Leaders from the Technology and Non-profit communities were in Downtown Orlando on Monday night to launch the “Orlando Gives” initiative. A partnership between the two worlds that aims to raise awareness that will hopefully grow resources for organizations that enrich the lives of others through programs involving health, home building, and the arts.
The initiative revolves around the Tech 4 Good, a program that leverages technology to help non-profit companies by closing the information gap and creating a forum that allows tech and non-profit companies to share what is working.
The non-profits that appeared at the launch party included the American Lung Association, The Center for Independent Living, The Central Florida Community Arts, the Grove counseling center, Rebuilding Together and United Arts of Central Florida. Eligible non-profits can become collaborative partners at orlandogives.org which will launch on Giving Tuesday or December 1st, which encourages charitable contributions on the heels of more commercial shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.