Community Spirit

Record-breaking Year for the Walk to Cure Diabetes

Record-breaking Year for the Walk to Cure Diabetes

The Walk to Cure Diabetes, presented by CSX, GATE Foundation, Lender Processing Services, and Vistakon, took place on April 9 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and set a number of unprecedented records this year for the North Florida Chapter. With more than 1,000 new walkers since last year, this year’s total attendance increased to an astonishing 6,000 walkers!  In addition, the North Florida Chapter has already raised over $525,000 from the recent event and is hopeful that its goal of $575,000 will be exceeded by the end of June. All proceeds from the Walk will support research vital to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Jacksonville Band, Sunbears, Rock Springfield In New Video

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

Jacksonville ASPCA Needs Your Votes in the National $100K Challenge

The City of Jacksonville is now in 10th place for the national ASPCA $100K challenge! 

This is an online voting event and 93 agencies qualified to participate in the challenge. Jacksonville went from 68th, to 37th and as of today, Jacksonvile is number 10. 

Jacksonville has until Friday to collect enough votes to reach the number one spot and people can vote every single day.

Click Here to Vote for Jacksonville!

Bridge Board Member Recieves President's Award

Bridge Board Member Recieves President's Award

The Board of Directors of The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc. awarded Board member and local attorney David Edwards with their President’s Award at the board meeting on April 6, 2011.  Edwards was selected for this award for outstanding service to the organization through his professional expertise and advocacy efforts over the past three years.

"Show Your Library Some Love!" And Celebrate National Library Week April 10 - 16

Jacksonville Public Library customers saved more than $100 million last year by checking out library materials rather than buying them. Three times as many people visited the Jacksonville Public Library last year than attended all major Jacksonville live sporting events combined.  Nearly three EverBank Fields could be filled with the number of people who attended library programs last year. Librarians answered more than 1 million reference questions lending their expertise to help customers find the most credible answers quickly. For these reasons and many more, the Jacksonville Public Library invites the community to celebrate and take advantage of all the library has to offer during National Library Week.

Animal Care & Protective Services Part of ASPCA $100K Challenge

Animal Care & Protective Services Part of ASPCA $100K Challenge

The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) Division is one of 93 agencies across the nation participating in the qualifying heat of this year’s ASPCA $100K Challenge. ACPS is competing for grants totaling $300,000 from the ASPCA, including a top prize of $100,000.

The 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters, and their communities, aiming to get more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. The first phase is the qualifying heat, during which participating shelters compete to accumulate the most online votes from their supporters. The 50 shelters with the most votes become the official contestants for the 2011 ASCPA $100K Challenge.