Community Spirit

Jacksonville’s 25th Anniversary of Holiday Mitzvah – a quarter century of Giving

 

The Jacksonville Jewish Federation, River Garden Hebrew Home and AGING TRUE are celebrating their Silver Anniversary of Giving this year!  We will once again join together for the 25th annual Holiday Mitzvah program on Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25.

Mitzvah is a Hebrew word meaning a kind act, a pious action. So it follows that every year for 25 years, dedicated Volunteers lovingly prepare delicious kosher meals at River Garden Hebrew home on December 24th, packaging them with care for Christmas morning delivery. 

On Christmas morning, more volunteers from the Jewish community will take over the Meals on Wheels program, delivering a traditional holiday meal to over 400 homebound, elderly and disabled seniors.

News Releae: 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Exceeds Records

News Releae: 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Exceeds Records

 

The number 17 was the charm for Susan G. Komen of Northeast Florida. Their 17th Annual Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure®, held at the end of October, was one of their greatest yet, in terms of participants and funds raised.

Online Holiday Shopping to Benefit Girls, Inc.

Do your holiday shopping and help local charities at the same time. Uptown Civitan, an internationally recognized Jacksonville civic organization, begins its online auction November 20, 2011 to benefit Angelwood, Inc. and Girls, Inc. of Jacksonville, two well-known North Florida nonprofit organizations. 

CarbuX Offers Free Wash with Toy Donation

CarbuX Offers Free Wash with Toy Donation

Have you been meaning to get your car nice and clean for holiday travels or company? Now you can check that item off your to-do list and spread holiday joy to kids at the same time.

CarbuX has partnered with Toys for Tots to offer free car washes to those who bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of their three locations before December 21. Just buy whatever wash you were planning on buying, donate your toy and CarbuX will email you a free coupon for the same wash you just purchased. 

CarbuX Car Wash is a local, family-owned automated car wash with three locations in Jacksonville-  Mandarin, Northside and the Beaches. For more information, please visit the CarbuX website

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

Are you still looking for a gift for a special someone on your list? This holiday season, you can honor that special person and help kids in crisis at the same time. 

Daniel is selling commemorative bricks to pave the way for their new Education Center, which will help fill the educational gap for abused, foster and formerly homeless kids. Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the Daniel Education Center campus, leaving a lasting legacy of love and hope for children in the community for years to come.

Bricks cost $200, which includes an engraved mini brick replica the honoree gets to keep to remember their special gift. Please visit Daniel's website to learn more.

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

Send Your Holiday Lights Photos!

 

As you start to put up your holiday lights around and in your home, think of snapping a quick photo and sending them to us.

We might feature your photo on air and online.

Send them to news@firstcoastnews.com!

MORE HOLIDAY COVERAGE

Grow A Moustache Or Do A Fake For Prostate Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Guys, do you look good in a moustache? Then this is your month to grow out that facial hair and raise awareness for prostate cancer.  Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurants are helping with the "Movember" project. The event is Thursday, December 1st, at 9734 Deer Lake Ct. #1, at 8 pm.

During the month of November, participating men grow out their facial hair into fine moustachery in order to get people talking about prostate cancer. Movember is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds in the U.S. to support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their two mens health partners; the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. 

Organizers say the girls aren't left out of this project.