Community Spirit

Safety Net Fund Awards $387,929 in Emergency Funding

Thirteen community nonprofits will receive a total of $387,929 in grants from the Community Safety Net Fund at The Community Foundation in Jacksonville to help provide food and assistance with rent and utility expenses for area residents in need.

Like "Fighting Hunger Together"

Second Harvest North Florida has an opportunity to make a big dent in that need by participating in the “Fighting Hunger Together” program that Walmart is sponsoring. If Jacksonville finishes in the top 6, we will receive significant dollars, potentially $1 million, to gather and distribute more food. It will also move us closer to realizing our goal to end hunger in north Florida in the next five years!

"Dancing With The Stars" Julianne Hough Holds Benefit Concert for Children’s Miracle Network

99.9 Gator Country presents a benefit concert for Children’s Miracle Network featuring Mercury Records Nashville artists Julianne Hough and Randy Montana on Friday, December 17th at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing. Tickets are just $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

World AIDS Week will be observed in Northeast Florida from Nov. 29 - Dec. 4

The Northeast Florida World AIDS Week Committee has activities planned throughout the week in its continued quest to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Education Days, a quilt display, a Community Awards ceremony, and more will take place during the week.

JCA Events and Activities for December

The Jewish Community Alliance announces the following upcoming programs and activities for December 2010. Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs will be held at the JCA, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32217 (on the corner of San Jose and San Clerc, one traffic light north of Baymeadows Road). For more information on these or other programs at the JCA, please call 904-730-2100 ext. 221.

City Rescue Mission Predicts Record Numbers on Thanksgiving

With Jacksonville unemployment hovering around 10 percent, City Rescue Mission is anticipating a record turnout for their annual free Thanksgiving dinner.  The New Life Inn on State Street in Downtown Jacksonville is prepared to feed upwards of 500 men, women and children from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Jacksonville’s 4th Annual Downtown Historic Church Tour

Tour a century of sanctuaries in one afternoon at ten Downtown historic churches. Guides at each church will highlight the architectural and historical significance of the building. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library and visitors may walk or use the complimentary trolley service provided along the tour route.