FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
City of Orlando Employees Raise
More Than $450,000 for Central Florida Charities through Workplace
Orlando, FL (March 7, 2013) – Thanks to the generosity
of City of Orlando employees, Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners
made check presentations at last Monday’s City Council meeting totaling
to $456,160 in donations to more than 530 local and national charity
organizations. Through the City of Orlando’s Workplace Giving Campaign
more than 1,400 employees participated in the 2012 fundraiser and
surpassed the campaign’s $425,000 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 for the second year in a row broke all records
for charitable giving at City Hall. Through their generous
contributions, our employees are helping address some of the most
critical issues facing Central Florida.”
Some local contributions included donations to:
- Orlando Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc.
– to support the health and welfare of firefighters and their
families during times of hardship.
- Harbor House of Central Florida – to provide
shelter, counseling and other critical services for domestic
violence survivors and their children.
- Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council –
to help create an environment of community engagement, skills and
confidence in children.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Inc.
– to fight hunger in Central Florida by providing food and other
grocery products to those in need.
Donations also went to charities of the employee’s
choice and major organizations including Heart of Florida United Way,
America’s Charities, Independent Charities of America, Community Health
Charities of America, Neighbor to Nation and Global Impact.