Thanks to the generosity of City of Orlando employees, Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners made check presentations at the February 23 City Council meeting totaling $442,889 in donations to 681 local and national charity organizations. Through the City of Orlando’s Workplace Giving Campaign, more than 1,400 City employees participated in the 2014 fundraiser and surpassed the campaign’s $440,000 goal.
“The Workplace Giving Campaign is one of the many ways City employees show their commitment to the community and give back,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I was extremely impressed by the dedicated hard working members of our City family, who for the fourth 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 Community and Youth Trust Inc. – to enhance the quality of life for youth, families and senior citizens living in the City of Orlando.
- Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Inc. – to educate, shelter, place and heal pets and their families throughout the Central Florida area.
- Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. – to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
- Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida – to transform lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness.
Donations went to charities of the employee’s choice and major organizations including Heart of Florida United Way, United Arts of Central Florida, EarthShare, Local Independent Charities of America, Community Health Charities of America and Neighbor to Nation and Global Impact.