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21stJan2016

Our 24 Hour Call Center Spotlights Orlando Charities We Volunteer For

Our 24 Hour Call Center Spotlights Orlando Charities We Volunteer For

The A Courteous Communications’ team loves to give back to the community by volunteering as much as we can. Our 24 hour call center enjoys spending the day packing food to be delivered to hungry children; serving at a local soup kitchen; and even dressing up to attend charity events to give all we can. Since our local charities mean so much to us, our team wanted to spotlight and give shout-outs to raise more awareness on these great causes.

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Christian Service Center

On any given month you will find our big hearted virtual receptionists serving food at the local food kitchen, Daily Bread, on behalf of the Christian Service Center. 

The Christian Service Center for Central Florida, “seeks to mobilize the Central Florida community under one common mission: to eradicate poverty through the provision of services and resources that foster hope, well-being and empowerment.” This amazing charity program was first established on June 1, 1971 and has been providing direct assistance to individuals and families facing critical need ever since.

With well over 4 million dishes served, the Daily Bread Kitchen welcomes A Courteous Communications frequently. Our virtual receptionists hang up their headsets and pick up their kitchen utensils; acting as line cooks. When we step into the center’s kitchen, we work as a team in arranging and preparing the dishes served to members of the community.

If you are interested in learning more about Christian Service Center and Daily Bread, please visit their Facebook page here to show your support. If you don’t have the time to volunteer, the charitable organization accepts donations on their website.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

On our days off, you can find us serving on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. The Ronald McDonald house, “provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando.” The first Ronald McDonald House opened in 1974 in Philadelphia. In the past 42 years, this organization has become a global network; providing programs in 58 different countries.

Before Ronald McDonald (RMH) homes were established, Orlando families with critically ill children resorted to sleeping in hospital waiting rooms and finding food in vending machines. RMH currently has two homes in Orlando: one on the campus of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and one on the campus of Florida Hospital for Children.

Some statistics showing how the Ronald McDonald House has been able to make the community in Orlando stronger, one family at a time:

  • • 60% of the families served come from Central Florida
  • • Families save over $2 million in hotel costs annually
  • • RMH makes choosing an Orlando hospital more appealing to families
  • • Not-for-profit hospitals benefit from increase patient referrals 

Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida by visiting their Facebook here.

Feeding Children Everywhere

The emotions evoked from packing 5,000 healthy meals for hungry children can be seen all over out agents faces in this short video. The owners here at our 24 hour call center are so proud of our team. They are not only award winning virtual receptionists, they are generous, kind-hearted human beings.  

The ultimate priority of Feeding Children Everywhere is, “To provide nutrition to help fuel the minds and bodies of children so that they can grow healthy, think clearly and learn efficiently in school.” This social charity organizes and mobilizes the efforts of volunteers in reaching this goal.

Feeding Children Everywhere was first established in 2010. In just one year’s time, they were able to package and send 1 million healthy meals to hungry children around the world. 

The impact this outstanding social charity has been able to make the past six years:

  • • 38 Million Healthy Meals Distributed
  • • 37 Countries Impacted
  • • 236,000 Participants Mobilized

Our team urges you to get in contact with Feeding Children Everywhere about hosting a hunger project

Healthcare Center for the Homeless

The President and Vice-President of A Courteous Communications support the Healthcare Center for the Homeless each year by attending their Heart to Heart Gala. We purchase a table for our administrative team and have heaps of bids in the various silent auctions. All proceeds from the special night go directly towards helping provide health care services for the homeless.   

Health Care Center for the Homeless was founded by Dr. Rick Baxley in 1993. Dr. Baxley, a volunteer physician, saw a need for quality healthcare for the homeless community in Orlando. Florida. “Each of our sites offer primary medical services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.  In addition to primary medical care, programs available at our main location include oral health services, behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, vision services, an on-site pharmacy, a residential TB shelter, mobile health services, and street outreach – our HOPE Team.”

Learn more about Health Care Center for the Homeless by visiting their Facebook here and showing your support. If you want to meet us at the next Heart to Heart Gala, click here to contact the Center for tickets. 

The ALS Association

The owners of A Courteous Communication were nominated by their 24 hour call center team to take the infamous ice bucket challenge. Our President and founder, Doris Primicerio, opted to pay her way out of the ice cold water. Our Vice President, Jean Pearson, gritted her teeth and had a bucket of ice water dumped on her in the parking lot of our call center. All in the name of a great cause.    

The ALS Association was first established in 1985 and is currently the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The ALS Association’s mission is, “To lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.”

The ALS Association’s vision is to create a world without ALS. The organization has released the impact donations received has made this past year in the following areas:

  • • $14.3 million to patient and community services
  • • $13.6 million to research
  • • $3.4 million in public and professional education     

Visit the ALS Association Facebook here to learn more about the disease and show your support for the organization.

Do You Know of Any Great Orlando Charities?

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about these charities that are near and dear to our hearts. Please send us a message if you know a great charity in Orlando that you would like to raise awareness on. 

Visit our Facebook here to see some great pictures of our 24 hour call centerteam giving back to the community. 

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