Community Spirit

Community First Credit Union Gives Human Trafficking Victims Support to Start Over

Community First Credit Union Gives Human Trafficking Victims Support to Start Over

 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Community First Credit Union awarded a $1,000 Investing in You grant to Rethreaded, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping women victims of the sex trade industry restart their lives economically and emotionally. The grant will be used to support the agency’s T-shirt recycling business, which employs women who are emerging from lives of addiction, violence, human trafficking and prostitution.

Rethreaded collects donated T-shirts and teaches women to recycle them into new products, including handbags, scarves, and rugs. The agency sells these items, along with other products made by women all over the world, through home parties that not only raise money to reinvest in the project, but also help educate others on the horrors of human trafficking. The $1,000 grant will help the organization purchase a new sewing machine and sewing supplies.

8th Annual Putt N’ Crawl

 

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- It’s miniature golf, BUZZ style! The 8th Annual Putt N’ Crawl will be held Saturday, June 9th in Jacksonville Beach. This year the Putt N’ Crawl has expanded to an 18 hole miniature golf course, set up inside restaurants at Jacksonville Beach.  12 of your favorite restaurants and bars are opening their doors to all participants who dare take on the challenge on each charity-built putting green.

Atlantic Beach Family Hosts Lemonade Stand To Fight Childhood Cancer

Atlantic Beach Family Hosts Lemonade Stand To Fight Childhood Cancer

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- In their continuous efforts in the battle against childhood cancer, the Dilworth family will host their 6th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand as part of the Foundation’s National Lemonade Days fundraising weekend on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10AM – 3PM, at their home, 345 8th Street in Atlantic Beach, FL  32233. The Dilworth Family Grand Stand will be held in honor of all children and their families who have been touched by childhood cancer.

Riders take the bridges this Saturday to benefit JDRF

“Bikers Tracking a Cure For Diabetes,” is a motorcycle ride that will venture over five of Jacksonville’s bridges on Saturday morning, June 9 and hopes to generate significant revenue for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapter’s outreach programs and research initiatives. 

Community First Credit Union Funds Improvements at Catty Shack Sanctuary

Community First Credit Union Funds Improvements at Catty Shack Sanctuary

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Tiger cubs and local children will reap the benefits of a new grant awarded as part of Community First Credit Union’s Investing In You contest.

The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, a nonprofit agency dedicated to big cat rescue, won a $1,000 grant from Community First Credit Union to fund a new cabin and platforms for its five tiger cubs. Catty Shack Ranch is the second of this year’s six Investing In You winners to receive $1,000 through this summer’s community improvement contest.

$2 million in grants to benefit Florida homeless shelters

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins announced more than $2 million in grants that will benefit community homeless shelters throughout the state.

Community First Funds 12-mile St. Johns River Swim Event

Community First Funds 12-mile St. Johns River Swim Event

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – JumpingFish, a nonprofit group that advocates for First Coast waterways through athletics, won a $1,000 grant from Community First Credit Union’s Investing in You contest to fund itsUp the River 12-Mile Swim for the St. Johnsawareness initiative. The Up the River project is the first of six winning community improvement ideas to receive $1,000 each in this summer’s contest.