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!

JLOC Inc.,MMM, Clothes Give-A-Way

Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc.,for the Millions More Movement ,a non-profit organization will 'Give-A-Way Clothes', Saturday, December 18,2010.

"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.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade Winners Announced

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce the following winners from the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade, held tonight, on the downtown riverfront.  The Grand Overall Winner was Captain Warren Burton whose sailboat Pelican included blue and silver snowflakes.

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.

Jacksonville Giants Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving City Hall Pub is teaming up with Signarama and the First Coast’s new pro basketball team to give needy families a “Giant” Thanksgiving.