AIA Educational Tour
Common Sense Office Furniture is proud to have sponsored the recent AIA event at the USTA Home of American Tennis. The American Institute of Architects provides educational programs for both established and aspiring architects as well as the Central Florida design community. This educational tour allowed the attendees to experience a side of the facility not open to the public and to hear the history of the decision making process to bring the HOAT to Lake Nona. Participants heard from Kurt Kamperman about the history of the USTA, their efforts to promote junior tennis, and the advantages of having the USTA relocate most of their operations to Central Florida.
A Gift For Teaching
Common Sense Office Furniture is pleased to assist A Gift for Teaching in their quest to give School Supplies to needy children.
Today, A Gift For Teaching serves 338 public schools. There are more than 210,000 kids whose families live at or below the poverty line. But the most shocking number is that 13,000 of those students are homeless.
Picture a child at school trying to write without a pencil, read without books or dream without the tools to put their ideas onto paper. This is the reality for far too many students in our community. For thousands, these basic learning tools are a luxury. In fact, more than 65% of the students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties come from families that can’t afford lunch, let alone school supplies.
Moved by this need and the fact that teachers, on average, spend $500 – $1,000 out of their own pockets each year to provide basic supplies for their students, philanthropist and nonprofit professional, Gary Landwirth, founded A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) in 1998.
Transition House by Morning Star Catholic School
Located in the heart of Orlando, Morning Star Catholic School is an accredited not-for-profit, tuition based school for special needs students. Since 1960, Morning Star Catholic has been working to fulfill its mission to provide children with special needs the opportunity to embrace their potential – to enable children to function more independently and guide them in their spiritual, academic, social, physical, and emotional journey. Morning Star Catholic School has educated over 2,000 children, giving them a more energize outlook on a life filled with faith and possibilities.