November 2016 - Clean the World is a Central Florida based charity that collects and recycles soap and distributes it to millions of impoverished people around the world. Beginning this November, Primrose Center will be taking a group of our clients to volunteer each week at Clean the World where they will be preparing soap for distribution while learning an important lesson about giving back.
November 2016 - Thank you to local Eagle Scout Troop 114, from Holy Family Catholic Church, for our new Horticulture Center. After over 100 hours of research and design, the installation took 15 people and 6 hours to complete. We are looking forward to enjoying this for years to come! Thank you to Mathew and the entire troop!
October 31, 2016 - Halloween is an exciting time at Primrose Center. Check out these photos from our Halloween Costume party.
October 2016 - Thank you to Creative Dance Expressions! Everyone enjoys our weekly dance classes held at Primrose Center. Creative Dance Expressions is about enabling, enhancing, empowering, and encouraging students of all ages and levels of development to succeed by discovering ability through the magic of dance.
September 26, 2016 - Thank you to all of the golfers, event partners and tournament sponsors who helped make the first inaugural Primrose Center Golf Tournament a huge success. The money raised allows us to continue our work serving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central Florida.
August 2016 - Primrose Center is increasing community impact with the announcement of their most recent partnership with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. Primrose is providing staffing for a book scanning project at the Goodwill Industries location on Orange Blossom Trail. In 2015 Goodwill Industries provided free vocational services to 42,900 individuals and helped place 7,591 individuals into jobs in the community.
July 2016 - Primrose Center, Inc. was established in 1952 as a non-profit organization by concerned parents and community leaders. At that time, no services were available in the community for people with developmental disabilities. Primrose began by serving 10 people and today is providing professional education and support to more than 300 adults on a daily basis. In 1960 we moved from the abandoned barracks located on the corner of Primrose Drive and Colonial Drive, which we had occupied for seven years, to our current location at 2733 South Ferncreek Avenue.
May 10, 2016 - Primrose Center Awareness Event - Thank you to all who attended our interactive tour of Primrose Center to see first-hand how we have been transforming the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Central Florida for over 60 years.
April 15, 2016 - Primrose Industries provides program participants the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to obtain employment in the community. While this training takes place, participants are earning a paycheck which brings a sense of pride and self-worth. Area businesses sub-contract with Primrose Industries not only to provide job opportunities for individuals attending Primrose, but also because it is a good business decision.
March 27, 2016 - Primrose celebrated Easter Sunday with a Big Easter Egg Hunt full of Golden Eggs, colorful prizes and more! Thank you to Adriana's Attic for donating prizes such as stuffed animals and Easter baskets. A good time was had by all, and there were several golden egg winners!
March 1, 2016 - Primrose Center entered the WIN A BELLA GALA. While we were not selected as a finalist, we enjoyed the interview process and made some great connections. Bella Collina announced the winner of the $25K WIN A BELLA GALA promotion during a March 1st luncheon. Over 50 local charities entered and were given an opportunity to interview; four finalists were announced at the luncheon and the winner was selected via a live drawing.
February 4, 2016 - Primrose's Supported Employment Program helps job seekers with developmental and intellectual disabilities find work. The individuals served are paired with a Job Coach who assists them in finding a job and provides on-the-job training once the person is hired.
January 25, 2016 - Primrose Center is excited to launch a new secure online credit card processing option via this digital DONATION PAGE. Making it even easier for you to help make a difference in the live of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
January 1, 2016 - At Primrose Center, we are building strong relationships with our corporate, organizational, employer and individual partners. Our partnerships offer a variety of ways for the community to get involved in transforming the lives of people with developmental disabilities in Central Florida. We are looking forward to a great 2016. Thank you to all of our partners.
December 23, 2015 - The "Matthew's Hope Gives Back" campaign, launched six months ago, helped to paint the home of a former Winter Garden police officer struggling with mounting bills from a sick child. It built and stocked a food pantry at West Orange High School and built an arbor for Gotha Middle School. It provided a Santa-for-a-day, food and presents to low-income and special-needs children. And it created Christmas for the developmentally disabled adults of Orlando's Primrose Center, where Miss Mimi lives.