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Your Chamber energetically supports our local charities.

A Hero for Kids, Inc. (407) 279-9968

A Hero For Kids always is always in need of gently used children's books, adult books and hygiene items that we distribute to schools, at community events and Little Libraries in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lake Nona. We also partner with like-minded community focused businesses and organizations to make a difference and a positive impact in our community.

Annual event Real Heroes Don't Wear Capes Awards Gala October 16

2021 Gala | A Hero For Kids

Camaraderie Foundation Inc, (407) 841-0071

They they need volunteers, sponsors and donations for these events:

COL LEE R. BARNES JR. PARS & STRIPES FOREVER- Fund Raising Golf Tournament: May 21st - 8am - 5PM.

This will take place at the Reunion Resort in Kissimmee and they will raise money to support Veterans and their families and remember former Camaraderie Foundation Chairman of the Board and friend, Lee R. Barnes. If  someone interested in participating in this event is outside Orlando and cannot join this event in person, they can join their virtual tournament at any PAR 72 course of their choosing.

For more details about this event, please visit: https://camaraderiefoundation.org/event/pars-2021/

PTSD Awareness Flag Planting Ceremony : June 24 at 5PM - June 28.

This event is a symbolic representation of the thousands and thousands of service members and veterans struggling with post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and other mental health conditions. They need volunteers to plant over 40,000 flags this year on the evening of Thursday, June 24th from 5:30 (volunteer arrival) to 7:30pm (approximate with sunset) at the St. Pete College Allstate Center.

The PTSD Awareness Ceremony will be held at 2pm on Saturday June 26th.For information on volunteering or sponsoring the event please contact Molly Longmire at mlongmire@camaraderiefoundation.org. For more details about this event, please visit: https://camaraderiefoundation.org/event/ptsd-awareness-flag-planting-ceremony/

Central Florida Children's Home (407) 277-7441

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They are 100% community funded and their funding is down.  Anyone who would like to donate financially or materially are welcomed.  Please visit the website at centralfloridachildrenshome.com to view their fundraising events. CFCH is looking for sponsorship for golf tournament in September. Information is on their Facebook site. They are not accepting any volunteers as of today.

First Nature Ranch Foundation (407) 957-1494

At First Nature Foundation, our mission is to cultivate 21st Century Leadership: to help develop core self-leadership and collective leadership skills needed for this time.

We work with leaders and teams in organizations to enhance their capacities for engagement, collaboration, and generative outcomes.

We also offer programs for children, teens, and adults to evoke more of their innate leadership potential for more success in school, career, relationships, and community.

In the process, we nurture a reverence for all sentient life, along with awareness of its inherent wisdom.

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
- Juvenal

Friends of Fisher House Orlando (407) 900-5668

Not able to accept volunteers or groups for meals currently. Restaurant gift cards are helpful donations.

Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (617) 538-1144

A new event coming to Lake Nona Country Club in the Fall.  For a modest fee you can join Friends of the OPO and volunteer.  Welcoming volunteers now.

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (407) 857-0659

Heroes United Golf Scramble League (407) 434-9080

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization excited to promote physical and mental well-being for disabled veterans and first-responders through golf competition. We pride ourselves in how we unite people through shared experiences and a family-like atmosphere where we come together to lift up and support one another... and play a little golf, too!
We hope to build this organization by spreading the word about our League to any disabled Veterans and First-Responders to join as players. We are also seeking support for our League through sponsorship because the ultimate goal is to offer the League free of charge to our golfers. We are also looking for donations to offer as prizes and end-of-season awards.
Below you will find multiple opportunities to learn more about us, including an article written by our local Orlando VA. We hope you'll take a few minutes to see what we're about and hope to build a relationship supporting our Veteran and First-Responder Heroes.
Facebook and Instagram: @heroes.united.golf

 

IDignity, Inc.   (321) 445-1900

No volunteers right now.  One thing is for certain – once this pandemic comes to an end and we all return to our daily lives, the need for identification will be even greater. There will be numerous people looking for work, people who lost their job in the wake of the coronavirus and don’t have proper identification. Without that identification, finding employment will be nearly impossible.

Consider making a financial gift – click this link to support the people who need to find a job but don’t have the identification they need to secure employment. You can make a one-time donation that will ensure IDignity weathers this storm and is ready to serve those in need of identification, or you can set up recurring gifts to sustain IDignity’s mission long past this pandemic.
Share IDignity’s mission with friends and family – click this link for ideas and resources you can use to spread the word about IDignity.
Your support, whether financial or by raising awareness, will ultimately help countless individuals get back on their feet.

Lake Nona Youth Sports (407) 325-8000

See flyer. Registration is open, season start is August 1st, register www.lakenonayouthsports.org limited number of participants.  Practices held at Heroes Community Park; home games played at Lake Nona High School. Boys & Girls ages 5-14, lakenonajrlions@lakenonayouthsports.org

Nemours Children's Hospital (407) 567-4000

OneBlood (732) 779-5521

Osceola Council on Aging (407) 846-8541

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Inc. - Orlando, FL

We are still not taking volunteers or groups for our Share-A-Meals currently, so this is leaving a gap for meals. We are asking people to reach out to local restaurants and order lunch or dinner for the House. By doing this, people can also support their local restaurants. People can call the House at (321) 319-4748 to set up a date. On top of this, we are always in need of monetary donations! Many of our fundraisers have been disrupted by the pandemic causing a gap in funding. This is definitely a high need as we continue to serve families. Links to more info

WOMANtrepreneur (407) 310-4118