The Village Takes Over Community Holiday Embrace

Shown above center is Ju'Coby Pittman City Councilwoman and CEO of the Clara White Mission providing instructions to representative of local Divine Nine Greek organizations on the days distribution.
The Emmett Reed Community Center was the location for the Clara White Mission (CWM) 28th annual “December to Remember” event, hosted with partners, sponsors and supporters to help families in need have a little more cheer this holiday season. Throughout November, supporters donated toys and food to families in the Jacksonville area who submitted a wish list.  Local fraternities and sororities also served as volunteer and donors for the special day. The mission provided a catered lunch for guests along with a  Santa Claus photo-op for kids and an afternoon feasting and spreading holiday cheer. In addition, each family also received $500 cash  to use as they needed to.
“The Covid-19 pandemic kept the mission from reaching out to families in need for 2 years, now Clara White Mission is ready to get back to giving,” said Executive Director JuCoby Pittman.

The Mission has a 119-year history of operating as a one-stop community development facility designed to support workforce development for homeless veterans and low-income people. For more information, call the Clara White Mission at (904) 354-4162 ext. 1100 or visit

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