Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Needs Your Vote

Help Second Harvest receive a Walmart grant to fund local child hunger programs with the “click” of a mouse Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is hoping the public can help them click their way to a grant from Walmart by voting for them in the “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative – a national campaign where money is awarded to programs that get the most votes for their innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger. Second Harvest will be able to provide 9,000 food packs to hungry kids this…

A Gift For Teaching – Helping Students & Teachers In Central Florida

My son and I recently visited A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) to drop off school supply donations. Their mission: To improve public education by transferring our community’s surplus materials and resources free to teachers for their students in need. While there, we spent time touring the facility and speaking with the friendly staff. They are gearing up for back to school (their FREE STORE for teachers reopens on August 7th), so donations are needed more than ever!   I was provided with a “report card” which contained facts about the organization…

It’s All In The Pillow: Help Denver Ronald McDonald House + GIVEAWAY!

It’s All in the Pillow  is a new Colorado-based business that sells innovative pillows nationwide. These comfortable and stylish decorative 3-in-1 pillows also unzip to provide a sturdy tray for workspace, eating and other activities. The concept is ingenious. How many times have you found yourself trying to sit on your sofa and enjoy a snack, drink or work on your laptop comfortably? Well, It’s All in the Pillow unzips into a sturdy workspace (or tray), whatever your need! It’s All In The Pillow allows you to do the following:…

CureSearch Walk For Children’s Cancer at Lake Eola

If you are seeking a deserving cause to participate in and/or donate to, look no further! Take a moment and think about cancer and its devastating effects. Now, imagine an innocent child receiving this frightening diagnosis. We must find a cure! The CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer is an opportunity for family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, corporate supporters and community members to come together to honor those whose lives have been affected by children’s cancer, while raising funds for life-saving research. There will be two ceremonies – the first is a…

Energizer Light Up A Life Champions for Kids Campaign #EnergizerCFK, #CBias, #ChampionsForKids

When I meet someone new and mention I live in Orlando, they immediately comment on how lovely it must be to have nice weather year round. While we do experience warm weather most of the year, the reality of it is that Orlando also experiences freezing temperatures during Winter months and inclement weather throughout the year (e.g. hurricanes and tropical storms). While our winter may not last for months, just a night or two of freezing temperatures can make our local homeless shelters fill up quickly. I live in downtown Orlando…

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Today is the first day of a very important week, Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness! CHD Awareness Week (February 7 – 14)  is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about Congenital Heart Defects. Participants include individuals, local support groups, national and local organizations and congenital cardiology centers throughout the world! My friends at Mended Little Heart of Winchester work diligently to spread awareness every single day. They aim to bring Hope, Help, and Healing to parents and families of the “littlest heart patients of all.” I enjoy reading their Facebook updates where they…

1st Annual Walk Like MADD Kick-Off Event In Downtown Orlando

Host: Mother’s Against Drunk Driving of Central Florida Date: February 6, 2012 Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM Location: Orlando City Hall Rotunda, 400 South Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 Complete event details can be found here. MADD is also hosting a 5k walk on April 21, 2012 in Baldwin Park! Join us February 6th at 6:30 pm at the Orlando City Hall Rotunda for food, fun, and prizes! Anyone who attends the kickoff that registers prior to or at the kick off will be entered into a drawing where you could win a Walk Like MADD duffle bag,…

It’s For The Kids 5k Run/Walk #Orlando #SocialGood

Orlando residents – want to help abandoned, abused and neglected children in your community? On February 25, 2012 the Central Florida Children’s Home is hosting “It’s For The Kids!” 5k run/walk at Campus Crusade for Christ Corporate Headquarters located at 100 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832. Additional event information can be found here. Proceeds from the “It’s For the Kids!” 5K Run/Walk will benefit the children of the Central Florida Children’s Home. Since 1973 CFCH has provided a stable and loving Christian home for neglected children ages 2 to 18. At CFCH children…