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Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mayo Clinic Launch "Beyond School Walls" Workplace Mentoring Program wi

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mayo Clinic Launch "Beyond School Walls" Workplace Mentoring Program wi

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida joined with Mayo Clinic to launch Beyond School Walls, a workplace mentoring program, today with Fletcher High School.  Through this innovative program, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to expand their mentorship activities into high schools and local businesses.

Greater Jacksonville USO to Receive $1,000 in Honor of Veteran's Day

Greater Jacksonville USO to Receive $1,000 in Honor of Veteran's Day

 

The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is honoring Veterans Day on November 11 by donating $1,000 to Greater Jacksonville Area USO to help support the USO’s efforts to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to local troops and their families. The donation is one of ten (10) $1,000 grants presented to individual USO centers throughout the country for a total donation of $10,000. The mission of The DDBRCF is to serve the basic needs of communities through food for the hungry, safety and children's health.

Group donates unprecedented million dollars to launch homeless veterans' center in Northeast Florida

 

Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. and Affiliates (AVW) have donated $1,000,000 to purchase a building and provide start-up costs for a Jacksonville area in-house center to help veterans in need.

The group’s aggressive goal is to immediately fill a void for American heroes who have fallen on hard times during this tumultuous economy by opening the AVW Veterans Center in time for the holidays, according to Jerry Bass, National Commander, Allied Veterans of the World, Inc.

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day

How to Support Our Troops and Vets this Veterans Day

 

Today is Veterans Day. To honor the courageous men and women of our Armed Forces, both past and present, here are several ways that folks are supporting these individuals, including ideas on how you can make your impact:

Retailers, Restaurants Offer Veterans Day Freebies

Retailers, Restaurants Offer Veterans Day Freebies

 

Vets on a tight budget can put away their wallets over the next few days.

Some of the nation's largest retailers are offering a satchel full of freebies to veterans and active military members in honor of Veterans Day. Most of the freebies require proof of military service. Many are restricted to specific hours on Friday, but some of the giveaways begin earlier and have fewer restrictions.