Quarterly News | June 2022
School is out for summer!
We continue to provide Blessings in a Backpack for several programs over the summer thanks to your support!
Here is a snapshot of how we ended the 21-22 school year:
- 5,253 children served
- 36 program locations
- 180,706 hunger-free weekends
- More than 400 volunteers
- Serving children across Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties
Back to School is right around the corner!
The kids are out for the summer, but the first day of school will be here before we know it! The first day of school in Central Florida will be Wednesday, August 10.
We have a goal of providing Blessings in a Backpack for 6,660 students in the new school year and you can help make that a reality!
Did you know that you could sponsor Blessings in a Backpack for a local child for only $11 a month?
WORLD HUNGER DAY RESULTS!
During the last week of May, and culminating on Saturday, May 28, World Hunger Day, over $25,000 was raised to provide Blessings in a Backpack to Central Florida children over the summer! That equates to 6,250 hunger-free weekends for local kids — a tremendous impact!
Thank you to Sysco Central Florida for the lead gift of $10,000 and the Clarkson Law Firm, P.C., who matched $1,425 of online donations made to our chapter on World Hunger Day.
And a BIG thank you, Blessings family, for your support!
BIRDIES FOR BLESSINGS BRIGADE:
Join the 1st quarter Justin Rose Birdies for Blessings Brigade!
Here’s how it works:
- Justin Rose makes as many birdies as he possibly can.
- Each quarter, we tally birdies made.
Then you make a donation based on the number of birdies he made.
We feed Orlando area children.
LPT Realty honored Blessings in a Backpack with Spirit Night at an Orlando Magic game!
Nemours Children’s Health serves 2,000 meals for local kids
The Nemours Children’s Health team packed a whopping 2,000 bags of weekend food for local kids. And they did it in record time — it took less than two hours total!
Central Florida Women’s League donates 250 hunger-free weekends
Congratulations to Kennon Adkinson, chief kindness officer at Sonny’s BBQ, who was recently named 40 Under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal.
Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Lang
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS:
Reflects giving from January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2-22
$100,000 and Up
$25,000 – $49,999
$2,500 – $4,999
Matthew Levy & Tracy Meulman
$1000 – $2,499
$500 – $999
Sarah & Eric Carlson