How You Can Get Involved Without Putting Yourself at Risk

Organizations accepting donations & providing resources for the community

How You Can Get Involved Without Putting Yourself at Risk
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Heart of Florida United Way - #VirtualVolunteer

There are many options emerging to allow you to lend a hand from the safety and comfort of your living room! Check out ways to volunteer virtually: https://www.hfuw.org/virtualvolunteer/

Osceola Council on Aging - osceolagenerations.org

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Provides Adult Day Care, Building Strong Families (Energy Assistance), Weatherization, In-Home Services and Nutrition programs, including Meals on Wheels. Food Pantry Hours: 1:30 and 3:30 pm, at 700 Generation Way, Kissimmee. There is a drive-thru option for those visiting the Food Pantry.

Donate today: Donations can be dropped off at the council at 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee FL 34744. As low as $8 can provide a hot tray of food for 1 home-bound senior. Top of the wishlist is Milk, Eggs, and Cheese.

Seniors First of Central Florida - www.seniorsfirstinc.org

Provides meals at local community centers, Meals on Wheels, and more!

Donate today:

Monetary donations for food and operational expenses: https://bit.ly/2Wbi6nj

Donations for their food pantry: https://bit.ly/38LWHUE

Volunteers NOT in high risk categories. They are working on plans to still deliver meals with minimal contact.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Provides meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

Donate today: Give hope and find food at www.feedhopenow.org

Coalition for the Homeless

Provides two nutritious meals every day to people in need -- and makes sure guests can stay appropriately distant while they’re at the Coalition.

Donate today: https://bit.ly/2xLG0Md

OneBlood

Provides safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners.

Donate today: https://givelife.io/vqpy

Healthy eligible donors of all ages and ethnicities are needed now more than ever as the blood supply must be constantly replenished.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

Provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment at any Orlando hospital.

Donate today: Help keep families together: www.rmhccf.org

Orange County Regional History Center

Providing “History at Home” lessons twice per week, as well as coloring sheets and virtual events/webinar. Click here to view the lessons.

Local arts and cultural organizations need your support now more than ever before. Your donation will help save jobs and support livelihoods until our arts and cultural partners are able to reopen. Any donation you make today that is designated to a Campaign Partner will be matched at 15% by United Arts.

Click here to donate today.


Resources

Heart of Florida United Way

Is the Coronavirus impacting you and your family? The ALICE Fund may be able to help. Contact Heart of Florida United Way’s 211 Information and Referral Crisis Line by dialing 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898211, or visiting https://www.hfuw.org/gethelp/.

Donate today: HFUW Help

American Diabetes Association

Trying to plan your meals for the next couple weeks? Well the ADA’s Diabetes Food Hub is here to help: https://www.diabetesfoodhub.org/

Embrace Families

You can find the most accurate and updated information about the Coronavirus, especially as it impacts our children in foster care, through the CBC Integrated Health website. Go to https://www.cbcih.net/covid-19

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Pet Alliance wants to encourage everyone to make sure that they and their pets are prepared: Click Here!

NAMI Greater Orlando

Learn about strategies and resources on how to support your family and yourself during these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: https://myocdcare.com/coping/


School Closure Updates

During the period of school closures, meal distributions are available for school students in our service area. Please refer to the following links: Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Brevard County, Lake County.

Seminole County Public Schools Meal Distribution Info: For a complete list of locations and serving times, please visit www.scps.us/meals.

Learn at home with Scholastic!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ have more resources to educate your children at home!