Orlando Donation Pickups
Orlando, Florida is nicknamed “the City Beautiful” for its majestic sites to explore but today it is part of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s (FBCF) donation pickup areas. Orlando has had a very interesting history with a 180-degree turn of its major economic source, citrus, to what it is today, mainly tourism. Thanks to this massive change, Orlando is one of the tourist capitals of the world. All of Orlando’s development qualifies it as a city with more than enough to give back to the community. The city encourages residents to contribute to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation through donating their unwanted household items, clothes, merchandise, and more. The FBCF’s free pickup service, Pickups for Breast Cancer, collects donations from any location in Orlando completely free of charge in order to fund the FBCF’s goal to end breast cancer. But Orlando wasn’t always such an advanced municipality full of tourism, prosperity and diversity.
Orlando has such a diverse mix of ethnicities today that it is hard to believe that it once was purely one race. Thanks to its high tourist influx and the Orlando residents, there are constantly over twenty different languages spoken in Orlando every year. However, originally, Orlando was only populated by the grand Seminole tribe until European settlers arrived in 1536. Orlando remained rural for a large span of time during the Civil War and suffered greatly during the Union blockade. In the Reconstruction Era, Orlando was eventually incorporated as the Town of Orlando on July 31, 1875, finally becoming an official city in 1885. This was the first step for Orlando to become the donation pickup area that it is today. Without this historical step forward, residents would never have been able to call this city a home and schedule their donation pickup in Orlando.
Orlando used to be part of the Florida citrus industry from 1875 to 1895, its golden years; however shortly after that, the Great Freeze of 1894 killed off most of the crops. Either way, the citrus industry is not why Orlando is known today. Certainly, we all know what Orlando is recognized for: its world-famous theme parks including Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. How did Orlando become the world-capital of magical experiences? It all began in 1965, when Walt Disney announced plans to build his “Walt Disney World.”
Originally Walt Disney was going to place the family-oriented parks in the South Florida tourism capital, Miami, but he quickly reconsidered due to Miami’s proximity to the coast and therefore questionable weather. Orlando seemed like the safest Florida Option.
Following Disney’s announcement, a string of vacation resorts opened in Orlando around October 1971. Both of these events together drove Orlando to become the tourism-titan it is today. As a result, tourism became the main source of the area’s economy, which is not shocking given the estimated 66 million people that visit the city every year.
Thanks to all the grand influx of tourists every year, the FBCF is able to raise significant funds in Orlando for valuable advocacy programs and breast cancer research to put an end to this disease. If you too are taking a Disney or Universal trip this year, you don’t have to sacrifice suitcase space at the end of your trip. You can bring back all the magic of Orlando with you, taking a collectible souvenir for everybody back home without having to pack any extra luggage. By donating all the old, unnecessary, extra clothes or shoes that you brought on your trip, you can make room for those new “Mickey Mouse” sneakers or the amazing “Harry Potter” jerseys. Don’t spend more money on a suitcase for items that you might never use again, simply schedule your donation pickup in Orlando today with Pickups for Breast Cancer and give away all the extra baggage.
Free Donation Pickups in Orlando
Orlando city, we urgently need your help! The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) is collecting donations from Orlando visitors and residents to contribute to our mission. We aim to end breast cancer once and for all through providing funds for breast cancer research, advocacy and prevention.
Pickups for Breast Cancer is a free service that picks up non-monetary donations right form your front door on behalf of the FBCF. We will take all your unwanted household items including knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, figurines, and apparel! Everyone could use a little more room in their closet. Take back your space and donate all your old items! Even if you think these items have no value, our service can always utilize them to provide valuable funds and bring an end to breast cancer once and for all. For more information on all the items we accept please consult our Orlando Donation Guidelines page.
To schedule your free Orlando donation pickup just visit our “schedule a pickup page” to pick a date that’s right for you. Or if you need help to schedule your pick-up and do not have internet access, you can call us at 1-888-492-4483 and our representatives will schedule your free pickup. We really appreciate any donations you can offer. In exchange for your donations, we always provide a blank tax-receipt so you may fill it with the value of your donated items in order to receive valuable tax-deductions. Thank you in advance for all your contributions, Orlando the beautiful!