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Charities We Support

Orlando, FL– Insurance Office of America believes that social responsibility and corporate philanthropy are the cornerstones of a successful company and community. “As one of the largest companies in Longwood, we feel honored to be able to give back to many charitable organizations within our community and Central Florida,” said Debbie Gross, events & charity coordinator. “Each month I rally the IOA and our family of companies’ troops for great causes like, well, the troops, children and families in need.

In 2009 a suggestion was made by our CEO, Heath Ritenour, to reach out and lend support to our IOA Family. As a result, we have worked together to meet some of the special needs of our own employees this year…they are also part of our community.

Cell Phones for Soldiers
Event/Charity Date: April, continuing through the year
IOA sent over 200 used cell phones, batteries and chargers to Cell Phones for Soldiers on Thursday, April 22nd. IOA is an official collection site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Anyone interested in donating their old cell phones can drop them off from 8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday.

Soldiers overseas

Florida Blood Centers
Event/Charity Date: Quarterly
Blood (the gift of life) We have been giving since 2001 and with the potential to save up to 3 lives with one pint, we have saved 1,785 lives.

Those in need of blood in the Central Florida area.

The IOA Pantry
Event/Charity Date: Started in February, continuing throughout the year
Non-perishable food items, water, Gatorade or baby food. Or a monetary donation for the food drive.

Employees experiencing special needs due to families experiencing the loss of household income and other stresses of our current economic times.

Ronald McDonald House
Event/Charity Date: Monthly (Last Monday of the month every month since 2002)
Home cooked meals, drinks and desserts.

Residents of Ronald McDonald Houses (premature babies, toddlers, teenagers and their families).

Viviana’s Memory Boxes Projects
Event/Charity Date: May
We raised $1,750 for this organization which was started by one of our employees following the loss of her precious baby girl.

This program provides Memory Boxes to local hospitals for families that have just lost an infant to still birth, miscarriage or pre-term labor.

“IOA Backpacking across America”
Children’s Home Society
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Coast
Irmo Middle School, Columbia SC

Event/Charity Date: July & August
Many branches of IOA donate school supplies, backpacks and bike helmets.

Beneficiary: School children & teachers from Longwood to Lexington; Tampa to Destin & Atlanta will benefit.

The Christian Service Center
Event/Charity Date: August
Clothing and misc. items.

Beneficiary: Area churches, businesses, civic organizations, foundations and individuals.

9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Event/Charity Date: September 11th
Lunch for local firefighters.

Beneficiary: Longwood Fire Department

US Troops
Event/Charity Date: September and October
Holiday treats and supplies.

Beneficiary: US Troops

Grace Kids Academy
Event/Charity Date: October 30th
Candy for Trick or Treating.

Beneficiary: The children of Grace Kids Academy.

Christian Sharing Center
Event/Charity Date: November
Providing Turkeys

Beneficiary: Families in need in Seminole County.

IOA Holiday Store
Event/Charity Date: December
Christmas toys and gifts.

Beneficiary: IOA employees or family members in need.

Children’s Home Society
Event/Charity Date: December
Blankets and Bears

Beneficiary: Children in need

US Troops
Event/Charity Date: December
Cookies & Cards

Beneficiary: US troops