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Jennifer H. Desire is the central figure on the Unity Mural at 814 West Church Street. Since the mural’s completion during the eventful summer of 2020, Desire has seemingly stepped right off the wall to share a message of hope to the community of Parramore through service events, facilitated through an ongoing partnership with Interstruct.

What is Project 814?

Project 814 is a remarkable initiative by the Desire Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Interstruct. It derives its name from our significant location at 814 West Church Street.

Since Fall 2020, the Desire Foundation has successfully organized regular Project 814 events at Interstruct. Through these events, we have made a positive impact through thousands of interactions by offering hot meals, groceries, clothes, and vital community resources to individuals residing in Parramore, including those experiencing homelessness.

Says founder Jennifer Desir Hilaire, “We owe our ability to carry out this meaningful work to the unwavering support of Interstruct Inc. They generously provide funding and a clean and safe location to conduct our non-profit operations, enabling us to create a nurturing environment for the community.

At Project 814, we aim to empower individuals by offering a wide range of resources and services. From providing food and haircuts to offering phone charging stations, vaccines, and invaluable support from our esteemed community partners. We strive to uplift lives and foster a strong sense of connection and belonging. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are immensely grateful for this partnership.”

2023 Event Calendar

NEXT are two Office Hours dates in August, followed by a fundraiser and a Project 814 community event in September. All activities take place at Interstruct, 814 W. Church St. More info.

Project 814: March 18, 2023

Grocery Drive: May 13, 2023

Parramore Field Day: July 15, 2023

Fundraiser: September 13, 2023

Project 814: September 16, 2023

Thanksgiving w/ a Friend: Wednesday November 22, 2023

Christmas Drive: December 17, 2023

Office Hours Initiative

In January 2023, Ryan Young and Jennifer Desir Hilaire created a new program to provide vital support to the community. Office Hours operates every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, offering a diverse range of services ranging from job application and resume building assistance to navigating government programs including ID support, food stamp applications and health insurance. Our program addresses the critical needs of individuals who are facing financial hardships. We are fully committed to providing the necessary support to help them regain stability and move forward in life.

Office Hours: August Dates

Saturdays, August 5 + 19

Location: 814 W Church Street, Orlando FL in Parramore

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Contact: Jennifer Desir Hilaire

Phone: 321-389-6120

[email protected]


text Jenn at 321-389-6120 / [email protected]


If the work we are doing aligns with your company’s vision and you would like to get involved with a meaningful project that directly serves this Orlando community, please contact Ryan Young.

Volunteers, Services + Donations

If you would like to be added to a volunteer list, please contact Stefania Salerno
Phone: 407-486-7825
[email protected]

If you have a service – such as barbering and other salon services, dentistry, general health provider, food services, etc. – to provide, please text Jenn at 321-389-6120.

See Project 814 in action.
Video by Tony Ramzy

Learn more about Project 814

MEDIA RELEASE: Parramore Christmas Movie Night

Winter Wonderland, A Holiday Festival

Thanksgiving with a Friend, 2021

Hygiene Bags for the Homeless

Father’s Day Grocery Giveaway

“A Holiday Hand” at the mural on Church Street

The artists and activist of the Unity Mural on Church Street

How the Unity Mural Project was recognized in three categories at the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s 2020 Golden Brick Awards.

Project 814 in the news

How a mural became a landmark to help Parramore neighbors in need.
Justice for All: Mural is Orlando Artists’ Labor of Love
Air Date: January 13, 2021

News 13 at the Unity Mural Project blessing bags event.
Miles Don’t Matter: Orlando woman, now in Atlanta, comes home to help homeless
Air Date: September 27, 2021