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December 6, 2018

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Ace Cafe Orlando with the News Junkie’s Christmas Bike Drive on December 7th


December event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination
            
Friday, December 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – News Junkie's 6th Annual Christmas Bike Drive
Join us at the Ace Cafe for the News Junkie's annual Christmas bike drive. Drop off a new
bike and help us collect over 100 bikes for deserving children in Central Florida. Special
thanks to Nations Trucks and the National Latino Peace Officers Association Central Florida Chapter for helping families in our community.

Saturday, December 8, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet
The Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet at Ace Cafe Orlando is a party before the Drive Florida Rally, which will occur on December 9. The party is open to all show vehicles, regardless of whether or not the vehicle is registered for the event. More than 200 cars are expected! Drive Florida's mission is to bring participants on a driving adventure like no other around the state. For this adventure (December 9), drivers will be exploring Central Florida as they start in Clermont and finish up in Bushnell for some go-karting at Bushnell Motorsports Park.

Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Toys for Tots Christmas Car Show
Come donate toys for those less fortunate during this holiday car show hosted by Ace Cafe. Any and all show cars classic or exotic are welcome. Contact coordinator tbush@acecafeusa.com to register to participate or with any questions. Come by to make a difference in children’s’ lives this holiday season, enjoy the car show, and stay awhile to delight in our delicious brunch!

November 16, 2018

TooJay’s Deli President and CEO takes World Kindness Day to New Heights and Raises More Than $14,000 for Feeding Florida


Donation will fund more than 155,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 14, 2018) – TooJay’s Deli President and CEO Max Piet raised the stakes on World Kindness Day by climbing onto the roof of the company’s Lake Worth restaurant and refusing to come down until $10,000 was raised to help Feeding Florida stock its pantries. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the fundraising goal was surpassed and more than $14,000 was raised.
                                           
“Our TooJay’s team was committed to going above-and-beyond the ordinary on World Kindness Day by inspiring others to help Feeding Florida end food insecurity in our great state,” said Max Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s, who spent 9 hours atop the roof, calling and emailing friends and family until $14,000 was raised. “We thank all the individuals and businesses who joined us and made generous donations to Feeding Florida.” TooJay’s team members also got involved by making contributions to the event.

November 15, 2018

ZAMPERLA DONATED WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTION TO GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

 KISSIMMEE, FL, November 13, 2018 – Zamperla, one of the world’s leading amusement ride manufacturers, has donated a new ride to Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), the Central Florida nonprofit that provides cost-free wish trips to critically ill children and their families.

Zamperla presented the swing today at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. The swing will be on display during the Expo before being installed at GKTW later this month.
The Happy Swing, the company’s signature kiddie ride, can be enjoyed by both children and their parents, and for children staying at GKTW, it has a special component: The ride is wheelchair accessible. This unique and inclusive ride will ensure children of all abilities will enjoy swinging alongside their family and friends.
“The entire Zamperla family has been a treasured partner of the Village for many years,” said Pamela Landwirth, president & CEO, Give Kids The World.  “We are truly grateful for their generous donation and continued commitment to helping us give families a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Their understanding of the special needs of our families, and ingenuity to create something everyone can enjoy, means so much to all of us.  This new swing will be a magical addition to the Village and a wonderful gift for the precious children we serve.”

This is Zamperla’s third ride donation to GKTW. The new swing, along with a train called JJ’s Express and a pedal-powered flyer called Lori’s Magical Flight, provide accessible and magical rides for children at the Village.

November 6, 2018

TooJay’s Deli Celebrates World Kindness Day on November 13th by Raising Funds for Feeding Florida


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 5, 2018) – Tuesday, November 13 is World Kindness Day and TooJay’s is celebrating in a big way with the goal to raise $10,000 to help Feeding Florida stock their pantries. Guests have three ways to participate on November 13: 
·         On November 13, donate directly by visiting www.toojays.com/worldkindnessday
·         TooJay’s classic large black and white cookies are turning orange and white for the day in honor of Feeding Florida. Buy one for $1.99 and all proceeds will be donated.

October 27, 2018

UTAH - PARK CITY LOCALS SHATTER RECORD FOR LONGEST SHOT SKI


Park City Sunrise Rotary Raises $29,475 for Community Organizations 

PARK CITY, Utah (October 23, 2018) — Let the records show, Park City is back on top. On Saturday, October 13, Park City’s 3rd annual Shot Ski Event, hosted by Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and High West Distillery, welcomed 1275 participants and 2570 feet long to Historic Main Street to claim a spot on the world’s longest shot ski constructed of 508 skis. The previous record was set in January 2018 in Breckenridge of 1,266 participants and 422 skis end to end.  

October 16, 2018

TooJay’s Donates $25,000 to Feeding Florida

Ribbon Cutting Photo (Left to Right): Isreal Rodriguez, Manager at Palm Beach Outlets TooJay’s; Brett Carper, Director of Operations; Max Piet, President and CEO; Rebecca Hahessy, Representative of Feeding Florida; Rachel Richal, Director of Training; and Art Sanders, Vice President of Human Resources

Donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for families in need

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 16, 2018) – TooJay's held its second annual “Too+You” campaign and raised $25,000 for Feeding Florida, a statewide network of Feeding America food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need.

