The Winter Park Chamber Commerce has been vital part of the local community for more than 125 years. The organization is as much a chamber of community as it is a chamber of commerce. Since 2009, the Chamber has distributed over $400,000 to support local non-profits that serve the Winter Park area. Funds have been raised through a variety of fundraising mechanisms such as car parking at art festivals to support leadership development programs, the sale of posters at the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, partnering with Pink Out Winter Park to sell flocks of pink flamingos, and other worthy endeavors.
Feed the Need Winter Park
One of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s most successful efforts has been the creation of Feed the Need Winter Park, a partnership between the Chamber, City of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo and Think Creative, Inc. This first-of-its-kind campaign unites local businesses, organizations, civic groups and local residents with one mission, to raise funds to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida provide more food to families in need. Since 2012 the campaign has raised $200,000 to feed the hungry. Learn more at www.feedtheneedwp.org.