We loved the beautiful course at Winter Park’s Cady Way Trail for the Run Around the Pines 5K so much last year that we decided to lace up our running shoes and race again this year. Not to mention, it benefits the House of Hope, an admirable organization dedicated to serving as a Christian residential program for troubled boys and girls ages 14 to 17 across the country. To learn more about House of Hope and how you can help change the lives of teens in need, please visit www.nationalhouseofhope.org.

Check out the race-day video that Xavier, our fearless Help Desk Manager, captured.

Kavaliro’s Fuel the Community food drives are always close to our hearts. Each quarter, Kavaliro Staffing Services holds a massive food drive to stock the pantries of Orange County and Seminole County Public Schools, as part of the Backpack Programs. This time around, donations of breakfast foods helped fuel school-aged children before their state testing. The Backpack Programs provide nourishment for children of needy families; each Friday, these students’ backpacks are filled with ample meals for the weekend to ensure they never go hungry. The GBC was happy to pitch in and serve as a donation location. Contributions from the community resulted in 374 boxes of cereal, 830 packages of Pop-Tarts®, and 251 miscellaneous breakfast items. For more information on Kavaliro’s Fuel the Community food drives, please visitwww.kavaliro.com/about/community-involvement.

We’re all about being green here at PowerDMS™, in any way, shape, or form, because we feel that our environment is worth protecting. In the midst of our mission to do as much good as possible, we often forget how fortunate we are to have plentiful light with the flick of a switch and clean-running water at our fingertips. When we heard about the desperate need for these commonplace conveniences at the Amani Ya Zion house in Uganda, we jumped at the chance to help. Due to lack of governmental maintenance, resources, and high costs, their home is almost always without power. In an effort to help preserve funds for necessities such as food, clothing, and children’s schooling, the GBC donated two solar panels to aid in providing electricity and pumping water directly from a well to their home. To learn more about Amani Ya Zion, please visit newlifeforuganda.webs.com.