Community Hope Center to host ‘Strike for Hope’

The Community Hope Center, a holistic program providing assistance to homeless and near-homeless families in Osceola County, is hosting a black-tie bowling event, “Strike for Hope,” on Sunday, March 10, at 5 p.m.

The event will be held at Disney Springs Splitsville Luxury Lanes, 1494 E. Buena Vista Drive, Orlando.

The proceeds of the event will go to help the Community Hope Center provide services to those facing poverty in our community.

“We are so excited to have such a fun event at Disney Springs that will in-turn help us serve hundreds of families who look to us for support,” said Rev. Mary Downey, Community Hope Center Founder and CEO. “Plus, it’s a good opportunity to come out and have some fun for a great cause.”

The Community Hope Center was founded in 2013 in partnership with Community Presbyterian Church of Celebration by Downey and in the last six years has served more than 27,000 individuals facing poverty.

Last year, the CHC was awarded the prestigious Bob Allen Award by Walt Disney World Resorts and were also supported by AdventHealth Celebration, the city of Kissimmee and Bank of America.

Tickets for “Strike for Hope” are $100 per person. For sponsorships and an opportunity to purchase a bowling lane for businesses and individuals, call 321-677-0245 or visit and click “Strike for Hope.”  

The Community Hope Center is a program-based project that impacts the low-income, poverty level families and individuals living in and around Osceola County.

The primary emphasis is to serve those living homeless or in motels and hotels along Osceola County’s 192 Corridor.

The program works to restore dignity and self-sustained stability to those in need in our community through a holistic approach to case management, funds assistance, and life skills.

The mission of the Community Hope Center is to provide assistance to all of those in need in the community.

While they are not a crisis center, they abide by a “no wrong door” policy and are committed to providing resources or referrals for those who are actively searching for assistance. And for residents  who  are willing to forge a path toward self-sustained stability.