Do Something Amazing!

The Center for Independent Living is gearing up for its third year of The Amazing Give, which launches in less than a month!

The Amazing Give is a 24-hour day of generosity connecting willing donors to the nonprofits they deeply care about and encouraging them to take action. The event is hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and goes live March 21 at 6 p.m. to March 22 at 6 p.m.

The Center will use the donated money to help support programs such as High School High Tech, Wheelchair Ramp Building, Employment, and Independent Living classes. This year the CIL’s goal is $5,000, and we believe that we can easily reach that with the help of the community!

How to donate to the CIL when the time comes:

  1. Visit
  2. Search “Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida”
  3. Make a donation if you feel inspired to support the cause

Your donation may help secure additional funds! Every participating nonprofit has the opportunity to win additional prizes based on donations the organization receives.

Support the CIL without spending a penny!

The CIL is once again participating in The Amazing Give, a 24-hour day of giving in the local community from March 21 at 6 p.m. to March 22 at 6 p.m., but don’t forget about our year-round fundraising opportunities! You can raise money for the Center just by voting in a contest, shopping for yourself and searching the internet.

The CIL enters SunState Federal Credit Union’s Charity of the Month contest every month for a chance to win $1,000. The contest also draws a random charity to win $500 each month, so if the Center isn’t #1, don’t get discouraged! The more you vote, the more likely it is to win the prizes. A random voter is also chosen to win $100 every month, and you can vote every day to increase the possibility of your name being drawn.

Search and shop online with Amazon Smile and Goodsearch! Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your purchase when you go through, and Goodsearch, (powered by Yahoo!) donates a penny from each online search and up to 30% with each shopping purchase when you go through Don’t forget to make sure the donations are going to the Center by entering “Transitional Living of North Central Florida” as your cause.

Thank you for your support!


Support the Center in The Amazing Give!

We’re so excited to be a part of the #AmazingGive!

What It Is:

For 24 hours between 6pm on March 29th and 6pm on March 30th, The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits, like the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, through a single online donation platform, providing an easy way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action.

Why We’re Doing It:

The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, and connect people to the causes that move them the most.

Please visit this link to our page, consider a donation and help us spread the word:

Thank you for your support!

New Art Classes at the Center for Independent Living!

The CIL is proud to announce that we now have art classes!

Group homes and consumers of the CIL are welcome to attend these class every Monday and Friday from 1-2:30 p.m.

“The classes give them something different to do. It’s really good because it gives them something to do outside of peer support,” said Mark Brisbane, head of Peer Support and Peer Support Groups.

Art classes are considered to be therapeutic and a great way for people to express themselves and their creativity.

The first class was on Monday, the 13th of February, and it was a success. There was great participation as they were drawing and painting spheres.

The materials are provided by the CIL and Mar Dominguez, who introduced the arts in medicine program to the CIL in the form of these classes.

The CIL is excited to develop these art classes and to see more people enjoying them!

SunState Federal Credit Union Charity of the Month Contest

The SunState Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves the communities in and around North Central Florida by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. The Foundation was established to promote and provide charitable assistance that contributes towards the development, education and well-being of the communities, areas and members served by SunState Federal Credit Union.

Each month, The SunState FCU holds a Charity of the Month contest on Facebook and the charity with the most votes receives a $1,000 donation.

This month, The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida is looking to capitalize on this opportunity!


All you have to do is:
-Step 1: Go to the SunState Federal Credit Union’s Facebook page
-Step 2: Click Charity of the Month on the left side,
-Step 3: Click Vote, then vote for the Center of Independent Living of North Central Florida!

You can also vote by going to this link:

You are able to vote once a day, so if you have some spare time please vote for the CILNCF as much as you can!

Support the Center when you search and shop online! – powered by Yahoo! donates a penny from each online search and up to 30% of purchases from
Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases from Amazon Smile at
Donate to the Center by entering “Transitional Living of North Central Florida” as your cause!