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Florida Group Drops Off Mega Canned Food Donation

Lexi Tucker
Posted on June 11, 2018

CFLA volunteers at One Heart for Women and Children (photos: CFLA)
CFLA volunteers at One Heart for Women and Children (photos: CFLA)
After the success of the Central Florida Livery Association's (CFLA) inaugural poker tournament in May, it's no surprise their drop-off of canned goods to two local charities, One Heart for Women & Children and Hope & Help, would be any less surprising. The donation included thousands of dollars worth of canned and non-perishable goods.

One Heart for Women and Children helps provide for underprivileged women and children who have been displaced from their homes and are currently homeless. Hope & Help helps provide for victims of HIV and AIDS.

One Heart for Women and Children and Hope & Help, both based in Orlando, each took delivery of 22 boxes of food. One Heart for Women & Children replenished a nearly-empty food pantry, while Hope & Help announced it was the largest food donation it has taken to date.

"I’m so incredibly proud of our association as we were able to help feed Central Florida on the afternoon of June 1," Wendy Kleefisch, president of the CFLA and Brevard Executive Transportation, said in a Facebook post. "We helped fill those empty pantries with non-perishable food items. Thank you to all our industry colleagues, trade members, and sponsors for all of your help making 'Cans For A Cause' a huge success!," 

Barbara White, CFLA treasurer and co-owner of VIP Transportation Group, wrote: "It was a fantastic day. The two organizations who were so appreciative of our donations. One Heart had empty shelves until we got there! We were so happy our association could help them out."

CFLA volunteers at Hope & Help
CFLA volunteers at Hope & Help
The CFLA hosted its inaugural CFLA Charity Poker Tournament on April 26 in Kissimmee to raise funds for the two food pantries through their annual CFLA Cans for a Cause food drive. The event helped raise over $1,300 dollars for both pantries to feed the hungry in central Florida.

"We are so incredibly thankful to all the supporters of the CFLA who came out to our poker tournament and donated cans to our food drive again this year," said Ryan Hilberth, CFLA board member and vendor director and founder/CEO of Tampa-based Rental Limo and Book.limo.

Anyone who wants to get involved is welcome to donate food directly to either charity as part of the Cans for a Cause initiative. Those wishing to donate may drop-off or send non-perishable foods to:

One Heart for Women & Children

2040 N Rio Grande Ave.

Orlando, FL 32804

and

Hope & Help

707 Mendham Blvd., Suite 104

Orlando, FL 32825

Visit cfla.org for more information about the Central Florida Livery Association.

Related Topics: central florida livery association, charity, donations, Florida operators, fundraiser, limo associations, Ryan Hilberth, Wendy Kleefisch

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