Giving comes in many different forms
Here at home, many of us stood in line at One Blood locations around Central Florida, waiting for hours to give blood. Countless others chipped in to provide water, snacks, and sunblock to their neighbors in line. For weeks and months after June 12th, generosity poured in from people around the world, by way of donations to the One Orlando Fund, to directly help victim’s family members and survivors of the tragedy. And still, many of our community service organizations continue to receive support to provide much needed programs and services. You can find a list of One Orlando Alliance organizations here and we encourage you to continue to support them throughout the year.
Regardless of where you are in the world, we would like to thank you for showing your generosity by continuing to help our community heal. These three funds are set up to address the ongoing needs of our community and we encourage you to donate to whichever speaks to you.
The Better Together Fund provides a way to help respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse nightclub tragedy. The fund supports four key areas: – Gaps in the support nonprofits are providing to survivors and families – LGBTQ, Latino, faith and other affected communities – Underlying causes of this tragic event (not policy and advocacy) – Other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them
Contigo’s mission is to fund, strengthen and empower existing agencies and emerging ones working to improve the lives of LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants and people of color in Central Florida. Contigo is motivated by the desire to honor the lives of those who were lost at Pulse by making sure they are never forgotten. For Contigo, that means working to build bridges connecting all of Central Florida’s diverse community groups, including ethnic and religious segments. It is this way, together as one, that homophobia and transphobia, racism, Islamophobia and all forms of discrimination will be defeated. “Contigo” means “with you” in Spanish, while also being inclusive to people of all backgrounds facing stigma, rejection and discrimination.
This fund will support the construction and maintenance of the memorial, community grants to care for the survivors and victims’ families, an educational program to promote amity amount all segments of society, endowed scholarships for each of the 49 angels and ultimately a museum showcasing the historic artifacts and stories from the event. The onePULSE Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) incorporated by the owners of Pulse Nightclub. All donations will be used for the construction and operation of the official memorial and museum, community grants, and educational scholarships.
Many lives were saved on June 12th because there was blood available when it was needed. Visit www.oneblood.org to learn more about why being a blood donor is so important and about the survivors who were saved because someone like you donated blood. If you’re in the Orlando area and can give blood – we encourage you to do so. Below is a list of times and locations. Visit their website for more information about how you can help be a lifeline to others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BoJuJFpgMI
BLOOD DRIVES IN HONOR OF PULSE
Pulse location Friday, June 9 (3pm – 9pm): Esther Street Saturday, June 10 (3pm – 10pm): Esther Street Sunday, June 11 (12pm – 10pm): Esther Street Monday, June 12 (10am – 11pm): Window Tinting Shop north of Pulse (1900 S. Orange Avenue) Lake Eola Location: roundabout near World of Beer (S. Osceola Ave. north of E. Central Ave.) Monday, June 12: 5pm – 10pm Orlando City Hall Location: 400 S. Orange Ave. Monday, June 12: 10am – 4pm Orange County Administration Location: 201 S. Rosalind Ave. Monday June 12: 9am – 2pm
Regular Times & Locations:
Winter Park Donor Center 2242 Aloma Ave Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone: (321) 203-3190 Fax: (407) 644-8927 Hours of Operation Mon: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tue: Closed Wed: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sun: Closed
Orlando – West Michigan Donor Center 345 West Michigan St #106 Orlando, FL 32806 Phone: 407-835-5500 Fax: (407) 835-5505 Hours of Operation Mon: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tue: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wed: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM Thu: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Orlando – Main Donor Center 8669 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819 Phone: (407) 248-5009 Fax: (407) 455-7570 Hours of Operation Mon: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tue: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wed: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fri: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Kissimmee Donor Center 1029 North John Young Pkwy Kissimmee, FL 34741 Phone: (407) 847-5747 Fax: (407) 847-9605 Hours of Operation Mon: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tue: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wed: Closed Thu: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Altamonte Springs Donor Center 661 East Altamonte Dr #327 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Phone: 321-460-1850 Fax: (407) 303-2680 Hours of Operation Mon: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tue: Closed Wed: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fri: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sat: Closed Sun: Closed
Oviedo Donor Center 1954 West 426 #1100 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 588-1291 Fax: (407) 365-9982 Hours of Operation Mon: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tue: Closed Wed: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Thu: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fri: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Winter Springs Donor Center 268 East SR 434 Winter Springs, FL 32708 Phone: (407) 327-3336 Fax: (407) 327-4347 Hours of Operation Mon: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tue: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Wed: Closed Thu: Closed Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sun: Closed
Lake Mary Donor Center 105 Waymont Ct #101 Lake Mary , FL 32746 Phone: (407) 322-0822 Fax: (407) 328- 1119 Hours of Operation Mon: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tue: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wed: Closed Thu: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM