individuals and families living with disabilities. The participants, volunteers, corporate partners, and donors together elevated Lift Disability Network to another banner year. Through your efforts and involvement our organization experienced a 5% overall increase in its impact. This is the fourth consecutive year of increase and you made that happen.

While the true impact of an organization is not seen in its numbers, these outcomes represent lives changed. For every number there is a story. The bottom line is your engagement with Lift Disability Network continues to let individuals and families discover a new vision for their future. For that, we are truly grateful.

BOOST Monthly Event Program

In Florida and Missouri, members of our Lift family enjoy gathering together on a monthly basis! At these events, families and individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to experience fun, food, community and a themed event or recreational activity.


Breakaway summer camp serves families and individuals impacted by disabilities of all types. It’s a four to five day experience during which each camper with a disability is partnered with a personal buddy for the entire camp experience. Camp provides opportunities for participants to feel loved for their uniqueness, to push the boundaries of their disability and to meet a community of people who are passionate about serving the disability community.


25,000 + Gifts

WSDC Foundation
Hanson Communications
Ten Talents Foundation
West Orange Healthcare District

5,000 – 10,000 Gifts

Toyota Motor North America
We Raise Ministries

1,000 – 5,000 Gifts

Aetna Foundation
Harper Family Charitable Foundation
Rotary Club of Winter Garden
Toyota Motor North America
Winter Park Health Foundation

Company and Churches

Aetna Foundation
Age Advantage Home Care Services
Aged Pooled Trust
AXA Foundation
Cambridge Planning Group
Clint A. Summers, CPA
DASA Sports
Ginger Lore Law Offices
Hanson Communications
Harper Family Charitable Foundation
Lindenwood University
Matthews Hope Ministries

Missouri Disabled Waterski Foundation
Napleton Clermont Chrysler
National Christian Foundation Kentucky
Rotary Club of Winter Garden
Thrivent Financial
Toyota Motor North America
West Orange Healthcare District
West Orange Times
We Raise Ministries
Winter Park Health Foundation
WSDC Foundation

Bethel Temple – Lake Worth
Calvary Assembly of God – Beckley
Clifton First Assembly of God
Day Spring Presbyterian Church
Decatur Assembly of God
Faith Assembly of God – Orlando
GreeneWay Church
Kannapolis Church of God
Kensington Church Orlando
Life Gate Church
Morningside Assembly of God
Murphysboro First Baptist
New Life Assembly – Lakeland
Northland Church
Okeechobee First Baptist


3 Ways You Can Get Involved

You all are so nice, thoughtful, and cool! i love what you do for those of us with disabilities. Your love really shines through. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Seth HeatheringtonBreakaway Camper

You have made my life better by acting as a much needed pressure valve. I'm spiritually and mentally refreshed!

Sheryl KingBreakaway participant

Elevate is such a great program. My brother loves the routine of the day - social hour, bible stories, exercise, crafting and the list goes on. It allows him the social setting to build friendships in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere. He is looking forward to the start of fall term. Thank you for the tremendous effort spent to provide such a 'space' for individuals with life challenges

CarolSister of Participant


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