Tax Collectors are the only locally elected officials who meet almost every citizen, providing the services to be able to drive, own property and own a business. More simply put, we help our residents travel, live and work here in Orange County. Scott Randolph believes that being collaborative in our community is important to build relationships. Each day our staff works with non-profits, homeowners’ associations, chambers of commerce and other civic organizations that contribute so much to our community.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a non-profit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia. In 2018, our employees raised more than $28,000 to support Second Harvest. The money raised will help feed needy children and families in our community.
AAA established the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives by reducing traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roadways. For 70 years, the Foundation has been true to its mission to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. We’re proud to partner with AAA to ensure a safe community for Orange County residents and visitors.
March of Dimes
Premature birth (birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and its complications are the #1 cause of death of babies in the United States. Babies who survive premature birth often have long-term health problems. In the United States, about 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year. The preterm birth rate (the percent of babies born before 37 weeks each year) is 9.8 percent in the United States. This means 1 in 10 babies is born too soon. We are proud to partner with March of Dimes, raising $20,000 each year to help reduce premature birth in the United States and to give every baby a fair chance at a healthy life.
Lauren’s Kids educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also leads an annual statewide “Walk in My Shoes” awareness walk across the state of Florida – 1,500 miles from Key West to Tallahassee – and provides more than 9-10 million education and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. The foundation has helped advocate for the passage of nearly two dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators. We’re proud to support Lauren’s Kids and its specialty license plate which raises awareness and funds to support their prevention efforts.
Central Florida Expressway Authority
The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is an independent agency of the state. CFX operates and maintains a regional network of expressways that connect the City of Orlando, Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, an area with 3 million residents. Under our first-in-the-state partnership, vehicle owners can now clear CFX toll violations while renewing tags or driver’s licenses at all six Orange County Tax Collector locations.
Donate Life Florida is a non-profit 501(C)3 charitable organization. Established in 1997 as Florida Coalition on Donation, Inc., Donate Life Florida is dedicated to motivating Floridians to designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors, so lives are saved and enhanced through donation and transplantation. Today, more than 5,000 patients listed at Florida transplant centers await life-saving organ transplants. Many of these individuals may get a second chance at life due to the generosity of those who designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors at tax collector offices.
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Simply put, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando does good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Pet Alliance provides compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and is a leader in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. We are proud to help our furry friends by conducting supply and adoption drives.
Since May 2008, IDignity has hosted monthly events where clients are assisted through the process of applying for and obtaining identification documents like birth certificates, IDs and social security cards. The documents IDignity obtains for its clients give them the freedom to apply for work or school, gain access to shelters, seek help from social service programs and secure permanent housing. In 2017, our office partnered with the State Legislature to provide IDignity with a $50,000 grant to carry out its mission.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. We partner with Safe Kids multiple times a year to provide free car seat safety checks for our residents.