Community

As we reflect on the past and prepare for the future, we believe in the intent to Give Help + Offer Hope to others.

EQX Day is celebrated each year during the Spring and Fall Equinoxes. In the Fall, EQX Day is celebrated by selecting valued partners and donating to a charity of their choosing. In the Spring, we gather partners, friends, and colleagues to make a difference in our community.

Support Our Scholars

There are some things money can’t buy: brains, beauty, and the motivation to achieve her dreams. But for many, a lack of resources prohibits her from reaching her fullest potential. We need your help to create the foundation for that young woman to get to where she is already going. We are Support Our Scholars, a non-profit that provides financial and emotional support to disadvantaged young women with extraordinary potential during their college journey.

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Spring EQX Day 2020

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

With so much uncertainty in the world, the one thing that Equinox is certain of is the need to help others.
This year for Spring Equinox Day our team felt a desire to unplug from our busy schedules and volunteer for a collective day of service. Along with Colliers International Orlando, we invited our friends and colleagues to serve at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (ORM), a local organization dedicated to serving the homeless in Orlando. This organization is one of Central Florida’s oldest and largest homeless service providers. Since 1948, the ORM’s purpose has been to bring the hungry, hurting and homeless to a new life, new goals and a new future.

Our crew came together to support the good faith that ORM spreads by serving in many different sectors of their organization. Whether it was sorting shoes at the Men’s Home, organizing clothes at the Bargain Store or playing with the children at the Family Center – we grew as a community and felt the impact we made as a team.
Despite the economic turmoil that the Covid-19 virus is bringing, we hope our act of good will inspire others to make a difference in our community. We encourage our friends to make a positive impact by serving, giving financially or providing support to our local organizations. Let’s come together. Let’s keep our City alive.

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IDignity

IDignity Orlando offers identification services where U.S. citizens and legal residents can get a Florida birth certificate, as well as a Florida ID (or license renewal). We also offer our clients help with getting a Social Security card or verification information. We accomplish this mission through governmental partnership and the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

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Spring EQX Day 2019

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Melissa’s Race / Melissa Vosburg Inc.

Melissa Vosburg was 35 years old when she passed away due to glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. I learned about her when I was the exact same age. It woke me up.

Brain Cancer is the second most common type of cancer in children. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males ages 20 – 39. Yet it receives the least amount of research funding.

Melissa Vosburg Inc.’s annual 5K race, Melissa’s Race, raises money for cancer research and awareness.

– SELECTED BY DANI MEYERING, Development and Leasing Coordinator

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Camp Boggy Creek

It was as a volunteer I first experienced the magic of Camp Boggy Creek as part of the Disney Volunteers program. The emotion I experienced in seeing a child enjoy the wonder and magic of camp for the first time was overwhelming.

Camp Boggy Creek exists to help children with chronic or life-threatening illness experience the friendship and wonder of camp. Founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwartzkopf, the camp serves children year-round. Camp Boggy Creek doesn’t charge children or their families to come to camp and instead relies on the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, healthcare partners, and volunteers.

– SELECTED BY KIRSTEN DAVIS, Development and Leasing Manager

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Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care

For 35 years they have been compassionately supporting patients and their families throughout Central Florida. They not only serve patients at the Hospice House locations regardless of ability to pay, they offer services during hospital or nursing home stays as well as at home hospice care.

Bereavement Counseling is also offered, regardless if hospice services were used. I learned first-hand what a wonderful organization this is in October 2018 with the loss of my mother. They are an amazing group of very special people that are forever connected to the families they serve.

– SELECTED BY CATHERINE CRAVEN, Financial Administrator

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