Taking Care of Our Own: Jax Cares in Covid Times

Shown are Clara White Mission 'Pop the Trunk, Get a Miracle on the Go!" Volunteers
Snack Pack Program Serves Duval County Youth 
Shown is Katreci Johnson Seals, Assistant Principle of Saint Clair Evans Academy, handing out treats to students.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida celebrated their community partnerships as Club members and youth in Duval County Public Schools received weekly snack packs delivered to local schools. Supplies and pallets of snacks are delivered to  the clubs, assembled into snack packs by staff and volunteers, then delivered to 16 school-based clubs and school locations. The snack packs are then distributed by Duval County Public Schools staff during their lunch pick-up time.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida also provides weekly wellness checks, a Power Hour homework helpline, and virtual Club time for Clubs members to help them maintain their sense of belonging.
Miracle on Ashley Street 
The Clara White Mission’s 26th Miracle on Ashley Street was altered this year to a  “Pop Your Trunk, Get A Miracle On The Go!” The well anticipated event is customarily held under a tent with a gourmet lunch served by local celebrities enjoyed by patrons sitting side by side with the homeless population. For over twenty years, hundreds of persons in need would line the streets, waiting to get under the big white tent for the delicious meal. This year over  800 vehicles lined the streets to receive a “miracle bag” filled with an assortment of produce and groceries.  No questions were asked as the Clara White Mission continued its tradition of serving the community for over 116 years.l
The Mission is a safety-net, because of the partnerships, collaborations and community investment through supporters and volunteers. For more information about the Clara White Mission visit clarawhitemission.org or call (904) 354-4162 to get involved. Karel Danzie Photo

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