Community Spirit

Middle Schoolers Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

The Martin J Gottlieb Day School has been collecting money and canned food for over a month before the Thanksgiving holiday.   By involving the entire school, the Middle School students went shopping and were able to purchase 61 turkeys, 35 food gift cards and bag up 75 grocery bags for needy families at Beauclerc Elementary School, Jewish Family and Community Services, the Mal Washington Foundation, and a number individual families referred to school.  MJGDS provided 3 kosher food baskets complete with kosher turkeys and gift cards to local families. 12 families of students at Beauclerc Elementary School who were recently evicted from their homes received bags with ready-to-eat foods and gift cards for local restaurants.

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

 

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to announce the third round of the Musicians Against Homelessness competition in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the United Way's Born Learning Program Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the United Way's Born Learning Program Winner

 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has named United Way’s Born Learning program the September/October winner of its The Pursuit social media campaignThe Born Learning program is a result of a partnership between United Way of America, the Ad Council, Civitas and Families and Work Institute, helping parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children. As many communities are concerned with children attending school unprepared, United Way’s Born Learning program provides parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers with educational materials on how to boost school readiness in order to help children succeed academically. 

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Heart Healthier Holidays:A guide for a heart-healthy holiday season

Tis the season for big family gatherings! Between holiday parties, late night feasts and traveling, healthy habits can easily go right out the window.  The American Heart Association-Go Red For Women movement encourages everyone to enjoy traditional meals in moderation during this holiday season. Extra calories can quickly convert into additional pounds, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Give your family the gift of a healthy heart by using the following tips to help make smarter choices over the holidays.

Winn-Dixie Partners with Feeding America to Help Fight Hunger

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. announced it has joined forces with Feeding America to launch the Give a Meal program, which gives Winn-Dixie guests and team members the opportunity to help provide food to nearly 37 million Americans — including more than 14 million children — facing hunger this holiday season. Give a Meal runs through Jan. 3 and is available in all of Winn-Dixie’s 482 stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Every $1 donated during the campaign helps provide eight meals to people in need.

Whisky River Launches Toys for Tots Collection Drive

 

With Christmas right around the corner, Whisky River is teaming with Toys for Tots to brighten the holidays for local children in need. 

Whisky River is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys, books and other gifts which will go to less fortunate children this holiday season. Donations can be made at Whisky River through Wednesday, December 21, at which point the items collected will be distributed to children in the greater Jacksonville region by Toys for Tots.