Wekiva Island is proud to host a give back event for Central Florida Zoo!
After Hurricane Ian, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has experienced devastating
flooding. In fact, the Central Florida institution has been forced to remain closed, even as it misses out
on vital revenue and staff is still needed to maintain a high standard of care for the animal residents.
Now, help is coming from an unlikely source—another
business hit hard by flooding. Wekiva Island is hosting a give
back night to benefit the Zoo, despite weathering a two-week
Carrie Vanderhoef, Wekiva Island manager, also serves on the
board of directors for the Central Florida Zoo.
“At Wekiva Island, we love supporting our Seminole County
neighbors,” she said. “This is a win-win. We can welcome back
all the faces we missed during our closure, and we can give
back to the Zoo. We unfortunately understand how hard a
closure like this hits, and we’re thrilled to contribute.”
Wekiva Island will donate 10 percent of sales to the Zoo from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, October 28. There will
also be a raffle, silent auction and other fun happenings during the event, and 100 percent of those
proceeds will be donated.