Embrace started even before its name was defined. Bettina, our founder, felt she needed to give back to a community that has 'embraced' her since she came from Germany. Seeing the challenges that people face, whether depression, sickness, or poverty, Bettina began stepping out to make a difference. She decided to host some initial meetings with caring friends in the community to discuss local needs and how they could make a difference.
After sharing her vision with friends, who immediately supported her vision and the project, they came up with a name and mission statement.
In the beginning, it was mostly small community events in which we raised funds, provided clothing, and food for our local families who were facing hardship. Eventually, more people volunteered their time with Embrace, and our dream became reality.
Today, we help a great number of families along 192, in Kissimmee, Florida, and we also support other entities with seasonal help, like 'back to school' initiatives, housing projects, and major food initiatives to provide for those less fortunate and put our best foot forward.
"All I could think of was what a privilege it was to give my life away for love’s sake."
Embracing to share our love and compassion with one another.
At Embrace of Celebration, we are putting love in action and promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them the most. We believe in taking action, with urgency, in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society, while finding solutions to bring transformation.
Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
We believe in building relationships within our community. We provide information, support, and encouragement. By helping, caring, and sharing, we work to inspire and empower one another.