** MEDIA ADVISORY**
Photo and video opportunity

Wednesday, November 16:
Advocates to Line Orange Avenue for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Day
150+ participants to wear purple, join in raising awareness

WHAT:

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida will host its annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Day, inviting members of the community to wear purple, line Orange Avenue with signs, and spread the word about an issue facing so many in our community.

To participate, individuals can register here. The first 150 registered volunteers will receive a free Orlando Magic ticket for the game immediately following the conclusion of the event.

The Coalition is a place where hope is restored and lives are transformed. On any given night, the Coalition is “home” to an average of 600 homeless men, women and children. Community groups, office teams, friends and supporters are invited to join the Coalition in collectively helping to give visibility to this important community issue.

WHEN:

4:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, November 16

  • 4:30 – 5 p.m.: Check-in and sign-making at Ferg’s Depot
  • 5 p.m.: Awareness event

 

WHERE:

Ferg’s Depot, 78 W. Church St. Orlando, FL 32801

* Planning note for media: Participants will meet at Ferg’s Depot to check in, and then walk to Orange Avenue between 5 and 5:15 p.m.  They will return to Ferg’s Depot immediately following awareness activity and before the 7pm Magic game.

 

VISUALS/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Interviews with Coalition board representatives and event participants
  • Volunteers lining the street of Orange Avenue, wearing purple and holding signs

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Tracie Morris, Director of Development, 407-497-0564 (cell)

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