At CollaborateMD, we believe in giving back to the community on a global scale. That?s why we have carefully selected a number of charitable organizations to support. If you would like to donate or simply learn more about how to get involved with any of these vital organizations, please visit one of the websites below today.
IDignity - Providing identification for the poor
IDignity was created to help the disadvantaged in Central Florida overcome the difficulties of obtaining the personal identification that is crucial to enabling them to become self-sufficient. The need for such a program was recognized by members of five downtown churches who were unable to find a resource that provided such a service. The documents that IDignity provides are required to apply for employment or school, obtain access to most shelters, vote, seek help from many social service programs, open a bank account or cash a check, secure housing or overcome many other obstacles to becoming self-sufficient
Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness (CFCH) is a partnership of public / private community leaders working to enact the strategies of Ten2End. Ten2End is a ten year plan to end homelessness in Central Florida in the next decade. The plan outlines steps not to just manage but to permanently end the problem within 10 years. Based on National Models the plan zeros in on the gaps in existing programs and identifies the practical steps necessary to prevent and end homelessness effectively.
Our Company also supports Covenant House, which provides shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth, including medical care, educational and vocational programs, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal aid services, recreation programs, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, life-skills training and street outreach. It is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International, which builds and rehabilitates small houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families, is the most recent addition to our list of charitable contributions. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners? monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
United Methodist Committee on Relief, which seeks to alleviate human suffering in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States, was the first nonprofit to be supported by CollaborateMD. UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church, a worldwide denomination. Their goal is to provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes.
Junior Achievement of Central Florida
Our annual donations to Junior Achievement of Central Florida help this organization in their mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They believe, as do we, that every student has the potential to succeed in life ? regardless of his or her background or economic status. JA inspires students to set and attain goals that are personally important to them because, “You can't dream big if your world is small.”
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the nation?s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. On October 21, 2009, CollaborateMD joined the March of Dimes in their efforts at the annual Signature Chefs Auction event that was held at the Church Street Station Ballroom in downtown Orlando. More than 330 guests enjoyed exquisite food and wine for the evening and, along with CollaborateMD, helped the March of Dimes raise more than $80,000 that will go toward their educational campaigns, neonatal programs and services.