Give Hope a Home

Giving back to our community is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in having a balanced blend of family, work, play and service. We are blessed to work with an extraordinary group of non-profits who work diligently to help the lost, broken and less fortunate in our city. We are humbled and honored to be able to offer our services to them through our ‘Share the Love’ program.

Cynthia Montello

Congratulations! I was pleased to learn that you were recently featured in The Florida Times-Union for your hard work and commitment as a faith leader in our community. I am happy that you are being recognized for your service and dedication to fellowship. We are truly fortunate to have individuals like you working to enhance the spiritual growth of our great state. Best wishes for continued success.

Bill Nelson
United States Senate

“Cynthia Montello is a giver and has managed to blend her business with community service. I find her openness and candor to be delightful and inspiring. She is a woman who easily shares her faith and inspires those around her to be their very best. Cynthia is someone who always wants the best for me, City Rescue Mission and those she meets. I am blessed to have met her, to have worked closely with her to brand the mission and now to have her as a dear friend. Cynthia is a multi-talented woman who epitomizes the word ‘entrepreneur’. Jacksonville is a better place because of her, her love of the Lord and her ability to capture the hearts of those around her.”

Penny Kievet
Director of Business Development City Rescue Mission

"Cynthia, once again you have put together an unbelievable project that has brought hope to so many women here on the First Coast. Your tireless efforts are much appreciated by me and the rest of the Donna Foundation. You have personally helped grow this wonderful cause to become a major charity here in Jacksonville. Most importantly, there will be so many women that will benefit by your idea, dedication and unselfish love for helping others. You are truly a beacon of God and you inspire so many."

"We owe the credit to you for doing all the "behind the scenes" work to make the reality of today happen. We have so much to celebrate today as the Foundation has now exceeded $1 million in donations in less than 3 years. Who would have thought? "

"Thanks again for all you do and I am so proud of what this Foundation has accomplished. I know it is just the beginning of bigger things to happen. "

Craig Dewhurst, State Farm Agent
Board Member – The Donna Foundation

“I thank God for Howard and Cynthia Montello who have helped me so much at Triumph Church and Community Center. They launched a Faith Festival in the streets to feed and bless our community. The Word of God went out to everyone and it was a great day. They have given much of their talent and treasure to bless us and change our city.”

Pastor Moses Criswell
Triumph Church

“Cynthia Montello was a force to be reckoned with as she coordinated the efforts for the VIP Hospitality Tent for the Extreme Home Makeover in Hastings, Florida. She brought together vendors, volunteers and restaurants that fed over 400 people four meals every day for a week. She has a heart the size of this project.”

Arnold Tritt
Northeast Florida Builders Association