COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Orlando Chapter of Jack and Jill strives to be a viable part of the community by planning and implementing service projects. The community service committee focuses on what “We Can Do More” of in the Orlando community.  Our programming supports the Jack and Jill Foundation, United Negro College Fund, Harbor House of Central Florida, United Against Poverty and Foundation for Foster Children.

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Jack and Jill Foundation

We can do more to transform African American Communities.

We are changing our narrative from ‘charity’ to ‘investment’. The Foundation has adopted Impact Philanthropy as a framework for giving and will be investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term. Our investments will demonstrate meaningful impact in communities throughout the United States.
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Walk for Education

We can do more to support students with the United Negro College Fund.

The annual UNCF 5K Run/Walk for Education makes education accessible to everyone by eliminating financial barriers for deserving students by providing much-needed college scholarships.

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Harbor House of Central FL.

We can do more to provide resources for anyone experiencing domestic violence.

Harbor House works to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida by providing critical life-saving services to survivors, implementing and advancing best practices, and educating and engaging the community in a united front.

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United Against Poverty

We can do more to improve the lives of people in our community.

United Against Poverty serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.

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Foundation for Foster Children

We can do more to create brighter futures for children in foster care.

In Central Florida, over 60 children are taken from their homes and placed in foster care each month. Foundation for Foster Children provide educational support, personal development, and life-skills guidance. These services are essential to changing a child’s direction from poverty, crime and government assistance so that they can better become independent, contributing members of our community.