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, Shanon Matheny. Here is a list of our upcoming months:
AUGUST 2019 - SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Allapattah Flats K-8 School, St. Lucie County, FL
Our mission at Allapattah Flats K-8 School is to develop partnerships and maximize resources to create opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. We will provide quality instruction to facilitate academic, emotional, and social growth. We will seek to be innovators, embrace change, work collaboratively, and continually evolve in order to guide students in recognizing and maximizing their personal strengths and interests and utilize them as pathways to a successful future.
Our vision is to become a center of learning that extends beyond the schoolhouse doors, where students are able to articulate future goals and actively work towards those goals as independent learners fostered through a student centered and caring environment.
The Naming Committee for our school was dedicated to select a name that was geographically and historically relevant to our site. The Seminole Indians, who lived on the property over 200 years ago, referred to the area as Allapattah Flats. Allapattah comes from the Seminole word for alligator, hence the symbol for our mascot.
PLEASE BRING YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS TO THE AUGUST DINNER ON THE 22nd
SEPTEMBER 2019 - SAFE SPACE OF THE TREASURE COAST
PAFTCC is collecting gently used women’s professional clothing, shoes and accessories. All proceeds benefit SafeSpace, Inc. SafeSpace is a non-profit organization that provides safe, confidential shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. SafeSpace is a United Way agency.
OCTOBER 2019 - MAKING STRIDES WALK
PAFTCC is putting together a team for the Vero Beach walk on October 12, 2019 beginning at Riverside Park.
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3-5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.
NOVEMBER 2019 - FOOD DONATIONS
Treasure Coast Food Bank strives to maintain the highest standard of efficiency while providing food to those in need. With only a 3% overhead, 97% of donated resources go to help set the table for nearly 100,000 individuals a week. We rely on the generosity and support of local businesses, churches, foundations, corporations, government, civic groups and individuals in order to successfully continue serving residents of the Treasure Coast who struggle with hunger.
DECEMBER 2019 - SANTA FOR SENIORS
More than 450 older and disabled adults depend on Senior Resource Association for a hot meal, in-home services and a safe, welcoming place to go each day. The holidays can be especially stressful for our clients.
We are collecting holiday gifts for all of our clients, including those that are homebound. The following is a convenient Wish List for gift ideas:
Blankets, bedding, decorative throws
Toiletry Baskets (shampoo, soaps, lotions, toothpaste)
Men’s and Women’s socks
Arts & Crafts
For Love of Pets – a basket or bag of toys and treats for their pet
Decorative Jars – filled with holiday candy
Large Stocking – filled with goodies
Hot Cocoa Gift Basket – including mug, hot cocoas, and peppermint sticks
Box of Sunshine – basket or bag filled with food and household items that are packaged in bright yellow wrappings (Lay’s chips, peanut M&Ms, butterscotch hard candy, lemon drops, Burt’s Bees products)
Senior Woman’s Bath Basket – filled with bath items
Senior Man’s Bath Basket – filled with bath items
Entertainment Basket – large print crossword puzzles, Word-Find games, pencils/pens, magazines, books, snacks and candy
Boxed Note Cards with pen
‘Souper’ Gift Basket – soup mug/bowl, crackers, assorted soups
Citrus Basket – filled with assorted Indian River fruits
Gift Cards – from Walmart, Dollar Tree, Publix or Target