Who we help
The vision of The LIMU Company has always been to provide opportunity to those in need. In an effort to more directly meet the needs of the less fortunate, Gary founded LIMU GIVES, a service-oriented charitable initiative to give back to the community and offer a hand up rather than a handout. Because when Gary found success later in life, he made it his personal mission to share his blessings with those in need.
Since 1948, the Mission has offered free shelter and meals to homeless men, women and children, as well as counseling and education. Each year, LIMU employees volunteer at OURM by helping serve more than 1,500 Thanksgiving Banquet meals to Orlando’s homeless. In addition, LIMU staff organizes an annual Clothing Drive to benefit the Mission, has funded new appliances for their kitchens and is helping them develop new strategic marketing initiatives.
Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home-away-from-home” for families with seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at local hospitals and medical facilities. LIMU annually supports Ronald McDonald Houses of Orlando in a number of different ways, including as a Platinum Sponsor of their Share-A-Night initiative, as a strategic partner in developing fundraisers, and as an on-site participant with our LIMU staff in their Share-A-Meal program.
Founded in 1980, Halifax Urban Ministries is a nonprofit, faith-based ministry focused on homeless prevention and intervention. HUM provides emergency food, clothing, rent and utility assistance to keep hard-working, poor and at-risk families from losing their homes. LIMU is the largest private donor to Halifax Urban Ministries and is also assisting them with marketing and strategic services on a pro bono basis.
The mission of Meals On Wheels is to enhance the quality of life for older persons in need, by providing nutritious meals and support services to seniors, enabling them to maintain their independence and dignity. LIMU is the annual Lead Sponsor of its March on Meals event, at which LIMU staff also participates in a local fundraising walk in Sanford, Florida.
LIMU has helped Central Baptist Church of Daytona Beach enhance its 116-acre Youth Camp, by providing full funding for over 100 new beds used by youth campers and counselors, and for new air conditioning systems installed in both of their large bunk-house style cabins. Gary J. Raser and his family date their personal involvement with Central Baptist back to 1985.
A nonprofit organization that began as an adoption and foster care center in 1902, CHS is dedicated to providing safe and loving homes for child victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. In addition to monetary contributions, each Christmas our LIMU staff members donate children’s toys and gifts to Children’s Home Society, so that kids served by the agency can experience greater joy during the holidays.
Internationally recognized for pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude’s also provides free medical treatment to seriously ill children whose families are without medical insurance. At our International Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, John Duncan of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital accepted a check from LIMU for $50,000.
With more and more families going hungry every day, Second Harvest’s mission to fight hunger is specially critical at this time. LIMU financially supports Second Harvest in its efforts to collect, store and donate food to over 500 partner agencies in our community.
LIMU is the largest contributor to Turn the Corner, a foundation dedicated to the support of research, education, awareness and innovative treatments for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. The foundation awarded Teri Raser the Courage Award at their 2010 Gala in New York City, sponsored by LIMU and hosted by our own Rowdy Gaines.
This private non-profit agency provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens and adults who are dealing with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, relationship and communication issues. LIMU provides funding for its mission: To strengthen communities by empowering people to overcome challenges through education, counseling and residential services.
An internationally renowned leader in improving child health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and research center serving the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents through family-centered care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. LIMU has been a sponsor of Cincinnati Children’s programs since 2007.
Founded in 1955 and still the world’s largest voluntary health organization, the society is dedicated to funding national blood cancer research, caregiver education and disease-related patient services. LIMU supports its core mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families