Important Notice About Our Event Schedule

In light of the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus in our community, we have decided to postpone the He Got Up! event currently scheduled for March 21, 2020. The event was to be held at the Northwest Community Center located at 3955 WD Judge Dr., Orlando, FL 32808.

This decision is based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The measure is taken in exercising an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and welfare of all of you who make He Got Up! a success each year.

Please Note: The event is not cancelled. We will convene on or before March 31, 2020 to reassess paths forward and expect to announce the reschedule date in the near future.

Thank you for all that you do. You will be in our prayers as we trust God to protect us all.

Pastor Tim Johnson
President
Orlando Serve Foundation

Announcing our 2020 Event Calendar!

Orange County
Saturday 2/29 - Orlando, Dr. Smith Neighborhood Center
Postponed - Orlando, Northwest Community Center
Saturday 8/29 - Apopka, John Bridges Community Center
Stay tuned for our upcoming October event in East Orange County

Osceola County
Saturday 5/16 - Kissimmee, Human Services Building

Seminole County
Saturday 9/12 - Sanford, Harvest Time International


All events are from 10am-3pm

A Celebration of People Lifting People,
Transforming Our City.



Orlando Serve Foundation presents “He Got Up”, a day of celebration and service for the homeless, families, and individuals in need.  Several events have been planned, all of which will feature:

  • Compassionate Restorative Justice
  • Help with driver’s license and court cost issues
  • Government leaders, agencies, non‐profit organizations, businesses, faith based organizations, and community volunteers will work together to provide a cohesive aide for those in need
  • Food, drinks and family activities provided

It’s important to note that Orlando Serve is not creating another program.  It utilizes existing programs and services from public and private sectors, and leverages resources to achieve a sustainable, holistic solution.

Orlando Serve Foundation does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation.

Download a copy of our printable flyer for He Got Up! 2020


Collaborative partnerships across Central Florida area will be strengthen as members from various entities are exposed to other resources within our communities. This will facilitate connections with one another, cross‐pollinate services, and leverage their resources.  Together, this public/private partnership will consist of a large community of individuals, corporations, and organizations uniting resources and building a model for other communities to follow.  Our strategic plan is well under way to ensure the success of this model.


To Help Individuals and Families Become Self-­Sustainable

Homeless rates are growing at an alarming rate in Central Florida, putting a strain on individuals, families, and government/community resources. According to a 2013 federal study, Central Florida has been ranked number one for chronic homelessness of individuals, including veterans.  In addition, there is a large population that live in local motels, the woods, cars, and other undesirable locations.  However, we are an innovative and creative community that will accomplish the seemingly impossible.  We will make an impact with a cohesive collaboration through this effort that addresses many of their needs in focused locations throughout the community.



Government Leaders, Agencies, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Community Volunteers.

To make this successful, a unified effort is needed in three areas:

  1. Funding: Engage non‐profits, corporations, and individuals to meet the budgetary needs.
  2. In Kind Services/Donations: Specific in kind needs are being identified and a list is under construction.
  3. Volunteers: Opportunities to assist on the initial event day and beyond include:
    • Set Up
    • Registration
    • Screening
    • Ambassadors to Guide Guests through Venue
    • Runners
    • Food Servers
    • Cook Helpers
    • Supervise/Staff Family Fun/Play Area
    • Face Painter
    • Blow Up Balloons/Balloon Art
    • Games for Children
    • Break Down/Clean Up
    • Check In Guests for Court Dates

If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteering or sponsoring the event, please click on the links below.



He Got Up 2020 will look similar to our 2019 events in that we will continue to work diligently to serve the citizens of our communities with Compassionate Restorative Justice. We are hosting more events and in new locations.

Here are the dates and locations for our events this year:

• Saturday February 29, 2020 10am – 3pm
Orange County
Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center
   1723 Bruton Blvd; Orlando, FL 32805

• Saturday March 21, 2019 10am – 3pm
Orange County
Northwest Community Center
  3955 WD Judge Dr; Orlando, FL 32808

• Saturday May 16, 2020 10am – 3pm
Osceola County
Human Services Building
  330 N Beaumont Ave; Kissimmee, FL 34741

New This Year!
• Saturday August 29, 2020 10am – 3pm
Orange County
John Bridges Community Center
   445 W 13th Street; Apopka, FL 32703

• Saturday September 12, 2020 10am – 3pm
Seminole County
Harvest Time International
   255 Harvest Time Dr (formerly Kennel Rd); Sanford, FL 32771

New This Year!
• October (Date TBA) 10am – 3pm
East Orange County
  Location to be announced 

 

The main concentration of these events will be Legal Services, where we have the greatest response. Registration and screening of guests to offer access to the courts to receive the opportunity to gain freedom from burdensome court cost fees and fine obligations will be provided at each event.

The opportunity to provide these transformative services would not be possible without the unprecedented support of Chief Judge Donald A. Myers, who has agreed to provide access to the court systems. This is extraordinary and we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity.

There were several others major collaborators in these efforts including; Tiffany Moore Russell, Orange County Clerk of Court, Armando Ramirez Osceola County Clerk of Court, Grant Maloy, Seminole County Clerk of Court, Robert Wesley, Public Defender, and State Attorney, Aramis D. Ayala. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all involved in making this happen.

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