Throughout the month of September, $1 of every cake slice sold was donated to Feeding Florida. Guests also made donations by rounding up their checks throughout the month. Through the buying power of Feeding Florida, $1 provides 11 meals to those in need across the state. TooJay’s donation will fund more than 275,000 meals for food insecure families.

September 4, 2018

September Cake Sales at TooJay’s Take a Slice Out of Hunger

During Hunger Action Month, one dollar from every slice of cake sold will be donated to Feeding Florida


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 4, 2018) – Enjoying a slice of cake from TooJay’s famous bakery is especially sweet in September when one dollar from every slice of cake sold is donated to Feeding Florida during Hunger Action Month. 
TooJay’s launched its Too+You partnership with Feeding Florida in September 2017 and since then has raised and donated $18,638 to end food insecurity in Florida. A statewide network of Feeding America food banks, Feeding Florida provides a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply to those in need. Every dollar donated provides 11 meals through the Feeding Florida network.
Guests also can conveniently make donations by rounding up their checks in September. TooJay’s will donate up to $10,000 during the month-long campaign.
We are honored to continue our partnership with Feeding Florida and feel it is a perfect match,” said Max Piet, president and CEO of TooJay’s. “Our teams are excited and highly engaged in the program and we are proud to give back to each of our communities.”

July 29, 2018

The Habit Burger Grill is Fired Up to Support Central Florida Charities this Summer


Twenty percent of “Giving Tuesday” sales to be donated to a different local charity


ORLANDO, Fla. – July 26, 2018 – The Habit Burger Grill (The Habit), home of America’s Best Tasting Burger, invites guests to join them every Tuesday this summer as it hosts fundraisers benefitting a different Central Florida charity each week. Fundraisers will be hosted at each of its three Central Florida restaurants with 20% of sales benefitting the respective Orlando non-profit in need. Enjoy award-winning Charburgers, signature sandwiches, hand-cut salads, and more all while supporting your local community. Giving never tasted so good!

The Habit has teamed up with the following charities to raise funds at its Winter Park (1040 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park), Millenia (4706 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando) and SoDo restaurants (2205 S. Orange Ave., Orlando):

March 28, 2018

Join The Habit Burger Grill’s Charity Challenge To End Hunger in Central Florida



WHAT:                               
The Habit Burger Grill will donate 50% of sales on Saturday, April 7 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida by hosting the “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge between local iHeart Radio stations. Central Floridians are invited to Make Giving A Habit by dining at participating Habit Burger Grill locations.

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
iHeart Radio Host Pop-up 11 a.m. to noon

Ø  Join Team Marissa from XL 106.7 - 1040 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Ø  Join Team Casper from Rumba 100.3 - 4706 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando
Ø  Join Team Carlos from Real Radio 104.1 - 2205 S. Orange Ave., Orlando

January 17, 2018

FLORIDA - 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge Returns January 27 Featuring Jay and Other MLB Players to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Jay, MLB Outfielder and Miami Native, 
to Host Event Open to the Public at Splitsville Lanes

What/Who:
Jon Jay, MLB outfielder, player on the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship team, Miami native and Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will host the 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. All event proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program, serving Club members in grades K–8.

Along with other Major League Baseball stars and local celebrities, Jay will bowl with attendees during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and more. There will be a live and silent auction and kids from Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade attending as well. Sponsorships are available.

“It’s always so rewarding when former members of the Clubs return to give back,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “It’s especially nice when an event becomes annual like this one in its seventh year. Through the efforts of Jon and many others who support Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of many area youths.” 

January 11, 2018

FLORIDA - Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter to Host Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Celebrating 20 Years on March 26 at Boca Rio Golf Club

Who/What:
Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Celebrating 20 Years at Boca Rio Gulf Club on Monday, March 26. Guests will begin the day with lunch before hitting the links with a shotgun start. Caddy is included per foursome at no additional cost. The day will end at the 19th hole with a raffle, awards and lavish cocktail reception. This year’s honorary chairperson is Leo Geller and the co-chairs are Paul Kelly, Ciaran Swords and Jim McClung. 
               
When:
Monday, March 26, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where:
Boca Rio Golf Club
22041 Boca Rio Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33433

January 9, 2018

GO ‘OVER THE EDGE’ FOR GIVE KIDS THE WORLD VILLAGE

Editor's Note - Our very own Dawn Sabato has registered for this event along with her co-workers at Contempo Vacation Homes: Ian Pardoe, Nikki Downer, and Sam Longster. Visit their individual profiles to learn more about them - or to donate! Want to participate? Register by January 15, and save 50% off your registration fee by using code COMESEEORLANDO


KISSIMMEE, FL – Next month, an extreme fundraiser will challenge fears of heights and help make dreams come true for kids facing critical illnesses and their families. Supporters will go “Over The Edge” by rappelling 428 feet straight down while overlooking International Drive.  

Are you ready for the challenge? Join a team of courageous supporters on February 9, 2018 to rappel down the side of the 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando. The one-of-a-kind experience benefits local nonprofit, Give Kids The World Village.  

