Children's Home Society of Florida receives $15,000 through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund
Children's Home Society of Florida received $15,000 through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to support the Evans Community School during a surprise reception held on Wednesday, January 22. This season, the Orlando Magic celebrates 25 years of Magic basketball both on and off the court and OMYF proudly joined in this celebration by awarding grants to 25 nonprofit organizations.
Over the last 24 years, more than $18.5 million has been distributed to local nonprofit organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF) since 1994. The McCormick Foundation matches all donations to the Fund at fifty cents
on the dollar.
The OMYF is committed to helping children in Central Florida realize their full potential, especially those most at-risk, by supporting non-profit organizations offering youth based programs in the areas of education, housing, and health and wellness programs that promote healthy living practices for children and families in low-income communities.
Children’s Home Society of Florida will use its funding to support the Community School, located on the campus of Evans High School in east Orlando. The school provides tutors, nurses, mental health counselors and parent coordinators to help students eliminate barriers to academic success. It is the result of a partnership between Children's Home Society of Florida, the University of Central Florida, the Central Florida Family Health Center, Inc., and Evans High School.