Cross Country, a Spooky Dinner & GiveCamp-ing
- Written by Amy Dinsmore
- November 2 2012
With many of us at PowerDMS avid runner ourselves, this month we decided to sponsor a group of young runners at Lovell Elementary School in nearby Apopka. The lower-income school has formed its first-ever cross country team of 16 students who will run in area 5Ks, as well as participate in a 1-mile race at their school’s track at the end of the season before an awards banquet. We made a donation to the team to help them fund these activities and purchase jerseys for each member.
Also in October, we combined the spirit of giving back and the spirit of Halloween with a costumed dinner at Orlando’s Hubbard House. Situated on Orlando Health’s main campus, the Hubbard House serves as a “home-away-from-home” for families with loved ones receiving care for illness or injury at the hospital. Families who live outside the Orlando area can enjoy the comfort and convenience of home–a welcomed escape from stark and impersonal lobbies and waiting rooms.
The GBC volunteered their time, cooking a full, Halloween-themed meal for the current residents of the Hubbard House including mummy pizzas, mummy dogs, guacamole, salsa, potato skins, cheese ball platters, veggie platter, chicken wings, meatball eyes, dirt pudding graveyard with gummy worms, witches’ hat cookies, and pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing.
To learn about the Orlando Hubbard House, please click here.
Last but not least, three members of our dev team participated in GiveCamp. According to their website, the weekend-long event allows developers and other technology professionals to donate their time and talent to provide software solutions for local charities and other non-profit organizations.
“GiveCamp was a great experience this past weekend. A few of the PowerDMS developers were able to give back to our local community by using their technical skills to meet the needs of various non-profit organizations,” said Heath Hensley, Director of Software Development for PowerDMS. “A couple of the projects we contributed to over the course of the weekend were building an attendance tracking system for the Art & History Museums of Maitland and redesigning a website for The Early Learning Coalition of Orange County.”
For more information about GiveCamp and to get involved, please visit their website at www.givecamporlando.org.