Community Spirit

New Jag Moms Club Partners with Dignity U Wear To Keep Seniors Warm

The new Jag Moms Club is partnering with Dignity U Wear to help keep seniors warm in Jacksonville.  Through a recent donation, the Jag Moms Club is sponsoring warm clothing and blankets to be distributed to providers through the ElderSource, Inc. network.  Shawls, blankets, gloves, and sweaters will be given to home-bound seniors through the local Meals on Wheels Program, as well as to  seniors with memory loss through local Adult Day Health Care programs.

Spring Daddy Daughter Dance

Spring Daddy Daughter Dance

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s is hosting another Daddy Daughter Dance on February 5, 2011, in partnership with THE PLAYERS Championship. This remarkable event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Jacksonville area.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Donates $20,000 in Grants to Three Nonprofits in the Jacksonville Area

BJ’s Charitable Foundation announces today that it has donated $20,000 in grants among three local nonprofits: Community Connections, Hope Haven Association: Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center, and Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc.  The recipients support the Foundation’s focus of providing basic need services in the areas of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care, or education and primarily benefit needy children and families residing in the communities BJ’s Wholesale Club serves.

Go Red for the American Heart Association at BlackFinn

Go Red for the American Heart Association at BlackFinn

February is American Heart Month and BlackFinn is raising heart health awareness with its Go Red Happy Hour benefiting the American Heart Association (AHA) on Friday, February 4, from 5 – 8 p.m.

The BlackFinn Go Red Happy Hour will feature a special heart-healthy menu with items such as Lime Glazed Salmon, Roasted Vegetable Pasta and Pomegranate Glazed Chicken as well as specialty PAMA-tinis, red win features and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. Suggested $5 donations will be collected at the Saloon door for the American Heart Association and a portion of the sales from BlackFinn’s special heart-healthy menu will also benefit the AHA. In addition, anyone who makes a donation to the AHA Friday night will be eligible to win various prizes, including BlackFinn gift cards and a Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Pendant.

MOSH LEGO® Competition Winners Announced

More than 100 contestants battled it out at the Museum of Science & History’s LEGO Competition held today.  The contestants, which included kindergartners through 9th graders, worked in teams or as individuals to construct original LEGO designs.  The top prize winners included a farmhouse, a moveable bridge and a spaceship.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeks Volunteers

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Seeks Volunteers

If your New Year’s resolution includes finding a meaningful volunteer position, learning new skills and making new friends, you may find a perfect fit with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary the uniformed civilian volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, is actively looking for volunteers interested in serving their country and their community.

Deadline this week for nominations for NFHLA’s annual Rose Awards

The North Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (NFHLA) invites the restaurant, hospitality and tourism industries in Northeast Florida to nominate outstanding employees and staff for the third annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Award.
 
The ROSE Awards recognizes Northeast Florida front line restaurant employees who demonstrate excellent customer service. These industry champions showcase the region’s commitment to creating an extraordinary visitor and customer experience.