iCare for Ocala
IMPACT (IMP) Ocala and Kingdom Revival Church, Inc (KRC) are dedicated to creating an environment in which our youth can experience God’s love and learn how to apply and reciprocate that love in their daily interactions with others to promote personal growth. IMP's main focus is to "Forcibly Impact the Lives of Our Youth" thru sports, mentoring tools and Education.
A child’s academic success through high school is strongly affected by multiple social determinants. Here are a few statistics. Did you know that in Ocala, FL:
· more than 2,000 children enrolled in Marion County Public Schools are homeless and makeup 50 percent of the homeless population in Marion County?
· over 30% of our children live in poverty?
When asked why we care so much, I think about some of the kids in our community who face a few of the many challenges that plague our community. We believe IMP helps provide a solution.
This year IMP and KRC debut Ocala’s first Jr. NBA Basketball League that served 130 youth, boys and girls, ages six through fifteen of every skill level. They focused on fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. During our awards ceremony, we surprised all of the youth with brand new Under Armor Basketball shoes. The look on their faces was priceless. The overall cost for the shoes totaled nearly $4200.00. We are looking for 8 donors who will gift $500.00 towards the overall cost. We would like for you to be one. After all, your small investment can last for generations.
• 720 Club - Financial literacy programs (help with credit, debt elimination, budgeting, saving, stewardship, investing, and more)
• Thanksgiving Feed the Community Event
• Provide Thanksgiving Baskets to the needy families in the community
• Sponsor families through our family gift giving
• Providing assistance or connecting people to resources and/or programs (rental and
mortgage assistance, energy assistance, bus passes, health care, food and more)
• Supporting youth programs such as IMPACT