Category: Philanthropy

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN: Christine Lance’s ‘Giving List’ is Who’s Who of Brevard Charities

Christine Lance’s “giving list” is a Who’s Who of Brevard charities. Candlelighters, Bridges, the Parker Foundation, The Haven for Children, the Women’s Center, Family Promise, AMI Kids, Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Brevard Rescue Mission, Rolling Readers, Junior Achievement and Promise in Brevard are just some of the groups she has helped.

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN: Leonard Bream Assists Homeless in Need of Hygiene Items

After getting a first-hand view of the homeless problem in Brevard County, Leonard Bream quickly realized that these less fortunate individuals lacked needed hygiene and health items that most of us take for granted. With assistance from the Brevard County Professional Firefighters and support from Brevard County Fire Rescue, the “Brevard Cares” program started.

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS: Bridges Foundation Enriches Lives of Those With Disabilities

Bridges, formerly ARC of Brevard, is the go-to agency for clients with significant physical, intellectual or developmental challenges. Many of them have been associated with Bridges for more than two decades. Whether the issue is employment, housing, life skills training or enrichment, Bridges is there for them.

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS: Neighbors of Suntree Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

The  Neighbors of Suntree women’s civic group of more than 300 members focuses on helping Brevard through financial support of a host of community service organizations. “Being part of Neighbors of Suntree is like being with family,” said vice president June Mikell.

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS: Youth Mental Health Task Force Formed By Dedicated Community Leaders

Youth Mental Health Task Force’s deeply caring efforts have been effective in reducing the rate of teen suicide and suicide attempts by taking a comprehensive countywide approach. Among the task force goals is to remove the stigma of mental health, so youth will feel comfortable using the resources that are available to those who are depressed, feeling alone or practicing self-harm.

CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS: Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Features Dedicated Army of Volunteers

The army of Brevard Veterans Memorial Center volunteers have grown to almost 100 individuals who work at the museum, library, store, vet support activities and management and maintenance of the Center and the adjoining 82-acre Veterans Memorial Park.

Ruth Hall is Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center Volunteer of the Year

Meet Ruth Hall, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year. For a month in 2009, nurses at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center traded their scrubs for the vintage, crisply starched white uniform, cap and all, in honor of nurse and volunteer extraordinaire Ruth Hall.

Sandbar Sports Grill ‘Okto-Beer-Fest’ Fundraiser for Space Coast Sled Hockey Set Oct. 20

The annual Sandbar “Oktobeerfest” fundraiser to benefit the Space Coast Iceplex Space Coast sled hockey program is set for Sunday, October 20 at Sandbar Sports Grill, located at 4301 Ocean Beach Boulevard in Cocoa Beach.

Brevard Achievement Center To Honor Business Community at E2A Awards October 17

Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), celebrating 50 years as the first Brevard-based nonprofit founded to help people with disabilities achieve personal success, will present its second annual E2A (Employ, Empower: Achieve) community awards on Wednesday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Hilton Rialto as part of the agency’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) activities.

Brevard Zoo’s Exciting, Vibrant and Energetic Annual Jazzoo Set Saturday, Nov. 3

Everyone in Brevard looks forward to Jazzoo, the Zoo’s most exciting, vibrant and energetic annual event set for Saturday, Nov. 3. For one price, take in live bands, unlimited food from local restaurants and food trucks, bottomless drinks from multiple open bars, a cigar lounge and sports bar broadcasting the evening’s hottest games.

WATCH REPLAY: Third Annual Space Coast Public Service Awards Wows Energized Crowd of 1,400

The third annual Space Coast Public Service Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is being held Saturday inside the spectacular Maxwell C. King Center For the Performing Arts.