Each month our association chooses a charity or organization of some sort to make donations to. If you have an interest in helping choose an organization or charity, please contact our Community Service Chair, Erin Arena. Here is a list of our upcoming months:
DECEMBER 2017 – Unwrapped Toys for SafeSpace
SafeSpace is a 501© non-profit United Way organization serving victims of domestic violence in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties in Florida. In addition to a 60-bed Emergency Shelter, SafeSpace also provides a Supportive Living program for individuals in need of longer-term housing as well as outreach services for those who choose not to enter a shelter but whose lives are being affected by domestic violence.
Program participants are provided with the information and counseling SafeSpace offers through its many programs and services. In addition, they are made aware of various local support services available to assist them in creating an independent life free from violence.
SafeSpace, Inc. shall never deny services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents based on race, gender, age, religion, political belief, national origin, immigration status, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or language spoken.SafeSpace provides services without discrimination and provides accommodations in accordance with ADA requirements.
Our Mission: SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education, empowering them to create an independent life, free from violence. SafeSpace is the only Certified domestic violence Center saving lives 24/7 and preventing domestic violence throughout the Treasure Coast.
JANUARY 2018 – Box Tops for Education
This month we will be collecting Box Tops for Education. We will donate those to collect to local schools in our area. Here’s their story and where/how to find them:
It all started in California in 1996.
General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test program, Box Tops were only available on select Big G cereals, such as Cheerios™, Total™ and Lucky Charms™.
The program was such a huge success that it soon launched on other General Mills products and expanded across the nation. By 1998, more than 30,000 schools were clipping Box Tops and earning cash to buy the things they needed: books, computers, playground equipment and more.
Over the next four years, the Box Tops for Education™ program doubled to include brands such as Pillsbury™, Old El Paso™ and Green Giant™. By 2004, over 82,000 schools across the nation participated in Box Tops, earning more than $100 million.
In 2006, for the first time, non-food brands began to participate; now families could clip Box Tops from Ziploc®, Hefty®, Kleenex® and Scott® products, too. As the program expanded, school earnings increased. By 2010, schools across the nation had earned over $320 million.
Today, America’s schools have earned over $800 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store and online.
PAST COMMUNITY SERVICE DONATIONS
School Supplies for Fellsmere Elementary & Vero Beach Elementary – August 2017
Pet Donations given to Blue Collar Ranch & Rescue in Saint Lucie County – Feb/March 2017
Box Tops for Education – January 2017
Boys Town Hope for the Holidays Donations – December 2016
Toys for children being adopted or in dependency court in Indian River County Donations – December 2016