Paying it forward and helping our Orlando Community is stronger than ever with the uncertainty that we are facing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are currently implementing a program that could help those who need and would like to donate directly to a cause in some way.
It's called ORLANDO SHARES and here is how it works:
"Johnny or Janice" go to a food establishment, to get a meal. They ask the server/manager/bartender if they have any credit on the Orlando Shares account. If so, they can have a meal that will fit the guidelines of that food establishment. No Alcohol included.
How does the money go to the account? Patrons can call or pre-purchase a meal for the next who needs. The establishment will take payment and keep a line of credit open to pay it forward.
*The Honor System:
An honor system or honesty system is a philosophical way of running a variety of endeavors based on trust, honor, and honesty. Something that operates under the rule of the "honor system" is usually something that does not have strictly enforced rules governing its principles.
Orlando continues to shine as we all help each other in whatever ways we can. If you are able to donate or volunteer, here are just a few of the amazing organizations supporting our community through this challenging time.
Second Harvest Food Bank-Providing grocery assistance, mobile meal drops, and summer feeding programs for kids
Servant’s Heart Ministry- Providing grocery assistance and food distribution to families, seniors, and the immune-compromised
Coalition for the Homeless-
Additionally, they have an urgent need for hand sanitizer, thermometers, disinfectant spray/wipes, face masks, bar soap, bottled water. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any donation related questions.
Meals on Wheels/Seniors First-Opportunities to volunteer and donate to support the program are both available at the link below
Orlando Face Mask Strong- Volunteer group producing and donating face masks for essential workers in Central Florida
Donate Blood: Click below to find a blood drive or blood center near you.
Pet Alliance Pet Food Pantry: Providing pet food and supplies to families in need
COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new disease and information regarding its spread and appropriate protective measures continue to evolve. The CDC and the Florida Department of Health are your best sources of information about the disease.