Give Kids The World Village is a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides dream vacations to critically-ill children. These children face challenges of treatment, hospitals, doctor appointments and more with incredible courage, something rappellers will have to match as they go Over The Edge. 

Rapellers – sometimes called “Edgers” – must raise at least $1,000 to be eligible. The exclusive event is currently limited to 76 rappellers. 

Think you have what it takes? Get ready to cinch yourself in, swallow your fears and go Over The Edge. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, some friendly competition with a coworker or friend, an extreme bucket list-worthy view, or an unforgettable start to 2018, Give Kids The World needs your help to make a difference for brave kids.  

You can also support Give Kids The World without actually going Over The Edge. To register or learn more about Over The Edge for Give Kids The World, visit gktw.org/overtheedge.

About Give Kids The World Village 
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively to serve critically-ill children and their families. Children visiting Central Florida on their “wish trips,” stay with their families at Give Kids The World’s storybook Village for week-long, dream vacations.   Give Kids The World provides meals, transportation, nightly entertainment, and complimentary passes to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and other attractions. There is never any charge to visiting families, and no child is ever turned away. 

Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has served more than 157,000 children and families from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. Give Kids The World is four-star rated by Charity Navigator, with more than 92 cents of every dollar it spends going to program services. 

About Over The Edge 
To bring this one-of-a-kind event to Orlando, Give Kids The World is partnering with Over The Edge, a Nova Scotia-based company that has organized similar events for almost a decade. Over The Edge has worked with nonprofit groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics, raising more than $50 million in the process. 

Over The Edge handles all technical requirements, and the safety of rappellers is the No. 1 priority of each event. The organization has held more than 600 successful events with over 45,000 accomplished Edgers. 

October 12, 2017

Philanthropic Retailer BoxLunch Opens 5th Florida Location at Altamonte Mall

Get Some & Give Back When You Shop at the Newest BoxLunch Location at Altamonte Mall


October 12th, 2017 - BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, announces that it will open its newest location in Altamonte Springs, FL on Wednesday, October 18th at Altamonte Mall. BoxLunch offers a thoughtfully curated selection of the world’s most popular licensed shirts, accessories, collectibles, beauty, home goods and gift and novelty merchandise for everyone from the most dedicated fan to the more casual pop culture enthusiast.The new store will celebrate its grand opening weekend, Saturday, October 21st – Sunday, October 22nd from 12-4PM, with DJs spinning live music, in-store giveaways and trivia games.

To fulfill its civic mission of “Get Some. Give Back”, BoxLunch will donate one meal* to Feeding America® for every $10 spent in-store or online. BoxLunch is proud to support national hunger-relief efforts as well as local efforts through Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks,including the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which will directly receive a percentage of the donations raised at the Altamonte Mall BoxLunch store. 

October 9, 2017

Crescent Hotels and Resorts Partnered with Rise Against Hunger to Package 10,000 Dry Meals

FAIRFAX, Va. (Oct. 9, 2017) – Crescent Hotels and Resorts a leading hotel and resort management company that manages more than 100 properties nationwide, partnered with international hunger relief organization Rise Against Hunger to package over 10,000 highly nutritious dry meals.
Executives and team members from Crescent Hotels and Resorts, along with community volunteers, came together on Oct. 4 at the Cascades Conference Center in The Colony, Texas, to assemble the meals. More than 100 volunteers, including Crescent Hotels and Resorts’ chief financial officer Rob Smith, chief operating officer Mike Metcalf, and chief sales and marketing officer Dawn Gallagher, joined the assembly line to help package the meals.
“Crescent Hotels and Resorts believes in the sense of community and social responsibility,” Metcalf said. “The recent hurricanes affected so many, and we were honored to partner with Rise Against Hunger to assist those in need.”

September 20, 2017

Registration Now Open for Charity Events Benefiting Give Kids The World Village during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017

Golf Tournament, Motorcycle Ride, and Run and Walk Events Raise Funds to Bring Smilesto Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses 


ORLANDO, Fla., US (Sept. 20, 2017) – IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, taking place Nov. 13-17, 2017 in Orlando, will host three fundraisers benefiting Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village — an 84-acre, nonprofit resort based in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament, IAAPA Motorcycle Ride, and IAAPA Charity 5K Run and 1K Walk — "Footprints From the Heart" — will each raise money in support of GKTW. Companies exhibiting during the trade show can also donate items to GKTW at the end of the week.

As a long-standing partner of GKTW, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and its members have raised more than $1 million over the course of more than 20 years.

August 12, 2015

Give Kids the World Village - Kissimmee

About a decade ago, I lived in Poinciana, Florida while working in Kissimmee. Every day on my commute, I'd pass this hidden nook that held the most colorful little land - tucked away among clusters of trees. When my young daughter was with me, it would catch her eye too, and she'd get that twinkling look in those beautiful eyes, because this little land looked so magical. We would both gawk at this land each time we passed it, and we were so curious. What went on in there? What was this place? This enchanted land was Give Kids the World Village, and it really is as magical as we expected. In fact, it may be the most magical place on earth.