Lift Your Spirits: Charities That Spread Joy and Help Others

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It’s always good to stay alert to what is going on in your community and give back to any charities. While it is expected to have exciting spring plans and devote some time to yourself, working towards bringing awareness to a cause is an effective use of your time that helps better the community. 

Several events in Central Florida will have you committing your time to help shine a light on topics ranging from child abuse to accessibility.

Embrace Families 

Embrace Families is a nonprofit which oversees child welfare in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. On March 25, the agency is teaming up with Adventhealth and Track Shack for the 46th annual Winter Park Road Race 10k and 2-mile event. 

Funds raised by the event will be used to support programs in Central Florida that help families overcome the causes of abandonment, abuse, and neglect. This will help prevent issues before they have a chance to occur. 

Embrace Families also brings light to the MANicure Movement, a grassroots effort recognizing that child abuse is preventable. Support can be shown by participating in the run, painting a fingernail blue, or donating to the cause. 

Inspire of Central Florida 

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Supporting charities can be fun when it includes golf

Put your golfing skills to work! Inspire of Central Florida will be holding the 8th annual charity golf classic on April 24 and will help raise money for 

The day will include breakfast, gourmet lunch, on-course refreshments, silent auctions, hole contests, raffles, and an awards ceremony.

Avenue Viera 13th Annual St. Baldrick’s Big Shave

St. Baldrick’s Big Shave is a family-friendly event where participants who raise at least $100 towards cures for pediatric cancer are eligible to shave their heads! The event will also have fun for the whole family, with a bagpipe entry parade walk, a knighting ceremony for kids to participate in, music, face painting, balloons, and food and drinks. 

The event will take place March 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Avenue Viera’s Central Park and is expected to attract around 2000 people, so expect crowds! 

Beadle Fundraiser for Turkey and Syria

The earthquakes that occurred in the Middle East had devastating effects. The countries are still in recovery. Join Autumn and Ro – Workshops, Jewelry, Gift, Art on March 22 and reserve a seat to make jewelry using repurposed materials. 

100% of the donations will go to World Central Kitchen to provide meals to the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now! 

Dogfest Orlando

Dogfest is an event that is free to attend! You can help raise money to ensure that service dogs become available to those who need them without having to pay by participating in fundraising, sponsorships, and volunteering on April 22. You can even qualify for prizes depending on how much you raise. 


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