Service Impact

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Founded on September 2, 2011, BE. Orlando hosts an average of 73 events per year. Below you will find stats on the types of events we offer members, the impact of our service, and a list of agencies to which we have contributed service, advocacy, in-kind donations, and financial contributions.

We have hosted more than 430 events (service, social, or educational) since September, 2011 (updated Aug 2016)Engagement What do we do? Volunteering, collecting needed items, donating blood, improving our knowledge and skills, and just BEing with other service-minded Humanists.Types_of_Events
Since our first volunteer event on October 8, 2011, we have given more than 3,500 hours of service to our community.  Direct service is at the charity/with clients; indirect is helping with a charity’s fundraising or events.direct_indirect Based on the Independent Sector national rate for volunteer service and the time investment of our members, we have contributed in volunteer service hours more than $84,000 in service value to our community. (updated Aug 2016)ServiceValue

THANK YOU to our volunteers and partners who have served with us to make a difference in our community!

Group founded: September 2, 2011
First Service Event: October 8, 2011 (blood drive)
Events per year: About 70

Agencies

  • Adult Literacy League
  • American Heart Association
  • Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Central Florida Blood Centers
  • Central Florida Freethought Community
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Cornerstone Hospice
  • Equality Florida
  • Florida Humanist Association
  • Fly By Night, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harbor House of Central Florida
  • Harvest Time International
  • Heart of Florida United Way
  • Hole in the Wall Gang camps
  • Hope Helps
  • Hope and Help Center
  • IMPOWER
  • Indian River / Mosquito Lagoon rehabilitation efforts
  • In Harmony With Nature Animal Haven
  • International Red Cross
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Mustard Seed
  • National Down Syndrome Congress
  • National Park Services
  • New Hope for Kids
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • OneBlood
  • Oyster reef restoration project – Mosquito Lagoon
  • Pet Rescue by Judy
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • SafeHouse of Seminole
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Seminole County Natural Lands & Leisure Services
  • SPCA
  • The Center
  • UCP of Central Florida
  • Volusia County Parks and Recreation
  • Wekiva Springs State Park / Wekiva Wilderness Trust
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Zebra Coalition

BE. Orlando Item Donation and Drives

  •  STEM-themed holiday toy & book drive
  • Warmies Project (hand made scarves, hats, blankets, etc. for local shelters)
  • United Way Day of Action Book Drive to support summer literacy initiatives
  • Kids Need Bikes! Holiday drive (SafeHouse of Seminole)
  • Wolf Drawings – child drawings of wolves to benefit a refuge
  • Community Food & Outreach Center
  • Harbor House Presents of Hope Program
  • Kids are Cold! jacket/blanket drive for the Coalition
  • Holiday presents for kids at the Coalition
  • Toys for Tots
  • UNDERPANTS! (for the Coalition for the Homeless)
  • Empowering Kids through Coloring Pages (book project for local shelter children)
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