Community Spirit

Warming the Souls Blanket Drive

Warming the Souls Blanket Drive

Everyone has had those cold days where you just wanted to curl up in your favorite blanket and stay cozy, but what if you didn’t have that blanket? POI’s inaugural Warming the Souls Blanket Drive is gathering blankets for the people in our community who are in this very dilemma.

MS Awareness Week and Walk MS Coming this Spring


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter announced in November open registration for Walk MS 2012, the rallying point of the MS movement. Walk MS takes place every Spring in several locations in the North Florida area. This year, MS Awareness Week will enhance MS awareness during Walk MS season.

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