Windmills, Mustard Seeds, Corporate 5K-ing, and Mom Care
- Written by Amy Dinsmore
- May 8 2012
The Give Back Committee jumps excitedly at every chance to help out the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. This time around, RMH was in need of care packages for all the moms sticking by their little ones at the hospital day in and day out. Care packages included journals, disposable cameras, baby products, bibs, hand sanitizers, photo albums, and more, topped off with encouraging notes for the amazingly strong women residing at the three Central Florida locations. It’s a great honor to contribute to such a noteworthy cause, and the GBC wishes the families all the best!
Click here for more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Inc.
Africa Windmill Project focuses on educating and supporting rural farmers as they work to feed and care for their families. The GBC’s donations help the Africa Windmill Project work directly with the farmers of Malawi and support other organizations simultaneously. Through education, support, and resources, Africa Windmill Project is transforming central Malawi with modern irrigation techniques to sustain agriculture, provide drinking water, and support the community.
To learn more about this remarkable organization, visit their website at www.africawindmill.org.
GBC runners, AKA Geeks in Sneaks, were ecstatic to participate in the Insurance Office of America (IOA) Corporate 5K for the third year in a row. This year’s race proved to be just as exciting as the previous. Thanks to some complimentary armbands, the PowerDMS™ team took off in the first heat, which was a huge deal considering there were close to 14,000 participants! The 72-degree weather was perfect, and the company was even better.
The 5K benefited Track Shack Foundation, whose mission is to promote health and fitness by funding youth athletics and sports programs. Additionally, a supply drive for the Christian Service Centers resulted in over 2,500 pounds of canned food collected.
For more information about Track Shack Foundation, visit their website at www.trackshack.com.
Following a month-long donation drive at the office, Jen, Josh, Missy, and her two sons devoted a Saturday to volunteering at the Mustard Seed of Central Florida Furniture & Clothing Bank. Their mission is to help rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing.
The Mustard Seed collects donations of furniture, appliances, household items, toys, as well as anything and everything needed to create a home. They grant the donated items free of charge to economically qualifying families and individuals to help them re-establish a home. Since 1984, The Mustard Seed has served the homeless, domestic-violence victims, welfare recipients, the elderly, the disabled, disaster victims, the ill, and others struggling to re-develop a home in the Central Florida area.
To learn more about this empowering organization, visit their website atwww.mustardseedfla.org.