Community Spirit

Local Conference Seeks to Nurture Blooming Community Gardens Trend on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today’s tough economy, combined with an increasing focus on eating healthy and organic foods, have made community gardening one of the hottest trends in urban areas across the country.

Second Harvest North Florida and Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens are working together to nurture that trend in Jacksonville. They are collectively sponsoring the inaugural Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference on Nov. 3.

St. Vincent's HealthCare Hosted Victory in Pink 2012

For the third year in a row, St. Vincent’s HealthCare hosted Victory in Pink, a celebration of women who have fought breast cancer. The free community event, meant to bring awareness to breast cancer, was held at the St. Johns Town Center Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  The event was designed to celebrate survivorship and highlight the journey each breast cancer survivor takes.

Brunet-García Accepting Grant Applications

Applications for Brunet-García’s third annual re:solveSM initiative are now available online. re:solveSM is the Brunet-García grant program that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to engage the agency’s pro-bono marketing, advertising and public relations services.

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Group Receives Final Investing In You Grant

Young Breast Cancer Survivors Group Receives Final Investing In You Grant

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Young Survivors Group at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville will be able to continue to help young breast cancer survivors thanks to a recent $1,000 grant won through Community First Credit Union’s Investing in You contest. The grant will help secure a location for monthly meetings, provide educational materials and fund outreach efforts for the Young Survivors Group.

Gators vs. Hoyas Basketball Game Sponsorships

Witness the University of Florida Gators take on the Georgetown Hoyas on November 9, 2012 at Naval Station Mayport. The nationally televised basketball game will be held in conjunction with the Thursday, November 8 Jacksonville Jaguars football game against the Indianapolis Colts as a part of Military Appreciation Week on November 5-12, 2012.

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

New Autism Support Group to Launch through Grant from Community First Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Parents of autistic children will soon have a supportive environment in which to share their feelings, ideas and treatment options, thanks to a $1000 Investing In You grant from Community First Credit Union. The grant will help launch The S.T.A.R. group, named for the benefits the group will bring its members: support, teaching, advocacy and respect.