“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them.”

Mother Teresa

What Is He Got Up?

He Got Up will be a pivotal moment for Central Florida, as the Citrus Bowl becomes a hub of celebration and hope on Easter Sunday 2016 (March 27). The event is designed to give Central Florida citizens in need the inspiration, hope, resources and connections they need to transform their lives. From a kind word, uplifting message and community togetherness, to a plate of food, medical attention, job lead, new pair of shoes, and a fresh haircut, He Got Up will provide a variety of services – both intangible and tangible – to residents of all ages.

About He Got Up

  • Open to All: Free transportation to and from the Citrus Bowl will be provided for families in need on Sunday, March 27 from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
  • Concession stands will be stocked with food and beverages that will be available at no cost to guests.
  • Celebrities, inspirational speakers and talented musical acts will be on hand to fill the Citrus Bowl with the sounds of celebration and praise for an uplifting Easter Service.
  • Non-profit groups, community service organizations and Central Florida companies will offer food, medical and dental screenings, legal services, haircuts, and clothing, as well as host a job fair during a separate Community Resources Fair.
  • He Got Up will be a catalyst bringing together individuals and families in need with organizations and neighbors who can offer help and demonstrate their love for their community through their actions as well as their words.

The Inspiration Behind He Got Up

Tim Johnson, senior pastor for Orlando World Outreach Center, is the driving force behind He Got Up. Concerned with the growing number of crises and division in communities across the United States, Johnson felt called to create an event that would unite Central Florida by bridging the divide between the haves and have-nots in our community. An inaugural event, Pastor Johnson believes He Got Up will become an annual celebration that spreads to communities throughout the United States and beyond.

Get Involved

Event organizers will need more than 10,000 volunteers to make He Got Up a success. If you would like more information about being a volunteer, complete the form below.

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About the Orlando Serve Foundation

Bridging communities and resources to see transformation in Central Florida
Orlando Serve Foundation exists to affirm and ignite partnerships to restore and strengthen individuals and families in need. Orlando Serves is committed to the vision of He Got Up Orlando.

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