FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
City of Orlando Employees Raise
$445,695 for Central Florida Charities through Workplace Giving Campaign
Orlando, FL (March 13, 2012) – Thanks to the generosity
of City of Orlando employees, Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners
made check presentations at Monday’s City Council meeting totaling
$445,695 in donations to 464 charity organizations. Through the City of
Orlando’s Workplace Giving Campaign more than 1,200 City employees
participated in the 2011 fundraiser, surpassing the $400,000 goal.
“The Workplace Giving Campaign is one of the many ways City employees
show their commitment to the community and give back,” said Mayor Buddy
Dyer. “I was extremely impressed by the dedicated hard working members
of our City family, who this year, broke all records for charitable
giving at City Hall. Through their monetary contributions, our employees
are helping address some of the most critical issues facing Central
Some local contributions included donations to:
- Orlando’s Hospice of the Comforter - to improve
the quality of life when faced with an incurable illness.
- United Arts of Central Florida - to enhance the
quality of life and variety of cultural experiences in the community
by proving funding to cultural non-profit organizations in Central
- Society for Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (SPCA)
of Central Florida/ Orlando Humane Society - to promote responsible
human behavior toward animals.
- Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida –
to address the needs of the homeless in the Central Florida
community and to serve as a catalyst for community collaboration to
Donations also went to charities of the employee’s choice
and major organizations including Heart of Florida United Way, America’s
Charities, Community Health Charities of America, Independent Charities
of America, Neighbor to Nation, Earth Share and Global Impact.