Community Events and EducationCommunity & Educational Programs

At OUC, we’re more than just the hometown utility, we’re a committed community partner and leader. Our outreach and educational programs, initiatives and events reflect the diversity of our customers, employees and the communities we serve.   
For a century and beyond, OUC is proud to be a strong community partner and support the efforts of numerous non-profit organizations. OUC now accepts and processes speaker, sponsorship, and tour requests through DonationXchange, a third-party tool. To access the site and submit your request, please click below. 

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OUC Golf Tournament 2013Whether Riding 4 Ronald, running the OUC Orlando Half Marathon or donating to our emergency utility assistance program (Project Care), we are passionate about making our community the best place to live, work and play. That means working hard every day to deliver the essential services our customers rely on, and then going the extra mile to give back to our community.

Project CARE: Project CARE is OUC’s emergency assistance program to help those in our community who experience a personal or family crisis that places them in danger of losing their utility service. OUC sponsors a dedicated case worker at United Way 2-1-1 to handle utility assistance inquiries and direct those customers to additional resources they may need. OUC customers and employees have the opportunity to contribute to this fund.  For every $1 donated, OUC will contribute $2 to the program. Visit the Project CARE page.

OUCares: OUC’s annual employee giving campaign through United Way and United Arts that supports a variety of non-profit organizations in our community.

SALT Partnership: In January 2020, OUC partnered with SALT Outreach to help them build a solar-powered mobile shower trailer.  This organization created this eco-friendly trailer to serve the homeless community in Central Florida. OUC contributed $10,000 toward the cost of installing rooftop solar panels on the trailer. This is just another way that OUC is proud to support our community while using innovative, sustainable solutions.

Proud Volunteers: A program encourages and rewards employees for their volunteer work in the community. Every year OUC employees donate more than 10,000 hours of their time to numerous organizations in Central Florida.

OUC Charity Golf Tournament: Since 1995, the OUC Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $687,000 to support more than 50+ Central Florida non-profit agencies working to better our community.

OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k: Each December, the annual OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K races through the streets of downtown Orlando.

Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida’s Ride-4-Ronald: The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging to families with children who require hospital stays.

OUC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: OUC employees honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Orlando’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Downtown.

At OUC, we are committed to protecting Orlando’s environment and believe that teaching young people at any age to respect the value of energy and water will help them grow into environmentally conscious adults in the years to come. Learn about our community programs to educate children about water conservation and find tools to help teach kids about energy generation.

  • Project AWESOME
    Energy and water lessons in the classroom.
  • Water Color Project
    Teaching water conservation through art.
  • tinygreenhomeTiny Green Home: OUC, the City of Orlando and the Orlando Science Center partnered to create the Tiny Green Home as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge grant. This tiny abode is big on green features, promoting energy efficiency and sustainable energy by showcasing features like a solar array, energy efficient appliances, window film and much more. Visit the Orlando Science Center website for more details about touring the Tiny Green Home.

OUC Orlando Half Marathon and 5KEach December the annual OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K races through the streets of downtown Orlando. Considered one of the Southeast’s premier and most popular road races, the event starts and finishes in picturesque Lake Eola Park. It offers participants a scenic tour of The City Beautiful throughout their entire running experience.  Known for its relatively flat/fast course and favorable Florida weather, the race attracts world class runners, local athletes and amateurs alike.  Participants and spectators can take part in a post-race party offering live music and refreshments.

Visit Track Shack for details and registration information.