$10,000 grant for Hubbard House
Hubbard House Inc. was awarded a $10,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for its emergency services and shelter.
Within the past year, the emergency shelter provided 29,469 days of safety and refuge to 976 adults and children affected by domestic violence. In addition, 5,430 agency-wide crisis calls were taken.
"Domestic violence is a pervasive and often overlooked social issue that affects thousands of women, children and men in Duval and Baker counties each year," said Ellen Siler, CEO of Hubbard House.
"Through its grant, The Allstate Foundation is enabling us to continue to address the crucial needs of domestic violence victims in the midst of crisis," she said.
Last year, 7,015 domestic violence incidents were reported in Duval and Baker counties, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
"Since 2005, The Allstate Foundation has helped more than 267,000 domestic violence survivors with life-changing services," said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits.
"We're proud of the work Hubbard House does every day for survivors and know we're going to make a difference in even more lives, together," he said.
Over the past 60 years, the foundation has contributed nearly $300 million to organizations and projects in communities throughout the nation.
For more information, visit allstatefoundation.org.
Visit hubbardhouse.org to learn more.
'Walk for Awareness' Sunday at Bolles
The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Walk for Awareness is scheduled at 8 a.m. Sunday at The Bolles School in Mandarin.
The walk began years ago on the Sunday following the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to accommodate the Jewish community and others whose religious practices prevented them from participating in the larger race held on Saturday.
"We're excited about moving the Walk for Awareness to The Bolles School," said Delores Wise, executive director of North Florida Komen. "Over the years, the event has grown, with many others joining in to participate, so moving it to a larger venue makes sense."
When the community gathers at The Bolles School, North Florida Komen hopes to remind people that breast cancer occurs all year long, not just in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The majority of the money raised by the event stays local, providing screenings, education and treatment to underserved women and men in North Florida.
The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen awards grants to local breast cancer education and screening programs.
Since 1995, more than $1.8 million has been given to local hospitals and clinics to help provide free mammograms, biopsies, educational materials, genetic testing and transportation assistance to underserved North Florida women and men.
The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen serves Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
For more information, call (904) 448-7446 or visit komennorthflorida.org.
New mission for PAL
Since its inception in 1972, the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville Inc. has focused on creating a safe and healthy environment for kids, primarily through its creed of "filling playgrounds."
Similar organizations throughout the country have evolved into places where children in economically challenged areas can receive tutoring after school, join leadership training programs and compete in sports with the goal of becoming more than an athlete, but a young man or woman of character.
"We've reached a place in time where our programming and accomplishments have surpassed our original goals," said Sheriff John Rutherford.
Through the efforts of its strategic planning committee, the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville has adopted a new mission statement, vision and tag line, along with the launch of a redesigned website.
The new mission: "Through educational, athletic and leadership programs, the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville enriches the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community."
The new vision: "The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville is helping create a city in which children respect themselves and their community and feel empowered to pursue their dreams."
"PAL Today… Leader for Life" is now the statement, or tag line, the organization will use.
The new PAL website can be found at jaxpal.com.
Daddy Daughter Dance for Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville invites fathers and their daughters to the fourth annual Fall Daddy Daughter Dance fundraiser from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Proceeds from the event will help Girls Inc. provide programs aimed at empowering girls in Northeast Florida.
The festivities include dinner, dancing and entertainment, professional photography, party favors and a silent auction.
Girls Inc. Executive Director Peg Ganger said the event is a great way to honor positive relationships between daughters and fathers or other positive male role models while helping raise funds for the girls their organization serves that may not have those same relationships.
For information and reservations, visit girlsincjax.org.
CFF 'angling' for a cure
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is "angling" for a cure with the announcement of its 12th annual Oldest City Red-Trout Classic, presented by PSS World Medical.
The catch-and-release tournament, part of the Redbone Red-Trout Tournament Series, is scheduled Nov. 7-9 at the Conch House Marina Resort in St. Augustine.
Guides and anglers will team up to catch redfish and trout while raising money to support medical research and "catch the cure" for cystic fibrosis.
"We are looking forward to another year of this successful event, bringing together the Northeast Florida community to support the foundation and its ongoing, vital research," said Jim McCarthy, executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation North Florida chapter.
The Oldest City Red-Trout Classic will begin Nov. 7 with a captain's meeting, dinner and auction at the St. Augustine Rod & Gun Club.
Angler check-in and breakfast will begin at 6 a.m. on Nov. 8 at the Conch House, followed by the Blessing of the Fleet. Participants will cast their first lines at sunrise.
There will be a dockside party and reception from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Conch House.
The tournament continues at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 9 with breakfast and concludes at 3 p.m. with an awards reception at the Conch House Marina Resort.
PSS World Medical is the presenting sponsor for the tournament, and additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities, contact Development Director: Jolie Patricia Sester at (904) 733-3560, email@example.com or visit nfl.cff.org/fishing.
For information, visit cff.org or call the North Florida CFF office at (904) 733-3560.
As our community continues to face a tight economy and shrinking budgets, the Daily Record has established this page that will each week chronicle the efforts of local nonprofit organizations. Bailey Publishing & Communications invites all members of the local nonprofit community to submit news, announcements, success stories and any other information they believe would be of interest to our readers. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage our readers to become more aware of the needs of these worthy organizations as they continue to provide much-needed services with reduced resources.