Good News: Clothes, bags, bikes, competition cars and a underling – The Florida Times

You can never have adequate garments in your closet, generally when it’s for a good cause. Jewish Family Community Services recently perceived 150 children’s wardrobe equipment from Cox Media Group for a new Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet. The closet serves internal encourage and at-risk kids from toddlers to 12-year-olds, as good as present cards for teenagers to emporium for themselves.

The media association started a worker fundraising beginning with a idea of 100 equipment and exceeded it by half. The concession will assistance kick-start a closet, that is partial of Jewish Family’s renovated Allison Stein Robbins Building during 8540 Baycenter Road in Southside, organizers said. The building also includes an stretched Max Block Food Pantry and a PJ Library, that stands for pajamas since a books are circulated in homes.

CEO Colleen Rodriguez pronounced a group combined a garments closet since it detected a need among a children it served. The closet is now usurpation wardrobe donations, with new hosiery and underwear generally needed. New wardrobe in sizes 0-14 is preferred, though kindly used outdoor wardrobe also is accepted, a recover said.

Here’s some-more good news:

• The new Bag Lady Luncheon might not be what we think. We’re articulate high-end bags here. The sixth annual luncheon, sponsored by a Friends of a Cultural Center during Ponte Vedra Beach, lifted about $18,000 for a nonprofit center’s programs. The eventuality during a Sawgrass Country Club featured a wordless auction of new and kindly used purses that were donated by internal humanities supporters.

Board member Becky Jewitt chaired a luncheon, that featured such equipment as a River black crocodile skin satchel, a Bottega Veneta hand-woven purchase and a Gucci black leather vagrant bag. In addition, there was a special sketch for a purse donated by engineer Tory Burch. Hilah Autrey was a winner. Drawing deduction are going to Sound Connections, a core overdo module that provides song therapy to propagandize children with special needs.

• Shaun Kwasniewski, who is third-generation Navy on both sides of his family, desired conference his relatives’ aged sea stories. So he motionless to continue a tradition and will be formulating some of his own. 

“I assimilated a Navy since of a honour and complacency we saw in my family,” a Jacksonville local and Mandarin High School connoisseur said. Kwasniewski is portion aboard a USS Colorado, a Navy’s newest Virginia-class quick conflict submarine.

As a glow control technician initial class, he is obliged for entertainment information essential to missions critical to inhabitant security, as good as rising weapons of all kinds from a sub.

 “My favorite partial about what we do is a fact that during any point, over 100 of a U.S. Navy’s best sailors can be only outward of a republic with a fight machine, 3 stories tall, and all we would see is a hang in a water,” he said.

• Amy Ingles put her pedal to a steel and was comparison by a Florida Bicycle Association as a 2017 Bicycle Professional of a Year. Ingles is a city’s bicycle/pedestrian coordinator. Ingles is a connoisseur of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s in polite engineering and a master’s in polite engineering and city planning. She is ardent about city life, open rendezvous and ancillary all modes of travel so that everybody has a available and cool approach to get where they need to go, a news recover said. For some-more information go to

• Six immature adults from a Youth Crisis Center’s Touchstone Village perceived VIP diagnosis during NASCAR’s Daytona 500, interjection to a Sports Business and Leadership Association. The day enclosed tours of a NASCAR offices, racing garages and array road, entrance to a infield fan section and competition lane during a pre-race and grandstand tickets for a large event. The participants, ages 18-21, are a partial of a nonprofit module that provides transitory vital services to immature adults who might be homeless or in other situations that extent self-sufficiency.

• As partial of a fifth annual Teacher’s Rock campaign, 10 teachers during Crown Point Elementary School perceived supply packs filled with such equipment as pencils, pens, dry erase markers, erasers, glue, paper, hankie boxes and gummy notes. They were donated by employees during a TCC store during 13820 Old St. Augustine Road. Round Room LLC, TCC’s primogenitor association and a nation’s largest Verizon certified retailer, conducted a debate in about 500 cities opposite a nation. Since 2015 it has donated approximately 14,000 supply packs.

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