Today, A Gift For Teaching serves 287 public schools in Orange and Osceola counties. There are more than 240,000 kids whose families live at or below the poverty line in Central Florida, but the most shocking number is that 17,000 of those students are homeless.
Picture a child at school trying to write without a pencil, read without books or dream without the tools to put their ideas onto paper. This is the reality for far too many students in our community. For thousands, these basic learning tools are a luxury. In fact, more than 70% of the students in Central Florida come from families that can’t afford lunch, let alone school supplies.
Moved by this need and the fact that teachers, on average, spend $500 – $1,000 out of their own pockets each year to provide basic supplies for their students, philanthropist and nonprofit professional, Gary Landwirth, founded A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) in 1998.
For this edition of Do Good Date Night, we'll spend about an hour sorting and counting supplies for local teachers and then we'll head over to Earls Kitchen + Bar (The Mall at Millenia: 4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839) to enjoy a selection of family-style appetizers and drinks.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
7pm – 9:30pm (approximate end time)
A Gift for Teaching
6501 Magic Way
Orlando, Florida 32809
Earls Kitchen + Bar
The Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839
To purchase your ticket, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/do-good-date-night-a-gift-for-teaching-tickets-48706458328.
Each ticket includes food + one glass of wine or beer or cocktail per person. In addition, a portion from each ticket will be donated to A Gift for Teaching.
ABOUT A GIFT FOR TEACHING
Our mission is to improve public school education by providing resources and surplus materials free to teachers for their students in need. Learn more at www.agiftforteaching.org.
ABOUT DO GOOD DATE NIGHT
Since 2015, Do Good Date Night has been combining volunteering with date night in Orlando and across the US. Our 100% non-profit events give couples access to fun and rewarding service experiences in their community, allowing them to pitch in to help a local non-profit and then kick back to enjoy food, drinks, good times and great company. It’s a win-win for everyone. Learn more a dogooddatenight.com.