Building a better future for the homeless

projectOrlando benefits Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Be part of AEC Cares projectOrlando

This year, AEC Cares joins forces with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida to renovate its Center for Women and Families. We’ll bring together more than 100 industry volunteers to create a warmer and brighter space for homeless families.

Our seventh annual blitz build, “projectOrlando,” will take place on April 26, 2017, the day before the Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando.


What is AEC Cares?

AEC Cares is about linking architecture and construction professionals to the communities where we live and work. Every year, on the day before the Conference on Architecture, we bring together CMD, the AIA and Hanley Wood, leading manufacturers, generous sponsors and volunteers from across the U.S. for a project that helps the host community.


About Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Coalition for the Homeless

Coalition for the Homeless is the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida. This non-profit organization works to transform the lives of homeless men, women and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. On an average night, the Coalition serves more than 600 men, women and children. Of that number, over 150 are children with an average age of seven years old.

  • 500+ men, women, and children call the Coalition “home” every day
  • Women, children, and families make up 63% of the Coalition’s residents on an average night
  • The average age of the children at the Coalition is eight years old

Improvements to be made

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The renovation of the Coalition’s Center for Women and Families offers a chance to bring positive changes to the homeless community. Since 1987, the Coalition has provided temporary residence and comprehensive services to help its clients’ economic and housing stability.

One of the few emergency shelters in the area that accepts intact families, the Coalition provides shelter, nutritious meals, and helps their clients develop a plan for self-sufficiency.

The Center for Women and Families is in significant need of a makeover!

They have requested that AEC Cares help with:

  • Upgrade to the lobby
  • Renovation of the family dorm hallways
  • Upgrade to the family room

Material donations are crucial

To make this project successful, we need material donations from building product manufacturers. This list will grow as the project grows!

  • Paint
  • Commercial grade vinyl plank wood grain flooring
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Ceiling grid (for a ceiling cloud over lobby desk)
  • Acrovyn wall covering
  • Trim, base, chair rail
  • Blinds
  • Fabricated millwork lobby desk
  • Room numbers
  • Kick plates
  • Door refinishing supplies
  • Fluorescent light lenses
  • Seating for lobby
  • Kids furniture
  • Furniture for family room
  • Fence screening for playground area

Volunteer

Register as a volunteer to help AEC Cares



AEC Cares needs your help

Partnering with AIA Orlando, AEC Cares needs YOUR HELP in making this project a reality. Your support is critical, and every dollar helps make the project a success. Get involved today! We have a selection of packages for sponsors who want to help make a significant difference in the lives and futures of homeless men, women and children.

Contact us for more information

email: info@aeccares.com

Make a donation today

Sponsorship packages

Platinum sponsor package (custom packages $25,000 and up)

We welcome your suggestions and ideas. If you'd like to propose a custom package, please contact us.


Gold sponsor package ($10,000)

  • Recognition in 2-page Architect magazine advertisement
  • Recognition within event media, including press releases
  • Company logo on promotional email
  • Company logo on promational materials
  • Sponsor banner at the front of the facility during event
  • Logo on T-shirts worn by volunteers for event day
  • Logo on AECCares.com website
  • Seating at VIP table for event lunch
  • Sponsor signage and opportunity to speak during event lunch
  • Opportunity to supply collateral, such as gloves, bags, etc.

Silver sponsor package ($5,000)

  • Recognition within event media, including press releases
  • Company logo on promotional email
  • Company logo on promational materials
  • Logo on sponsor banner at the front of the facility during event
  • Logo on T-shirts worn by volunteers for event day
  • Logo on AECCares.com website
  • Logo on sponsor signage and seating at VIP table for event lunch
  • Recognition during event lunch
  • Opportunity to supply collateral, such as gloves, bags, etc.

Bronze sponsor package ($2,500)

  • Company logo on promotional email
  • Company logo on promational materials
  • Logo on sponsor banner at the front of the facility during event
  • Logo on T-shirts worn by volunteers for event day
  • Logo on AECCares.com website
  • Logo on sponsor signage and recognition during event lunch
  • Opportunity to supply collateral, such as gloves, bags, etc.

The Board

Dave Conway

CEO

ConstructConnect

Dennis Cotter

Senior Executive Vice President

James G. Davis Construction Corporation

James P. Cramer

Founder and Chairman

Greenway Group

Robert Ivy

Executive Vice President/CEO

AIA

Debbie Sulewski

Senior Director, Design

Panolam

Mike Waldinger

Executive Vice President

AIA Illinois

Laura Marlow

Executive Director

AEC Cares


Past Projects

 
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