Treasure Coast Chapter

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Community News

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 By:

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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:
 

 

NOVEMBER 2018 - LET'S DONATE BLOOD

 
This month we are encouraging blood donation. Did you know? Three drops of blood have over a billion blood cells; the average human heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day; blood cannot be manufactured; and one in three of us will need a blood transfusion. The number one reason donors give blood is because they want to help others. Please consider donating blood during the month of November to help save lives. Go to www.oneblood.org to find donation centers and mobile drives near you.



 

DECEMBER 2018 - TOYS, TOYS, AND MORE TOYS

We are collecting unwrapped toys for children of all ages for the Children's Home Society of the Treasure Coast.  Here is a little information about them and the you can visit the website for more information: https://www.chsfl.org/why-were-different/ 

Our vision: A world where children realize their full potential.

Our mission: Building bridges to success for children.

Our common bond: Caring – Integrity – Respect – Commitment – Leadership – Excellence

CHS leads the way in developing and delivering solutions that drastically change life trajectories for children and families.  We’re different because we invest in lasting solutions, not short-term fixes. We empower children and families to cross bridges that lead to success.  At CHS, we are reimagining the future of foster care. We’re creating a world where children are safer — where they don’t enter foster care in the first place. We’re addressing the root causes that lead to dangerous situations … and we’re implementing one-of-a-kind solutions that will change the future for children, families and communities.

PLEASE BRING YOUR TOY DONATIONS TO THE HOLIDAY PARTY ON DECEMBER 5, 2018.



 
JANUARY 2019 - TYKES & TEENS
Tykes & Teens was founded in 1996, and has provided mental health services to more than 30,000 local children in need. We are dedicated to strengthening families and preventing suicide, substance use and other dangerous behaviors by ensuring that all children have access to high quality mental health services. This includes counseling as well as a wide range of specialized programming that helps families cope with issues such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, school suspension and more. Tykes & Teens provides outpatient services at three locations in Martin County: Palm City, Jensen Beach, and Hobe Sound, as well as on site counseling in the Martin County and Okeechobee County schools. Select services are also available in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.  Visti their website here: http://www.tykesandteens.org

WISH LIST ITEMS: Donations of art supplies and new or gently used toys for sand tray work or play therapy are always needed. Specifically, we need miniature characters & figurines (army men, animals, little people etc.), puppets, and dolls.

PLEASE BRING YOUR  DONATIONS TO THE STUART LUNCHEON.





FEBRUARY 2019 - BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION FOR A LOCAL SCHOOL

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 $868 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store and online.
Visit their website here: https://www.boxtops4education.com

PLEASE BRING YOUR  BOX TOPS TO THE DINNER.


 
MARCH 2019 - MOONSHOT MOMENT

The Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade is a necessary goal that has been recognized by the community of Indian River County, Florida.  Our supportive group consists of families, schools and community members who support the 90% childhood literacy goal!  
We are working together as a community to improve the critical factors to have 90% of our children reading on grade level by the end of third grade.  Items we are collecting will be provided soon.  Visit their website here: http://moonshotmoment.org

PLEASE BRING YOUR  DONATIONS TO THE VERO LUNCHEON.