SUNNY Across Central Florida

Junior Achievement Helps Teens Understand Car Ownership Responsibility

President of Junior Achievement of Central Florida Kathy Panter talked about how JA is helping teenagers understand financial responsibility.


Foster Parenting Helps Troubled Kids Find A Safe Place To Grow

Today in Central Florida, there are about 3,000 children who are not able to live at home or sleep in their own beds due to neglect or abuse. Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCFL) provides the resources and support needed to help these kids find foster parents.


Are You Ready For The Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season has begun…are you prepared? Last year, we received a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew, but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Storm conditions can vary in intensity depending on a variety of circumstances.


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Orlando Raises Domestic Abuse Awareness

Men and women will put on high heels and walk nearly one mile down Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando during Harbor House of Central Florida’s 5th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Orlando on June 22nd.


Theatre South Playhouse Takes The Stage At The Dr. Phillips Marketplace

Theatre South Playhouse has opened at the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips as Southwest Orlando’s first stand-alone theatre company.


Men’s Health Challenge Empowers Men To Take Control Of Their Health

All men are encouraged to attend the Men’s Health Challenge at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County in Sanford. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes health screening, immunizations, sports physicals, education, training, speakers….and hair cuts!


Companions For Courage Dogs Comfort Children In Court Hearings

Companions for Courage is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer teams of a special therapy dog and a handler that accompany child victims of violent crimes who have to testify in court or at depositions.


The Make’m Smile Festival Celebrates Kids With Special Needs

The 15th Annual Make’m Smile festival celebrating kids with special needs takes place on Saturday, June 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 1: p.m. at Lake Eola.


The 2017 Wine Quest Benefits Central Floridians With Special Needs

Enjoy more than 200 fine wines, craft spirits, gourmet cuisine and more at the 2017 Wine Quest on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Universal Orlando.


The Central Florida Film Festival Set To Roll On Labor Day Weekend

The Central Florida Film Festival is set for September 1st through 3rd at the West Orange Cinema in Ocoee.


Help Raise Awareness And Funds At The Walk To End Lupus Now

The Walk to End Lupus Now takes place in nearly 60 cities across the country to raise money for lupus research and to increase lupus awareness.


The Worldwide Ride of Silence Honors Bicyclists Killed By Motorists

The Ride of Silence is a worldwide event honors bicyclists killed by motorists, promotes sharing the road and provides awareness of bicycling safety.


Join The Walk To Cure Arthritis At Lake Eola On May 13th

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature fundraising event. In Central Florida, the walk will be held on May 13th at Lake Eola.


Salvation Army Of Orlando Gala Gives Hope and Changes Lives

The Salvation Army of Orlando is hosting the 2017 “Give Hope, Change Lives” Gala and Silent Auction on Friday, May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ports of Call at Sea World Orlando.


Historic Downtown Sanford Hosts The St. Johns River Festival Of The Arts

The sixth annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts features over 150 local, regional and national fine-arts and fine-crafts artists. The festival takes place on May 6th and 7th in historic downtown Sanford.


Tell Your Story At Orlando Story Club

Do you have a story to tell? Orlando Story Club gives anyone who wishes to tell a personal story a chance to be randomly selected to share their story. It all takes place every other month at The Abbey in downtown Orlando.


Teach For America Recruits New Teachers For High-Need Schools

Teach For America (TFA) recruits and develops outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools in an effort to end educational inequity.


A Gift For Teaching Provides Free School Supplies For Students In Need

A Gift For Teaching is an organization whose mission is to improve public school education by providing resources and supplies to teachers and their students in need.


Goodwill Of Central Florida’s Job Connection Centers Help Job-Seekers Find Higher-Paying Jobs

Recently, more than 2,000 job-seekers attended a region-wide job fair held at the Goodwill of Central Florida’s Job Connection Centers.


#NotJust4Easter Wants To Save Easter Bunnies

80% of rabbits bought as Easter gifts will end up abandoned according to #NotJust4Easter, an organization whose mission is to significantly decrease the number of animals purchased as Easter gifts.


The 7th Annual Ice Cream Social Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Central Florida

Join SUNNY FM’s Domino and Grace for the 7th Annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, April 23rd at the Winter Park Civic Center from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Relay For Life Celebrates Cancer Survivors And Caregivers

Each year more than four million people in 27 countries take part in Relay for Life which is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. There are more than 3,500 Relay events around the country including Orlando.


Paint Your Finger Blue For Child Abuse Awareness

April is Child Abuse Prevention month in Orlando and recently people across Central Florida gathered at Orlando City Hall to launch the first-ever “MANicure Movement”, Community Based Care of Central Florida’s (CBCCFL) new initiative to raise awareness of violence against children.


Get Free Tax Prep With The HFUW VITA Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free tax preparation service provided by The Heart of Florida United Way to help to those who make $54,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns.


The Krystal Foundation Supports STEAM Education

The Krystal Company launched The Krystal Foundation in 2016 to help support schools that offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs as well as culinary arts, music and sports.


Keys To Independence Helps Foster Teens Get Driver’s Licenses

Keys to Independence is a first-in-the-nation program that removes barriers that keep youth in foster care from earning a driver’s license.


Tech Sassy Girlz Empowers Young Women To Seek STEM Careers

Tech Sassy Girlz is a program designed to give young girls exposure and access to fields and careers in science and technology.


Join The Walk To Defeat ALS At Lake Eola

More than 1,400 people will take part in the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, March 18th at 11 a.m. at Lake Eola.


Increased Awareness Is Important To Women’s Heart Health

A recent study shows that women’s heart disease awareness is growing, but more needs to be done.


Enjoy Local Food And Entertainment At The Taste Of Oviedo

It’s time for the 23rd Annual Taste of Oviedo on March 11th at the Oviedo Mall! Live entertainment, food from local restaurants, arts & crafts, a Kids stage and the famous Citrus and Celery Cook Off!


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