Seventeen years ago after leaving church one Sunday, mother and son duo Jackie and Cal Davis encountered a shivering homeless man. Cal was so overwhelmed in considering his own blessed life that he gave the man the coat off his back. That chance encounter led the Davis’ to establish the Love Harvest Charity with a vow to do all that they could to eradicate homelessness in Jacksonville.
Since that eye opening day in 2000, the non-profit organization has provided volunteers at various shelters, participants in charity walks and prepares baskets of toiletries to distribute to the homeless population. This year, Sterling Joyce joined Jackie Davis to present the first annual Black & White Ball to support the programs initiatives. Held at the Jazzland Club over the Thanksgiving weekend, the affair included a night filled with smooth jazz, gourmet dining and a charity auction and guests donned in signature black and white attire.
“With support and encouragement of the community, Love Harvest Charity will continue to establish ways to support individuals who are without,” said Jackie Davis. Shown is organizer Jackie Davis presenting auction items to winner Joe and LeShawn Spruiell.