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Can you ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’?

March 14, 2014
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Can you ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’?

On March 13, downtown Orlando was overrun (overwalked, rather) with people – men, women and children – parading through the streets with their signs held high extolling, “Real Men Walk the Walk,” to raise funds for Harbor House’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign against sexual assault. Co-chairs Randy Ross and Mary Tiffany...
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Kissimmee nonprofit Give Kids the World to be on ‘Good Morning America’ this Friday

January 20, 2014
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Kissimmee nonprofit Give Kids the World to be on ‘Good Morning America’ this Friday

Give Kids the World, a nonprofit that gives kids with serious illnesses free vacations at its 70-acre whimsical resort in Kissimmee, is getting an extreme makeover. Nearly 100 of its vacation units, which were perfectly nice if a little bit dated and unexciting, have been undergoing complete overhauls, Extreme Home Makeover style. Windham Vacation...
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Rockin’ roller derby: Arkham Assailants vs. Serial Thrillers at Semoran Skateway

June 9, 2013
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Rockin’ roller derby: Arkham Assailants vs. Serial Thrillers at Semoran Skateway

Let your hair down and slip off your heels – but seriously, don’t wear heels because they’re not allowed on the track – for a fast-paced, full-contact skirmish between some seriously bad mamma jammas who aren’t afraid to get down and dirty in roller skates.
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Give Them Wings to Fly Kickoff Event tonight at 310 Lakeside

January 10, 2013
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Give Them Wings to Fly Kickoff Event tonight at 310 Lakeside

Based in Winter Park, the charity exposes kids to the life-affirming effects of music, and you can help them do so by attending their kickoff event in downtown Orlando.
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Yelp presents Moonlight Stroll at Greenwood Cemetery

December 27, 2012
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Yelp presents Moonlight Stroll at Greenwood Cemetery

If you’d like a closer look at some of these picturesque mausoleums and memorials, sans the ooky-spooky vibe, local review site Yelp and homeless outreach nonprofit Matthew’s Hope are teaming up to present a guided full-moon stroll this Friday.
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Will’s Pub Toy Drive to benefit local kids living in the Parramore area

December 12, 2012
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Will’s Pub Toy Drive to benefit local kids living in the Parramore area

And to sweeten the deal, Will’s Pub will also give you two free Terrapin beers for your generosity.
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Mel’s Bad Girls Club annual prom fundraiser goes vintage

August 10, 2012
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Mel’s Bad Girls Club annual prom fundraiser goes vintage

Proceeds from the event will benefit BASE Camp programs to support children living with life-threatening illnesses, so unlike your actual prom, you really have no excuse not to attend this one
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eat pork, drink beer, help kids

June 8, 2012
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eat pork, drink beer, help kids

 … at the Pig, Pilsner & Panua party 6-11 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Palmer’s Garden & Goods. Tony Adams of Big Wheel Provisions is hauling out his famous china box to roast two pigs, there will be locally handcrafted IPAs (brewed by a Ravenous Pig chef!) and live music, and it all profits the...
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No subtlety required: Benefit concert for cancer kids at the Dungeon!

March 7, 2011
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No subtlety required: Benefit concert for cancer kids at the Dungeon!

As fundraisers for highly depressing issues go, this one looks like fun! At the Dungeon next week (March 15) is a charity ball put on by a well-meaning college kid to raise funds for Kids Beating Cancer, the local, it’s-all-there-in-the-name organization that encourages people to donate bone marrow and matches it with children in...
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cooking from the heart

December 18, 2010
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“Food is one part. Love is another part.” One day Narayanan Krishnan saw a homeless man so hungry that he was eating his own feces. Krishnan quit his job as a chef for an expensive hotel and started cooking for the destitute, homeless and mentally ill. This guy’s picture should be next to “inspirational”...
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