Letter from Jim…

Beginning with our 2017 year-end campaign, Lift Disability Network established the goal to “EMERGE” as a viable example of what God can do when we give Him all that we have. That was exactly what took place.

The generosity of our donors, the time of our volunteers, and the receptive hearts of our families provided the strength needed for Lift to invest more in 2018. The results has been an emerging ministry that has gained greater presence within the West Orange County of Central Florida by opening the doors of our first ministry center in Winter Garden, FL. For 13 years, the organization operated out of our home. How awesome it has been to see the potential of ministry grow and EMERGE as a living impact for our community.

Additionally, in 2018 we secured a director for our MO program and strengthened our programming staff in FL. New ministry opportunities that were developed out of these additions have provided greater moments for our families to engage and find greater community.

The ministry family of Lift Disability Network invested so that more people living with disabilities every day could “EMERGE” from the isolation of their adversity and began to live out a new vision for their future. Together we will see families live healthier in 2019 and rise above their greatest dreams.

Thank you for being a part the Emergence of LIFE. You are making a difference.

Our Impact

In 2018, 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 8% overall increase in its impact. This is the fifth 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.



Increase in Monthly Events


Individuals and Families Served in 2018


Hours Volunteers Served in 2018


TOTAL FOR 2018: $319,435


TOTAL FOR 2018: $273,479

25,000 + Gifts

WSDC Foundation

5,000 – 24,999 Gifts

Gibbs Family Foundation
New Life Church on North Park
Rotary of Winter Garden
TCC Gives
Ten Talents Foundation
Toyota Motor North America
We Raise Ministries

1,000 – 4,999 Gifts

Aetna Foundation
Calvary Assembly of God, Beckley
Compass Group Division
Hope Church, WG
Life Gate Church
Winter Park Health Foundation
Life Oaks Community Church
Murphysboro First Baptist Church
Northland Church
New Life Assembly of God, Lakeland
Rotary Club of Winter Garden
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakeland
Toyota Motor North America
Winter Park Health Foundation

Company and Churches

Aetna Foundation
Age Advantage Home Care Services
Arthur J Gallagher Foundation
AXA Foundation
Camp Wartberg
Clint A. Summers, CPA
DASA Sports
Emmaus Homes
Enabled Ministries
Evergreen Pest Control
Ginger Lore Law Offices
Global Mission Support
Guidance Medial Billing and More
Kanso Enterprises
Knights of Columbus, The Villages
Lindenwood University

Meyer Charitable Gift Foundation
Missouri Credit Union
Missouri Disabled Waterski Foundation
National Christian Foundation
New Vision Flooring
Progressive Abilities Support Services
Rotary Club of Winter Garden
Sikes Law Firm
Salon Sensations
Tate Development & Investment Group
TCC Gives
Ten Talents Foundation
Toyota Motor North America
Turner Consulting Services
Warren County Developmental Disability Board
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
Hope Church – Winter Garden
Kannapolis Church of God
Kensington Church Orlando
Landis First Assembly of God
Life Gate Church
Live Oaks Community Church
Morning Star Cowboy Church
Murphysboro First Baptist
New Beginnings Assembly of God
New Life Assembly – Lakeland
Northland Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church – Lakeland
Summit Church – O’ Fallon
The Crossings Church – Winter Garden

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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