Corporate 5K-ing, Pizza Making and Empowering Children
- Written by Justin Gallo
- May 20 2013
April was a busy, fun-filled month for the PowerDMS Give Back Committee (GBC). First, we put a little spring in our steps to support the Track Shack Foundation and Christian Service Center at the annual IOA-sponsored Corporate 5K. The GBC runners lined up among 16,000 other runners and walkers celebrating healthy living with their friends and coworkers. Not only is it entertaining to run with a huge group of people around downtown Orlando, there’s also a big party after the finish line, complete with complimentary drinks, music and good company.
The Ronald McDonald House Share-a-Meal Program has always been near and dear to the GBC’s heart. Cooking together is a blast, and it’s a wonderful experience to interact with all the residents and help bring a smile to their faces. This time around we went for the all-American comfort food—pizza! When it was all said and done, the GBC team served 20 homemade pizzas, accompanied with salad and an assortment of fresh-baked cookies. Lots of laughs and good times were shared by all. Check out the action, excitement and pizza-making skills in this recap video.
Community Coordinated Care for Children, AKA 4C, is committed to empowering the community to provide for its future through developing, coordinating and strengthening programs that care for children. The GBC is humbled to contribute financial donations to an organization that remains dedicated to providing a bright and successful future for children. Their programs include, child care providers, head start, learning coalition funded services, voluntary schooling and much more. To learn more about 4C of Central Florida, please visit 4cflorida.org.
The Learning Tree at First Baptist Church of Winter Park was in need of supplies and restorations for their facility, so the GBC jumped at the chance to pitch in and provide monetary donations toward their needs. They provide full-time year-round childcare and remain devoted to helping children become well-rounded individuals. To learn more about The Learning Tree, please visit fbcwp.org.