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ORRA foundation celebrates completion of Bithlo community gathering spot

Thursday, September 27, 2018  
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Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library
Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation Chairman and Orlando REALTOR® Kathleen Gallagher McIver makes her address during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library in Bithlo

Residents of Bithlo can now kick back with a cup of coffee and conversation or offer the kids some extra reading materials thanks to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation and others who are helping to revitalize the underserved east Orlando community.

ORRF (the charitable arm of Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association) contributed nearly $8,000 toward the rehabbing of a single-family home to serve as the Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library, which was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guest speakers on September 27, 2018. The foundation worked with project partners such as the Greater Orlando Builders Association and the United Global Outreach to ensure that the home met current building codes and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

The home will now serve as a safe place for local children to gather after school for homework and educational activities in addition to housing a library collection and coffee service. The facility is just part of the ongoing Transformation Village program, which seeks to address Bithlo’s environmental as well as community concerns.

The Transformation Village project is supported under Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for Central Florida’s residents.

Learn more - Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation

Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library
Kathleen Gallagher McIver, Brian Warner, Bob Caldwell, Steve Merchant, Rosie Papagiannakis, Bruce Elliott
Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library

Transformation Village Coffee Shop & Library

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