“Sometimes I think I would just give up if it weren’t for this little girl.” As you reflect on the many things in your life to be thankful for this year, I hope you’ll take a moment to accept a thank you as well. April and her daughter, Emily, are […]

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Inspired by the Japanese Izakaya (think Gastropub or Tapas bar), Dragonfly is where locals have been coming for over 10-years to make meaningful connections with friends, family, and co-workers over sushi, robata, saké, shōchū, and spirits. Our Tokyo Soul dinner event is another extension of that concept. Tokyo Soul was […]

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The School Farmers Market Resource Fair, a new addition to the Universal Orlando Foundation, Universal Orlando and Second Harvest partnership, Bites Camera Action! was held at Eccleston Elementary School on Wednesday, December 2nd. It was a huge success! Over 88 families benefited from the event as we distributed 100 large […]

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Did you know there are health benefits to volunteering? According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, “those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer”. It also helps strength the ability to solve […]

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As the government continues to wrestle with proposals to control the growing national deficit, difficult decisions will have to be made in the coming months on the federal budget.   A number of proposals have been put forward that cut many of the safety net programs that serve millions of low-income […]

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Today I had the privilege of getting my hands dirty and working up a sweat as a volunteer at the Dave Pearlman Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando (JFS).   To take nothing away from the fine work of the more than 600 partner feeding programs to whom […]

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