Orlando, Florida – During today’s Orlando City Council Meeting, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioners recognized City employees for their generous contributions of more than $420,000 in donations to nearly 500 different local and national charity organizations. Through the City of Orlando’s annual Workplace Giving Campaign, more than 1,200 City employees participated in the 2016 fundraiser.
“City employees continue to exhibit their dedication to the community through the Workplace Giving Campaign,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I am continually impressed by the compassion of our employees, who are helping address some of the most critical issues facing Central Florida.”
Through the annual Workplace Giving Campaign, employees can choose to donate to a charity of the employee’s choice. Some local contributions included donations to:
- 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 end homelessness.
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando – brings people together to build quality affordable houses through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies and by providing training and access to resources to help families.
- Victim Service Center of Central Florida – provides individualized services and resources to victims of sexual assault, violent crime and traumatic circumstances through crisis response, advocacy, therapy and community awareness.
- Zebra Foundation for Youth – create and sustain programs that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth.