Florida’s busiest social service organization, United Against Poverty, is raising emergency funds for three major operational needs of our facilities aimed at improving conditions and preserving the dignity of our members.
In the last year 10,213 new low-income (in some cases destitute) families have registered for programs offered at the Orlando United Against Poverty (UP) Center. The new influx in registrations this past year is more than the total of new registrations from the previous seven years combined. Due to the increased traffic through the center, our facility has taken the brunt of this influx.
Issues with parking are causing families to have to park off-site and walk long distances with their children and groceries in tow; issues with broken coolers are making less nutritionally-rich food available to struggling families who need a selection perishable food items such as milk, meat, and eggs; and, lastly, issues with missing shopping carts are forcing families to hover and stalk each other in the parking lot just to get a cart to hold their groceries.
All gifts of $40 or more will receive an official UP Orlando T-Shirt.
All gifts of $100 or more will receive a commemorative replica grocery cart great for use as a desktop pen/pencil holder with a small plaque recognizing your campaign involvement.
A gift of $222 will purchase one grocery cart and we will have the name or message of your choice (up to 16 characters) etched into the handle.
A gift of $755 will help us replace one parking space of the 90 total we need. We will send you a t-shirt as well as have a local street artist paint a parking stop with the theme and/or name of your choice.
For a gift of $2,000 or more, we will send you and your family UP Orlando t-shirts and you will be underwriting the cost of one four foot wide six foot tall glass front cooler. We will etch the name or message (up to 58 characters) of your choice on the cooler you underwrite.