Community Spirit

Second Harvest Click for Cans Jaguars

Second Harvest Click for Cans Jaguars
The Jaguars are in the AFC Championship for Chunky's Click for Cans contest. Undefeated and going strong, Jaguars fans have done great this season. Winning the AFC gets 12,000 cans of food for a local food bank, and the overall winner gets 5,000 more. Thanks for your help in tackling hunger, Jaguars fans! And keep clicking @

February 2nd Clay County Habitat for Humanity ReStore ReOpening

The ReStore of the Clay County Habitat for Humanity (CCHH) affiliate will celebrate a ReOpening on Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2011, with a Clay County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting to showcase store improvements, and new affordable housing initiatives being detailed. One of the many ReStore highlights we’ll be celebrating is the fact that because of 2010 donations from Clay
County residents and vendors to our ReStore, we’ve saved 3,579 cubic yards of materials (beds, doors, mattresses, TV’s, etc.) from landing in the landfill – the equivalent of 549 male African elephants!

Hampton Veterans Memorial Fund,Inc. Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser - Reminder

Hampton Veterans Memorial Fund,Inc. Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser - Reminder

Howdy Folks - Just wanting to remind you of our breakfast buffet fundraiser coming on January 17th starting at 8am. Ya'll come on down to Starke and get your bellies full and help raise much needed funds for our veterans causes.Thankyou

High School Students: Time to Enter Manatee Art Contest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites high school art students across the state to participate in a contest to create a piece of manatee artwork that will be used on the 2011-2012 manatee decal.

Students in grades 9-12 in Florida should coordinate with their school’s art teacher to submit the artwork, because each school may submit no more than five entries. Home-schooled students also are eligible to enter the contest. Contest details and forms are available online at

The Blood Alliance Urges You to Donate Life in 2011

The Blood Alliance Urges You to Donate Life in 2011

If you did not get what you wished for over the holidays, you may have a second chance -- with your blood donation!  The Blood Alliance invites you to start the New Year with a resolution to save lives and win!  “Resolutions for Life” blood drives will be held from January 10 - 15 at participating donor centers (Bloodmobiles and mobile drives are NOT included).  Donors who attempt to donate and give the gift of life at participating centers will be entered for a daily drawing to win Blu-ray players and a grand prize drawing for a 40-inch HDTV.  Everyone who registers to donate will also be eligible to win a 2010 Smart car from the Smart car Center Jacksonville, A Brumos Company.

$5,000 in Scholarship Money Available from Chamber Foundation

Scholarship applications will be accepted online for the Clay County Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program. This year, the Chamber Foundation will award three $1,000 scholarships and four $500 scholarships to high school seniors to encourage the pursuit of continuing and vocational education that will develop and enhance skills and knowledge in their chosen fields. All high school seniors in Clay County are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic merit or financial need status. In addition, the Clay County Bar Association will award two $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior to encourage the pursuit of continuing education in the field of business or law.

Sam’s Club Brings Christmas Joy to Local Children’s Miracle Network Kids

The Christmas season is not a time that most people want to spend in the emergency room.  The kids who had to make that trip to Shand’s Pediatric Emergency Room on Monday, December 20th, got a little surprise from some local Sam’s Club employees.  Yesterday, fourteen of their employees made a special delivery of toys and some Christmas cheer.  For the past month, all three Jacksonville Sam’s Club locations collected $1400 worth of toys that were donated to Children’s Miracle  Network.